EP 180: Resources For Survivors With Disabilities: Win Charles Part Two

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:16 — 32.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWe are continuing with my exciting conversation with my new friend, Win Charles. She is a person with Cerebral Palsy, and she is an abuse survivor, And you heard some of her story last time. Today on Part 2, She has been victorious …

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 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 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 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 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 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 …

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 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 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 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 …

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 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 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 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 …

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 …

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. …

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 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 …

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! …

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 …

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 …

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 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 …

One Year Anniversary Of The Podcast: Part Two

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:52:18 — 257.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWelcome 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 comment on …

One Year Anniversary Of The Podcast: Part One

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:02:51 — 281.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWelcome 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 celebrate with …

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) | 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 …

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 …

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) | 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 …

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 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 …

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 …

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 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 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 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 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 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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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 …

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 …

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 …