We live in a broken world, we all know that, and that brokenness can affect us all in different ways, but what happens when brokenness has its biggest impact in your home?

What were you doing at 11 years of age? Playing with your friends? Going to practice? Tonight’s guest gained his first criminal conviction at the age of 11, and things only got worse from there.

Growing up in a broken home where drugs and alcohol were viewed as normal, Christian got into drugs early on in life and, like so many kids in his position, he fell into the wrong crowd. By 15, Christian was selling methamphetamine and entered his first treatment. All of this eventually lead to 12 felonies, 55 criminal convictions, and multiple years in prison. Christian tried several times to clean up his life and it was in 2013 that it all came to a head after a meth overdose.

The overdose lead him to his 12th treatment at Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge. It was at MnTC that Christian finally and fully surrendered to the Lord. Christian calls his time at MnTC the best year of his life as he learned about being transparent and about the forgiveness found in Jesus Christ.

Tonight’s Step – Step 5: Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

Key Verses:
He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. Psalm 121:3

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:3-24

Highlight – Something to live for

Growing up in a broken home

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