On the Safe to Hope podcast, we host one "STORY-TELLER" per season. Anonymous STORY-TELLERS share over three episodes. In between each episode, an EXPERT CONTRIBUTOR will interact with the story and help our audience better understand how to help someone in a similar situation.
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September 5, 2023
Is the word 'abuse' too vague? We know it's terrible, but what IS it? We hear of manipulation and control but what does it look like? Join 'Anna' as she recounts specific details answering these questions and more.
September 19, 2023
We welcome Sheila Gregoire to interact on the impact of purity culture, and those ‘dangerous female emotions’, as in circumstances such as Anna's and so many other girls and young women. Do boys have the ability to stop lust? Christan-like behavior and Christ-loving character. Have we got it backward? Sheila’s expertise on these matters is significant.
October 3, 2023
Again, we are joined by our storyteller, Anna as she helps us understand her process by sharing some of the ways the Lord spoke to and carried her during a really dark time. How did our young, Christian Anna find herself here? Listen along to her story. “This was really confusing and ultimately reinforced, inside of me, some things I had believed about my worth and dignity through abuse. And it's taken me many years to recognize this and untangle all of the impact of those decisions.“
October 17, 2023
November 14, 2023
Anna will give us a little insight into how God was with her during this difficult time. Some of the ways that she found comfort and what hope she would convey to pastors, leaders and counselors who might be listening.
November 28, 2023