Growing up in a Catholic home with two parents who were perfectionists, I had the idea that in order to find love from my parents or God I also had to be perfect. At the age of ten my parents separated, then trying to cope with that and the negative influence of some older kids on my hockey team, my addiction began. I used my addiction to escape reality, and my feelings of failure. After the COVID19 epidemic began I really fell into my addiction. I began isolating, and knew I needed help. I’ve come to Teen Challenge to learn to love myself, others, and Christ while learning to live a life that follows after Him. The only thing I am seeking to find at the end of all of this here is a lasting, loving, intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.
Favorite Scripture: 1 John 4:18 “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. “