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From country music star to watching Dad die in prison.

Cody McCarver

My dad committed the crime of first degree murder on August 14, 1996, which is my birthday, and he went to prison.

I asked my deceased father all my angry questions.

Reid

I did the empty chair procedure. I asked my father all these questions. Then I was to get up and sit in the chair and answer the questions. This didn’t make a bit of sense to me but I did it.

Followed my comedian dad toward death by drugs.

Dominick

The times I would overdose, and go to the emergency room the doctors would say, “Do you have a death wish?”

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.

Two little girls changed my life.

Geoff

In attempt to find out how to best answer the girls we started reading the Bible together, and listening to Christian radio. We didn’t attend church for a while. Christian radio was our church.

Organized a week long drunk with my friends.

Jeff A

We decide to go out with our friends that night, but end up at the same party. She’s talking with another guy that I couldn’t stand.

From home invasions and gangs to a solid citizen.

Johnny

Johnny's Family disowned him. He felt "snakes" enter his stomach after hooking up with the 666 tattoo woman. The jail preacher, unaware, pointed at his stomach. "You are released from that curse!" he said. Johnny could finall...

Life was perfect. Then Mom died.

Jessie

I am a women’s Teacher/Counselor at Teen Challenge, a Christian discipleship program for people with drug and alcohol addictions. I grew up in a Christian home. I had a wonderful family. I grew up going to church, so I knew w...

Screamed at my abusive stepfather's grave.

Lori

From the very beginning my real dad told me he loved me, but left. He may have loved me, but I don’t know. Then a step dad came in, and said he loved me and my mom, but would also tell me to not tell. It started with fondling...