Natalie answers some of the most common questions women of faith in destructive relationships ask. Questions like “how can I be sure I’m doing the right thing by leaving my abuser? What if he can change?” “How can I protect my children?” And more!
What happens when modern day spiritual gurus meet up with our favorite Bible characters? What spiritual advice would today’s spiritual leaders offer? Welcome to a new satire series that exposes today’s most spiritually abusive world views. We’ll start with a nouthetic Bible counselor and the future King David. We’ll also see what Desiring God has to say about the female schemes of Ruth and Naomi. We spend so much time crying. How about a laugh for a change?
Finding a good therapist can be a critical part of your healing journey. Not all therapists are created equal, and many are re-abusive. How do you pick a counselor? How do you end a counseling relationship when it’s going poorly?
In Episode nine we discuss divorce and remarriage in the Bible with Cindy Burrell of hurtbylove.com. Can Christians get divorced and remarried? What does the Bible actually say about this important issue? And why is this information not widely understood?
In episode eight of the Flying Free podcast, Rachel and Natalie discuss unhealthy ways of coping with emotional abuse as well as better ways of coping that will enable you to detach and refocus your mind and energy on healthier things that will build you up and help you heal.
Feelings of worthlessness come from the stories others have told us about ourselves over the years. Here’s a different story.
What is the number one thing that makes a relationship great? I’m going to tell you, and I’ll also give you ten reasons WHY this one thing trumps everything else. Without this key ingredient, a relationship is unhealthy and even destructive.
What is a fool? How does the Bible define a fool? And what is a woman of faith to do when she realizes she is married to one? Join Rachel and Natalie as they talk about how to deal with the fools in your life.
Emotional abuse survivors often face spiritual abuse in their churches when they go forward to get help. Why is this? And what can women who have suffered this secondary abuse do to recover and heal? Natalie interviews pastor Jimmy Hinton for some insight into this tragic problem.
In this episode, Rachel and I discuss the suffering wife. Is suffering one of God’s purposes in marriage? And does an emotionally and spiritually abusive marriage reflect the relationship between Christ and His bride, the Church? (A transcript is available for those who would prefer to read rather than listen.)