DON'T GIVE UP ON YOUR KIDS ❤️ People need to know what is happening beneath the surface, beyond their awareness — in detention centers, county jails, juvenile institutions, and prisons. Behind closed doors, in church meeting rooms, in treatment centers and homeless shelters. These are not just other people’s children. They are OUR children, OUR neighbors’ children, OUR teachers’ children, OUR ministers’ children, OUR children’s friends and fellow classmates. They are not “losers” or “lost causes.” They have taken a wrong turn, and they need our help to find their way back.
I remember what Matthew, age seventeen, said in group: “Don’t look at kids and say they’re bad. Everyone is a good person. They’re just lost. They’ve taken a detour.” “Yeah,” Evian, age fifteen, added. “Don’t give up on your kids. Never give up.” This excerpt is from the inspirational memoir, The Only Life I Could Save, by Katherine Ketcham. Read this beautiful story of family, addiction, and recovery today, tap the link in our bio.