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Forgave Dad for killing Mom.

Ealum

My father took a baseball bat from the corner of the room and started beating my mother over the head, face, and upper body. The darkest day of my life was the day they lowered her body into the ground.

I kept dreaming about visiting Dad in prison.

Ealum

As the dreams continued I began to focus on the issue of forgiveness concerning my dad.

Decided to kill my wife and her lover.

Eddie

People disappear all the time and nobody would have ever known what happened to them. It was my intent to kill them for what they had done to me.

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.

Told God I can't dredge up all those memories.

Kati

I remember getting on my face and just saying; “Lord, I’m scared. This is not fun. I don’t like this. I don’t want to deal with this but I’m going to give it to you because I don’t know what else to do with it.” And, He was t...

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;

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.

Prostituted myself for drugs.

Carrie

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

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

Angie

 "I said to myself, “Okay God if I die tonight, I’m going to die obeying you.” 

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...