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He loved me through the sexual abuse—then suddenly died.

Kim

One day he brought a friend with him to also have sex with me. I then realized he didn’t love me. He just thought he could use me and get sex from me.

Shot up meth as a 16 year old mother. Now I’m sober.

Ashley

I was sixteen when I got pregnant, at the end of my ninth grade year. I met Cory who ended up being my daughter’s father. I quit hanging out with all my friends on the cheer leading team, and started hanging out with his frie...

He was 60. I was 14.

Cheryl

"I started to understand that was the void I was trying to fill is that I didn’t have Him in my life."

First child at 13, then prison, then a city leader.

Demetrus

That little spark started from there and then I said; “I’m just going to run for office.”

Gunshots were fired into my parents' bedroom.

Evie

As the school year progressed I became deeper and deeper involved in the knowledge of gang life, and eventually made a decision to get ”Jumped in” to a gang, which means you get beaten for about one minute as an initiation ri...

Would do anything for approval.

Hannah

I didn’t know if God loved me. I was just so desperate. I started to try to find my identity in relationships with guys.

From poverty, near abortion and death, to dreams and miracles.

Ishmael

Her grandmother threw her out. She lived in a little 16‘x9’ shack by the roadside. I was born in that little shack.

An abused boy must prove his sexual manhood.

Joe

I had gotten so far down I was eating out of a garbage can. A pastor came to the campsite where I was living and said, ‘Would you like to go to church today?’ I said, “Well, not particularly, not really.” When he said, “We're...

My first girlfriend to say no was an atheist.

Nick

There weren’t any boundaries with girls.