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    Breaking the cycle of abuse

    Born in Romania to a single mother, Andreea Surpanu was extremely curious about her father. Growing up, she was told he lived in Portugal because of work. Her mother also left to follow him there, only to find out that he had another woman. ‘At 15, I decided that I wanted to meet my father, […]
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    I finally found the strength to break my habits

    ‘Growing up I had low self-esteem, which grew into a deep sadness within me. I also had many family problems that pushed me to stay away from home and be out with my friends. It was through those same friends that I was introduced to drugs. I began smoking weed and two packs of cigarettes […]
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    ‘I’m fine’ was a deadly lie

    We come across people everywhere we go, but how often do we take a minute to really check on how they are inside? The latest headlines of actors, musicians and celebrities who have sadly taken their own lives just goes to show that no matter the external image, behind closed doors, it’s hard to run […]
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    Mum of Two turns passion into opportunity

    Elma Burke never dreamt that her passion for poetry would not only be embraced by her sons but inspire people she would never meet. Inspired by her faith, past and imagination, the St. Lucian-born mum penned a collection of poems that have become a useful teaching method for poetry workshops for schools, fun time for […]
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    There was no other option than to amputate my foot

    ‘A few weeks ago, I never would have imagined myself standing in an auditorium full of people sharing my story. I did it so that others who felt as helpless as I did—irrespective of their battles—could also receive hope to keep going. When doctors told me that there was nothing they could do to save my foot, it was hard to take. Things […]

    I couldn’t accept my condition, I placed my faith in God,

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    Finding true happiness

    Everything was fine, until I decided to leave my life and family behind to live with my boyfriend. Soon, I got to a point where every hardship I had previously overcome, came back to haunt me and it seemed as though I was living in darkness. I began to watch a lot of pornography, my […]

    I am no longer sad, I couldn’t sleep,

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    I found a powerful kind of energy

    I always felt like my family was against me and that no one understood me. Because of this, I would either isolate myself or go out, simply because I didn’t enjoy their company. Soon after, I developed a void inside of me, which I would try to fill by going partying. All of these thoughts caused […]

    a cry for help, God wanted to transform me completely, I developed a void inside of me,

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    Fighting with the right weapons

    We can all agree that when people get married, they normally do so because they love each other. It’s not common to get married out of hate or thinking about divorce as the end result. But what do you do when the perfect marriage you envisioned suddenly falls apart? Do you fight or simply throw […]

    because they love each other, The Word of God,

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    Fighting for two

    Many young girls dream of getting married one day and building a family of their own, expecting life to be a fairy tale with no struggles or problems. Then, they grow up to find that, in reality, it is quite the opposite. Building a family isn’t a bed of roses, and for one to succeed […]

    a cause for celebration, attending the Universal Church, having a happy family,

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    The bad news I heard didn’t stop me

    Pamela Carolan noticed a slight change of shape in her breast and felt a lump. She quickly went to see her GP, and it was confirmed that she did, in fact, have a lump about the size of a golf ball. A week later, she had an emergency mammogram and biopsy. She was told that […]

    I started to pray even more, I was in denial,

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