Hope from Despair
Despite seeming to having it all—a wife, a house, and a son—Brian struggled to fill the void he felt in his life. When a tough military deployment caused him to abandon his Catholic faith, he spiraled out of control, turning to drugs to ease the pain. Fortunately for Brian, God met him at rock bottom.
Brian joined the military at age 18, desiring to serve his country after the 9/11 attacks. During his deployment, he saw things he never thought he would see—and then lost a friend close enough to call his brother. Already skeptical of the Catholic church, he decided that God was not real and struggled to figure out what was still missing in his life. “I didn’t have happiness. I didn’t have fulfillment,” Brian says. He turned …
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