Anne Marie Miller is an American public speaker and author who writes on topics such as faith, sexuality, and psychology. She was previously known as Anne Jackson.
Anne Marie Miller (Anne Jackson, Anne Linebarger) is an author, public speaker, freelance writer, editor and nursing student.
Miller was born to a Southern Baptist pastor who mainly taught at smaller, rural churches in West Texas.
Miller was sexually assaulted by a Southern Baptist seminary student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary at the age of 16, though she did not recognize or report the abuse until her twenties. Miller worked at technology and design firms in the Dallas area before moving to Kansas City, Missouri. She worked in communication and business development at not-for-profit organizations in Kansas, Texas, and Oklahoma. Miller married videographer and improviser Tim Miller in 2013. After her marriage, she changed her pen name to match her legal name, Anne Marie Miller.
In July 2018, the man who sexually assaulted Miller, Mark Edwin Aderholt, was arrested and charged with three felonies including sexual assault of a child under 17 in Tarrant County, Texas. On December 19, Aderholt was indicted on 3 counts of indecency with a child under 17 by contact and sexual assault of a child under 17. Miller's public report was key in the Southern Baptist Convention and International Mission Board, who originally covered up the abuse, revamping their policies on sexual abuse and misconduct. Aderholt pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of Assault Causing Bodily Injury on July 2, 2019, and faced maximum sentencing, though, after 24 months of successful deferred adjudication, his record will be expunged. He will spend 30 days in jail, face a $4000 fine and 2 years probation with a no-contact order protecting Miller and her family.
Anne Marie Miller was the author of Flowerdust.net. Miller released her book Mad Church Disease - Overcoming the Burnout Epidemic (Zondervan) in February 2009. She contributed to a number of magazines and blogs, and she was a Compassion International advocate. In December 2009, author Seth Godin released an eBook titled What Matters Now in which Anne was one of 72 contributors. Permission to Speak Freely: Essays and Art on Fear, Confession and Grace, published by Thomas Nelson, in 2010. In 2014, she re-released Mad Church Disease: Healing from Church Burnout and Beating Burnout: A 30 Day Guide to Hope and Health. Her fourth book, Lean on Me: Finding Intentional, Vulnerable and Consistent Community, published October 7, 2014, by Thomas Nelson. Her fifth book, 5 Things Every Parent Needs to Know About Their Kids and Sex released May 17, 2016, with Baker Publishing.
Her sixth book, Healing Together: A Guide to Supporting Sex Abuse Survivors published on October 15, 2019, with Zondervan/HarperCollins.
Miller is presently attending nursing school and is studying to be an Advance Practice Nurse Practitioner with a focus as a Primary Mental Health Specialist (PMHNP) or a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner in Forensic Nursing. She is a clinic coordinator and quality improvement fellowship candidate within a local hospital system in the Dallas area.
In February 2008, Miller traveled to Uganda with Compassion International. She has since traveled to India, the Dominican Republic, Moldova, Russia Zambia, South Africa, Swaziland, the Philippines and Haiti as well as many disenfranchised communities in the United States for journalist ventures regarding poverty and relief work. She was a cyclist on the 2010 Cross Country Cycling Ride:Well Tour in effort to raise funds and awareness for Nashville-based Blood Water Mission, a water and AIDS intervention non-profit. Miller presently volunteers with the organization "Supporters of Survivors" which helps family members and friends support sexual abuse survivors and is a member of her hospital's unit based committee for patient quality improvement. She serves as a medical assistant for "Happy, Healthy Parents" which focuses on diabetes education and lifestyle and family dynamics. Miller also volunteers in a group for mothers looking for help in supporting children with mental health disorders.
- Mad Church Disease – Overcoming the Burnout Epidemic, 2009
- What Matters Now, 2009
- Permission to Speak Freely: Essays and Art on Fear, Confession and Grace, 2010
- Mad Church Disease – Overcoming the Burnout Epidemic, Fifth Anniversary Edition (Self-Published), 2014
- Beating Burnout: A 30 Day Guide to Hope and Health, 2014 (Self-Published)
- Lean on Me: Finding Intentional, Vulnerable and Consistent Community, 2014
- Surviving Christmas: Advent Devotions for the Hard and Holy Holidays (Self-Published), 2015.
- 5 Things Every Parent Needs to Know About Their Kids and Sex, 2016
- Healing Together: A Guide To Supporting Sexual Abuse Survivors, 2019