Adopted Does Not Mean Abandoned

If you have been adopted and have experienced feelings of abandonment, your biological mom (and/or biological dad) might have been trying to give you the best life possible by allowing another family to adopt you.  Consider the possibility that they may have chosen adoption out of extreme love; as well as a desire for you to have…

PTSD and Suffering

PTSD and Suffering – David Seligman, guest blog writer for Courage Beyond, shares his experience having PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and how he has come to the conclusion that he doesn’t like to say he is suffering:  I have heard a lot of words used to describe PTSD: “tragic”, “heartbreaking”, “scary”, “pitiful”. The more I heard…

Tonight, I Walked that Thin Line

Have You Walked That Thin Line Between Life And Death? We grew up away from other people, out in the country. My Mom was as religious as she was irrational, and the two don’t mix. She once grounded me for a week for putting the soap on the wrong side of the sink. She used…

I was Being Sexually Abused and TheHopeLine Helped Me [Video]

Are You Being Sexually Abused? Here is Annie’s Real Story of Hope: I felt like maybe it was something that happened to everybody because I was a little kid, I didn’t know any better but then when I started getting older, I started realizing that it was wrong. A whole bunch of times, I thought about killing myself….