Tonight's special guest is Tammy Kennington from Colorado Springs, Colorado, a survivor of a decade of childhood sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and domestic violence at the hands of her alcoholic stepfather. Years later, she lived under the shadow of PTSD and depression—disguising its impact from only those who knew her best. Now on the other side of the trauma, she speaks to women who are on their own healing journeys. As an experienced Intervention Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry, Tammy has spoken both locally and regionally to women's groups and at educational conferences. Her publications include works published by Thriving Family, The Upper Room, and Light from the Word. She is currently working on a book about PTSD from a Christian survivor's standpoint, and writes a blog. In her September 5, 2019 blog, Tammy writes, “While a caterpillar is encased within its chrysalis, its growth leads to an incredible transformation until one glorious day it emerges with a final, determined struggle .. a new creation. One day, you and I will be gloriously and completely transformed–shaped by our response to both the good and bad circumstances in our lives.” With a master's degree in teaching from Colorado College, Tammy is also skilled in nonprofit organizations, coaching, early childhood education, editing, and volunteer management. "I'm also completing certificates in both trauma and life coaching," she shares. "My passion is for others to know there is hope for healing and life beyond the emotional pain of the past."