109: Amy Watson | Abuse Survivor & Living with PTSD

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Amy Watson joins me to discuss growing up in a state of turmoil that involved trauma and neglect, meeting Jesus in a children's home, 12 years of domestic abuse, living with complex PTSD and how Jesus is the star of her story.

Questions Amy and I Discuss:
  1. (4:09) The definition of turmoil is a state of great disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty and it is fitting of portions of your childhood. Take us back and share with our listeners a little about your childhood experiences.
  2. (9:14) When you did enter the children's home,? Who came along to say no more, this ?
  3. (6:47) Tell us a little bit about the children's home, you say it was some of the best years of your life.
  4. (21:25) How did you end up attending a Christian college?
  5. (23:16) You eventually met and married a man who abused you to the point of almost taking your life. Tell us about your relationship.
  6. CONTINUED
Quotes to Remember:

"I am a survivor of a lot of trauma."

"I love my mom, I didn't understand why she locked us in a room. I didn't understand why we didn't get food. I didn't understand why the physical abuse happened and why she let all this stuff happen. And so from the time I was seven to 14 when I went to a children's home, the definition of my life was absolute turmoil."

"I was there [children's home] for about 30 minutes....She said, 'Has anybody told you today that they love you?' And I just looked at her and said, 'No, ma'am.' She said, 'Well, I'm Mom McGowan, and I love you.'."

Show Notes CONT.

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