A Heart Transplant for Chris – Making a Tough Decision

by Dianne N. On June 28, 1787, when the Constitutional Convention was deadlocked, Benjamin Franklin made these comments: I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth -- that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?”… While the scale is entirely different, I agree with Franklin’s conclusion, that it is wisdom to appl...
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Step 11: Personal Revelation – Lindsay’s Story on Heroin Addiction Recovery

"I knew I didn't want to live that life anymore, but I didn't know how to get out of it. I felt so unworthy of God's love. But I remembered how I grew up, it all came flooding back, and a song I sang as a child in church came flooding back:" 'Heavenly Father, are you really there, and do you hear and answer every child's prayer?' "And that was the first prayer I ever uttered in recovery. It was a song. Now prayer is my lifeline, it's the blood of my existence." Her reunion with her daug...
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Step 6: Change of Heart – Aram’s Story about Drug Addiction Recovery

"I couldn't remember truly asking God to remove my character defects.  I just thought to myself, if he were standing in front of me now, what would I want him to say.  I'd want him to just take it and say, 'Thanks, I've got this.' Instead, at that moment, I heard a question: 'Will you let me take this?' I realized that I had done all this work to be relieved of this misery, and that question completely changed the trajectory of my recovery and my life." So Aram experienced a change of hea...
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Step 1: Honesty – David’s Story on Sex Addiction Recovery

"If we turn our lives over to Him, we can draw on all the powers of heaven to change.  And that's my testimony."  So David took the first, vital step to overcome his addiction, by being honest and no longer trying to hide it.  And then he was on his way to recovery. This very inspiring video relates the story of a man who went through agony, but was able to succeed: Step One
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Feeling Good about yourself is Essential for Successful Dating and a Happy Marriage

Contributed by Thomas B. Holman A relationship with God is essential to establishing a strong sense of self. I learned that accepting myself and embracing who we truly are is the first step into connecting with people. I have learned that it helps to think about our best friend when we are beating ourselves up for something. “If this happened to my best friend, would I think about her differently? Would I think she is a loser? Does her big nose make her not lovable? Is she not a person...
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