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Convinced I was worthless.

Beth

I thought that I had nothing to live for. I thought that I was the most worthless mother on the face of the earth. I was no good as a wife. As a mother. As a daughter. As a friend

No one in the youth group would talk to me.

Chantz

Even in your most lonely moments God is there.

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...

Would do anything for approval.

Hannah

I didn’t know if God loved me. I was just so desperate. I started to try to find my identity in relationships with guys.

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.

Even a great dad cannot meet the deepest needs.

Jeff K

There’s some sort of hole in your heart that you're still trying to get filled. You wish your Dad had said some wonderful things.

Devastated by my little league coach.

Ned

Sal got to me and he looked dead at me and said; “That kid’s a cry baby. He quit last year, I don’t want him.”

The cutting sensation eased the inner pain.

Becca

I would stab myself with a sewing needle. Or any kind of needle. Just to feel that pain. To know, you're still here. You're still human. You're still alive in some way. To make that pain, just show what I felt on the inside.

As wild as I could be.

Becky

I was the girl on top of the bar with money being put on me, not remembering any of it the next morning.

Healed from the secret life that started at age 13 .

Jennifer

"I would take off and stay gone for days."