God keeps his promises! In May of 2012 I was in a safe house for battered women – alone. My abuser had turned my children against me, I wasn’t safe it my own home, I was financially ruined, and no one knew the truth of my situation. This is what my life looks 6 years later because I chose to follow God out of my life of abuse and into freedom. It was so scary and when my abuser took me to court for spousal support for life – and won – it was confusing. God told me then “a thousand dollars a month is going to be a drop in the bucket compared to how I bless you.” He brought a good and true man into my life, restored me to my children, restored my finances, and healed my heart. I put these photos together for my husbands 60th birthday and it is a wonderful testimony to the faithfulness of God.
This is the true story of my journey from domestic violence to freedom. The journey is metaphorical but the events that led to me finally escaping my abusive situation are very real. It is told in a powerful and engaging way and the purpose is to help others who are being abused to summons the courage to escape from violence and choose freedom for lives. Especially women of faith. My faith background is rooted in Christianity and unfortunately there are many leaders in the Christian church who are encouraging women to pray harder, have more faith, and stay in an abusive marriage in order to “save the marriage.” This may sound absurd but it is a reality. This film is a rebuttal to that preaching and although it should not be controversial, it is. A second purpose is to help those who have watched someone they love remain in a violent relationship gain understanding. Anyone who is being abused, has been abused, or loves someone who is living in domestic violence will be profoundly moved by this film.
This is the true story of my journey from domestic violence to freedom. The story is metaphorical but the events are real.