When someone leaves an abusive marriage, life isn't instantly fixed. Women who have experienced domestic violence feel shattered. Because of the trauma they've been through, a bond with their abuser has formed that keeps them tied together long after they've physically left. Our guest understands these difficulties all too well. She tackled all the same struggles when she left her own abusive marriage. And she intimately knows what women in this situation need in order to gain freedom from the lies of abuse-to be reborn as the people God longs for them to be. Join us for comfort and biblical encouragement.
Are you struggling with anxiety, unhealthy relationships, unresolved hurt, or other soul-scarring pain? Discover how to overcome brokenness and live in God's freedom! Offering time-tested, biblically-based, and research-supported principles, our guests will provide hard-earned wisdom and youthful passion to help young adults thrive as they strive for spiritual, emotional, and relational wholeness.
Karen DeArmond Gardner is a thirty-year survivor of domestic violence and a long-time advocate for women who have experienced the same. Her advocacy work includes facilitating Mending the Soul, a group that leads survivors through their trauma, and serving on the board of directors at Arukah House, a transitional home for women coming out of sex trafficking and abuse.
Josh McDowell is the founder and president of Josh McDowell Ministry (A Cru Ministry). He has written or co-authored 152 books in 128 languages, including the multi-million selling More Than a Carpenter and Evidence That Demands a Verdict (named one the twentieth century’s top 40 books by World Magazine). He has addressed more than 45 million people, giving over 27,000 talks in 135 countries. Audiences around the world have heard him relate his own story of overcoming the deep wounds he suffered in his childhood and youth through the immeasurable kindness of God.
Ben Bennett is an author, speaker, and the Director of Resolution Movement – a global movement helping young people overcome hurts and struggles and thrive in life. He has faced addiction, trauma, and other mental health struggles in his journey toward a wholehearted life. Through many mistakes, missteps, false starts and restarts, Ben discovered proven tools and principles that have helped him overcome the hurts and struggles that hindered his journey toward wholeness. For the past 10 years, he has partnered with world renowned therapists and ministry leaders, helping individuals young and old understand and work through the underlying factors driving the unhealthy patterns in their lives. Ben offers a unique and fresh perspective on how to find freedom, healing, and a life of thriving through Christ and others. He has been a staff member of Josh McDowell Ministry since 2017.