The 700 Club with Pat Robertson

Josh Turner



Author of Silent Cry, (2015)

Frequent host on Daystar Television Network’s Joni’s Table Talk


Practice Administrator for a health care organization


Bible study leader

Serves on the advisory board of The Life of a Single Mom Ministries

Has worked with Jack and Jill of America, SASO (Scholars & Athletes Serving Others), and Presbyterian Homeless Night Shelter

Children: Nathaniel Newton III (Tre), Nate King Newton


The Secret Life of a Real NFL Wife


Raised near New Orleans as one of six children, Dorothy Newton was surrounded by abuse and poverty as she grew up. She decided she never wanted to live that life. Dorothy became the first in her family to go to college. She earned an athletic scholarship and was academically successful during her college years. Dorothy had also grown up in the church, and now that she was in college, she led a ministry. After graduating, she landed in Dallas, where she met and fell in love with NFL player, Nate Newton. Her plans to remain a virgin until marriage changed, and soon she was pregnant.


Dorothy and Nate married, and suddenly her dreams of having a better home and life than she had during her younger years came true. She had gone from poverty to the pinnacle of success. She was married to a handsome, successful, famous professional athlete, who was a three time Super Bowl Champion and six time Pro-Bowler for the Dallas Cowboys.

However, before long the relationship turned abusive. Nate was often violent and argumentative. She realized she was in the same world she lived in growing up- the world she thought she had escaped. “Whenever he was upset, he abused me,” Dorothy said. “Then he would apologize and want to ‘make things right.’ I know it sounds crazy, but I honestly thought I deserved the abusive treatment as punishment for my sins.”Dorothy kept her anguish secret. She was threatened, physically abused, and always suffering. She felt trapped.  She said, “I thought I was the only one, and that no one else could possibly be going through all this. I thought no one would believe me. From the outside looking in, to most people, I had it all. I didn’t want to ruin his career, I didn’t want to broadcast his sin. I watched how society favors the celebrity lifestyle. I saw how people ignored times when bad things happened. I was also  afraid of what would happen to me if I told. What would he do to me. I had been threatened many times that I shouldn’t say anything.” The abuse got so bad that Dorothy told Nate she wanted a divorce, then ran to her friends house and gave her a letter for police in case she died. That evening Nate pointed a gun between her eyes, shifted it and shot past her head, shattering the dining room window. That night, Dorothy left Nate and began to rebuild her life. She never strayed from Christ again.


In this book Dorothy shares her experiences of pain, healing, and hope. She believes faith in Christ can help those who are abused overcome their situation and recover. Dorothy says, “My objective is not to expose juicy details about a famous athlete, but to shine a light on domestic violence in hopes of helping others escape it and find healthy and meaningful  lives on the other side.”

She also shares how people can help others who are vicitimized by abuse. She says you can encourage and build the person up and pray for them, but also help them in practical ways like helping them build a safety plan, and helping them build a financial plan.

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