Elaine Nolt is a domestic abuse survivor. About her marriage, she says "The first year was hard and things went downhill from there." She and her husband were blessed with 4 children during the 15 years they were together. Those years included many bruises, several broken bones, and hassling by uneducated ministry and family. After her husband landed in prison charged with attempted murder of his wife, Elaine and her children set about building a life with calmness, safety and peace in it. With the assistance of counselors they began learning how an emotionally healthy family unit functions. Friends moved them to Virginia from Pennsylvania three years later to get away from the threats of physical violence and more. The children are now grown, are Christians, and are all married to Christians. Elaine has been involved ever since her separation in helping other women who have trouble in their lives. God consistently brings women in need across her path. She is an avid reader, especially about abuse and various forms of it and about how to assist those in it in a Godly way. Elaine and her oldest son have a partnership LLC, where they raise produce, chickens, and beef organically and have a farm stand where she spends most of her time. They put in a commercial kitchen so they now have baked goods to sell and they just received the certification necessary to can and sell pickles and tomato sauce. The Lord has been good to the children and Elaine. One of her greatest joys is the 12 grandchildren who are literally spread around the world, eight in the county where she lives, one in Oregon and three in Cambodia.