I created the 'The Nurtured Woman'' to create awareness of Domestic Violence with particular focus on African women and girls. The phrase 'The Nurtured Woman' was formed primarily from the reflection of my experience in a marital narcissistic abusive relationship which lasted for a period of about thirteen years.
While the relationship was extremely toxic, stressful, draining and distracting to my life purpose, I was never broken. I was being nurtured by the reality of knowing who I am as an individual, knowing who I am in Christ as a Christian and a deep understanding of scriptural principles and wisdom for everyday living.
I believe my experience was for a purpose, for such a time as this, to equip and prepare me for this Ministry to help other women and girls who are or may find themselves in abusive or toxic relationships.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 clearly define the foundation of this cause.
''3: All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. 4: He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others when they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us''
I was comforted, nurtured beyond measure and duly protected even when I didn't realise I needed protection. By nature, I strongly dislike injustice, oppression and people preying on one another especially within the family unit.
Quoting the words of Maya Angelou - ''When you learn, Teach. When you get, Give''
Over the years I have gained a wealth of knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse. I have successfully mentored, counselled and supported other women and men who have found themselves in abusive relationships.
In our journey of life, no experience is a waste. Good or bad, there's always something to learn from it. The lessons learnt and experience shared are keys to helping other people who may be struggling to understand or overcome what we have already overcome.
I strongly believe that the home is the foundation of the pressing issues in the greater society. If we build, encourage and maintain positive, healthy family relationships on the home front, we will be systematically resolving the issues in the society.
To the best of my God given ability, I hope to continue to impact knowledge of domestic abuse, provide help, mentoring and support for women and girls through this ministry.