It is possible to take back your life…
HOPE FOR WOMEN STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE A TOXIC RELATIONSHIP
Hi, I am Jilliann Woods, host of Be Bold Live Free and survivor of multiple abusive relationships over many years. I have a story to tell, but more importantly, I have something of great value to share with you. Because of my spiritual journey and the grace of God, I have been set free. Now, I want to offer the hope of freedom and fulfillment to you.
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Episode 1, Part 2
We pick up our discussion with how Christian women often feel an extra layer of guilt and shame when thinking about leaving a marriage to an abusive person. Listen as Anna breaks this down based on biblical principles.
Anna shares that when there is abuse in a marriage it is absolutely not what God wants. Though many of us stay out of a sense of guilt that we haven’t prayed enough or tried hard enough and because we feel it would be shameful, as a Christian wife, to leave.
Find out how Anna compares her journey to that of the growth of an apple seed so that now her life is producing fruit. Because God lifted her out of abusive situations repeatedly to not only heal her, but to equip her to help others.
Episode 1, Part 1
“You can be in an abusive situation without knowing that what you are experiencing is abuse,” says Anna LeBaron.
Born into a more dramatically abusive environment than most of us will ever be exposed to, yet what Anna experienced is common to many abuse victims. The effects of growing up in her family of origin left her traumatized due to the multiple forms of abuse and the severe neglect she experienced.
Anna discusses having no voice and no choice about what she was ordered to do, which is common for women caught up in a manipulative and controlling relationship with an abuser.
Later in her life, Anna explains the grit and determination it took to leave a marriage that was abusive. As a woman in her mid-forties, she still did not realize that what she was experiencing was abuse. Listen as Anna shares the story of how God opened her eyes, and what happened next…