112 From Victim to Victorious: How I Survived Sexual Abuse by My Biological Father


SIN_A4_PRESS2_UKIRE_PrintNatasha Elliott talks about how she survived childhood sexual abuse by her biological father.  Mark Elliott, her husband of seventeen years also talks about the role he played in helping Natasha’s journey from victim to victorious.

Natasha points out that there are always signs that reveal a child is a victim of sexual, mental, or emotional abuse.  And Natasha points out some key signs that parents must pay close attention to and never ignore.

Natasha and Mark are on a mission to help victims of sexual abuse heal from the pain and also help their loved ones understand how to love them through the pain.

074 The Journey To Forgiveness


ForgivenessIsAJourneyVarious guests share how they were hurt in some of the worst ways you can imagine, either by a loved one or a stranger, yet they found a way to forgive.

If a woman can forgive all three of her rapists, if a husband can forgive his unfaithful wife, if a pastor can forgive the friend who embezzled a large sum of money from his account, and if a pastor can forgive and renew a friendship with an old friend who hurt him so badly that he wished him ill will; can’t you find it in your heart to forgive those who have broken your heart, not met your expectations, disrespected or disappointed you in some fashion, or perhaps they hurt someone you love?

During the show, we talk about what forgiveness is, what it is not, the steps to take along the path to forgiveness, and why even with the best intentions to forgive, the end result may not turn out as you may have hoped and why even that is okay.

Whether you are seeking forgiveness or need to forgive, you will want to listen to this life changing episode of Make The Change Radio Show.

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004 The Power Of An Apology


apology_sorry2Is someone out there still waiting to receive an apology from you?

There’s so much power in the words “I apologize.” They can heal a broken heart, dry tears from crying eyes, change a frown into a smile, turn sadness into joy, and give a restless soul some peace.

So if an apology can do so much good, why is it so difficult for us to apologize?

Where did this thinking come from? Well, in the movie “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon – 1949,” John Wayne said “…Never apologize–it’s a sign of weakness.”

Well, let me tell you, it is just the opposite. Having the capacity to say I am sorry, is a sign of strength. It really takes a lot of courage to say I am sorry and refusing to apologize is the true sign of weakness.

Someone out there is waiting for you to deliver the words “I Am Sorry.” And if there’s one change you can make starting today, show how strong you really are, look for opportunities to apologize when you know that you did something wrong or whatever part you played in the situation.

Reach out to someone you’ve hurt and apologize.

Dr. Rodney Malcolm’s Bio:

Dr. Malcolm provides marriage, family, and pastoral counseling in the Washington DC metropolitan area.

Dr. Malcolm holds the following degrees:

  1. Doctoral Degree (Honorary) in Pastoral Counseling, 2003, Life Improvement Center, Cleburne, Texas.
  2. Master of Divinity (Minor: Counseling/Psychology) 1981, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan.
  3. Bachelor of Arts in Theology (Minor: Psychology): 1978, Oakwood College, Huntsville, Alabama.
  4. Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (Minor: Education): 1976, Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee.