Are you a woman who feels that you have no voice in your significant relationship? Like you’re a non-person? Unimportant? Worthy of nothing but criticism and blame?
Do you feel like a failure as a partner even though you work hard on your side of the street to “get it right?”
Do you wonder if you are the only one experiencing the crazy feelings of insecurity, shame, and fear in your “Christian” relationship?
Are you desperate for relief but have no idea if that’s even possible?
Do you feel stuck?
Do you feel angry, depressed, and anxiously obsessed with trying to solve the riddle of your relationship problem?
If you answered “yes” to some of these questions, you may be experiencing the traumatic side-effects of living in an emotionally and spiritually abusive relationship.
I believe you can recover and heal from emotional and spiritual abuse while also discovering a life of freedom and joy in Christ.
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What would it be like to be free of the fear of what others think or say about you?
Imagine seeing your circumstances clearly and honestly and knowing with confidence what is real and what isn’t.
What if you could wake up every morning feeling like an adult woman in control of your own life, emotions, and decisions?
Wouldn’t you like to experience wholeness, peace, and hope?
When you become a member of the Emotional Abuse Survivor community, you’ll recover your sanity by learning to identify and heal from emotional and spiritual abuse.
Hi. I’m Natalie. I used to be a conservative Christian woman following all the rules and working hard to create a happy life for my family. My marriage was emotionally destructive, and after two decades of hopeless struggle along with numerous failed attempts to get help from my religious community, I hit rock bottom.
One night, eight months pregnant with my ninth child, I escaped to a hotel and spent the entire night wracked in sobs, trying to get up the courage to slit my wrists in the bathtub and end it all. But the baby inside me kept thrusting his little foot into my ribs, reminding me that his life was at stake, too. I couldn’t kill my own child. Then God gave me this verse:
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” ( Jeremiah 29:11)
I hauled my exhausted body out of bed the next morning and went to a bookstore with my computer and a resolve to find out what I was dealing with in my life and marriage. That began my journey up and out.
Over the next four years, I learned how to be honest and merciful to myself and how to keep my eyes fixed on Jesus rather than the demands of others. I said goodbye to fear, shame, and guilt. I let go of a marriage that was destroying me, and I learned to tolerate the disapproval of others through my two-year separation and subsequent divorce. I made strides toward healing and recovery, moving toward transformation from a fearful, angry, trapped woman to a more confident, responsible adult with healthy boundaries. I finally accept and love who God made me, and you can do the same!
Here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect if you join me in your own recovery process:
- Deal Breakers: How to Avoid Marrying an Abuser
- Six Stages of Healing from Emotional Abuse
- One Sure Sign you are in an Emotionally Abusive Relationship
- Living with a Chronically Self-Centered Spouse
- The Emotionally Destructive Marriage
- Emotional Abuse in the Church
- 16 Traits of a Healthy Marriage
- The Fool Series
You may also want to check out my blog, YouTube, and book recommendations for more life-changing help along the way. Be sure to follow me on Facebook as well. I link to relevant articles from the web every single day.
I hope you’ll join me on this journey toward healing and wholeness in your mind, spirit, and emotions.