Amanda’s family dynamic might sound familiar to many of us: things looked lovely on the outside but were actually challenging and dysfunctional. She remembers tension, addiction, financial pressure, and marital struggle that only worsened as she grew up.
Amanda grew used to carrying this secret: that her family wasn’t as intact as they appeared. It got harder, though, once her dad became abusive and her parents divorced.
Years later, now a wife and mom, Amanda is pulling her family’s experience from the shadows with the belief that her story isn’t shameful, but rather a way to show others that hope and healing are possible.