Seminars~ Learning to Love the Mom in the Mirror (by spending time with the Heavenly Father)
~ Co-Creators with Christ: On Womanhood and Motherhood
Art Workshop~ Faith and Art: My Journey Through Anorexia & Finding Healing in Art and God
Emily was a breath of fresh air at our women’s conference and brought with her the words of truth, grace, and freedom. She was able to articulate the struggles of women, while using many personal stories to help relate it and put the concepts into context. She was a blessing and a challenge to everyone in attendance!
~Elly Doef, faculty staff at Mount Carmel Bible School and organizer of Deeply Rooted 2013
Emily is beautiful. And not just on the outside. She blesses with her kind and gentle heart, her sincere compassion, her soaring hope. We were blessed to have spent the weekend with her. Emily inspired us to lean in and to see and to listen. She opened our eyes to the beauty under our noses and in our own backyards and staring back at us from the mirror. Thank you for making your way to Nebraska and holding our hearts so gently.
~ Deidra Riggs, founder of the Jumping Tandem Retreat 2013, where I led two breakout sessions
Emily’s presentation to my seminary class was engaging, real and from the heart while filled with wisdom, excellent research, and clarity about the issues faced by families affected by eating disorders. It was a rare experience to hear Emily tell her story, give perspective from family members, and reference therapeutic insight as well as call the church to tangible love and prayer as a way to combat this spiritual battle. Students thanked me for weeks after the presentation for inviting Emily and I know that you will have a similar experience if you give her an invitation to speak to your group.
~Len Thompson, LCD, adjunct professor at Taylor Seminary
"Thank you so very much for sharing your story and your wisdom. God spoke through you!"
~The Evening Breakaway Team at Central Community Church in Chilliwack, BC
With tenderness and transparency, Emily Wierenga held the audience spellbound at our recent conference. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking an honest window into the mind of those struggling with eating disorders, and hope for those who love them.
~Constance Rhodes, Founder and CEO, FINDINGbalance; Author, Life Inside the Thin Cage
At the Wild Goose Festival, 2012, Emily's workshop was one of the most well attended, and as the people came back to claim their artwork, they mentioned how enjoyable the time with her was. Many people related to her story, as did I. Her contribution was substantial.
~Deborah Loyd, adjunct professor, pastor, artist and church planter
As I watched Emily Wierenga relate her own story to groups of women, each dealing with their own personal image issues, I was awed by how her raw honesty, and tender words of insight and wisdom unlocked the chains that held these women captive. Their response for help and guidance was refreshing and gave hope to so many of us that, indeed, God can work all things together for good in the lives of those who seek Him.
~Carol O’Leary, veteran youth educator and wife to Canada's National Young Life Director
PART 1 and PART 2 of Emily's miracle baby story on 100 Huntley Street
A documentary in which Trent and Emily share their journey through anorexia nervosa (click HERE)
Emily tells her story on The Drew Marshall Show (click HERE), May 17, 2008
Emily talks with Drew Marshall about Chasing Silhouettes: How to Help a Loved One Battling an Eating Disorder, here (September 22, 2012)
Click here for Emily's eating disorder blog, where she helps families walk alongside loved ones on the eating disorder journey