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What you say affects your sexual identity.

Mary Jenna

That’s the key thing here and when someone says they’re gay or homosexual, that is now saying; “That is my identity.”

My gambling buddy got religion.

Pete

It’s really hard to admit you’re an alcoholic and addict to gambling. It is hard to admit you’re addicted to excess.

From corporate jets to food stamps.

Scot B

We lost our house and moved into an apartment complex where the police department was there every night and there were gun shots and squirrels literally in the cupboards.

Learning that my Mormonism was not Christian broke my heart.

Amy C

I would get so angry when I would hear them call Mormonism a cult or say that it isn’t Christian. I would think, “The name of their church is Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Of course they’re Christian.” But I ne...

Anger and porn addictions.

Paul B.

I knew better. I was raised better, but once I started and the more I did it the deeper into it I got.

Gambled away me and my husband's paychecks.

Catherine

I would put on my clothes and I would tip [toe] out in the middle of the night to go gamble. In a week he would get paid. He would give me money to go buy the groceries. I’d go gamble every bit of it.

Dad put me on his knee, then I never saw him again.

Gary

I recall walking home from football practice at Tyner Junior High School. I would walk behind the school because I didn't want other kids to see me walking home, or not having a ride home. They would get the car with their da...

Lost my job and almost my wife before admitting the problem.

Hugh

One of the women was a employee at work. The Board of Directors called me in. After questioning me about this they terminated my employment, effective immediately.

Met my father at 16, then led him to Christ.

Ishmael

I was going to school as a little boy and a lady stopped me and asked, “Are you the son of…, and she called her name. I said, “Yes.” She said, “Come here. I want to show you somebody.” She then pointed and said, “I think that...

I was perfect, except for the lies, black eyes, and failed marriage.

Jan

I could tell him things I couldn’t tell my friends. I later learned that’s what women who are abused do. They keep it a secret. Well, everything in my life was a secret anyway.