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Recovery for Life!

For years, I have heard professionals say that relapse is a part of recovery. I have read countless articles from the addiction field that confirm that recidivism is a norm in recovery. When I read my Bible, 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV) says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come. The old…

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What Makes the Difference?

This is a question I am often asked when I talk about the life-transforming program of Teen Challenge. Our program works! Lives are changed, hope is renewed, and new creations walk out the doors of our program and have done so for 60 years. That is an amazing history!   So, what makes the difference?…

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This Year We Celebrate 60 Years of Transforming Lives!

This year marks the 60thanniversary of Teen Challenge. Wow. Six decades of men and women following the calling in their hearts to launch life-changing, Christ-centered programs around the world!   There’s a lot to reflect on:   Hundreds-of-thousands of men, women, boys, and girls have graduated from our programs with transformed lives Countless families have…

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What is Teen Challenge’s Theory of Change?

Our Theory of Change? I’m asked about this often from both our supporters and from family members interested in placing their loved ones in our care. My first response to this question is that we always depend on the power of Christ to change an addict’s life. His redemptive love is not only responsible for…

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Moving Forward with Intention

Everything that happens in our world starts with intention – the plan or determination to act in some way. As leaders, it’s our responsibility to set intentions for ourselves and understand the intentions of those who work around us. That’s not always an easy task. If you have been in ministry for any period of…

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A New Year–Our New Opportunity

A New Year–Our New Opportunity As we come into a new year, we are often drawn to reflection and thoughts of the previous year and the challenges facing us in the new year. We typically become introspective and focus on changing activities, disciplines, or behaviors that we believe will improve our quality of life. It…

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From Wishing for Death To Celebrating Life!

WATCH TISHA’S STORY “I was feeling like God left me” From Wishing for Death to Celebrating Life! Millions of people around the world are dying from their addiction. And it doesn’t have to be this way. Global Teen Challenge offers a proven faith-based solution that is transforming the lives of addicts in 120 countries around…

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The Season and Reason for Rejoicing!

This is the season and time of the year to focus on the Lord and rejoice in His goodness to us! I love the Christmas season. I love being with family and friends celebrating the birth of our Lord. I love being with my children and grandchildren and seeing Christmas through their eyes. I also…

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Happy At Last

Vinod was five years old when he ran from home to escape the strong hands of his stepmother. A railway ticket collector found him hungry and crying at a train station. Taking compassion, he adopted the boy as his own, naming him Vinod, which means “happy” or “joyful.” Vinod largely raised himself due to his…

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When God Gives A Dream

One of the greatest joys of a believer is to find their purpose in life. Recently I was speaking with two of our 17-year old female students who both spoke of recently finding their purpose in life. Both young ladies came from difficult childhoods that included sexual abuse, but now, months later, are speaking of…

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