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...
A Reason to Wake Up

A Reason to Wake Up

I am twenty-seven years old and from Cleveland, Tennessee.  I grew up in a loving home and was happy and content.  When I got to high school all I wanted to do was fit in.  I had friends, but they were not very good friends.  I got pregnant at nineteen with my oldest...
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...
Letting Go

Letting Go

I grew up in a Christian home.  God blessed me with a husband that loves the Lord and a beautiful son.  Like many Christians, we allowed compromise and sin to creep in and it tore my life apart.  I left our church, and my husband and I separated.  As our son got...
Unconditional Love

Unconditional Love

I was raised by my mom who was an alcoholic and drug addict.  By 9 years old I had been molested by 3 men, whom I was suppose to trust.  I was taken by the state custody and sent to live with my dad and step family.  Who offered no understanding.  So I had to grow up...