As a domestic abuse survivor, advocate, author, and founder of Create Soul Space: A Catholic’s Guide to Domestic Abuse, I know what a huge emotional, spiritual, physical, and psychological impact intimate partner violence has on a person. Domestic abuse seems to take away your very self—your creativity, goals, thoughts, aspirations, friendships, finances, sense of self, independence ... the list varies from situation to situation, and goes on.
Abuse can also interrupt your relationship with God.
I understand. I truly do. On a personal level. And I’m here to help.
You Have Questions. Trust Me, I Get It.
Marriage is a sacrament and is sacred. What am I supposed to do now? Am I stuck?
How could You allow this to happen, God?
How could my intuition—that “still small voice” of the Holy Spirit (1 Kings 19:12)—have been so still and so small that I didn’t hear it when I got involved with this person?
I feel distanced from God. I’ve let my prayer life and my spiritual life slip. How do I get it back?
I’m losing or have lost faith in God after all I’ve experienced. I have so many questions. Who can help?
Can I ever feel His loving presence again, after all I’ve been through?
If you need spiritual help due to the damage, trauma, betrayal and suffering you’ve endured after domestic abuse, I’m here to help. I’ve “been there, done that.”