Revs. Lonnie Vanderslice and Dan Beckett
Tuesdays, 4 PM CT
From Surviving to Thriving—Releasing Shame, Healing Trauma
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Research indicates that people who have the disease of addiction have experienced higher rates of childhood or adolescent trauma than the general population. The ability to live with joy and fulfillment and maintain long-term recovery grows when old traumas are faced and healed. Special guest Marilyn Van Derbur is the author of Miss America By Day—first-place winner of the prestigious Writer’s Digest Award as the "Most Inspirational Book" published in 2003, and a passionately effective advocate for the prevention of and recovery from childhood sexual abuse. Her exceptionally successful career began with being crowned Miss America 1958 and blossomed as a highly sought-after motivational speaker selected as “Outstanding Woman Speaker in America.” Marilyn’s life took a radical turn in 1991 when she came forward publicly as an incest survivor, an action that opened the door for tens of thousands of sexual abuse survivors to begin their healing. She shares why and how healing the wounds of abuse opens the way to fulfilled living.