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700 Club Canada: August 20, 2013

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HELLO, I'M BRIAN WARREN.

AND I'M LAURA LYNN TYLER

THOMPSON. WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

TODAY WE'VE GOT THE PLEASURE

TO SHOW YOU SOME OF THE MOST

POWERFUL STORIES SEEN ON THE

700 CLUB CANADA. AND WE'RE

GOING TO LOOK AT PROOF OF GOD'S

INCREDIBLE ABILITY TO TRANSFORM

LIVES.

RANDY ELLIOT WAS A LIFETIME

CRIMINAL, AND WAS SHOWING NO

SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN.

MM-HMM.

YOU'LL BE AMAZED AT WHAT GOD

CAN DO TO EVEN THE MOST

HARDENED CRIMINALS. AND SEE WHY

RANDY IS REALLY EXCITED TO DO

ONE SIMPLE DUTY THAT MOST

CANADIANS CRINGE AT.

AND YOU'LL SEE HOW GOD WAS

ABLE TO WIPE OUT A 30-YEAR

SECRET PORNOGRAPHY ADDICTION

FOR MARK DIETRICH, AND THE

INCREDIBLE WAY THAT GOD HELPED

MARK AND HOLLY REBUILD THEIR

BROKEN RELATIONSHIP.

ALSO, ROSALIE SCHWARM'S

JOURNEY FROM GOTH TO GOD IS ONE

YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS. SHE'LL

REVEAL IN PAINFUL DETAIL THE

HURT IN HER HEART WHICH LED HER

INTO A WORLD OF DARKNESS, UNTIL

GOD GOT AHOLD OF HER, AND HE

WAS ABLE TO REMOVE HER FROM

DANGER.

BUT FIRST, YOU'LL SEE THAT

GOD IS THE GOD OF SECOND

CHANCES AND FRESH STARTS. IF

YOU NEED TO HIT THE "RESET"

BUTTON IN YOUR LIFE, HAVE A

LOOK AT TRACY BREWER'S STORY.

SHE'LL EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENED

WHEN SHE LEARNED THE DIFFERENCE

BETWEEN KNOWING ABOUT GOD AND

KNOWING GOD.

HM.

THIS IS HOW THAT NEW

RELATIONSHIP CAME TO LIFE.

TRACY BREWER WAS ONLY THREE

WHEN HER PARENTS DIVORCED.

I REMEMBER A LOT OF GRIEF

AND PAIN. I WAS VERY

REBELLIOUS, STUBBORN, WOULD NOT

SUBMIT TO AUTHORITY.

SHE SPENT HER DAYS SKIPPING

SCHOOL AND HANGING OUT WITH

OLDER TEENS. WHEN SHE WAS 12

SHE SLEPT WITH A 20-YEAR-OLD

MAN. TRACY WAS INFATUATED.

I MADE UP MY MIND THAT I'M

GONNA BE WITH HIM, AND I'M

GONNA MARRY THAT GUY ONE DAY.

BUT HE WAS A DRUG DEALER.

AND NOT LONG AFTER THEY MET, HE

WENT TO PRISON. STILL, TRACY

WAS DETERMINED TO WAIT FOR HIM.

MEANWHILE, SHE PARTIED.

CAUSE I DIDN'T CARE ABOUT

SCHOOL ANY MORE. I CARED ABOUT

DRINKING, AND MARIJUANA, SO I

WANTED TO PARTY. I WANTED TO

HAVE A GOOD TIME. I WANTED TO

STAY OUT ALL NIGHT.

AFTER HIS RELEASE, THEY

MARRIED, BUT THE MARRIAGE

DIDN'T TURN OUT LIKE SHE

EXPECTED. HE DIDN'T WORK, AND

TRACY'S SMALL PART-TIME JOBS

COULDN'T SUPPORT BOTH OF THEM.

SO HE RETURNED TO SELLING

DRUGS, AND SHE STARTED SELLING

HER BODY.

YOU GET TO A POINT WHERE

THAT YOU DON'T FEEL ANYTHING.

I MEAN, YOU HATE IT INSIDE, BUT

WHEN YOU'RE DOING IT, AND YOU

HAVE TO DO IT, YOU'RE JUST NUMB.

YOU DON'T THINK ABOUT IT. WE

JUST GOT INTO THIS LIFE OF

TOTAL CHAOS OF DRUG-SELLING,

BOOTLEGGING, THINGS LIKE THAT,

PROSTITUTION. AND SO WE WOULD

HAVE MONEY.

THEN THINGS BECAME EVEN

WORSE.

HE WAS VERY PHYSICALLY

ABUSIVE. AND SO I WAS VERY

AFRAID OF HIM. I DIDN'T FEEL

LIKE I COULD GET AWAY. HE WAS

NEVER AT HOME AT NIGHT. HE WAS

ALWAYS GONE, BECAUSE THAT'S

WHEN, YOU KNOW, DOPE DEALERS

AND HUSTLERS DO THEIR THING,

IS AT NIGHT.

THE LONGER SHE STAYED WITH

HIM, THE LONELIER SHE BECAME.

BY NOW, HE WAS SLEEPING WITH

OTHER WOMEN. ONE DAY SHE TRIED

CRACK COCAINE.

MY INTENTION WAS TO NEVER

GET ADDICTED TO IT. THAT WAS

NEVER MY INTENT. IT WAS JUST

TO FILL THE TIME WHILE HE WAS

GONE, BECAUSE IT WAS SUCH A

LONELY FEELING. I KNEW WHAT HE

WAS DOING WHEN HE WAS OUT. I

KNEW HE WASN'T BEING FAITHFUL.

BUT IT WAS A WAY FOR ME TO JUST

PSYCH MYSELF OUT. BUT IT ENDED

UP IN A FULL-BLOWN ADDICTION. A

LITTLE TURNED INTO A LITTLE

MORE, AND A LITTLE MORE TURNED

INTO QUITE A BIT, UNTIL I GOT

TO THE POINT TO WHERE IT WAS

TOTALLY OUT OF CONTROL, WELL,

I JUST REALLY DIDN'T CARE. I WAS

JUST DOING WHAT I WANTED TO DO.

BUT THERE IS ALWAYS A DAY WHERE

YOU HAVE TO COME AND YOU HAVE

TO FACE YOURSELF, AND WHAT'S

GOING ON IN YOUR LIFE.

TRACY REALIZED SHE NEEDED TO

CHANGE, AND ENROLLED IN NURSING

SCHOOL. SHE ALSO GOT OFF DRUGS.

SHE SAYS SHE BELIEVES IT WAS HER

PARENTS' PRAYERS THAT HELPED

HER QUIT.

I HAD A PRAYING MOTHER AND

FATHER. MY DAD HAD BEEN PRAYING

VERY HARD FOR ME, AND HE WAS A

MAN OF GOD, AND SO WAS MY MOM.

HE BELIEVED GOD FOR ME.

SHE GRADUATED WITH HONORS.

BUT SOON AFTER, HER HUSBAND WAS

BUSTED AND THROWN INTO FEDERAL

PRISON. THEY DIVORCED, AND

TRACY MOVED NEAR HER PARENTS

AND LANDED A NURSING JOB. BUT

SOMETHING WAS STILL MISSING.

BECAUSE I GREW UP IN A

CHRISTIAN HOME, I KNEW ABOUT

GOD. I JUST DIDN'T KNOW GOD. I

HAD ENOUGH KNOWLEDGE TO KNOW

THAT I NEEDED GOD'S

INTERVENTION.

SHE BEGAN READING THE BIBLE

AND GOING TO CHURCH WITH HER

PARENTS. ONE SUNDAY MORNING SHE

GAVE HER LIFE TO CHRIST.

I JUST FELT ALL THE SHAME

AND THE GUILT, AND EVERYTHING

THAT HAD HAPPENED TO ME, IT ALL

LEFT. AND I KNEW THAT I KNEW

THAT GOD WAS REAL. AT THAT

POINT, HE WASN'T A STORY IN A

BIBLE ANY MORE. HE WASN'T SOME

CHARACTER THAT YOU HEAR ABOUT.

HE WAS REAL, AND HE WAS LIVING,

AND HE WAS IN ME.

SINCE THAT DAY, TRACY HASN'T

BEEN THE SAME. SHE QUIT

PROSTITUTING, AND TODAY, SHE'S

AN RN. SHE'S ALSO AN ASSOCIATE

PASTOR WITH HER HUSBAND, ROD.

SHE SAYS SHE'S GRATEFUL THAT

GOD FREED HER FROM DRUGS AND

ABUSE.

THE BIGGEST BLESSING IN MY

LIFE RIGHT NOW THAT I AM BORN

AGAIN IS PROBABLY THE HOPE THAT

I HAVE IN MY HEART. BEFORE I

RECEIVED CHRIST I HAD NO HOPE.

AND I WAKE UP EVERY DAY KNOWING

THAT IT DOESN'T MATTER IF I DIE

TODAY, OR WHATEVER, I HAVE HOPE

THAT I'M GONNA MEET CHRIST

JESUS FACE-TO-FACE.

COMING UP NEXT ON THE 700

CLUB CANADA--

THE GUY SAID, "THIS ALL I'LL

EVER DO. I'VE ONLY KNOWN ONE

WAY MY WHOLE LIFE, AND THAT'S

CHRIST." IT'S 90 DIFFERENT

CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS, YOU KNOW.

TOO OFTEN, WE CARRY BAGGAGE

FROM OUR PAST. YOU KNOW WHAT

IT'S LIKE. IT AFFECTS

EVERYTHING, AND EVERYONE IN OUR

LIVES. IT'S ALWAYS THERE,

WEIGHING US DOWN, AND KEEPING

US FROM ACHIEVING TRUE

HAPPINESS. BUT DO YOU KNOW GOD

NEVER MEANT FOR US TO BE

TRAPPED IN THE PAST? YOU CAN BE

FREE OF YOUR BAGGAGE. LEARN HOW

GOD'S FORGIVENESS LEADS TO

CHANGED LIVES AND NEW

BEGINNINGS. CALL THE 700 CLUB.

EVERYTHING WAS PROVIDED FOR

ME. I DIDN'T HURT FOR NOTHING.

WE HAD GOOD CHRISTMASES. YOU

KNOW, I HAD A LITTLE

MOTORCYCLE. WE HAD HORSES. MY

FATHER USED TO GROW MARIJUANA

BEHIND OUR BARN. I STARTED

TAKING THAT ON A DAILY BASIS,

STARTED, LIKE, 14, 15 YEARS

OLD. AFTER MY BROTHER DIED, MY

FAMILY KIND OF FELL APART. I

LOVED MY BROTHER, MAN. LIKE,

IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME, AND I

STILL HAVE TROUBLE WITH IT TODA.

I GOT ARRESTED AGAIN BY THE RCM.

I GOT FIVE COUNTS OF

TRAFFICKING, AND I WAS SENT TO

FEDERAL PENITENTIARY. I WENT UP

TO VANCOUVER, FOR THE

GEOGRAPHICAL CHANGE, THINKING

I'M GONNA MAKE EVERYTHING

BETTER. AND I FOUND HEROIN.

WELL, THIS WAS MY NEW LOVE OF

MY LIFE. I LOVED THIS DRUG, IT

WAS GREAT. YOU KNOW, IT NUMBED

THE SENSES. I DIDN'T HAVE TO

DEAL WITH ANY OF LIFE'S ISSUES.

I DIDN'T HAVE TO DEAL WITH

ANYTHING. I MET THIS GIRL OUT

THERE, IRONICALLY ENOUGH,

THROUGH A DETOX PLACE. SHE WAS

A VOLUNTEER, AND I MARRIED HER

THE NEXT DAY. I KNEW HER FOR A

MONTH. WE WERE MARRIED JUNE 21,

'95. WE WERE SEPARATED

SEPTEMBER, THE SAME YEAR. SO I

CAME BACK TO ONTARIO, TURNED

MYSELF IN FOR SOME COCAINE

CHARGES. I MET ANOTHER GIRL.

SHE WAS WORKING THE STREETS. I

STARTED SELLING MARIJUANA RIGHT

THERE AT THE CENTER. I GOT

ARRESTED AGAIN. AND IT TURNED

OUT SHE WAS PREGNANT. IT WAS MY

BABY. I WANTED TO MAKE SURE SHE

WAS SET UP. SO I WENT IN A CAB,

HER IN THE BACK SEAT, PREGNANT,

I SAID, "JUST WAIT HERE." I WENT

THROUGH A PHARMACY, OUT THE

FRONT DOOR, AND INTO THE BANK,

ROBBED THE BANK, OUT THROUGH

THE FRONT, JUMPED IN THE CAB,

AND, "OKAY, DRIVER, DOWNTOWN."

AND I'VE NEVER TOLD MY SON TODAY

THAT HE WAS THERE WHEN I ROBBED

THIS BANK. BUT IT WAS KIND OF

CRAZY. AND THEN I GOT ARRESTED

A MONTH LATER. AND SHE HAD THE

BABY SEVEN MONTHS PREMATURE.

AND BY THE GRACE OF GOD, MY BOY

IS SO HEALTHY, HE'S PERFECT. MY

FATHER, YOU KNOW, WAS A SINNER.

HE DIDN'T HAVE JESUS IN HIS

LIFE. AND I GUESS HE FELL IN

HIS KITCHEN, YOU KNOW, WHICH

HE DID A LOT. BUT THIS TIME, I

GUESS HE LAID THERE FOR A

COUPLE OF DAYS BEFORE ANYBODY

FOUND HIM. AND THEN HE DIED,

AND I PUT IN FOR AN ESCORTED

PASS, AND PUT ON MY CLOTHES.

NOBODY COULD BE THERE FOR

SUPPORT. AND SO IT WAS ME, MY

DAD, THREE JAIL GUARDS, WEARING

ORANGE SHACKLES AND HANDCUFFED.

AND IT WAS GREAT I GOT TO SEE

HIM, YOU KNOW. BUT I COULDN'T

GO TO THE FUNERAL OR NOTHING.

YOU KNOW, AFTER THAT, I SAID,

YOU KNOW, "THIS CAN'T HAPPEN

AGAIN. I CAN'T BE IN JAIL WHEN

A LOVED ONE DIES. I GOTTA DO

SOMETHING ABOUT IT." BUT I

DIDN'T DO MUCH ABOUT IT, I JUST

TALKED ABOUT IT. LIKE, I

THOUGHT, "THIS IS ALL I'LL EVER

DO." I'VE ONLY KNOWN ONE WAY MY

WHOLE LIFE, AND THAT'S CRIME,

WITH 90 DIFFERENT CRIMINAL

CONVICTIONS, YOU KNOW, AT 30

DIFFERENT JAILS, 33 DIFFERENT

JAILS. MY SISTER TOTALLY WROTE

ME A CHALLENGE. SO I SAID I'D

GIVE IT A SHOT. HERE IT WAS,

LIKE, CRAZY. I HAD NO DESIRE TO

USE DRUGS. IT WAS JUST LIFTED.

IT WAS AMAZING. ON THE 21ST WE

HAD A, YOU KNOW, "WHO WANTS TO

COME TO GRACE TODAY? RAISE YOUR

HAND." SO I DID THAT, AND IT

WAS REALLY EMOTIONAL, MAN.

TEARS JUST STARTED FLOWING, AND

YOU KNOW, I LOVE GOD FOR WHAT

HE'S DOING IN MY LIFE TODAY.

HE'S GIVEN ME PURPOSE, HE'S

GIVEN ME A CHANCE. I'M GONNA

BE A TAXPAYER. I'VE TAKEN SO

MUCH AWAY. AND NOW I'M GONNA

GIVE BACK. I'M GONNA PAY A TAX.

AND THAT'S AWESOME.

COMING UP NEXT ON THE 700

CLUB CANADA--

WELL, I HAD RUN AWAY FROM

HOME. I HAD RUN AWAY WHEN I WAS

15. MY DAD, ON MY 14TH

BIRTHDAY, PULLED OUT A SHOTGUN

AND SHOT AT ONE OF MY FRIENDS.

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WELL, I HAD RUN AWAY FROM

HOME. I HAD RUN AWAY WHEN I WAS

15. AND I THINK IT MADE SENSE,

BECAUSE THE FIGHTING AND THE

STUFF THAT HAPPENED IN MY

FAMILY MADE MY DAD, ON MY 14TH

BIRTHDAY, AND SHOT AT ONE OF MY

FRIENDS ON MY BIRTHDAY. SO

WHEN I RAN AWAY FROM HOME, I

STOLE MONEY, I MOVED TO THE BIG

CITY. I MOVED TO MELBOURNE. AND

I HAD THAT IN MY HEAD, "I CAN

MAKE IT, AND I DON'T NEED

ANYBODY." GOTH MADE SENSE. IT

WAS BLACK. AND I THOUGHT,

"WELL, I'M BLACK. MY HEART IS

BLACK." AND SO WHATEVER IS IN

YOUR HEART, YOU'LL GRAVITATE

TO. SO MY MAGNET, I WAS JUST

GRAVITATING TOWARDS WHAT MADE

SENSE TO ME AT THE TIME, WHICH

WAS DEATH. I HAD ALREADY BEEN

HAULED IN A COUPLE OF TIMES BY

POLICE ON ACCOUNT OF STEALING

AND FRAUD. I WAS STANDING IN

COURT. I GOT HAULED IN, AND I

KNEW I WAS GOING TO PRISON. AT

THAT TIME, I HAD COME TO THE

END, I KNEW IT. I KNEW I

WOULDN'T MAKE IT IN PRISON. AND

I SAYS, "I'LL KILL MYSELF." "IF

I GO TO PRISON," I HAD ALREADY

SAID IN MY HEART, "I'M GONNA

KILL MYSELF." AS THE JUDGE WAS

BEGINNING TO GIVE ME JUDGMENT,

I SAID, "GOD, IF YOU'RE REAL,

IF YOU CAN GET ME OUT OF THIS,

I'LL SERVE YOU." AND THEN THE

JUDGE TO SENTENCE SAID, LIKE,

"I DON'T KNOW WHY I'M DOING

THIS. I'M GONNA LET YOU OFF ON

PROBATION." AND I WAS, LIKE,

"OH, MY GOSH." AND I WAS, LIKE,

"OKAY." I WENT TO MY AUNTIE. IT

TOOK ME A DAY-AND-A-HALF TO GET

TO HER. AND I WENT AND I SAID,

"AUNTIE MAUREEN, I NEED THAT

JESUS THAT YOU HAVE." I SAID,

"I HAVE NO PEACE." AND SHE

SAID, "THAT'S ALL RIGHT, HONEY."

AND SHE PRAYED FOR ME. AND I'M

TELLING YOU, AS I'M SITTING

HERE, I KNOW I FELT SOMETHING

LEAVE ME. I DON'T CARE WHAT

ANYONE SAYS. IT PHYSICALLY FELT

LIKE THIS THING, I COULD FEEL

THIS THING LEAVE ME. AND I SAID

TO HER, I SAID, "DID YOU FEEL

THAT?" AND SHE SAYS, "WHAT?"

AND I SAID, "I FELT LIKE

SOMETHING LEFT ME." AND SHE

SAID, "OH, IT WAS PROBABLY A

SPIRIT." AND I FELT, LIKE, A

PRESENCE COME IN THE ROOM THAT

WAS NOT EVIL. I JUST FELT THIS

OVERWHELMING PEACE, THIS LOVE

THAT I NEVER, EVER, EVER

EXPERIENCED BEFORE. AND IT WAS

SO SUBTLE, BUT IT WAS SO REAL,

COME RIGHT THERE. AND SHE SAID,

"HONEY, THAT'S JESUS." AND I

JUST SAID, "GOD, PLEASE," I

STARTED BEGGING, I SAID, "CAN I

START ALL OVER AGAIN?" I SAID,

"ARE YOU A GOD THAT LETS PEOPLE

START ALL OVER AGAIN, FOR

SOMEONE LIKE ME?" I DIDN'T KNOW

WHAT IT MEANT SERVING HIM. I

HAD NO CLUE WHAT THAT MEANT. IT

SOUNDED GOOD, AND I MEANT IT,

BUT EVEN I DIDN'T KNOW EXACTLY

WHAT THAT WOULD ENTAIL. I

THOUGHT, "WELL, I'LL LIVE LIKE

A CHRISTIAN." BUT WHAT IS THAT?

AND ANYWAY, SO THEN IT GOT ME

ON A PLANE, I FELT TO COME TO

CANADA. ROZ WAS FELT VERY LOST,

ALONE, VERY BROKEN, VERY

BRUISED. ROZ WAS THE LIFE OF

THE PARTY. ROZ WAS A THIEF. ROZ

WAS A DRUNK. ROZ WAS EVERYTHING

THAT YOU DON'T WANT YOUR KID

TO BE. ROZ WAS A GIRL REALLY

LOOKING FOR LOVE, BUT DIDN'T

KNOW HOW TO FIND IT. ROZ WAS

VERY PROMISCUOUS, INTO

EVERYTHING, BEEN THERE, DONE

THAT, AND WAS SO PROUD OF IT.

BUT YET, ON THE INSIDE,

WONDERED IF THERE WOULD BE

ANYONE WHO COULD EVER TAKE HER

ON, WHO COULD JUST LOVE HER FOR

HER. SHE WAS A GIRL THAT JUST

THOUGHT, "CAN SOMEONE JUST, YOU

KNOW, HERE I AM, TAKE ME, KIND

OF THING." ROZ WAS VERY BROKEN,

VERY BRUISED, VERY SCARED OF

MANY THINGS, BUT PUT ON A FRONT

THAT WAS VERY BOLD. ROSALIE

MEANS, "AS BEAUTIFUL AS A

ROSE." AND IT MEANS "FRAGRANT

LIKE A ROSE." IT SOUNDS VERY

FRILLY, BUT I THINK WHEN YOU

HAVE A FRAGRANCE COME OUT OF

YOUR LIFE, PEOPLE KNOW EXACTLY

WHERE YOU COME FROM. IT EITHER

SMELLS GOOD, OR IT DOESN'T. AND

JESUS SAID, HE SAID, "I KNOW

WHERE YOU'VE BEEN BECAUSE OF

HOW YOU SMELL." ROZ WAS FULL OF

BITTERNESS AND UNFORGIVENESS,

AND THROUGH CHRIST, I COULD

FORGIVE MY FATHER FOR VIOLENCE.

I COULD LOVE A MOTHER THAT

COULD NEVER LOVE ME. BUT I

ASKED FOR IT. AND SO MY FATHER,

WHO IN HIS 80S JUST CAME TO

CHRIST, I HAVE A GREAT LOVE FOR

MY FATHER NOW. WE HAVE TALKS

ABOUT JESUS NOW. AND I WAS SO

AFRAID OF HIM AS A YOUNG GIRL.

AND I SO WANTED HIS AFFECTION,

I SO WANTED HIM TO BE PROUD OF

ME. AND HE COULD NEVER BE PROUD

OF ME. AND AS A LITTLE GIRL, HE

WOULD ALWAYS SAY, JUST, "WHY

DON'T YOU GO FASTER?", OR, "WHY

DON'T YOU GO SLOWER?" "WHY

DON'T YOU STOP TALKING? YOU

TALK TOO MUCH." AND I WAS

ALWAYS TOLD THAT, SO I HAD BEEN

SUCH A CHATTY SISTER. AND THE

BIBLE SAYS I DID NOT CHOOSE

HIM, HE CHOSE ME. I THINK THE

MOST AMAZING THING IS THAT

ROSALIE HAS LEARNED THAT WHEN

I KNOW THAT WHEN WAS I DEAD IN

MY SINS, WHEN I DID THE MOST

VILEST SINS, HE SAID, "I SEE

YOUR POTENTIAL. I CHOOSE HER.

THAT'S WHO I WANT. THAT'S THAT

ONE I WANT." AND THAT'S

ROSALIE'S HEART. THAT'S MY

HEART. IT'S FOR THEM THAT DON'T

THINK THEY'RE BEAUTIFUL, THAT

THINK THAT THEY'VE SINNED SO

BAD THAT THEY CAN NEVER BE

FOUND. AND I WILL TELL THEM,

"I'VE COMMITTED EVERY SIN. I AM

NOT SIN-FREE EVEN NOW. I JUST

HAVE A GOD WHO SAYS I CAN COME

AND ASK FOR FORGIVENESS. AND

THAT'S THE DIFFERENCE. THAT'S

THE ONLY DIFFERENCE.

COMING UP NEXT ON THE 700

CLUB CANADA--

WHILE MANY OF HIS BAD HABITS

STOPPED IMMEDIATELY, HE WAS

STILL TEMPTED BY PORNOGRAPHY.

AND FOR 11 YEARS, HE KEPT HIS

SECRET FROM HIS WIFE.

I JUST STARTED SURFING FIVE

YEARS AGO. WE ACTUALLY SAID

THE LORD'S PRAYER WHEN GOT IN

THE WATER THE OTHER DAY. AND

THAT'S SOMETHING I DO. I

WATCHED "OUR FATHER" RECENTLY,

AND I LOVED IT. GORDON'S

TEACHING OF THE LORD'S PRAYER

STOOD OUT. HE'S ACTUALLY

SHOWING EVERYBODY, OR HE'S

TEACHING THE STEPS TO

COMMUNICATE WITH GOD. GOD WANTS

US TO BE HAPPY. HE WANTS US TO

ENJOY LIFE. HE'S OUR FATHER,

AND HE LOVES US.

MARK DIETRICH FOUGHT A

30-YEAR-LONG BATTLE WITH

PORNOGRAPHY. HIS STRUGGLE

STARTED WHEN HE WAS A LITTLE

BOY.

I WAS ABOUT SEVEN YEARS OLD.

AND YOU KNOW, WE WOULD GET THE

CHRISTMAS CATALOGS. WE WERE ALL

EXCITED ABOUT TOYS, AND THINGS

LIKE THAT. BUT THEY ALWAYS HAD

CLOTHING IN THEM, AS WELL. SO

WOMEN'S LINGERIE WAS, YOU KNOW,

WAS REALLY THE ENTRANCE.

AT CHURCH, HE LEARNED HIS

INFATUATION WITH WOMEN'S

LINGERIE ADS WAS A SIN.

I'M DRAWN TO THIS. BUT NOW I

KNOW THAT I'M NOT SUPPOSED TO

DO IT. SO THE INSTINCT WAS TO

HIDE IT. AND THAT WAS THE

ENTRANCE INTO THAT WORLD. I

WOULD SAY THAT IT WAS AN

ADDICTION, BUT THAT'S NOT MY

PREFERRED TERMINOLOGY. I REALLY

WOULD SAY THAT I WAS ENSLAVED

TO THAT SIN.

GROWING UP, MARK AND HIS

FRIENDS FOUND PORNOGRAPHIC

MAGAZINES. LATER WHEN THE

INTERNET TOOK OFF, SO DID HIS

DESIRE TO SEE MORE PORNOGRAPHY.

GUESS WHAT YOU WOULD SAY,

REALLY, A STEEP DOWNHILL

DECLINE INTO THAT DARK WORLD.

THERE WOULD BE ALMOST, LIKE,

I GUESS YOU WOULD CALL IT A

BINGE FEEDING ON IT.

THEN MARK HEARD PEOPLE AT A

BUSINESS MEETING TALKING ABOUT

HOW IMPORTANT GOD WAS IN THEIR

LIVES.

THEN I REMEMBER WEEPING, AND

DRIVING TO GET BACK FROM THAT

MEETING TO BE IN CHURCH THE

NEXT DAY.

HE PRAYED THAT NIGHT, AND THE

NEXT MORNING HE WENT FORWARD AT

CHURCH TO COMMIT HIS LIFE TO

CHRIST.

I REALLY SENSED THE PRESENCE

OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. I FELT

REMORSE FOR SIN, AND WAS

REPENTANT. AND THERE JUST WAS

SOME REALLY DRAMATIC CHANGES

THAT CAME INTO MY LIFE.

NOT LONG AFTER THAT, MARK

MET A CHRISTIAN WOMAN NAMED

HOLLY. THEY MARRIED. WHILE MANY

OF HIS BAD HABITS STOPPED

IMMEDIATELY, HE WAS STILL

TEMPTED BY PORNOGRAPHY. AND FOR

11 YEARS, HE KEPT HIS SECRET

FROM HIS WIFE.

I WOULD LOOK AT THIS STUFF,

AND THEN JUST FEEL HORRIBLE

ABOUT IT. I WOULD SHUT IF OFF

FOR, YOU KNOW, WEEKS, SOMETIMES

A MONTH OR TWO AT A TIME. BUT

THERE WOULD ALWAYS BE THAT DRAW

BACK INTO IT THAT I WOULD GIVE

MYSELF OVER TO IT.

HE REALIZED HE NEEDED TO GET

HELP.

I CALLED A FRIEND OF MINE,

AND WE TALKED. AND HE

INVITED ME TO THIS BIBLE STUDY

HE HAD JUST STARTED. AND THAT

VERY FIRST NIGHT WAS THE FIRST

TIME I EVER UNLOADED MY STORY

TO ANYBODY. AND ACTUALLY, IT

WAS KIND OF A MIXED EMOTION AT

THAT TIME. SO HE LOCKED ARMS

WITH ME, AND STARTED TO WALK

WITH ME, AND ENCOURAGED ME IN

SOME THINGS THAT I COULD DO TO

PUT SOME GUARD RAILS UP IN MY

LIFE, TO KEEP ME FROM GOING

OVER THE EDGE.

ONCE MARK WAS FINALLY FREE

FROM THE HOLD PORNOGRAPHY HAD

ON HIS LIFE, HE KNEW HE HAD TO

CONFESS TO HOLLY.

WHAT IF THAT MEANS THAT I

LOSE MY WIFE AND CHILDREN? IF I

LOSE MY CAREER? THAT MEANS

THAT, YOU KNOW, I LOSE MY

HOUSE, AND HAVE TO START MY

LIFE ALL OVER AGAIN, THAT THAT

WAS OKAY.

HE FINALLY SHARED HIS SECRET

WITH HIS WIFE.

SO I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO

WITH IT FOR A FEW DAYS, AND I

HAD PANIC ATTACKS, I HAD

ACTUALLY GONE TO THE STORE BY

MYSELF, I WANTED TO RUN. BUT I

DIDN'T KNOW WHERE TO RUN TO. I

DIDN'T WANT TO TALK TO MY

FRIENDS. IT'S NOT A RESPECTABLE

SIN. SO IT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT

YOU CAN JUST TALK YOUR MOM AND

DAD ABOUT, OR TALK TO YOUR

FRIENDS ABOUT. I DIDN'T KNOW

WHO TO TALK TO.

HOLLY DIDN'T KNOW IF SHE

COULD STAY WITH MARK. BUT SHE

SAYS THAT GOD SPOKE TO HER.

IT WASN'T AN AUDIBLE VOICE

AT ALL, BUT IT WAS JUST THIS

SENSE OF PEACE THAT CAME OVER

ME. AND IT WAS AS CLEAR AS A

BELL THAT THE LORD TOLD ME,

"YOU NEED TO LOVE HIM BACK TO

HEALTH. THAT'S WHAT YOU ARE

COMMANDED TO DO, IS TO LOVE HIM

BACK TO HEALTH." AND YOU KNOW,

I REMEMBER SAYING, "LORD,

THAT'S NOT WHAT I WANT TO DO.

THAT'S REALLY NOT WHAT I WANT

TO DO." BUT THEN IT BECAME

CLEAR THAT GOD HAD FORGIVEN ME

FOR A LOT OF THINGS. AND I KNEW

THAT IF I HAD TO CONFESS

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