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May 31, 2021

Demetrye Isoldi grew up in a broken home. 

His mother was verbally, physically and psychologically abusive to him and his sister, and she would sometimes sleep with men in front of them. His biological dad was a rapist and pedophile who spent most of his time in and out of jail, and his brother today is serving three...

May 24, 2021

James Jacobi felt he was following in his father’s footsteps when he entered the corporate world straight out of college. It was a life he went onto live for 11 years, and he did well in his career — but all the while, it felt like he was expected to be two entirely different people. 

“I struggled with that,”...

May 17, 2021

Joshua T Berglan knows there’s value in owning your pain.

For too long, he found ways to escape his pain, as well as to escape the pain he caused others. Before he found God six years ago, he’d been arrested six times for a number of reasons, domestic violence, cocaine and alcohol-fueled fights among them. And yet,...

May 10, 2021

Nine years ago, as Aadam Adkins tells it, he had all the hallmarks of a successful life. He had a plush job in corporate America that let him travel the world and offered plenty of perks. And he felt he’d checked a lot of the boxes that were expected of him. 


“I lived the life I was supposed to live — I was that...

May 3, 2021

Rob Billingham knows it’s all-too-easy (and human) to stray from your sense of identity. For many men, in particular, he believes this goes back to harm done to their identities as children — by not having a supportive father around, for instance. 


He also knows that a strong sense of faith is one of the most...