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Homosexuality and my Dad the preacher.

Amy Z

"I was mad at my dad for destroying my family. He had taught me homosexual behavior was a sin. He had instilled in me that homosexuality was wrong, and suddenly he was trying to get me to justify it."

I stepped up as a man and forgave my parents.

Aaron

"Sometimes a man is not grown at twenty-five, thirty, or just because he has a family or kids. He is grown when he takes responsibility as a man, you know."

Angry. Who do I blame?

Aaron

"I just wanted to sit down and eat dinner with my family."

My head in the jaws of a mountain lion.

Andy

"It launched with force. It slammed into my chest. The top claws, the front claws were all up by my face and by my neck.......... I was twenty four years old. I didn’t want to die."

My Dad was the Evel Knievel of the neighborhood.

Robert

I remember early as a boy he would come into our neighborhood in a trailer park where I lived in Gainesville, Florida riding a Harley on a wheelie.

My head wound required surgery.

Ealum

In the third grade I didn’t know how to spell tadpole. For every letter I missed my dad would whip me across my back with a leather belt until I would bleed.

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.

This thing inside me screamed, "No, don't pray!"

Ed

As he slid me up that wall, telling me I didn’t know anything about God, I realized I did know about God, I just didn’t think I knew God.

Dad lost his life in depression, but I found the source of living.

Daniel

"I feel like I have been plugged into this eternal power source"....

Restored with Dad after the abuse.

Edna

I said; “Daddy, Daddy don’t! You’re going to kill Mom!”