Kris Martinez (Ouwenga)
I am a true Jane-of-all-trades who has spent a lifetime breaking down barriers of what women ‘should be’. I have raised four children and spiritually adopted several more along the way. I hold a Masters in Theology in Context and have been in ministry for over 3 decades. I am unashamed of who I am and hold nothing back when it comes to being honest about life, people, Jesus and everything else. I speak with kindness and grace but with a foundation of bold truth. I care deeply about people and desire to help people discover the beauty that lies within them. However, my heart is deeply invested in helping victims of domestic violence and human trafficking. It is my passion to assist victims before, during and after their escape and guide them through the process of healing their hearts and minds; as well as to help them in rebuilding their lives.
About the Journey
Please join me as I take you on my life’s journey and share the wisdom I have gained from it. I was raised in a domestic violent home and have spent a lifetime striving to overcome those battle scars. I have also spent over twenty five years helping victims to create wise escape plans and gain freedom from their abusers. I will share my own story and the story of some of the victims I have helped. Of course, I will never share their real names, locations or family dynamics, however, our stories will to help give you an insiders perspective into life with an abuser.
I will also write about Christianity from various perspectives. I have been a Christian for 35 years and I genuinely believe that we need to do some serious rethinking about how we choose to Love. We should be exuding the Love of Jesus, which includes loving everyone. We have not made it easy for ourselves but we can change this simply by dropping legalistic belief systems and allowing ourselves to treat everyone with the genuine and unconditional Love of Jesus.
Of course, I will throw in some fun topics as well because I LOVE to laugh!!! My life tends to include a series of unfortunate events that will make anyone shake their head in disbelief!!!
Join me on this adventure and let’s enjoy the ride together!!!