Hope – 2018 Graduate


Hope - 2018 Graduate Before coming to Mercy my life involved verbal, physical and sexual abuse. Growing up, I had absent parents and I was bullied at school. I found out about Mercy from my mom. I decided to apply because [...]

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Gianna – 2018 Graduate


Gianna - 2018 Graduate My mother and father adopted me at birth. I entered into what I thought was a good home but it turns out that it was not all that it seemed. My parents divorced and I thought it [...]

Gianna – 2018 Graduate2018-12-04T10:38:54+00:00

Elizabeth – 2018 Graduate


Elizabeth - 2018 Graduate I grew up with a chaotic life. I had challenging family relationships. I remember the start of my downward spiral. It began in 5th grade when I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. I was put on medication [...]

Elizabeth – 2018 Graduate2018-12-04T10:38:55+00:00

Samantha – 2018 Graduate


Samantha - 2018 Graduate I grew up in a Christian home, but I felt like I always had to meet a certain set of standards. When I was six years old, abuse entered into my life. This left me as a [...]

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Kaitlyn – 2017 Graduate


Kaitlyn - 2017 Graduate When I was eight, my parents got divorced. I blamed myself and had a lot of shame. I put on a brave front and thought I had to be what others wanted me to be, when inside [...]

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Alexis – 2017 Graduate


Alexis - 2017 Graduate I grew up in an abusive environment. When I was five, I was raped by someone I should have been able to trust. In this, I was forced to grow up at an early age. This led [...]

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Sophia – 2017 Graduate


Sophia - 2017 Graduate I was born in Liberia. Growing up, I lived in a lot of fear of my birth mother, who was very strict, and any authority figure in general. Throughout my childhood, I was sexual abused. In middle [...]

Sophia – 2017 Graduate2018-12-04T10:39:45+00:00

Kailey – 2017 Graduate


Kailey - 2017 Graduate Growing up, I went through a lot of emotional abuse. I didn’t feel accepted for who I was, and it was constantly the root of problems. I grew up believing that to be healthy you had to [...]

Kailey – 2017 Graduate2018-12-04T10:39:57+00:00

Lovteisha – 2017 Graduate


Lovteisha - 2017 Graduate During my childhood, life was very confusing for me. I didn't know who my father was, and my mother was very absent. Beginning at the age of four, I was sexually abused, raped, and exposed to pornography. [...]

Lovteisha – 2017 Graduate2018-12-04T10:39:59+00:00

Pornography: A Parent’s Perspective


Pornography: A Parent's Perspective Pornography impacts many areas of our culture – on an individual and familial basis – and has woven its way into many children’s lives through internet use. Therefore, pornography is an important topic for parents as they seek to protect and [...]

Pornography: A Parent’s Perspective2018-12-04T10:40:04+00:00
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