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Arrested for assaulting my wife.

Chris and Davi

I remember going to bed, and praying, “God, you've got to give me this promise. You've got to show me something.”, because I wanted to divorce him. I wanted out. I was afraid.

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.

Mom was very angry, very malicious.

Oscar

“You’re going to end up like your father, a bum on the street, a loser, an alcoholic.” As a kid, growing up hearing those things hurt me. I thought, “Man, after everything I do for you, this is how you love me.”

Forgave Mom, even after sexual abuse.

Mary F

When a child grows up thinking abuse is what love from a parent looks like, you don’t know it’s so horrifically wrong until someone else tells you.

I can't really remember the traumatic event.

Amanda

My dad, my mom, me, and my baby sister would all sleep on a mattress in the truck bed.

I had sold my body, but God called me a virgin.

Kelley

"I was dancing on a stage in Miami…. that’s when the Lord showed up."

Five divorces by age thirty.

Jean

By the time I was thirty I had experienced five failed marriages. I felt like I could do nothing right;

I allowed the abuse because I did not know God's love.

Angie

I spent nine years in that physical abuse. He was in and out of jail. He was in different relationships with other women. He was either in a treatment center, in jail, or on the streets. When he got out of jail, I think it ...

Rejected and beaten by a man.

Angie

She sat me down on her couch and asked me if I knew how much Jesus loved me. My first thought was, “Why are you talking this Jesus stuff in the middle of all this drama? Let it rest.” Somehow at that moment I really was wanti...

Prostituted myself for drugs.

Carrie

Carrie prostituted herself for drugs. As a registered nurse, educated and articulate, she never expected to go so low.