A Prodigal Daughter: How Modeling Led to Drug Addiction and the Path Back to Jesus Part 2 with Natalie Husk

Welcome back to Part two of Natalie Husks story. Last week Natalie shared about her years as a former model where she was lured into the exciting culture of the modeling world. But once she became part of that world, the constant pursuit of perfection drove her to numb herself by becoming addicted to heroin and cocaine. If you are drug addicted like this then you can find the nearest rehab.Because only years later she came to realize a repressed memory of being molested as a child was the catalyst that led her down the pathway of rebellion. If you haven’t listened to last week’s episode I hope you’ll go back and hear the beginning of her story.

In this week’s episode Natalie tells how she was finally set free from her addictions at Portland, OR. We also talk about how our culture has been turned upside-down as far as morality and how harmful social media can be for kids. There’s a lot of deep stuff we go into in this episode so you may not want little ears close by for this one. We also talk about eating disorders, something Natalie struggled with for years, and her advice about what to do and what not to do when trying to help someone with an eating disorder. In addition to that, she talks about her realization of what it’s like trying to maintain the same standard of beauty while living in the “real” world. There’s lots of great information and perspective in this interview.

Quotes From Natalie in This Episode

“The most miserable I’ve ever been is when I’m the most selfish.”

“If it wasn’t for my dad’s relentless, tough love, telling me godly truths… when everyone else was like, ‘Whatever. She’s going to do what she’s going to do…’ If it weren’t for him, I really believe in my heart I wouldn’t be alive.”

“Forgiveness and deciding not to be a victim is the key to happiness.”

“These girls don’t see their eating disorders as a problem. To them it’s just a diet… It’s not an image issue. It’s an emotional issue.”

“Everybody [in that world] had issues with love and acceptance… They need to hear that they’re worth fighting for.”

“It’s a fine line between being there for somebody and enabling them.”

Scripture References and Resources

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. – Edmund Burks

Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God–who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly–and it will be given to him. – James 1:5

You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. – Genesis 50:20

By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with with rare and beautiful treasures. – Proverbs 24:3-4

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Listen to A Prodigal Daughter Part 2 with Natalie Husk

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