436: || I’m a Prize, Not a Sample
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436: || I’m a Prize, Not a Sample

Lakeisha Murray - July 3, 2017

I've been celibate for nine years, and it has not been easy. I have my good days and my struggle days, but by the grace and mercy of…

435 || Bob Fife: On Leaving His Gay Lifestyle Behind
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435 || Bob Fife: On Leaving His Gay Lifestyle Behind

Emily Webster Saxe - June 30, 2017

Tears ran down his face as the words of his son, Sean, bounced around his brain until they finally settled and he could process what they meant:…

434 || The God of 3 A.M.
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434 || The God of 3 A.M.

Jessie Harbin - June 29, 2017

It’s a tragic story we’ve heard too many times—children who grow up in loving homes decide to rebel when they hit adulthood. Maybe it’s drinking. Maybe it’s…

433 || Darkness Couldn’t Win
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433 || Darkness Couldn’t Win

Marie Griffith - June 26, 2017

None of us knew it would be the last time Mom and Dad were together. Mom had been sick for years. Dad was her sole caretaker, still…

432 || My Stomach Is Suicide
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432 || My Stomach Is Suicide

Heidi Kupitz - June 26, 2017

Ali, a beautiful four-year-old brunette, sat on the bathroom counter, watching me apply my make-up. Her older brother, Chase, lay sleeping on the living-room couch. Ali refused…

431 || Walking in Faith: Jen Bricker’s Life Without Legs
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431 || Walking in Faith: Jen Bricker’s Life Without Legs

Kerry Coker - June 23, 2017

When talking to Jen Bricker, you might be surprised to find how quickly you forget she was born without legs. No matter how much you initially want…

430 || Extreme Makeover: How The Joplin Tornado Reconstructed Her Perspective
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430 || Extreme Makeover: How The Joplin Tornado Reconstructed Her Perspective

Christy Pearce - June 20, 2017

Crystal and her family weren’t expecting the devastating, mile-wide tornado that leveled much of southern Joplin, Missouri, six years ago. Neither were the weathermen for that matter.…

429 || Miscarriage Didn’t Rock My World
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429 || Miscarriage Didn’t Rock My World

Christy Pearce - June 14, 2017

Staring at the pink, gelatinous blob in the toilet, I wondered if I was looking at my baby—the baby I was surprised to learn was coming just…

427 || Saved But Guilty: A Drug Dealer’s Tale
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427 || Saved But Guilty: A Drug Dealer’s Tale

Lane Polak - June 1, 2017

The air in the courtroom feels cold, but his hands are clammy. The former drug dealer wonders if the fear inside him is escaping as condensation through…

426 || When the Therapist Needs a Therapist, Hope Prevails
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426 || When the Therapist Needs a Therapist, Hope Prevails

Christy Pearce - June 1, 2017

Image courtesy of  Sue Hoeksema Schwabauer Neuropsychologist Dr. Michelle Bengtson has been on both sides of depression. After sitting in the physician’s chair for so long, she…