Stories on The Facing Project

I'm a Fool for Christ

I’m a Fool for Christ

Neil’s Story As told to writer Sarah Hendrix /// You’ve heard of a 12-step program, a 7-step program. Well mine was a 1-step program! I really believe I just touched the hem of His garment and I never looked back. Simple as it sounds, it was not an easy life that brought me to that […]

The Serenity Prayer Helps Me

The Serenity Prayer Helps Me

Denise’s Story As told to Mary Jenkins /// My mother was addicted to Valium. She had a hysterectomy at age 26 and became addicted. She was so sick that we stayed with other family members. I stayed with an aunt, whose husband was an alcoholic and a gambler. There was always fighting going on. My […]

I Stopped the Cycle

I Stopped the Cycle

Rebecca’s Story As told to Victoria Engelhardt /// It had been a perfect date. I was fifteen and barely knew what love was, but I thought I could be falling in it. The laughter and flirtation that filled the dimly lit booth in Dairy Queen had put butterflies in my stomach yet put my mind […]

I'm Empowered

I’m Empowered

Edward’s Story As told to Missy Reid /// I signed a Division I football scholarship and later completed Airborne School with the Army. In college, I was a youth minister, student government president, an all-conference defensive end, and I just graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history and political science. But I don’t have the […]

Our Book is in Production!

We have collected all of the stories we will feature in our upcoming booklet to raise awareness of drug abuse in our community. There will be stories of youth who have seen how drugs can wreck a family. Stories of addicts who were humbled by life changing moments, and as a result able to kick […]

Calling All Writers

Calling All Writers

Drug abuse is a growing problem in our community. And to combat that, Union College has taken on the project of telling the stories of individuals whose lives have been affected by drug abuse. But to tell those stories, we need your help. We’re looking for writers to provide voices to those whose lives have […]