Trigger Warning: Please be advised that for this episode, Kait goes into detail about her abuse story. Keep in mind that if this is a topic that is sensitive for you, proceed and listen with caution to avoid potential triggers. If you or someone you know is facing an abusive relationship, please call the National Domestic Abuse Hotline at 1-(800)-799-7233
We have an extra special episode for Heart of Dating Listeners today. Today we have our very own host Kait Warman share her personal story and testimony on abuse. Kait shares her heart by talking about her own personal experiences in being in an emotionally and physically abusive relationship. Kait also shares wisdom as how to overcome gaslighting and overall how to heal from the trauma following an abusive relationship. Some additional topics Kait discusses in this episode:
- Kait discusses gaslighting which is a form of emotional abuse that causes a victim to question their own feelings, and how it plays a major role in abusive relationships.
- Identifying the different types of gaslighting and abusive: withholding, countering, diverting, trivializing, and denial.
- The abuse cycle: signs, symptoms, and red flags
- The process of healing through breaking soul-ties, seeking mentorship, and seeking Christ through it all.
- How God has reclaimed your worth and is there with you throughout the healing process.
- Kait also discusses how you can NOT change someone and discusses some mistakes people make coming out of an abusive relationship.
- It is possible to RECLAIM your worth and value and be so firmly rooted in Jesus and fully HEALED from the past that you can take on the future with VICTORY.
We hope this episode blesses you. If you have faced or are currently facing a similar situation, on behalf of the Heart of Dating Team…we are praying for you friend. Our hearts go out to you and we encourage you to not lose sight of your worthiness.
Again, if you are facing an abusive relationship, or know someone who is, please call the Domestic Abuse Hotline at 1-(800)-799-7233. If you’re ever in immediate danger, please call 911.