Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

I grew up in a good home with good parents, but I was always seeking the approval of men. I used my appearance to find the love I was searching for. My mind was fixed on my looks, and how I would look better if I changed this or that about myself. I never felt good...
I Walked Away

I Walked Away

A few years ago, I walked away from my Lord. I am a mother of three wonderful, little girls. I tried to walk out my life in my own strength and be supermom. I became too prideful to ask for help. I tried to be a full-time mom, full-time employee, the softball mom, the...
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...
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...
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...