12 years ago, Emery found herself entangled in a lifestyle that was leading to hurt. She was stuck in patterns motivated by sexual temptation that she felt she needed to escape, but found herself falling back into the same pitfalls.
Listen to how Emery took practical steps to climb out of a lifestyle she couldn’t be in any longer. Stay tuned throughout the month of July as we explore more pieces of her story.
Emery Tells Her Story
“That can be the tricky part of when you think you’re good with sin and you beat it, and then you start again– that can be a dangerous spot. You know, you get sucked into the partying and just letting loose and having fun– not thinking anything of it. I moved out of my parents and in with a girlfriend and she was still partying. I was having this tension of “I don’t want to do that” and “I don’t wanna go down that way again because of where it led to.”Then [my son’s] dad would come around to a party or something and I would have that struggle, and have to say like, “No, I’m not going to be with you.”
So kind of getting caught again, my dad came over by the fly to the apartment– and my dad never does this. He just showed up and he was like, “What’s going on?” and I was like “Uh, Kennan’s dad is here…” and he was like, “What!?” He went into total dad mode, and I was thinking like, he’s going to kill this guy. So, I was like, “Okay this really needs to stop.” It was a good wake up call.
So I was like, “Okay Emery, get real.” So I moved back with my parents and said, “I can’t do this anymore.” I plugged into a church group with people my age and seeking after God, and changed my friend’s group completely– just kind of cutting off of it– which hurt, but I had to start new. It was so beneficial to helping me to move forward and not make those choices again and not tempt myself with them.”