My Future is Secure

My Future is Secure

Before I came to Adult and Teen Challenge of the Upper Cumberland, I was homeless, involved in prostitution, and completely addicted to any drug I could get my hands on to to help me escape life.  At the age of 14, I began jumping into relationships with men of all...
Angry at God and Myself

Angry at God and Myself

Growing up, I hated myself and others.  I depended on other people and was always pushing them away.  I thought if I worked constantly and made high grades, at any cost, then I was good.  Once the pressure and stress increased, I sought solace in music, relationships,...
No Longer Afraid

No Longer Afraid

Prior to becoming a Christian four years ago, I had no experience with church, the Gospel, or “Christian upbringing”.  This left me searching for meaning in my life in all the wrong places.  I spent a lot of my life dealing with fear, rejection, and creating coping...
No Matter How Broken

No Matter How Broken

I grew up in a very loving home with both my parents.  They were very protective and limited the things they allowed me to do.  By the time I was a teenager I began to rebel because I felt as if my parents were too controlling.  What started out as skipping school to...
Count It All Joy

Count It All Joy

Before coming to Adult and Teen Challenge I was completely bound by alcohol and co-dependent relationships.  My parents divorced when I was a young girl and although I grew up happy, I still felt something was lacking.  I began clinging to men and always seeking to...
Miracles in My Life

Miracles in My Life

I was raised by my addicted mother and by age 9, I had been sexually abused.  I was sent to live with my father and stepfamily.  I felt rejected, alone, misunderstood and felt I had to grow up pretty fast.  I acted like I could handle anything on my own and suppressed...