Zip Code:
Provider Type:
          PLAYING Woman Claims Ex Who Told Her He Believes He’s Jesus Would Lecture Her ‘For Hours On-End – Until I Was Drained Mentally’

          Woman Claims Ex Who Told Her He Believes He’s Jesus Would Lecture Her ‘For Hours On-End – Until I Was Drained Mentally’


          February 23, 2017

          Jem says she dated Joshua for a year; asserting she was attracted by his “New Age” way of thinking. “It’s always been very abnormal and unusual – and at first that intrigued me,” she says. She says that was before she realized he had manipulated her into following him. She claims Joshua told her he was channeling “ascended masters,” and eventually claimed he was Jesus.

          On Thursday’s Dr. Phil, Jem claims Joshua tortured her by making her take scorching hot baths (which he denies), forcing her to run through the snow until she collapsed, and even forbidding her from eating (he says they were fasting), so she could live off “God’s energy.” Jem says she lost 30 lbs. and didn’t resist because Joshua would lecture her “for hours on end until I was drained mentally.” She says she gave in just “to try and get him to shut up.”

          TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Conflict so big it needs a Dr. Phil solution?

          Jem also claims Joshua choked her after she told him she wanted to end the relationship. She says it was then she thought she would die. “I know that I would have if I didn’t tell him ‘no … I want to be a part of this again.’”

          She says she finally got away from him after she began seeing other people’s reactions.

          On Thursday’s episode, Joshua says he “Inadvertently” hurt Jem, claiming, “I was ignorant, and I didn’t know what I was doing.” Find out where you can watch here.

          TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Have a headline-making story in a small town?

          ‘I Am A True Prophet Of The Lord’ Claims Homeless Veteran Whose Ex Alleges He Used God To Manipulate Her

          Be on the Show

          Need Dr. Phil’s Help?

          Share your story for a chance to be on the show!

          Tell Us Your Story

          Be on the Show! Text “PHIL” to 88500
          Be on the Show

          Know a “Bad Bride”?

          Are you a bridesmaid under pressure to look “perfect?” Is the bride demanding that all her bridesmaids lose weight and get into shape before the big day?

          Be on the Show

          Know Someone Refusing to Act Their Age?

          Is your son or daughter a moocher and refusing to grow up? Is your loved one having a midlife crisis or wearing inappropriate clothing?

          Be on the Show

          At War with Mom?

          Do you feel she is your worst enemy? Can you not believe you are related to someone you dislike so much?

          Be on the Show

          Is a Narcissist Ruining Your Life?

          Do you suspect your partner/ family member to be a narcissist? Do they behave in a way that leaves you confused, distressed and fearful?

          Be on the Show

          Fighting Over A Family-Run Business?

          Are you part owner in a family business and feel like you don’t get your fair share of profits?

          Help & Resources

          Find Treatment Centers and Therapists!

          Check out the mental health treatment programs that have assisted Dr. Phil guests.

          Feeding America

          Learn how you can help feed a child this summer.

          Be on the Show

          Have a Story Dr. Phil Won’t Believe?

          Want to appear on Dr. Phil? Text PHIL to 88500

          Simple Share Buttons
          Simple Share Buttons