Find Hope

Compelled to find lovers online.

Lisa

When I was sick and by myself at home I would think, “What exactly is the purpose in this. What are you doing? You’re still alone. You still have nobody in your life. You still have that void. So what you’re searching for is ...

I was intoxicated at the wheel and my son died.

Marla

It was eleven o'clock in the morning, and my blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit for the State of Tennessee. My ten-year-old daughter was in the front with me, and she escaped serious physical injury, but her emotio...

God cared about my piercings.

Mikey

She noticed the holes in my face. She was like; “Oh, you’ve got a lip ring?” I said; “Yeah, I had to take them out to get a job, you know, working for the man.”

Social services removed me from our home.

Kayla

My brothers and I were separated. When we came back together in our parents home it wasn’t any better. There was still a lot of abuse going on, so I moved back out the spring semester my senior year.

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.

Ashamed of my speech impediment.

Jason Gray

"I remember a specific moment where after a concert, a person came up to me and they thanked me for having a speech handicap."

Low self esteem, depressed, even by middle school.

Mike L

Growing up I didn't have a very personal view of God.

Introduced to illegal drugs during rehab for pain meds.

Stephanie

I injected it intravenously. But by the time I was using meth amphetamine, I was willing to do whatever I had to do, um, for, for the dope

My son with cerebral palsy had no hope until the missionary arrived.

Maxim

We tried everything possible to make his life normal. He studied in a very good school. He tried to study hard and behave very well. Nevertheless, society had a hard time accepting him.