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Recovery: You can be sober and still be miserable.

Jun 9, 2022 2:06:42 PM

By JoAnn Zajicek, Director of Women's Ministries

I started my journey with UGM 10 years ago. Hard to believe.

I vividly remember asking my supervisor at the time, “what type of women” I would be serving. Who were they? Where did they come from? Sonny Westbrook gently replied, “They are women from all walks of life, in need of Jesus.”

Loved into New Life: Two Stories of Recovery

Jul 1, 2020 4:10:03 PM

2020 LIFE Recovery Alumni, Zach (21) and Stephen (58), were both transformed by God's love during their time at UGM.

Louise: My Relationship with Christ Is My Purpose

Mar 6, 2020 2:11:29 PM

For Louise, who grew up on a family farm, hard work and physical labor were constant and grueling, and faith in God was about fear and obligation rather than grace. What she didn't know was God wanted a relationship with her.

The Heart of Lifelong Recovery

Aug 15, 2019 1:08:27 PM

5 years is a big milestone in recovery, but fixating on the milestone misses the whole point of recovery: It's for life.

Beyond Sobriety to Life Transformation

Mar 6, 2019 11:50:15 AM

Life transformation must start from the inside. Sobriety, stable relationships and health are natural outgrowth of transformation, but it is much more than changes in behavior.