Inspiring Stories of Everyday People

“You don’t need another human being to make your life complete, but let’s be honest, having your wounds kissed by someone who doesn’t see them as disasters in your soul but cracks to put their love into is the most calming thing in this world.”

~ Emery Allen: Courtesy of Purplerays Blog

What’s your story? Has someone else inspired you and helped you fill your cracks by putting their love into you? Are you someone who has battled the unthinkable such as addiction, cancer or another severe health issue, a loss of a child, abuse or any other situation where you were a victim of darkness?

If you were able to overcome your struggles and find a more fulfilled life, are you willing to share your story within this website anonymously or publicly to give hope and inspiration to other people to find their light?

Here’s a checklist from Brene Brown’s “Daring Greatly” to ask of yourself to help you share your story in a healthy way:

-Why am I sharing this?

-What outcome am I hoping for?

-What emotions am I experiencing?

-Do my intentions align with my values?

-Is there an outcome, response, or lack of response that will hurt my feelings?

-Is this sharing in the service of connection?

-Am I genuinely asking the people in my life for what I need?

Please use the comment section if you are willing to share publicly or email me at if you would prefer I share your story anonymously.

Read and learn from other’s true stories below:

(Names have been changed to the protect the privacy of the individuals sharing their story.)

How one woman conquers fear after being a victim of assault: Fighting Fear

A Man who Found his Way Out of Darkness After Losing a Child

Wife Given Six Months to Live Still Thriving on Faith Five Years Later

A Woman’s Love for Life Through Cancer

Hello 85-Year-Old Marine

Wife Forgives Husband After Catching Him With Porn

Women Overcome Anger of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Mom Overcomes Severe Anxiety

A Woman Learns How Her Mistake Can Become a Gift

An entertaining story from a single working Mom who shares the lessons she learned from her daughter. She shared her struggles as a perfectionist and overcoming a painful divorce. “My Guru Calls Me Momma” by Jill Pepper Montz

For more inspiring stories visit Southbrook Church Stories

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Only you can tell your comeback story.

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