Survivor Stories

Anna – Rekindling True Love at the 2021 CTPM retreat

Anna – Rekindling True Love at the 2021 CTPM retreat

As told by "Anna," and written by Lauren Rose   I was raised in a ritualistic denomination, void of a relationship with God. I married right out of college to a controlling young man, and we were divorced within two years. He left me in an empty apartment with...

“Mercy”: My Path to Redemption

“Mercy”: My Path to Redemption

As told by "Mercy" and written by Lauren Rose When I first met my husband, he made me feel so special, like no one else ever had. Most of our time together was studying the Bible or talking about what God was doing in our lives. I was a new Believer who had just...

Hermosa Mariposa Breaks Free

Hermosa Mariposa Breaks Free

As told by "Hermosa Mariposa" and written by Lauren Rose  When I first met my soon-to-be husband, he seemed to be very loving and caring, and everything I ever wanted in a husband, but looking back, now I see that “care” was the beginning of control. He told me that I...

Meet Brooke, Part 1: Coming to the Light

Meet Brooke, Part 1: Coming to the Light

Written by: Brooke My story begins with a deep, unexplainable desire to be loved. After spending two years in an emotionally abusive dating relationship with a man I was engaged to and living with, I decided I did not want to spend the rest of my life with this person...