Karen Maag, creator of Reflections of Hope Ministries, shared her story to people looking for hope.
Maag calls herself a 'survivor by choice' because for years, she was told she was a bargain basement child; among many other hurtful things.
She hopes that telling people about her past will encourage them to also become a 'survivor by choice.'
"Abuse, we talked about healing, we talked about forgiveness, we talked about the promises of God, we talked about releasing. Just letting go," said Maag.
Click here to read more about Maag.
Copyright 2015 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.