Elizabeth: Conformity vs. Transformation

Posted by Lynn Yount, Staff Writer Dec 2, 2016 12:50:29 PM

If you hang around UGM for any time at all, you’ll hear talk of the difference between “checking the boxes” and pursuing real life change. Even when you’re checking the boxes for all the right reasons – like a mom trying to get her children back - it’s not sustainable. Transformation doesn’t start with outward behavior. It starts with heart change.

Elizabeth grew up learning more about rules than about love. Rules, however, did not equal order and stability.

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The Reason Why

Posted by Merrily Brast, Staff Writer Mar 13, 2015 4:58:00 PM

In all honesty, it is easy to judge addicts. But there are stories behind each face. And once these stories are heard, it becomes harder to judge.

This is the story of a woman who was in a long-term relationship with an addict. The writer will remain anonymous but explains, "I feel it paints a good picture of why many women choose to get involved with addicted men or prostitution or drug use. It’s about abuse. It’s the damage that is caused from a very young age." Names have been changed. 

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Addiction: Broken Families Raise Broken Children

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Feb 27, 2014 10:18:00 AM

Recovery Kid-Style

Of the 386 guests staying at UGM's four shelters on a recent evening, 99 of them were children. Not only do these children need safe shelter, food and stability, they need to experience the love and power of the gospel every bit as much as our adult guests.

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