McEmsara (pronounced “Mumsara”) was born and raised in New Jersey. She became a disciple in 2007 at MSU. During that time she served in both the campus and teen ministry. McEmsara volunteered and then worked shortly as a full-time regional teen leader staff member overseeing the female teens of 3 churches.
She has held various positions in social services. McEmsara has worked with the elderly but most of her time has been spent with neuro-divergent children and their families as a Behavioral Assistant and Crisis Intervention Specialist.
She is a foodie who is passionate about dessert. She became a vegan in 2017. McEmsara has been married for 19 yrs and has 3 girls, 16, 13, and 10. She is an entrepreneur at heart and has gone from planning weddings and events to her first storefront in Bloomfield, NJ, Sweet Trail Vegan Cafe.
Afflicted but not Crushed: Deep Wounds of Sexual Betrayal
In marriage, betrayal trauma has a way of leaving deep, agonizing wounds. It’s common to feel debilitated and unsure of what to do in the wake of your husband’s sin. Feelings can include loneliness, the inability to communicate pain, fear of shame, judgment, and condemnation. Questions often asked: Am I going crazy? Why do I feel so angry or out of control emotionally?
As women, it is important to be persistent in prayer, have a safe circle of women who get it, normalize past and present experiences, and have radical genuineness and acceptance. In the dark valley, we can find God’s love, grace, and mercy guiding us to the light of hope. Join us as we share God’s transformative power and our recovery journey. We are afflicted but not crushed!
"We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. 2 Cor 4:8-9