Have you ever felt so broken that you didn’t believe you deserved true happiness? God has a way of fixing that, even when you aren’t thinking about Him.

At 21-years-old I got into my first relationship, and it was toxic before it even began. After almost two years, I felt like I didn’t know who I was anymore or what I truly wanted because I was only happy when he was and believed what he said about the type of person I was. I began seeing a therapist shortly before my boyfriend and I had started looking for an apartment. I found my therapist through a friend of my parents and some of her resources for helping people were based around the Christian faith. At the time, I didn’t have much of a relationship with God other than just believing He was there, and she was aware of this, but it didn’t stop her from providing me with some helpful books that referenced God and the Bible. After some discussions with her and my family, I decided it was time to end the relationship that had taken me all the way out to Arizona. Over the next two years God continued to send people who would help me truly get to know Jesus and His grace.

Finally at the beginning of 2023, I was able to move back home to Maryland. I found Crossroads and it has seriously changed my life for the better in just a few short months. The family and friends that I am surrounded by are such a blessing. Everyone has given me such amazing support on this journey, and I can say without a doubt that I am finding true happiness in life now. I don’t see myself as broken anymore and I have the teachings of Jesus to thank for that. God is leading me to things that I never would have thought I deserved or wanted.

Through a couple of toxic, earthly relationships, I have found peace in the best relationship you could have….one with God and Jesus! I have made plenty of mistakes in the past, but He never gave up on me and will always go for the One.