EP 174: Facing Your Husband’s Porn Addiction: Kirsten Samuel: Part One

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 27:01 — 24.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreKirsten D Samuel understands first-hand the shock and pain of discovering your spouse’s porn use. Through the healing process, she also received counseling related to suicidal depression, PTSD, and an anxiety disorder. As a coach, she has empowered hundreds of women to rediscover …

EP 173: Grief and Hope Can Reside In The Same Heart: Kelly Hall Part Two

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 36:58 — 33.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWe are back with Part Two of Kelly Hall’s story, talking about her journey as a military wife, a mom with 4 children, 3 of which are deaf. Find out what happened when the faith community told her it was wrong of her …

EP 172: God Already Went Before Me: Kelly Hall Part One

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:50 — 28.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreGod wouldn’t give me two deaf children, would he? My guest this week is my friend Kelly Hall who is the wife of an Air Force pilot and mother of four children, three of which who have special needs. She talks of her …

EP 171:The Responsibility Of The Church: Tina Smith Part Two

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:00 — 28.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWe’re back with Part two of my conversation with Tina Smith talking about the responsibility of the churches to help victims of abuse in their congregation. To purchase her book Renewing Our Minds in Love: Amazon. ca if you’re in Canada Amazon. com …

EP 170: How Can Church Leaders Help Abuse Survivors? Tina Smith Part One

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 25:55 — 23.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | More“When a spiritual environment changes, lives are saved.” That phrase is at the heart of Tina’s life as well as her book “Renewing Our Minds in Love: Integrating Neuroscience and Scripture for Wholeness and Healing.” As a psychotherapist and debut author, Tina Smith …

EP 167: When Strangers Join In To Attack You: Job Part 8

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 48:13 — 44.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreThis week you will hear from the long winded, very young eavesdropper who has come to counsel Job. Elihu takes 5 chapters to accuse, abuse, and brag about his puffed up knowledge to Job, an elder with a lifetime of experience. God is …

EP 166: When Your Friends Go In For The Kill: Job Part 7

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:23 — 32.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreJob, now in his most exhausted state after sparring a few rounds with his so called friends, is once again exposed to one more round of verbal abuse. Job vigorously defends his character, his innocence and reputation in the community. He speaks of …

EP 165: When Your Friends Think They Are More Spiritual Than You: Job Part 6

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:02 — 30.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreZophar is Job’s third friend and he is more arrogant and judgmental than his other two friends. Job holds strong in his innocence and even fights the fiery darts of spiritual abuse. Why are his friends so mean? What do we learn during …

EP 164: When Your Friends Call You A Sinner: Job Part Five

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:21 — 34.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWe’re talking about Bildad, Job’s rotten friend #2 on this week’s episode. Bildad isn’t much better as a friend than Eliphaz is. We have Job’s agony and roller-coaster ride of emotions from the abuse from his friend and God’s silence. Hear Job’s response …

EP 163: When Your Friends Are Unsupportive: Job Part 4

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:36 — 28.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreIn our continuing series of Job, we meet Job’s first rotten friend, who does nothing to support him or comfort him. Only to abuse him. What is Job’s response to this treatment? What should our response be? Join us for Part 4! Link …

EP 160: Your Faith When You Lose Everything: Job Part One

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 24:22 — 22.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWe are starting our series on the book of Job this week. We will start with an introduction of who Job is, where the events take place, who are the people involved in the story and what are the major themes of the …

EP 159: You Don’t Have To Hate Yourself Anymore: Marina Carrier Part 2

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 25:24 — 23.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | More Part Two! As a trauma survivor, and current minister who helps women overcome obstacles to faith, I’m passionate about the message that God has put on my heart: in our deepest darkness, we find the greatest light through His Spirit. Over the …

EP 158: I Never Thought Anyone Would Love Me: Marina Carrier: Part One

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:56 — 32.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreAs a trauma survivor, and current minister who helps women overcome obstacles to faith, I’m passionate about the message that God has put on my heart: in our deepest darkness, we find the greatest light through His Spirit. Over the past 20 years, …

EP 157: Hope and Healing For Native Peoples: Dr Steven Tracy

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 57:42 — 52.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreYou hear me talking about Mending The Soul all the time, but hearing all about it from the very founder of the ministry a treat. We have Dr Steven Tracy on the show for the third time, talking about more resources, more stories …

EP 156:The Difference Between Forgiveness and Denial: Rev Cheryl Kincaid

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 44:15 — 40.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWe are covering a variety of topics today with my guest Cheryl Kincaid: surviving child abuse, spiritual abuse, forgiveness, denial, women’s empowerment, being called to preach, and the lesser known golden nuggets of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Join us for an exciting …

EP 155: Missionaries to Survivors of Sex Trafficking: Dave and Bobbie Ebert

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 49:18 — 45.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | More Reverends Dave and Bobbie Ebert are on a unique mission to minister to survivors of sex trafficking using the power of improv comedy. With their help, survivors find their voice, tap into their creativity, improve communication, and rediscover confidence. As US missionaries, …

EP 154: Is There Ever A Happy Ending After Addiction? Tanya Gioia

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:00:18 — 55.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreTanya Gioia Tanya knows that for every addict, 5 people are impacted. Working with women heals a generation. She’s been through all the challenges you’re familiar with: • Striving for a career to make her whole • Chasing a man to fulfill her …

EP 153: The Push and Pull of a Romantic Relationship with a Narcissist: Dana Diaz

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:07:03 — 61.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreDana S. Diaz is a wife, mother, and author of the best-selling book GASPING FOR AIR: THE STRANGLEHOLD OF NARCISSISTIC ABUSE. Dana has had life-long experience with narcissistic abuse, beginning in childhood. Her education in journalism and psychology at DePaul University in Chicago …

EP 152: How To Break Harmful Patterns So You Can Thrive: Derick Johnson

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:04:06 — 58.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreDerick is mixed and growing up in the south, he saw hate from both sides but used it as fuel along with the dark upbringing in a home of alcoholism and rage. Derick used fitness as an escape and quickly was able to …

EP 151: How Do You Find The Words To Describe Your Trauma? Mark McNear

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:58 — 31.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreMany survivors suffer unspeakable abuse in their childhood and never tell another soul about it. It is very common to not have the words to even describe what happened to their bodies, their minds, and emotions. My guest Mark McNear is here to …

I Was a Guest On Murder, Blood, & Psychopaths Podcast

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I had a great time as a guest on Eileen Santos’ podcast! We talked about the similarities of our abuse stories, narcissism, emotional and spiritual abuse. Eileen’s podcast is a True Crime podcast. Be sure to check out the rest of her excellent guests on the show! Listen to the episode here below! https://sites.libsyn.com/413645/site/episode-48-interview-diana-winkler Eileen Santos can be reached at mbpatpodcast.eandj@gmail.com or …

EP 150: The Healing Power of Writing: Kiesa Kay

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:30 — 49.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWriting your story can be a huge tool for healing from abuse. My guest Kiesa Kay talks about her new writing workshop series for abuse survivors that is free to join! We have a wonderful conversation talking about her children’s books, poetry, and …

EP 149: I Felt The Love Of Jesus! Suzy Ryan

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 36:18 — 33.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | More My guest Suzy Ryan is no stranger to childhood abuse, feeling unloved, and devastating tragedy. She is here to talk about her new book, Saving Summer, which is a fictionalized account of her life. We have a wonderful conversation about being a …

EP 145: Deconstruction: Part Two

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:06:21 — 60.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWe’re back with the second part of our discussion about deconstruction. We have even more topics to discuss as to the reason for abandoning the faith after trauma or abuse. This episode seeks to encourage you and be thought provoking at the same …

EP 144: What Is Deconstruction? Part One

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:01:15 — 56.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWe’re talking about deconstruction, what it is and why survivors choose to go down that road. We discuss many reasons that people give for abandoning their faith or turning their backs on God altogether. We’ll be exploring in a non judgmental, compassionate way, …

EP 143: How The Right Professional Counselor Can Help You: Johnny Sanders

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:54 — 47.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreCan a counselor help me in my situation? What are the qualifications to be a licensed professional counselor? What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist? My guest this week is Johnny Sanders, a Christian counselor, who answers these questions and …

EP 142: Trafficked Three Times: Amanda Blackwood

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:01:06 — 55.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | More What do you think of when you hear the words “human trafficking”? Far away Asian countries? Young women? Kid knapping by strangers? Amanda Blackwood is my guest this week to dispel all these incorrect assumptions and define what trafficking really is. She …

EP 140? Why Don’t We Hear Sermons About Judge Deborah?

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:01:27 — 56.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreDeborah by Charles Landelle, 1901 Perhaps you came from a church background that recognized the valuable contributions of the women of the Bible, but for most Christians, they don’t ever get to hear about prominent women in the Bible, with the exception of …

EP 137: The Great Faith Of Abraham And Isaac

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 24:54 — 22.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWe are discussing the story of Abraham sacrificing his son Isaac on this week’s show. Is there another perspective on this difficult narrative? Is Abraham a horrible parent? Why would God ask them to do this? These questions and more we will explore, …

EP 136: Multiple Abuses Going On: Abraham and Lot

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:02:21 — 57.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWe are continuing our character studies in the Bible in the perspective of an abuse survivor. We are covering this week, patriarchs Abraham and Lot. We explore such questions such as: Abraham’s treatment of his wife Sarah, Lot offering up his virgin daughters …

EP 135: What Do You Do When Ministry Becomes Misery? Scott Distler

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 44:11 — 40.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWhat do you do when you have been abused, betrayed and abandoned by your own church? Pastor Scott Distler is all too familiar with that scenario and talks about his journey in his book, The Cave: When Ministry Becomes Misery. Scott uses examples …

EP 134: Can Anything Good Come From Abuse? Joseph Part Two

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:11:54 — 65.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWelcome back to Part Two of our bible study of Joseph. We continue with Joseph testing his brothers and being reunited with his family again. We see how Joseph saves the lives of the whole region during the great famine. Find out what …

EP 133: When Your Family Betrays You: Joseph Part One

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:10:49 — 32.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWhat would you do if your family sold you into slavery just for being jealous of you? That is what happened to Joseph, one of the 12 sons of Jacob. Follow Joseph as he is also put into prison for false charges, forgotten, …

EP 132: The Wrong Way To Propose Marriage: Dinah’s Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 42:23 — 19.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWe are continuing our stories in the bible about people who have suffered abuse and trauma. We are looking into the Jacob’s background and the violation of his daughter Dinah by one of the neighboring Hivite men. How did her family respond? Did …

EP 131: The Weeping Prophet We Can Relate To

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:16:15 — 69.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreMost people can recite Jeremiah 29:11, but what does the rest of the book of Jeremiah have to offer us today? Why was Jeremiah called The Weeping Prophet? Well, you are going to find out on this week’s episode. Jeremiah has lots of …

EP 130: Breaking The Bondage From Addiction: Doug Sweeney

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:01:18 — 56.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | More Bio: Summarized, my story begins from adolescence. I chose to consume alcohol; what was always in my home life. Instantly I decided this would be what I espoused because it gave me confidence and helped with being able to interact. It supported …

EP 129: Jesus As An Abuse Victim

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:09:49 — 63.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWe all know that Jesus suffered and died for us on the cross, but have you ever considered that Jesus can relate to those of us who are abuse survivors? We are exploring a different perspective of the life and death of Jesus-That …

EP 128: A Young Girl Who Won A Beauty Pageant: Esther

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:06:19 — 60.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreImagine being taken from your home as a young girl to the harem of a cruel King to become the next queen of Persia. That’s what happened to Hadassah, a godly Jew raised by her uncle. Discover the twists and turns of the …

EP 127: Three Times A Victim: Bathsheba

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 49:25 — 45.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWere you ever told that Bathsheba and King David had an affair? In our series of studying bible characters who suffered abuse, we are going to dive into the truth about Bathsheba and how she was a victim in three ways. We’ll look …

EP 126: Transforming Personal Trauma into Complex and Likable Characters: Guy Morris

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:08:15 — 62.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreGuy Morris has led an extraordinary life. After escaping an abusive childhood at age 13 to become a homeless runaway, Guy worked alongside migrant workers before he earned three degrees by age 27, including acceptance to Harvard and scholarship award from University of …

EP 125: Our Faith And Our Endless Entertainment Choices: Paeter Frandsen

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 58:33 — 53.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | More We have a fun treat for you today. This week I interview Paeter Frandsen, of Christian Geek Central Podcast. You’re going to love Paeter’s nuance and fresh perspective on topics like music, video games, movies and TV shows in relation to our …

I Was A Guest On “Voice For The Hurting” Podcast!

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Check out my friend Lori Armstrong’s podcast, A Voice For The Hurting! I tell the abbreviated version of my abuse story and my healing journey. Click the link below: A Voice for the Hurting – Podcast Lori Armstrong A Voice for the Hurting Podcast was created to tell the stories of those who have felt alone. Whether by our own misconceptions …

EP 124: You Are Greatly Loved: Daniel the Prophet

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:29:07 — 81.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | More What would you do if a pagan nation took you captive far from home, changed your name, commanded you to bow before an idol, and accused you of breaking the king’s law? We are talking about Daniel and his 3 friends, Hananiah, …

EP 123: The God Who Sees Me: Hagar

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:00:54 — 55.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWe are continuing our series on People in the Bible who have suffered abuse. Today we are diving into Hagar’s story and her son Ishmael. Where did Hagar come from? What led up to the unfortunate events Hagar endured? Did God really tell …

EP 121: Rape Is Never Your Fault: Tamar, Daughter Of King David

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 47:53 — 43.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreOn our second week of the new Bible character series, we will talk about the tragic story of Tamar, the daughter of King David. We discuss the other supporting characters in the story that contributed to the rape of Tamar by her half-brother, …

EP 120: Jesus Wants To Minister To You! The Woman At The Well

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:12 — 37.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWe are starting a new series about notable people in the bible, namely those who have suffered abuse. This week we will explore the story of the woman at the well. We’ll dive into the culture, history, geography, and glorious truths that are …

EP 119: Coping Strategies

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:50:34 — 101.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWe are talking about healthy coping strategies (that are not binge shopping, overeating or drinking too much) for when you are healing. I talk about several different ideas that you can try that will soothe your nervous system and raise your happy hormones. …

EP 117: Dating Trainwrecks Part 1

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:11:02 — 65.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWe’re talking about dating after divorce and abusive relationships. How do I start dating again? How long should I wait? What about those dating apps? What are some red flags? I share my most regrettable relationships after my abusive marriage and lessons I …

EP 116: From Abuse to Solitary Confinement, to the Power of God: Steven Snook

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:09:46 — 63.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWe have a fantastic story of redemption for you today with my guest Steven Snook. He candidly tells of his abusive upbringing, him selling drugs at an early age, and winding up in prison, particularly in solitary confinement. God had big plans for …

EP 115: Creating Healthier Relationships: Shannon Petrovich

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:24 — 35.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreHow do you have better relationships after experiencing only toxic ones? How do you date again and stop choosing the wrong people? Our expert therapist Shannon Petrovich is here to answer those questions and more. We had very informative conversation about contemporary topics, …

EP 114: Healing From Military Sexual Trauma: Kimberly Clark

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:31 — 57.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | More Kimberly’s lived experience exceeds most people’s imagination. She has lived through and survived multiple traumas including rape, narcissistic abuse, emotional abuse, trauma,  MST, PTSD, Addiction and alcoholism. Not only did she survive it, she advocates for other women and veterans who are …

I Was A Guest On Maniacal Music Musings Podcast!

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I had a great time with Jeremy and Chancy reviewing our favorite albums together! Check out their podcast! The link is below! Link Tree Website: https://dswministries.org Email: diana@dswministries.org Social media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DSW-Ministries-230135337033879 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DswMinistries YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxgIpWVQCmjqog0PMK4khDw/playlists Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dswministries/ https://dswministries.orgsubscribe-to-podcast/ Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Stitcher, Listen Notes Keep in touch with me! Email subscribe …

EP 113: My Story: Part 20: The Aftermath Of My Divorce

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:04:03 — 64.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreThere are a myriad of emotions, thoughts and choices after you have gone through a divorce, especially a survivor of abuse. I go through the roller coaster ride of the 2 years after the divorce, which involves depression, bankruptcy, sleepless night, and sabotage. …

EP 112: My Story: Part 19: Making the Decision to Leave My Abuser

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 57:50 — 47.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreThe day is finally here. You’ve been listening to my story for many weeks now. Hear about the events leading to my departure. Find out how I deal with job loss, the fear, the sleepless nights, the planning, and our day in divorce …

EP 111: My Story: Part 18: How to Sabotage and Kill Your Own Church

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 59:44 — 136.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWe’re coming to the end of the tunnel, a very dark, long tunnel. This week on my story I relive more spiritual abuse related to the church plant that turned into the Twighlight Zone instead of a place of worship. Hear about the …

EP 110: My Story: Part 17: If You Would Just Submit To Your Husband

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 58:11 — 66.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreThe saga continues this week on my story. See what happens when you start a church in a strip mall. We meet some of the church members who would join us. I continue recalling the abuse behind the scenes, including the speculations behind …

EP 108: My Story: Part 15: When The Church Staff Doesn’t Like You

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:23 — 32.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWelcome back to My Story series on the podcast. This week I recall the good, the bad, and the ugly about the time I was on staff at a church. I hated the politics, the backbiting, gossip, and legalism that went on behind …

EP 107: My Story: Part 14: When You Think That Moving Will Give You A Fresh Start

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 59:06 — 49.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWe are coming back to finish My Story series. We left off leaving our church in the inner city, and taking advantage of a job transfer to move out West. I talk about the adjustments that had to be made, being near my …

EP 106: Why You Should Study The Bible Within A Community: Pastor Kyle Fox

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 58:11 — 53.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWe have our finale for our Bible study series today! Last, but not least, we have my own Pastor, Kyle Fox, on the show talking about why it is important to study the Scriptures for yourself, but also why you need a godly …

EP 105: Lessons Learned Along The Way: Andrea Sandefur

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:03:46 — 87.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWe have a returning musical guest on the show today! Andrea Sandefur is here to talk to us about her new song Shepherd King! We catch up on all the goings on in Alaska since her last visit: job changes, the music ministry, …

EP 104: Domestic Violence And PTSD Can Keep Us In A Loop, How Do We Break The Cycle? Christina Foxwell

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 58:48 — 67.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWe have a fantastic lady for you on the show today! Christina Foxwell is here to tell her powerful story of her healing journey from domestic violence. She is talking about her new book, Glass Angel as well. Join me for a delightful …

EP 103: How To Linger In The Presence Of God: Dr. Naima Bush

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 56:23 — 33.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWe have my former music mentor on the show with us, Dr Naima Bush. She’s coming to talk about her new song Swept Away, and telling us about all her trials and adventures the last 2 years. She also shares her upbringing, her …

I Was A Guest On Heal Thrive Dream Podcast With Karen Robinson

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https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/q809qrpn (6) Heal Thrive Dream Guest: Diana Winkler – YouTube You all met Karen when she was on my podcast episode 89 recently and heard about her ministry. She invited me on her podcast as well. We had a great time sharing my story and how I started DSW Ministries. You will love Karen and her interview style. Join us …

How Does The Christian Faith Combine With Modern Psychology And Coaching? Michael Jaqueth

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 59:08 — 67.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreI had an entertaining and humorous conversation with Michael Jaquith, filled with valuable advice from his personal experiences. Michael tells his raw story of growing up in an abusive home, navigating the fallout from it, his conversion to Christ, and raising a family. …

A Guest Blog Collaboration With Other Abuse Advocates For Heal Thrive Dream!

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If You remember my guest Karen Robinson From Heal, Thrive, Dream Podcast, she invited me to be a part of a collaborative blog with other abuse advocates! There is some very valuable advice here from those who know firsthand! Click on the link below to read the blog! “How to Support a Friend Who Has Experienced Domestic Violence” – Heal …

I Was A Guest On Famous Interviews With Joe Dimitri

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I had a great time talking with Joe Dimitri on Famous Interviews/Neon Jazz. We talked about my musical beginnings, influences, inspirational people, and songwriting. I also talked about how I use my music to help survivors heal. It’s short and concise with some interesting questions! Come Listen to the show below! Famous Interviews with Joe Dimino: Singer, Songwriter, Speaker, Abuse …

EP 101: How Can We Find Humor When Studying The Bible? Jake Doberenz

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 49:51 — 91.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWe are having a great time during our Bible Study series. This week my guest is Jake Doberenz from Creatively Christian Podcast and Theophany Media. Jake is known for finding the humor in everyday life, and even in difficult passages in Scripture. He …

EP 100: Can I Trust The Bible And God After I’ve Been Abused? Pastor Mark Sowersby

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 59:40 — 136.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreIt’s our 100th episode of the podcast! We have Pastor Mark Sowersby back on the podcast to celebrate! We are continuing on our series on How To Study The Bible For Abuse Survivors. Mark knows first hand what it’s like to suffer horrible …

EP 99: Why Should I Study The Bible When It Triggers Me? Pastor Jason Harris

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:09:02 — 158.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWelcome back to Part 4 of our series on How To Study The Bible For Abuse Survivors! Pastor Jason Harris is back on the podcast from Cairns, Australia! He and his Mom, Joy Harris, told their survival story of abuse on Episode 57 …

EP 98: Guidelines For Interpreting The Bible In The Aftermath Of Abuse: Dr Steven Tracy

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 56:11 — 51.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWe have another fantastic episode for you for our series on How Study The Bible For Abuse Survivors. We have back on the show, theology and ethics professor, and founder of Mending the Soul Ministries, Dr Steven Tracy! He updates us on what …

Ep 97: How Do I Choose A Bible For A Bible Study? Pastor Al Descheneau

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:00:25 — 55.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWe are back with Part 2 of our series on “How To Study The Bible For Abuse Survivors”! We have back on the show, none other than XtianNinja himself, Pastor Al Descheneau! He’s back to talk about all things Bible, answering questions like, …

I Was A Guest On Phantom Electric Ghost Podcast!

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I had a great conversation with Keith of Phantom Electric Ghost Podcast. We were talking all things music: genres, how I got started, influences, songwriting. I also talked about what it was like being a missionary in a legalistic church with an abusive husband. I end with how I blended my music with my abuse advocay and my new healing …

EP 95: When Your Church Prays For You, But Won’t Help You: Donna Wayles

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 55:07 — 126.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreDonna’s husband was trying to kill her. He has attempted it before by throwing her down a flight of stairs. So you would expect that the pastor would provide her a safe place to stay, but he only offered to pray for her. …

Episode 94: How To Apply Emotional Intelligence To Control Your Triggers: Agape Garcia

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (279.4MB)Subscribe: Android | RSS | More So you’ve heard of post traumatic stress disorder, but we’re gonna find out what post traumatic growth is today. Agape Garcia is going to tell her powerful story of childhood survival, defying all odds, and protecting her child from her abusive husband. She describes how she has …

EP 93: Can Medication Be Effective For Porn Addiction? Isaiah Cruz

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 46:07 — 23.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWhat are some other treatments for porn addiction when the standard methods aren’t working? Is there hope for Christians who are stuck in the cycle of addiction and guilt? My Guest Isaiah Cruz is going to offer up some alternatives, sound advice and …

EP 92: How An Unexpected Pregnancy Became A Ministry: Suzanne Burns

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (232.0MB)Subscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWhen you are faced with an unexpected pregnancy, it is hard to imagine what your future will be, or if God will ever bless your life again. We have a returning guest, Suzanne Burns, sharing her story once again of how God has used the trials in her …

Special Relocation Tips for Survivors of Domestic Abuse

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Now that domestic violence spillover is the fastest growing category of workplace violence, sometimes it seems like there’s just no escape. Additionally, making the decision to leave an abusive relationship can be incredibly scary – especially if there are children involved. The good news is that people make it out of domestic abuse situations every day, going on to lead happy, healthy lives far away from their abusers

EP 89: Learning To Heal Thrive And Dream: Karen Robinson

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 45:43 — 26.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreCan a survivor actually thrive after abuse? Will I ever feel “safe”? What about those emotional triggers I keep getting? We will tackle these tough questions with my guest this week Karen Robinson, who is a Trauma Recovery Expert and CEO of Heal …

I Was Invited To Be A Guest On Christian Writing & Speaking Podcast with Jacqui Wilson

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It was a blessing to chat with Jacqui on The CWS Podcast recently. I was invited to share a brief version of my story and what the Lord has been doing in my ministry as a musician and abuse advocate. She has a great show, so be sure to check her out! Her website: https://iamjacquiwilson.com/CWS/ Connect with her on Facebook, …

EP 88: What Is The Solution To The Number One Problem In Marriage? Felice Mathieu

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:28 — 33.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreThere are lots of problems that can come up in a marriage relationship. What is the common denominator of them all? My guest Felice Mathieu is going to share the answer to that question and what we can do to overcome it. Felice …

EP 87: How God Can Use One Song To Change Lives: Dave Combs

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:03:20 — 39.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWe have a musical treat for you today with my guest Dave Combs! Music has so much power in healing your body, your mind, and soul in whatever trauma you’ve experienced. Dave tells the story of how his original song, “Rachel’s Song” has …

EP 85: Breaking Free From The Monster: Victoria Cuore: Part 2

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 58:12 — 35.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWe have Part 2 of my guest Victoria Cuore’s riveting story! This week we cover her abuser’s drug addictions, affairs, and continued violence towards her and her daughter. She believes her faith in God kept her alive through the abuse and gave her …

EP 84: Protecting My Unborn Child From Her Father: Victoria Cuore: Part 1

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 48:53 — 27.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreHow do you protect your unborn child from her father who is bent on killing her-and beating you within an inch of your life? Today we’ll meet Victoria Cuore, who has had over 100 surgeries to repair the damage from her abusive marriage. …

I Was A Guest Live On April Metzler’s RSVP Show!

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One of the rare times I do interviews live! Come and listen. I talk briefly about my abuse story, my music journey, and recent pivots of my current like. April is an amazing host and we hit it off great! Lots of faith, hope and encouragement! Click the link below for the replay: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearecommunitygroup/permalink/584410439577841/

EP 83: How Can I Be Resilient In Life? Stephanie Olson

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 56:23 — 31.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWe have a wonderful guest today, Stephanie Olson, from Set Me Free Project! We talked about growing up in a home as a bi-racial child, neglect from her father, her struggles with alcoholism, and an abusive marriage. She is very candid about the …

Where Did You See God? Sitting In Suffering: Longsuffering-With Paul Grainger

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I had a great time talking with Paul Grainger on his podcast Where Did You See God? I talked about my abuse story and my ministry now. Paul very eloquently adds some insights and encouragement to the story as well. Here is the link to listen: https://anchor.fm/wheredidyouseegod/episodes/Sitting-in-Suffering-Long-suffering-e1i6al5 Here’s Paul Grainger’s website: https://www.wheredidyouseegod.com/ https://www.facebook.com/wheredidyouseeGod/ https://www.instagram.com/wheredidyouseegod/ Website: https://dswministries.org Email: diana@dswministries.org Social media …

EP 80: Multiple Traumas And Hard Decisions: Saroya Brown

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:03:05 — 144.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWe have a delightful and brave guest, Saroya Brown, on the show this week. She was an orphan and was homeless for 2 years, survived cancer 3 times, and suffered numerous abuses. She talks about the ugly process of healing: spiritually, physically, and …

EP 79: When You Choose Your Own Name: Danielle Bernock: Part Two

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 40:34 — 92.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreMore love from Danielle Bernock this week! We have Part Two of my conversation with her. We find out why she decided to choose her own name and what people thought of that. We talk about how to heal childhood trauma, which can …

EP 77: Dealing With The Reality Of Violence: Kenny Jezek

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:07:02 — 38.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreYou are going to really enjoy today’s episode. My special guest is Kenny Jezek, Christian actor, dancer, Master Dance Educator, Producer, Choreographer, Martial Artist, Husband, Father, and Grandpa. Kenny was my first martial arts instructor, in the art of Jeet Kune Do. Most …

I Was A Guest On Hooda L.K. Presents!

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I really enjoyed being on Hooda L.K. Presents recently! We had a great conversation talking about my music, my abuse story, and my ministry. Hooda played my original blues song “Break These Chains”. Hooda L.K. is a great host! He promotes Indie artists on his podcast and internet radio! Be sure to listen to his other guests on his show! …

EP76: What Is A God Shift? Shayna Rattler

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 49:39 — 113.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | More My very special guest this week is Shayna Rattler, telling us all about how to enter into A God Shift. We started off our great time sharing our favorite life changing books, and mouthwatering cuisine. She shares her story of successfully leaving …

Bonus Episode: Featuring Juanita McDonald On Her Fundraiser For Sexual Assault Survivors

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 36:37 — 83.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWe have a bonus episode for you this week! Come and hear about a great fundraiser for sexual assault survivors! It’s called a Panty-Thon! I’m interviewing Juanita McDonald about her story behind starting her ministry at Discover Me! Join us! Organization: Re-Discover ME …

Celebrating Women’s History Month With “The Called And Ready Writers!”

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I was blessed to be invited to speak about my ministry on The Called And Ready Writers for Women’s History Month. Celebrating with phenomenal women Wanda Burnside, Ramelle Lee, Patricia Gallagher, Bonnie McPeak, Pastor Willie B White, Teirrany Bledsoe, and Izola Bird! Don’t miss the testimonials and encouragement from this meetup! Click on the link to listen! https://fccdl.in/aRXOPq8yel Website: https://dswministries.org …

EP75: Parenting Challenges With Foster To Adopt Children: Marcy Pusey: Part Two

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 36:27 — 83.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWe have more Marcy for you! This week is the second half of my conversation with Marcy Pusey, who talks about her experience with foster to adopt and raising multicultural kids. She also shares the heartbreaking story of her mother-in-law being murdered in …

EP 74: Weaponizing Marriage: Marcy Pusey: Part One

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:41 — 90.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreMarcy Pusey is our fun, interesting and empowering guest for you this week! We had a great conversation about a variety of important topics, we made it a two part series. I was going to come up with some clever way to introduce …

EP73 When You Don’t Remember Your Childhood Abuse: John Jarman

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:31 — 88.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWith no memory of his childhood till the age of twelve, John Jarman had no conscious way to overcome the unknown pain in his past. When his adult life crumbled around him, he finally reached out for professional help, both emotionally and spiritually. …

Episode 72: Struggling With Not Enoughness, Disconnectedness And Shame: Dr. Bill Senyard

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:52 — 125.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreDr. Bill Senyard Is my guest this week who has this very intriguing app for healing from abuse and trauma! He is an experienced pastor, discipler, church revitalization specialist, lecturer and conference speaker with 25 years as a local church pastor. He is …

Episode 71: Is Purity The Same Thing As Virginity? Lydia Vreeman

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 56:40 — 32.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreLydia Vreeman is my guest this week from the Holy Ship Podcast! She shares her personal story of being sexually assaulted by someone she trusted in the church. We talk about the difference between purity and virginity, and hope for those of us …

Episode 70: My Story: Adventures In Soulwinning And Other Dangers: Part 13

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We are continuing in my story this week, wrapping up the ministry in New Jersey as youth leaders. It begins describing the manipulative soulwinning practices in the church. What it was like to knock on doors in the most dangerous city in New Jersey? Find out how a church hired a family to replace us as youth leaders without even telling us. Hear about the scary time we thought the KKK were going to fire bomb our house. I also share how I survived the attempted suicide of my husband. The episode ends with new music I recorded, called “Your God Will Come”.

Episode 69: My Story: Coercion, Financial And Spiritual Abuse: Part 12

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:00:49 — 35.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWe are continuing my abuse story this week on the podcast. Last time we left off during our time church planting in New Jersey as youth pastors. We’re talking more about spiritual abuse and then adding financial abuse to the mix. Find out …

Episode 68: Change Your Life With A New Career: Part 2: Diana Alt

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:07 — 22.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | More Welcome back to Part 2 of my conversation with Diana Alt, a career coach that has been sharing with us how we can have a new career and earn more money. This week we talk about even more valuable topics, such as: …

Episode 67: How Do I Find A Job When Starting Over? Part One: Diana Alt

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 47:42 — 29.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | More “How can I leave my abuser when I don’t have a job or marketable job skills?” That is a common reason why victims stay with their abusers. My guest this week is Diana Alt, a career coach who is here to show …

Episode 66: I Don’t Want My Daughter To Suffer The Same Abuse I Did: Bridget Seavey: Part 2

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:09 — 22.7MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More We are continuing Bridget Seavey’s incredible story this week. With the birth of her daughter, she realized she did not want the abuse to continue to the next generation. She shares the repeated verbal, physical and sexual abuse that she endured, …

Episode 65: Kicked Out Of The Church After Being Abused: Bridget Seavey

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:40 — 21.6MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More Why would a church kick a young girl out of the church she loves when she reports she has been abused by someone in the church? This is actually quite common in churches, and it happened more than once to our …

Episode 64: Coping With Post Partum Depression And Other Trauma: Hope Makena

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:06:57 — 39.4MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More What is it like moving to a new country, experiencing culture shock, starting a new life? Only to then be violated by trusted family friends? Our guest is Hope Makena from beautiful Nairobi Kenya, residing in Ontario, Canada. She tells us …

Episode 63: The Power Of Words To Destroy Or Heal: Allen Taylor

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 57:09 — 33.7MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More “Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me!” Do you remember that chant from childhood? Well, we will find out from my guest Allen Taylor that verbal abuse is just as damaging as physical abuse. We …

Episode 62: Surviving Abuse From A Therapist: Amy Nordhues

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:04:25 — 36.5MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More Imagine being a survivor of multiple abuses from childhood, and then the therapist that you chose to help you to heal from that abuse, abuses you as well. This is exactly what happened to our guest Amy Nordhues. We talk about …

Episode 61: Christmas With Jesus: Musical Guests April Metzler & Friends

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 55:08 — 30.4MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More We have a special Christmas episode this year with my musical guests April Metzler, Dan Kennedy, and Thomas Arthur. They are going to share their very personal and miraculous story behind the song, “Christmas With Jesus”. Christmas is a difficult time …

Episode 59: My Story: The Beginning Of My Missionary Service: Part 10

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 45:41 — 25.4MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More We are continuing the next stage in my life story and abuse story. We left off at graduation from bible college and the tumultuous first year of marriage. I describe the process of becoming a Baptist missionary, the different kinds of …

Episode 58: Consent In Marriage: Joy And Jason Harris: Part Two

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:04:48 — 34.4MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More Welcome back to Part Two of my interview with Joy and Pastor Jason Harris from Cairns, Australia. We continue with their story of abuse at the hands of Larry, Joy’s ex husband and Jason’s father. This week we talk about Kevin, …

Episode 57: Consent In Marriage: Joy And Jason Harris: Part One

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:06:50 — 35.9MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More Is there such a thing as consent in marriage? Is there ever a time when you can say no to your spouse? Can someone be raped in a Christian marriage? These are some of the questions we will answer with my …

Episode 56: Trauma Induced Eating Disorders: Sue Bowles

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:00:07 — 33.4MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More Did you know that there are many forms of eating disorders? Most of us are familiar with bulimia or anorexia, but there are many more. Sue Bowles is our guest this week sharing about how her childhood trauma was the catalyst …

I Was A Guest On Restoring Your Voice With Pastor David McGuire

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Join Pastor David as he interviews Diana Winkler of DSW Ministries. Diana is an abuse survivor whose abuser was enabled by church leadership. This interview will open your eyes. Contact me at david.mcguire@restoredtolife.org SUBSCRIBE to the channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/DavidCMcGuire Be sure to check out Pastor David’s ministry! I had a great conversation about my ministry, my abuse story and how the …

One Year Anniversary Of The Podcast: Part Two

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:52:18 — 257.0MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More Welcome back to Part Two of the One Year Anniversary celebration! I have more new music featured for you, as well as more highlights from my great guests this past year! There is a book giveaway for those who share and …

One Year Anniversary Of The Podcast: Part One

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:02:51 — 281.2MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More Welcome to the One Year Anniversary of The Wounds Of The Faithful Podcast! It has been a great year full of special guests, inspiring survivor stories, music, and tools to help you in your journey to heal from abuse. We will …

I Was A Guest Speaker On Refuge Freedom Stories

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I had a great time talking with Jonnie on the podcast! Be sure to check out the other episodes. Here’s the link: https://refugefreedomstories.podbean.com/e/refuge-freedom-stories-diana-winkler/ October 29, 2021Interview with Diana Winkler, hosted and produced by Jonnie Taverner. Diana shares her journey to a life with Jesus, through an abusive relationship, and, how her plans changed and blossomed into a ministry to others. The song …

Episode 53: When You Find Out On Your Honeymoon That You Married The Wrong Person: Part 9

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:19 — 117.5MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More Happily ever after? It’s pretty disturbing to find out 24 hours after the wedding that you’ve made a big mistake. I’m continuing Part 9 of my abuse story, covering the wedding, the honeymoon, and the rocky first year of marriage. You’ll …

I Was A Guest On Embracing Abundant Life Podcast

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https://podcasts.google.com/search/Embracing%20Abundant%20Life I had a great time chatting with Dr. Avis Sparks about my abuse story, my music and advocacy ministry. She is a great host! Be sure to check out her podcast! Show Notes: We do not need to wear a mask for God. The mask only hinders us from letting God help us deal with our real issues. God …

Episode 52: Coping With A Chronic Illness: Brian Winkler

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:57 — 121.2MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More How do you cope with an illness that doesn’t seem to go away? How does it affect your relationship with God? What are some coping strategies to deal with the struggles? I have my husband Brian back on the podcast to …

I Was A Guest On “Finding God In Our Pain” With Sherrie Pilkington

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I had a great conversation with Sherrie talking about the short version of my abuse story. Be sure to check out Sherrie’s podcast! Sherrie’s bio: I’m so glad you’re here. Addressing our grief is never easy, so I am truly grateful for your trust as we navigate this delicate subject. I promise there is healing and love to be found …

Episode 51: My Story: Why Didn’t I See The Red Flags? Part 7

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 56:27 — 129.2MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More “Why did you marry him?” is a question I’ve been asked more than once. This week, I tell the story of how I met my ex, his family’s rich heritage, and our strange dating relationship full of red flags. I point …

Episode 50: When Your Fiancee Says You’re Ugly: Part 6

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Would you marry someone that called you ugly? Or treated you like a trolphy? Well, I almost did. This week I am continuing my story, during the second year of bible college. I started dating this Peruvian fellow in my Spanish church. You’ll hear about how we met and started doing ministry together in the Spanish church and the bus ministry. I get candid on how purity culture can backfire and how God’s grace can still use us and restore us when we stray from the path. I follow the events that led to the decision to call off the engagement. Unfortunately, I remembered some obvious racism in that church and explain what the Bible says about the subject. I end the episode with a song for you called “Study War No More”. Join me for Part 6 of my story.

Episode 49: My Story: My Experiences During My First Year Of Bible College: Part 5

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This week on the podcast, we are continuing with Part 5 of my story, where I reminesce about my first year in bible college. I talk about the culture of the church and the school, the dating scene, the legalistic standards, and the insane ministry schedule I kept. I started my formal voice and piano training and went on two foreign missions trips. I end with some of the things about the church and school that bothered me, but also remember the wonderful people who helped me out in tough times. Join me for the next leg of my journey!

Episode 48: Jumping Out Of A Third Story Window: Rob Decker

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:37 — 59.5MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More Sometimes in our lives, circumstances seem so hopeless that ending it all appears to be the solution to end the pain. That happened to my guest Rob Decker, when he decided to end it all by jumping out of a third …

Episode 47: My Story: Getting Baptized And Called Into The Ministry: Part 4

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 42:06 — 44.7MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More Thanks for joining me on Part 4 of telling my life, my ministry, and abuse story. It starts out with moving back east to be closer to extended family. I enter the work force with a few challenging jobs, join my …

Episode 46: My Story: How Not To Date An Atheist: Part 3

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:06 — 50.7MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More Join me this week as I continue on part 3 of my story. I talk about my teenage growing pains during my high school years, and adjusting to my parents’ divorce. I navigate my renewed relationship with God at the same …

Episode 44: My Story: The Beginning Of My Journey And Faith Foundation Part One

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:05 — 52.5MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More Welcome to my journey! I’m starting a new series about my background, bible college years, church planting and abuse story. This will be the first time telling my entire story on the podcast. It will be a raw, honest, and transparent …

I Was A Guest On “Beyond Just Christian” Podcast

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I had a wonderful interview with Brenna Covelens on her Podcast Beyond Just Christian. We talked about my music background, the pedophile in my elementary school during Part One. Part Two, we talked about my church ministry and my abuse story. We had an enjoyable time with a bunch of laughs! Sexual Harassment And Abusive Relationships Part One https://anchor.fm/brenna-covelens/episodes/Sexual-Harassment–Abusive-Relationships-Pt–1-Featuring-Diana-Winkler-e1678qm/a-a6cssss Part …

Episode 43: Breaking Free Of The Narcissist: Maegan From The Secret Garden Podcast

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How can an abuse advocate not recognize the red flags of abuse in her own relationships? Well, it happened to Maegan, from The Secret Garden Podcast. She shares her experiences in the emergency room of comforting sexual assault victims and ensuring that the collection of evidence is completed accurately. Find out what the connection is with the show Law & Order! Maegan reveals what is the process during a rape kit and what happens to the kit afterwards, and how we can advocate for ourselves and our loved ones during this traumatic time. We also discuss what are the characteristics of a narcissist and how a narcissist does not think like everyone else. We end with Maegan’s own harrowing story of her ex husband and dating tips for breaking free of the grip that the narcissist has over us. Don’t miss this episode with Maegan!

Episode 42: Hope for Trauma Induced OCD: Peyton Garland

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:08:24 — 75.0MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More The only experience with OCD that most people have usually comes from TV shows, like Monk, or celebrities like Howie Mandel. What exactly is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? Peyton Garland joins us to share her journey with this debilitating illness. Here’s what …

Episode 41: The Healing Power Of Music: Part 2: Stories Behind The Music

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 55:31 — 58.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | More We’re back with Part Two of The Healing Power Of Music. We open with a behind the scenes look at the process of Diana recording her song “Break These Chains”. We hear more about the amazing power that music has to transcend …

Episode 40: The Healing Power Of Music Part One

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 49:12 — 47.4MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More How can we use music as a healing tool? How music can affect our emotions? Can music make you sin? Is music only for worship services? These are some questions we answer on this week’s episode. Also, hear about the history …

Episode 39: The Culty World Of The IFB Church: Will Hess: Part Two

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 55:31 — 65.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | More Will Hess continues the story of his life in the Independent Fundamental Baptist Church. He talks about getting married, transitioning out of the IFB, exposing a sexual abuse cover-up, and being manipulated as a pastor of his church. Will shares how to …

Episode 38: The Culty World Of The IFB Colleges: Will Hess Part One

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 42:50 — 50.3MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More Is your church a cult? My guest Will Hess wholeheartedly agrees that The Fundamental Baptist Church (a.k.a The IFB) he was raised in was a cult. He will share the story of how he suffered abuse from within his own family, …

Episode 37: How To Treat Everyone As A Valuable Child Of God: Rev. Dr. Marcia Ledford

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:39 — 56.1MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More How can we be more like Jesus in this world of pain, suffering, and evil? Is it our responsibility as Christians to care for the oppressed? The Rev. Dr. Marcia Ledford guides us in answering these kinds of questions with empathy …

Episode 36: Your Inner Child And Your Past Abuse: Eddie Capparucci

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:04:39 — 71.5MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More We’re talking about your Inner Child today. Do you have behaviors that point to sexual addiction? Do you need some real solutions to dealing with it? Does your husband have a porn addiction? Do you blame yourself for his actions? Meet …

Episode 35: PTSD Of First Responders: Norm Wielsch

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 48:31 — 51.5MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More Is there a difference between combat PTSD and First Responder PTSD? According to my guest, Norm Wielsch, your body recognizes them as the same thing. In my conversation with Norm, we hear about his father fighting during WWII and losing almost …

Episode 34: When Is It Time To Leave Your Bully Church? Pastor Al Descheneau Part Two

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 47:50 — 55.7MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More When should you leave your church? Perhaps we should be asking God, “Should I stay?” instead. This is the second half of my riveting interview with Pastor Al Desheneau. We hear his story of being a young, green pastor, and pastoring …

Episode 33: Being Bullied And Jesus Is Your Only Friend: Pastor Al Descheneau Part One

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 44:55 — 51.8MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More Have you been bullied? Then you must know how it feels to be alone, rejected, and friendless. My guest today is Pastor Al Descheneau, who shares the story of his upbringing in a transient Christian home. As always the new kid …

I Was A Guest On Creatively Christian Podcast

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I had a wonderful time as a guest on Creatively Christian Podcast, talking with Andrea Sandefur about how my music is a powerful tool for helping people heal from abuse. I talk about my musical identity crisis, how I have stayed creative during the pandemic, and my new album coming up. We cover important topics like advice for those started …

I Was A Guest On “From Mess To Miracle” Podcast

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Join me as I have a great conversation with Keith Haney, host of “From Mess To Miracle” podcast. I share my story and talk about spiritual abuse in the church, one of the worst abuses we can suffer. It affects our self image and our perception of God. Click on the link below to listen: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1546138/8589270 Website: https://dswministries.org Email: diana@dswministries.org …

Episode 31: Autism, Abuse, and Dyslexia: La’Trae Wilson Part Two

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:01:56 — 71.3MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More Have you ever been stalked by a former boyfriend? It was La’Trae Wilson’s living nightmare. She describes her history of relationships with abusive men, and the process it took to finally leave. She shares the joys and challenges of raising her …

Episode 30: Autism, Abuse, and Dyslexia: La’Trae Wilson Part One

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:36 — 57.8MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More How do you break the generational cycle of abuse? Growing up in Oakland CA, raised in a Christian home as a preacher’s kid, La’Trae Wilson was not sheltered from the realities of life. La’Trae talks openly and honestly how she got …

Episode 29: Men Too: Dr. Kelli Palfy

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 56:31 — 62.8MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More Hollywood and pop culture often give us the impression that men can’t be raped or sexually abused. Our guest today, Dr. Kelli Palfy, is here to dispel that myth and to give us the facts gleaned from her vast experience working …

Episode 28: The Healing Power Of Dance: Laura Padgett

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 58:04 — 63.4MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More Dance is a form of expression with the body. Dance can be used for entertainment, exercise, artistic expression, and worship. We have a real treat for you on today’s podcast. Our guest is dancer, writer and storyteller Laura Padgett. We had …

Episode 27: My Father Is A Pedophile-Jimmy Hinton Part 2

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:58 — 59.7MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More We continue our conversation with Pastor Jimmy Hinton this week, who had to turn his own father in to the police for pedophilia. Find out the sequence of events after Jimmy’s father is arrested and placed in prison with a life …

Episode 26: My Father Is A Pedophile: Pastor Jimmy Hinton Part One

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 49:44 — 56.2MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More Could you turn in your own parent to the police for committing unspeakable crimes of pedophilia? Would you be able to spot a pedophile in your midst? Pastor Jimmy Hinton and his family lived through this horrendous nightmare when he discovered …

Watch Me Live On”Inspiration By Marie”!

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I was a live guest on Marie McCarthy’s show Inspirational By Marie(UK). I told my story as it relates to the church and its teachings. There is a long version (1:10) and a short version (14 min) below. Sorry about my yellow tinted screen and my voice not matching my mouth. Squadcast seemed to be the culprit. Long version Short …

Episode 24: Sheila Gregoire: Toxic Church Teachings About Sex, Purity, and Marriage

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 58:47 — 64.9MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More Do you feel that a satisfying love life in your marriage is out of reach for you? Does your previous abuse and trauma stop you from enjoying a fulfilling sex life? Do the teachings you’ve been taught all your life in …

Episode 23: The Trauma Informed Church: Guest Suzanne Burns

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 44:13 — 48.4MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More How do you help a girl with a crisis pregnancy? Should you give money to the homeless man on the corner? We will find answers to these questions and more with our guest Suzanne Burns of Foundation House Ministries. Suzanne talks …

Episode 22: Musical Guest Andrea Sandefur: SAD, Survival, And The Arts In Alaska

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 59:08 — 67.0MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More We have our first official musical guest, Andrea Sandefur with us today. She is a singer, songwriter and worship leader living in the beautiful state of Alaska. We dive into the story behind the decision to move to Alaska, separating Alaska’s …

Episode 21:Guest: Wanda Burnside: When God Protected Me And Called Me To Write For Him

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:07:15 — 65.7MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More We have a special episode that was recorded during Black History month. Our guest is Wanda Burnside, who is an accomplished author, writer, and poet. Come and hear about her godly heritage growing up in Detroit, Michigan. In her signature storyteller …

Episode 20: Pastor Kyle Fox: What Does A Healthy Church Look Like?

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:02:32 — 67.7MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More Do you know what are the signs of healthy church? Many survivors are shell shocked from the aftermath of abuse that they don’t even know if they can trust a church again. Our guest today is Diana’s pastor, Kyle Fox, Senior …

Episode 19: Guest: Janell Wood: When You Doubt Your Faith In God

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:00:57 — 68.2MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More We’re talking today about skepticism of Christianity, doubts about your faith, abandoning your faith, or never having your own relationship with Jesus at all. My guest today is Janell Wood, host of the podcast “Finding Something Real”, which she describes, is …

Episode 17: What’s It Like Being In A Mending The Soul Group?

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 46:11 — 49.2MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More If you are wondering if Mending the Soul small group is right for you, join us as Diana candidly talks about the process of joining a small group. She starts with the interview process, the requirements for joining a group, and …

Episode 16: Guest: Dr. Steve Tracy: God Is Healing Severe Abuse And Trauma

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 59:48 — 65.0MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More Don’t miss this incredible, inspiring episode as Diana interviews Dr. Steve Tracy, Founder and President of Mending The Soul. Dr. Tracy shares how his personal experiences with abuse and trauma inspired him and his wife Celestia to start the ministry of …

EPISODE 15: GUEST WAYNE STILES: THE GODLY EXAMPLE OF JOSEPH

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 45:25 — 49.8MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More Don’t miss this episode with our guest Wayne Stiles from Walking The Bible Lands! Wayne shares insights on the godly example of Joseph, and how his life gives us some encouraging answers to one of life’s toughest questions: Where was God …

Episode 14: Survivor Story: Sandy Phillips Kirkham – Let Me Prey On You

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:07:10 — 74.0MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More We have a survivor story of clergy abuse on today’s episode. Our guest is Sandy Phillips Kirkham, author of the book, Let Me Prey Upon You. It tells the horrific story of how she was methodically groomed by her youth pastor …

Episode 13: Survivor Story: Roselly Genao – It’s Not That Easy To Leave

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 48:19 — 54.6MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More Join us for a captivating story of healing! Our guest is Roselly Genao. She tells of her close knit Catholic family and Dominican roots. As she goes through her college years, she struggled with her faith, depression, lack of self worth, …

Episode 12: Guest Dave Ebert: The Healing Power Of Laughter

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:23 — 59.0MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More Our guest on this week’s podcast, is Dave Ebert from Gifts4Glory Ministries. Dave shares his past struggles with depression, self worth, and thoughts of suicide. He has captivating stories of how he met the Lord, found his calling into improv comedy, …

Episode 11: Survivor Story: Pastor Mark Sowersby – Forgiving The Nightmare

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:01:41 — 60.6MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More Our guest on today’s episode is Pastor Mark Sowersby. He shares his inspiring story of overcoming abuse, struggles with his weight, and dyslexia. He tells us powerful stories about meeting Jesus, going into the ministry, and learning how to forgive. Join …

Episode 10: The Realities Of Death and Plans For The Future

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 48:50 — 52.1MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More Join us for this last episode of 2020. Diana reflects on the joys and the pain of this past year, including the death of her oldest brother. She talks about the exciting plans for the podcast, future guests and advice on …

Episode 9: Let’s Talk About Trust Part 2: God and the Bible

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:52 — 39.6MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More Can we trust God and the Bible in the midst of our suffering? Diana explores these questions. She also gives tips on bible study and praying when you don’t feel like it. She extends her Christmas greetings with her favorite Christmas …

Episode 6: Sgt.(Ret)Doug Setter: How Not To Be A Victim

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:44 — 55.4MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More Today’s guest on the show is Doug Setter who gives us some advice on how NOT to be a victim in today’s world. He starts sharing about his background in the military, his martial arts training, and the inspiration for his …

Episode 5: Survivor Story: Ashley, Special Needs Mom

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 48:37 — 50.6MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More Come and meet Ashley, a mother of 3 special needs boys, and a survivor of domestic abuse. She begins her story with her traumatic childhood and rebellious teenage years. She talks about how she met her husband and the progression of …

Episode 4: Why Spiritual Abuse Is One Of The Worst Kinds Of Abuse

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 46:06 — 49.9MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More In this episode, Diana speaks about a kind of abuse that she is the most familiar with: spiritual abuse. She discusses the many obvious and subtle ways that a person can experience spiritual abuse, and that it is not only found …

Episode 3: Co-Host Brian Part 2-From Legalism to Finding Love

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:22 — 51.9MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More Welcome back to Part 2 of Brian’s story. The story continues as he tells of the legalistic Apostolic Church environment in which he experienced spiritual abuse at the hand of a family member. Brian and Diana reminisce on how God brought …

Episode 2: Co-host Brian-Tragedies, Music, and Jesus

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 47:34 — 49.8MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More In this two part series, meet Diana’s husband, Brian, as he talks about his upbringing, the tragedy of his parents’ deaths, and becoming a Christian at 8 years old. He also shares crazy stories of his days as a professional Christian …

Episode 1: Some Myths About Domestic Violence And Abuse

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:07 — 87.2MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More In this episode, Diana dispels a few myths about abuse, what the common denominator of all abuse is, and what we can do about it. She talks a little about Mending The Soul small groups, and ends with a song selection …

Episode 0: Welcome! Who Is Your Host?

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 40:18 — 57.6MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS | More In this episode, get to know a little about Diana, as she talks about her background, her music, and the abuse she endured as a missionary for 13 years. She also talks about who this podcast is for, and what to …

I Was Interviewed On The Preacher Boys Podcast

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I share the long version of my abuse story and talk about the widespread abuses in the Independent Fundamental Baptist Church. I end with my experiences with Mending the Soul and the healing process. Check out Preacher Boys Podcast on your favorite podcast platform. Eric Skwarczynski has some great guests on the show! https://podcasts.apple.com/…/preacher…/id1493726980…

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Series On Domestic Violence Part 1: Physical Violence

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This Is The Kind Of Abuse We Associate With Domestic Violence The Most. The bruises, broken bones, black eyes, burn marks, busted teeth. This is what you see in the headlines. This form of abuse is easiest to spot, but it doesn’t make it any easier to stomach it when you see it. “I fell off my bicycle.” “I slipped …

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Why Is There So Much Evil In The World?

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As we look around our world right now, we are bombarded with images of violence, hate, racism, lying, cheating, rioting, and murdering. Where does it all come from? You make think that these current events are new to the world we live in. It’s “unprecedented times”. Well, not really. It’s just plain old sin as usual. Solomon says in Ecclesiastes …

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Do Sex workers Actually Choose A Life Of Prostitution?

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The Prevailing Notion Is That They Do. We’ve all taken the wrong way into a city and happened upon what we call a “Red Light District”. You might have witnessed evidence of the sex trade in your travels to another country. Perhaps you have taken a trip to Vegas, where prostitution is legal. What were your thoughts when you’ve experienced …

A Series on Domestic Violence Part 5: Spiritual Abuse

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What constitutes spiritual abuse? Is it just referring to cults? It does include cults, but it is so much more. Continue reading on below to learn more. To read previous posts in this series, click on these links: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Remember, It’s All About Power and Control. I have been watching Leah Rhemini’s Scientology …

How to Find A Good Music Teacher

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Cutting Through The Variety of Choices Out There As a voice teacher for many years, I have had students come to me from all walks of like who had bad experiences with previous music teachers. Some of the teachers gave the students bad techniques or no technique at all, but didn’t have any problem taking the student’s money. I’ve seen …

My Review of Cowin E7 Pro Headphones

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My Review of the Cowin E7 Pro HeadphonesThese Headphones Are Awesome!Just like most musicians, I am pretty obsessed with great music and sound. It is no exception when it comes down to leisurely listening to my favorite tunes. It all started when I was a kid. My Dad has these headphones that I would listen to all kinds of great …

Series on Domestic Violence Part 3: Sexual Abuse

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You can read Part 1 Physical Violence here. You can read Part 2 Verbal and Emotional Abuse here It’s One of the Most Difficult Topics to Talk About. Sexual abuse has been around for a very long time, but no one wants to talk about it. Although the #MeTooMovement has brought some things out into the limelight, there is still …

The Value Of You

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This was originally posted as a featured article in the newsletter at Centene Corporation. I thought you would enjoy it as well! What comes to your mind when you hear the words “domestic violence” or “abuse”? An episode of C.O.P.S?  The bad section of town? Broken bones and bruises? Yes, it can be attributed to those images, but it is …

Men Are Abuse Victims Too

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As I sat my patient into the dentist’s chair and secured the napkin across his chest, I asked him what was  the reason for his visit today. He looked terrified. Some people are afraid of the dentist, but I sensed there was something else underneath. He said that he was in to fix his broken front teeth. They were broken …

Restore! Restore! Radio Program

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I was invited back to be a guest on the radio program Restore! Restore! I talk about my music, my new website, my book and Mending the Soul updates. Here is the link to listen to the replay. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/gumboforthesoul/2018/07/08/restore-restore-hosted-by-wanda-burnside-and-ramelle-t-lee?fbclid=IwAR3JcdTRVsrDTn5HLbm9rqQuSD8DnqNskOAJw8eFy_LJBDoKaMmpzeYx2vU

Hear My New Release

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New Song Break “These Chains!” Originally posted on February 27, 2012 RELEASING MY NEW SINGLE “BREAK THESE CHAINS”! I am so excited about this new beginning to my music ministry! I just got a new job that will allow me more time to devote to music right now. My husband and I are starting the support group at church and …

Radio Program Guest

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I WAS INTERVIEWED ON A RADIO PROGRAM ABOUT MY MINISTRY Originally posted on September 10, 2017 If you’d like to listen to the program, the link is below. I am introduced an hour into the show. What an amazing opening of Restore! Restore! Season II hosted by Wanda Burnside and Ramelle Lee – Diana Winkler of Phoenix, Arizona gave a …

What Is Domestic Violence?

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It Is Much More Than Bruises And Broken Bones. What comes into your mind when you hear of domestic violence or spousal abuse? An episode of COPS? Let’s talk about some of the common myths about domestic violence and abuse. We’ve had a lot of news media coverage about all kinds of abuse. It’s a good thing that the awareness …

Singing In France!

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WE WENT TO FRANCE! Originally posted on September 19, 2016 Hello, everyone! I know that I have been too busy making music to do any blog posts, so I am going to let you know about an exciting trip we had. I have been planning on visiting my sister in Paris for many years. Life happens. Between job loss, lack …

How to Set Boundaries

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BOUNDARIES! Originally posted on July 22, 2013 Personal Evolution There is one area of personal evolution that can make or break your self-esteem and your ability to have healthy relationships. It’s the ability to set and implement healthy personal boundaries. Personal boundaries are the imaginary lines we draw around ourselves to maintain balance and protect our bodies, minds, emotions, and …

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Bible Myths?

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GUNGOR AND THE BIBLE MYTHS Originally posted on August 10, 2014 I was trying to figure out what to post for my next blog entry when I read about the newest controversy in the Christian circle. Maybe you’ve heard about the blog that Michael Gungor posted about his beliefs about the Bible, and more specifically, Creationism. If you want to …

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Stuff

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IS TOO MUCH STUFF A BURDEN? Originally posted on May 1, 2013 All our lives, especially in the pursuit of the American Dream, we seek to work and accumulate material possessions and live a comfortable life. There is nothing wrong with this dream per se, but sometimes we forget that too much stuff can be a burden. Or maybe you …

Are You In An Abusive Relationship?

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 TRAITS OF AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP Originally posted on May 26, 2012 Maybe you can relate to this scenario: A significant other who is always jealous. Makes you spend all your free time with him/her overly clingy or devoted boyfriend/girlfriend ignoring the obvious warning signs because you are in love Furious at petty things that go wrong Thinking things would get …

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Are You Wheezing?

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SINGIN’ AND WHEEZIN’ Originally posted on October 24, 2012 As singers, we know that our instrument is an extension of our body. It is quite different than someone who plays a guitar, because our voice is subject to our health, our diet, our stress level, and environment. If I am a guitarist and get sick or have asthma, I can …

A Little Flamenco For You!

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MEET MY MUSICIAN FRIEND CHRIS JACOME! Originally posted on March 25, 2012 I’ve been working on a new song for the next album. You may know the song already, Via Dolorosa.  I wanted to put a new spin on it and make the arrangement fresh and original, so I partnered up with my musician friend Chris Burton Jacome. Chris is a …