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Episode 53: Healing from an Abusive Marriage with Kari Trent-Stageberg

Kari Trent-Stageberg at wHolymom Chat

Kari Trent-Stageberg has joined me this week to provide knowledge regarding the path to healing and understanding domestic violence as a first-hand survivor herself.  Domestic violence is one of the most threatening issues which can curtail one’s mental and psychological growth. Individuals may face verbal, emotional, or physical abuse that may leave you questioning everything you’ve ever said or done in a relationship. Experiencing this abuse has been shown to leave lasting effects that are even more profound than physical damage itself. Due to the toll that is left by domestic violence, it is important to understand the narrative through first-hand experiences which is why Kari has joined the podcast today.

According to Kari, the first and foremost thing to escape from domestic violence is to recognize such a toxic relationship and tackle it in the most appropriate manner, followed by setting a safety plan and boundaries. It will not be a cakewalk unless one gets proper guidance and knowledge regarding this evil. Listening to the words of a survivor will help others to be fit enough to fight brilliantly against the abuse. So don’t hesitate to plunge into the episode to explore more about it. 

 Additionally, for anyone that may be experiencing domestic violence and needs further resources or guidance please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233.

Listen in to learn more about: 

{03:40} The Journey of Kari as A Survivor

{05:00} Abuse Defined

{07:00} Book Suggestions on Abusive Relationships

{11:20}  Along with Faith

{14:00} Strategies and Pieces Of Advice To Apply

{16:30} National Domestic Violence Helpline Number

{27:25} Three Pieces of Advice

Favorite Quotes:

“You are not created to do life alone.” 

“An abundance of counselors is wisdom.”

“It’s always one step forward, three steps back…God is so kind, he is so faithful, and he is not going to leave you where you are.”

About Kari: 

Kari is a wife and mother. She has experienced an IVF journey which blessed her with a little boy. Growing up she was part of a faith-filled home with no paradigm for what abuse looked like. Through her journey she has walked away from faith, eloped, grown closer to God, and found her way to the beautiful family she now has. Her struggles have allowed her to bring hope, healing, and knowledge to both her and others faced with similar situations. 

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