Last summer I was in a horrible place, I had had a tough time the year before. I had lost some friends at school who I thought genuinely liked me. It really knocked my confidence and one of them said stuff about me that made...

I married at 16 and had two little girls. My husband constantly had affairs and was extremely violent, and abused me in many different ways. At 22 years old I escaped his clutches, went into hiding and had three different attempts made on my life....

I was brought up in a Christian family, and went to church every Sunday. As I grew I was involved in youth ministry, Sunday School teaching, and many other ministries. I was engaged to a fellow youth leader, and then one day he simply said...

I was brought up a Catholic, but I never had a personal relationship with God, or even knew I could! Growing up my Dad was always very strict and not outwardly affectionate and, at 15 years of age, I believed that he didn’t love me....

Useless, rubbish, failure, constant abuse inside my head. I couldn’t even say that I hated myself because I literally saw myself as nothing, not even worth hating. Every day was just a period of time that had to pass before the next day, an endless...

I was brought up in Australia until the age of 10, and during that time I went to church with my parents, attending youth groups and activities with my friends. I always believed that you went to heaven if you were a good person and...