[youtube id="i88VOowT1wk" width="600" height="350"] Debs and Shannia, mother and daughter, journey to a happier life. This video was originally published on YouTube by UCB Media on November 20th 2013....

I was on a path of destruction. During my childhood I had experienced a lot of abuse and rejection. It made me feel really angry. When I was 17, after a custody battle between my parents, the judge put me in a boarding school. I...

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....

Around this time last year, I was a mess. I felt depressed all the time to the point I was convinced I had a mental illness and asked my mum to take me to the doctor. She would never let me because she knew it...

I came to know God as a young teenager after my dad had persuaded me to come to church. I had grown up too fast and tried things your shouldn't have at that age! I smoked, drank, had tried drugs and was dating people way...

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...