Out of Addiction into Hope: A Redemption Story with Austie Eckley

In this episode, Austie Eckley, the founder of Acacia + Gold ministry, bravely shares her own story of radical life change and turning her life around after struggling with addiction. Today, she is using her voice to spread God’s love and compassion to those who are hurting and encourages others to be brave and share their own stories of transformation. Listening to this episode will give you the courage to love and accept others no matter their background or beliefs. You’ll walk away from this episode being encouraged to break down barriers, show up in difficult and vulnerable places, and let God’s love shine through your actions. So tune in and, be reminded that you too can be the change others need to shift the trajectory of their lives by sharing your time, your presence, and sharing your story.

As promised, here are the resources we mentioned in the podcast. We hope you love them as much as we do. 

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More Collide Resources

  • Our Yes, You Bible study on self-worth encourages women to see beyond their inadequacies so they can be purposed to their fullest potential.
  • The Counseling Bundle is a tremendous online course covering the 12 most common issues women face in counseling featuring tips, tools, and advice from mental health professionals. This course is a great fit for anyone considering whether counseling is for them, or as an option to begin the healing process while waiting to see a counselor.
  • There is great power that comes from recognizing the lies we believe about ourselves. Healing starts there. We’ve created a free downloadable exercise, Overcoming the Lies You Believe About Yourself to help you truly think about the statements you’re believing that are untrue about yourself and God. This resource helps you move from recognizing lies to claiming truths.
  • For so many of us, when we go through tough times, when our prayers have not yet been answered, when we see our worst fears coming true, we can have a very hard time finding God. Our 6 Places to Go Looking for God guide will help you look for, find, and experience God, and we’re confident that by using it, you will be refreshed in your faith, challenged to grow in your relationship with God, and experience God’s presence in new and life-giving ways.

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