Trust & Obey

by Kate Dawn Smith

A woman's journey from trusting the blind faith she was raised to believe in to trusting in herself

She married young like many Christian girls did. It was the only way to have sex without sin. She never aspired to be in church leadership and yet, here she was, singing on the Praise team and leading choirs, the Music Minister's wife. She always played her role well, though, obedient daughter, beaming bride, supportive, no submissive wife. She may have been lulled into complacency in those roles had her husband treated her well, like her father had treated her mother. But this marriage was too abusive. The church was cult-like and mysoginistic. The Pastor was considered the voice of God and God wouldn't be letting this musically talented family leave anytime soon. Although it may mean abandoning all social ties she had ever known, she would have to build a way out, for herself and for her children.


Kate Smith currently lives in the Washington D.C Metro area with her new and wonderful husband where she has a successful government career. Two of her children live at

home and two of her children are grown and starting their

own adventures. Kate holds a Master's degree 

and hopes to pursue a career in writing.

Projected Release, June 2021

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