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Freedom on The Witness Stand

Six months ago I faced my former cult leader from a witness stand in a courtroom. It became one of the most powerful moments of my journey so far. The following is an excerpt from my upcoming book “Scandalous Grace”. “I walked up to the witness stand with a confidence...

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Scandalous Grace Excerpt

Today I'd like to release a small excerpt to my upcoming book, "Scandalous Grace". This details a pivotal moment in my journey of breaking away from the chains of legalism and stepping into a Gospel of grace. On this night, in February 2017, my faith was forever...

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Advocate With An Attitude

Last night I received some harsh criticism concerning my blog and upcoming book. This wasn’t the first negative feedback I’ve received and it certainly won’t be the last. This person said how I’ve changed in the last few years and I’m no longer the “sweet little Emily...

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Two Trees

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. As a survivor of long-term sexual abuse, this is a highly personal topic, and dear to my heart. I have have been fortunate enough to work through my pain through extensive therapy, but many victims have not been so lucky. Today...

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Telling My Story

Ever since I announced on my Social Media that I am writing a book about my #cult and #metoo story, I’ve received a lot of criticism. I’ve been told that I must not really be free, or that I haven’t really forgiven, or else I wouldn’t be so stuck in the past. But...

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Overwhelming, Never-Ending, Reckless Love

It was a bitter cold night in February 2017. I remember it like it was yesterday. I lay on the floor of my bedroom. Curled up in a fetal position, body shaking, my tears fell away into the thick carpet threads. I had been wrestling with my faith for several months. I...

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