I wanted to take this time to write a letter and prayer for the women coming to TTG now that I have graduated. I want to encourage them to not lose heart. This program is the hardest but most amazing thing I have ever done. I want to encourage you for that reason, there were many times I wanted to give up because of fear, embarrassment, and depression. The one thing I want you to know is that you will not be perfect. There will be failure because Romans 3:23 says, " For all have fallen short of the glory of God." Even though I failed many times God used those times to sanctify me and make me more like Him. It was in my failures that I learned my greatest lessons. So don't beat yourself up like I did many times and don't hide from God but run into His loving arms for guidance and help. Remember your strength is not your own but comes from Him and His Word says He gives strength to weak. I know coming here is going to be scary but I promise everyone here is loving and represents Christ on a daily basis. The staff and volunteers really love you and want your good. Remember that in rebuke because rebuke is always out of love here. I pray you would always make time for God and not let the business of life distract you. I know when you first get here it will feel like your not totally free but remember true freedom is in Christ. I want you to embrace the first 6 months here and immerse yourself in the Word because when your able to find a job and your in the world and your being distracted being grounded in Christ is going to be the key to fighting temptation. That is one thing I regret the most I should of took more advantage of that 6 months to know Christ more because it wasn't easy out there and the only reason I didn't fall back into my addiction was because of the grace and mercy of God. I pray that you would trust everyone here and learn that we will never leave your side. This program is hard but fight through it because the end is glorious. I want to encourage you to be open and honest in your counseling don't be embarrassed because we are all sinners and 1 Corinthians 10:13 says, " There is no temptation that has overtaken you except such is common to man." Being honest about where your at is so important if you want to receive the best help available. You can do this with Christ by your side. TTG has changed my life in so many ways and I pray that you would be changed as well.