New Family Legacy

When it Hurts so Bad You Just Have to Scream By: Susan Deborah Schiller In the series, "Conversations with Daddy" My heart was like molten lava, just exploding and pouring out. I had escaped from one sociopath, after 20-years of abuse, into another trap, but the excruciating pain was my heartache for my children. The […]

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Abusers: You Don't Need to Forgive Them or Give Them More Grace Sermon Audio by Sam Powell I hope you will listen to Sam Powell's sermon (link above). I've taken a few notes from the sermon, below. What he preaches is contrary to the policy of many churches. It's the Truth, as I have experienced […]

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Creating Beauty out of Chaos By: Susan Deborah Schiller Photo Credit Chaos… descending upon an elementary school in Oklahoma where children huddled, terrified and battered by an horrific tornado. Children and teachers dead. In Ohio, three teenage girls kidnapped and held captive for ten years just a few feet away from good people. In Florida, a […]

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The Code: Making the Dark Light By: Susan Schiller "All Truth is God's Truth," was the first lesson I learned in college. Truth is the code that unlocks our inheritance – that launches us into a radical lifestyle – the one that Jesus modeled for us, and then told us, "You can do even greater […]

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Cowgirl Up! By: Susan Deborah Schiller A little part of my own memoir… My husband and I were invited to manage a ranch, that they wanted turned into a House of Prayer. Stepping foot into the sprawling, 5,000 sq ft barn-turned-into-a-house, we took the bull by its horns and began cleaning and decorating the newly […]

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Out of the heart the mouth speaks, and what we speak we create. By: Susan Deborah Schiller How you tell your story creates your world.  It's your story, and if you're not where you want to be in life, at any given time you can say, "This may be my story, up to now, but […]

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The Winds of Change are Rolling: Calling All Wave Walkers By: Susan Schiller  In the series, "Love from Papa" Picture the disciples battling the impossible waves while Jesus calmly walks across the waves, nearly bypassing their boat,  totally unconcerned about the storms! Why did He nearly pass them by? Perhaps because He had just demonstrated the […]

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Time to Get Your Life Back! By: Susan Deborah Schiller Just as city streets are safer at night when the dark corners are well lit, we are going to identify the crime scenes and establish abuse-free zones in those areas. We first began by identifying your adversary, and now we're going to walk down the […]

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. The Antidote to Shame is Empathy By: Susan Deborah Schiller Inside of each of us is a Light so bright it has the power to create a new world. "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness […]

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When Staying in a Marriage Means Blocking God's Way By: Kimberly Dimick Editor's note: This letter was originally written to a woman who had stayed decades too long in an abusive marriage. Her husband is divorcing her, but in reality, he divorced her many years ago when he broke covenant through continuous cycles of abuse. […]

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We Shall Overcome Part One of "Secret Heroes"  Part Two of "Secret Heroes"  Part Three of "Secret Heroes" By: Susan Deborah Schiller One of my church leaders threatened to rape me. A second leader claimed he was going to torture me with knives, beginning with my feet and working up. In cohoots, my husband threatened to take piano wire and […]

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Why Wait Until You're Dead to Share Your Legacy? By: Michael McCarthey Imagine a world where there is true equality. I'm not talking about communism or socialism or any other system. I'm not talking about churches or religion, either. I'm talking about people being able to live with dignity and respect. No one is too […]

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Source: google.com via Gone_Social Marketing on Pinterest Speak the Truth, Even if your Voice Shakes By: Susan Deborah Schiller There are wars raging right now in this world that no one sees or hears, for the bloody battles are staged behind barbed wire prison walls that the average person cannot conceive exist. Can there really […]

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Beware of the Marriage Trap By: Susan Deborah Schiller Modern wedding vows may be a sign of marriage dysfunction. Marriage vows can be a license to steal, kill, and destroy a woman's soul, along with the children. Marriage vows are not biblical, but making a marriage covenant is. At the heart of love is a covenant […]

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From Ruin to Restoration, Part Two By: Joshua Dimick Part One, By Kimberly Dimick For twenty years I kept my wife and two sons prisoners to my tyranny. I exacted control by using rage and manipulated them by means of my blistering anger. Nothing was about love; everything was about following my rules. I expected […]

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From Ruin to Restoration, Part One By Kimberly Dimick My husband Joshua and I have been married 23 years. We met at Bible College….got married and continued our Biblical Studies after marriage. Joshua was a believer! My dream of a great marriage was supposed to be coming true. It only took a few days to […]

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Beside Quiet Waters By: Susan Deborah Schiller He leads me beside quiet waters; he restores my soul. (Psalm 23) And because there really are female sociopaths in the world today, I must pause to ponder how God designed human life and put us in families. Why are there different genders and what are the roles? Is […]

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Knowing Your Enemy Matters By: Susan Deborah Schiller I was scared, depressed, and ready to give up. Middle of the night interrogations, gaslighting, and more made my home like a prisoner of war camp. No one saw what was happening, for it was all behind the doors of a "successful ministry" led by a popular […]

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Five Big Questions to Flesh our Your Stories By: Susan Deborah Schiller I have been in the company of great women this week.  Each of these women has told me stories of triumphs over adversity in their lives, of lessons it has taken them a lifetime to learn, and it inspired everyone at the table. […]

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Silence the Abused –  Cover Up the Crime By: Susan Deborah Schiller I was married to a sociopath for two decades. We were active Christian leaders and from all outward appearances we were "normal". That's the scariest part about sociopaths – they look like normal Christians. Like tares in a wheat field, they blend in perfectly. […]

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