A Military Wife

Friday, December 15, 2017

Jamie’s Story: I remember the day like it was yesterday. I was standing in the kitchen sorting the mail when my husband walked in to share the news….

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Cyberbullying: My Invisible Enemy

Friday, September 15, 2017

Taeler’s Story: At Christmas time I started to receive messages on social media that were meant to harm me. Called a slut and a whore, I heard many…

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Letting Go of My Guilt

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Terri’s Story: I wasted 28 years allowing shame to control me. I hid myself in places I thought God wouldn’t see – outside the walls of my church,…

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My Island Life

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Renee’s Story: I decided to reinvent myself by moving to a Caribbean island at age 29. I managed a gift shop and also was an ocean kayak tour…

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The Missing Piece

Friday, February 26, 2016

Sara’s Story: At the age of 16 I didn’t know how to cope with feeling overwhelmed by negative feelings and shame. Even though I had a normal family…

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Rotating 180 Degrees

Monday, January 25, 2016

Bunmi’s Story: Exhausted by the grind of my second year as a general surgery resident, I tried to energize myself by recalling my big dreams. I planned to…

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The Sky Was the Limit

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Carrie’s Story:  I carried the shame of feeling defective for twenty-three years. The summer before my senior year of high school I went manic. I did not know…

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Pushing Down Walls

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Emily’s* Story: “What’s your story, Emily?” My head snapped up, startled, toward the voice at the end of a table filled with friends. All eyes turned to me….

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My Baby’s Name

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Christina’s* Story: I will never forget the buzz of the vacuum. Nor will I forget the insensitive nurse informing me, “this part shouldn’t hurt” as she forcefully pressed…

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In A Pit

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Martha’s Story: I lived solely for my own pleasures—always seeking the next high, until one dark day, I found myself down in a slimy pit. Cocaine and alcohol…

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Hiding in a Dark Place

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Lisa’s Story: Quite a few years ago I tried to hide from God while in a relationship I knew was wrong. John was a tall, athletic, good-looking college…

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Post-partum Panic

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Suzan’s Story: After years of struggling with infertility, God finally provided His special gift of a little girl named Faith. She was the perfect child. She slept well,…

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Protecting Myself from Heartache

Friday, October 25, 2013

Kelly’s* Story: As I write this I am on a plane on my way to Omaha to visit my 5 month old niece, a trip I almost cancelled multiple times…

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Back to “Normal”

Friday, October 25, 2013

Holly’s* Story: I have struggled with depression since adolescence, though I never knew to call it that. I grew up in a stable Christian family, always had good…

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Abused to Adored

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Deb’s Story: “How dare he talk to the Daughter of the King like that!”  My brain froze, tears filled my eyes as the simple sentence stunned me.  I’d…

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Stifling Anxiety

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Nancy’s Story: Five years ago, God decided it was time to deal with chronic, stifling anxiety in my life. On a Sunday morning in our church bathroom, I…

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A Dark Season of Depression

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Linda’s* Story: I came to know the Lord when I was thirteen years old. I continued to attend church and Bible study through high school; however, I never developed…

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Peace for a Pessimist

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Edna’s Story: On September 20, 2011, I frantically called my oldest sister who is a physician because I missed my monthly cycle. Assuming the worst, I told her…

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