Author: Stephanie Correa

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Kailah's Story My name is Kailah Temperance Lewin.  I’m 24 years old, born in Trenton, New Jersey but grew up in Virginia.  This is my story.  This life I have been given could be seen as many things.  Some people may even say unfair, tragic, broken,...

Nick's Story My name is Nick and I am from Winchester, VA. This is actually my second time going through this program. I graduated in November of 2015 and I thought I had it all figured out. Once I graduated, I basically told God, “Thanks for...

Carlos' Story My name is Carlos and I’m 24 years old. I had a very normal childhood and was brought up in church knowing God. I have an amazing family that has always been there for me, with two loving parents and three awesome little brothers....

Nathan's Story I came to Teen Challenge a broken, beaten down, spiritually dead, physical disaster that was so depressed that at times I wanted to no longer be living. In those moments, the pain and shame, guilt and regret were so utterly and completely overwhelming that...

Brad's Story My name is Brad.  I’m 20 years old and from Warrenton, VA.  Prior to coming to Teen Challenge I always thought that I could do what I was supposed to do and do what I wanted to do at the sam time and still...

Amos's Story My name is Amos and I am a 37 year old “addict” working towards a better life through the Lord Jesus Christ. I am always hoping and praying for that better future, but I seem to catch myself being stuck in the darkness a...

Jesus, the Gentleman The gentleman, the barbarian; who do you want to give your life to? That might sound like an easy question right?  Of course, most people would say the gentleman BUT as they always say, “it’s easier said than done.”  Most people don’t even realize...

Ben's Story My name is Ben. I am 37 years old and from Pembroke, VA. I have 3 beautiful daughters: Jaiden (12), Jasmine (10) and Serenity (15 months). I grew up in a Christian home and was raised in Church. My grandfather was a pastor and...

Lindsey's Story My name is Lindsey Gorsuch.  I’m 22 years old from Waynesboro, VA.  I’ve been struggling with substance abuse since I was around 15 years old.  It started out small, like drinking occasionally and smoking weed, but then I started experimenting with pills when I...

Balance Imagine you are sitting in a school gymnasium and watching a professional gymnastics tournament.  It’s time for the balance beam portion.  I want you to pay attention to where the gymnast is looking and what her eyes are focused on.  Now think about another situation....