Filling the Void

Filling the Void

Before coming to Adult and Teen Challenge, I was homeless. I had lost all of my self-worth, my hope, and all of my joy. My life was chaos, and I knew no other way to live. As a young child, my parents got divorced. This caused a lot of dysfunction. I can remember...
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 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...
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...