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Happy sixth month anniversary to the love of my life!! I never dreamed marriage could be so sweet, but I guess that‘s what happens when you marry your best friend. ?

I’ve absolutely loved our continued traditions of four-hour long coffee dates, spontaneous “Haagen-Dazs Emergencies,” and late-night Downton Abby dates. ☺️

I’ve treasure our evening strolls together around the apartment and how we sometimes return to the beautiful bridge in Loose Park where you both proposed, and we were married.

It’s been so much fun having you teach me how to play chess and how I now almost always beat you at our games. ?

You’ve earned my trust as we’ve worked through the hard things like deep-rooted triggers, job losses, ER visits, sleepless nights, and family courtroom battles.

You’ve been my safe place, my anchor, and my compass. I never knew what it meant to be cherished until I met you, and I never knew it was possible that a marriage shaped by values of complete equality could exist.

I can honestly say I am more in love with you today than when we first said our vows to each other six months ago.

I love you, Babe! I can’t wait to savor the rest of our lives together!! ??



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About the Author

Emily Elizabeth Anderson is a Christian blogger and rising activist for people who have experienced abuse within a Christian environment.

After growing up in a fundamentalist cult for 23 years and experiencing childhood domestic violence, Emily began her journey to recovery in 2015 and eventually found Jesus to be her ultimate healer. She soon turned her passion for writing into a blog and her story has since been featured on several media outlets including NPR.

She married her best friend, Joshua, in 2020 and together they are passionate about educating on the realities of trauma survival and recovery, as well as supporting survivors they meet through their online community.

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