A Little R & R

A Little R & R

My name is Tammy Beaty, and I attend the Carthage Hope for Life group sponsored by Adult and Teen Challenge of the Upper Cumberland.  When you first hear of Teen Challenge, you automatically think of drug and alcohol addiction.  I have never had a drug or alcohol...
I Stand Strong Now

I Stand Strong Now

Before coming to Adult and Teen Challenge of the Upper Cumberland, I was so broken and lost.  I tried taking care of a household; working 12 to 16 hour shifts, being a great wife, mother, and daughter-in-law.  I could not handle all of the pressure.  I began using...
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...
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...