EP 74: Weaponizing Marriage: Marcy Pusey: Part One

Diana Winkler Christian marriage, church planting, clergy abuse, dating, spiritual abuse, Travel Leave a Comment

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 …

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

Diana Winkler Christian marriage, dating, sexual assault, shame Leave a Comment

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

Diana Winkler bible college, Christian marriage, Christianity, dating, engagement Leave a Comment

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:19 — 117.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreHappily 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 hear about …

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

Diana Winkler Christianity, dating, engagement, mental illness Leave a Comment

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 56:27 — 129.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: 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 out some …

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

Diana Winkler bible college, Christian Music, dating, engagement Leave a Comment

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.