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I'm 104, and I knew Al Capone and his gangsters.

Arthur

That’s where Al Capone would take his people that were not faithful and dump them. Not far from where my church was.

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 ...

A stroke ended my dental practice and my adultery.

Ron

There was a lot of infidelity and secrets, and lies going on. It seemed like it was lies layered upon lies. I became what I thought to be a really good dentist with a really good practice.

Homeless. Sleeping in a car with my newborn.

Shauna

I slept in the car one night with my newborn baby. That was one of those “God, why me” moments.

Dad died. Then Mom. I was 13.

Tara

I just lost all hope. I was just being dealt the wrong hand. I really went into a depression.

Confused by this fire inside my belly.

Corbin

I don’t know what it was. There was this flame inside my stomach just boiling over.

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.

Assaulted four with a knife, but a prison friend modeled a better way.

Matt

Really, I wanted to die. I was doing all the things that were killing me anyway. I had so much pain, hurt, and hatred I didn’t know how to process any of it.

Low self esteem, depressed, even by middle school.

Mike L

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

I’d do anything to feed my addiction.

Tom F

I’m the reason they put the cables through the leather coats at Sears. I’m the reason they lock the razors up at Walmart. I’m the reason new clothing has security ink tags. I had to have a way to feed my addiction.