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Today I was given the beautiful opportunity to share my story on live radio. As nervous as I was, I knew God would give me the exact words to say, and sure enough, He did! I felt very strong and confident and so incredibly grateful for the chance to share my heart!

I have discovered that over the last couple years of becoming more and more public with my story, the chains of shame and guilt have melted away. Silence breeds and cultivates shame, and while it is every survivors choice whether or not to tell their story, I have personally found that every time I share my story, new wounds are healed, and new hope is birthed.

Jesus redeemed every tear I have ever shed on the cross and I want every survivor to know that their tears have been redeemed as well. ?

Check out the recording below!! And please share with anyone who may be blessed by it!

~Em

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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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