wife, mom, technology teacher, and domestic abuse survivor and subject expert
Her debut book, I'll Pray for You, is "a must-read on marital abuse as told by the victim." ~Amazon review
"For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'"
Jeremiah 29:11 KJV
I'll Pray for You
A Christian Woman's Guide to Surviving Domestic Violence
Bruised, desperate, and homeless, I stood on the back porch of the head deacon’s house. I expected him to welcome us with open arms. After all, he had helped us before. However, when I explained my situation, something was different this time. He didn’t invite us inside. Instead, he shook his head, saying, “I’m sorry. I’ve done all I can, but I’ll pray for you.” I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. With nowhere to go, I walked to my car, defeated, and drove away.
The Answers You Need
Why did you write I'll Pray for You?
I want to share God's message of hope! He has plans to prosper me, to give me hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). Many women, and men, may find themselves in my situation or a similar one and they need God's hope of escaping into a better life.
What is the Cycle of Abuse?
I learned that abuse is cyclical, going through four stages, Normal, tension-building, exploding, and apologizing or rationalizing. To learn more click HERE.
What is the Power and Control Wheel?
The wheel serves as a diagram of tactics that an abusive partner uses to keep their victims in a relationship, according to the National Domestic Violence Hotline
Every Day Royalty Podcast
With Keri Kitchen
Christian author, wife, mother, and domestic abuse survivor Donna Wayles shares her testimony of surviving domestic abuse in her new book, I'll Pray for You