Our Messages of Hope page was created to provide a home for quotes, Mormon Messages, LDS Conference talks, testimonials, and experiences that will bring you and your loved ones hope as you work through the challenges of addiction. Find inspiration as you watch, read, and listen to uplifting words and stories filled with hope, strength, and understanding. At Renaissance Ranch you can find hope and help to get into recovery.
This radio interview with Christine Dixon can help family members understand the critical importance of getting involved in their loved ones’ recovery. Listen here.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland recalls his days as a poor youg father with a broken-down family car and testifies that for those who embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ, there are better days and good things to come. Read the entire talk here: http://bit.ly/9lZUYI
“Don’t you quit. You keep walking. You keep trying. There is help and happiness ahead. Some blessings come soon, some come late, and some don’t come until heave. But for those who embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ, they come. It will be all right in the end. Trust God and believe in good things to come.” – Jeffrey R. Holland
“I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me.”
“Having redeemed us from the Fall, our lives are in reality His.”
“Addictions are so much easier to prevent than to cure.”
“One who is burdened with sorrow should give thanks to God. Those who set aside the bottle of bitterness and lift instead the goblet of gratitude can find a purifying drink of healing, peace, and understanding.”-President Deiter F. Uchtdorf
“Healers are spiritual warriors who have found the courage to defeat the darkness of their douls. Awakening and srising from the depths of their deepest fears, like a Phoenix rising from the ashes. Reborn with a wisdom and strength that creates a light that shines bright enough to help, encourage, and inspire others out of their own darkness.”- Melanie Koulouris
A former addict and repeat convict shares his experiences with the Savior’s ability and willingness to forgive him again and again, even when he felt undeserving.
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
“If a man die shall he live again?”
“Reaching out to rescue one another under ANY condition is an eternal measure of love.”- Elder Ronald A. Rasband
Real Stories of Recovery
Renaissance Ranch will always be a special place to me and will always have a special place in my heart. I had already attended one rehab facility. The Ranch truly saved my life by teaching me and allowing me to understand and love who I am.
As soon as I walked through the doors of the Ranch I felt hope. My life had spiraled into depths of shame, misery, guilt, depression, sadness, and suffocating darkness prior to reaching those front doors. The 2 months that followed would forever change my life and provide a foundation within that is unshakable.
I had a head full of gospel knowledge and a heart full of shame. I felt like a failure. I hated who I was. That all changed during my stay at Renaissance Ranch. I quickly realized that I wasn't alone and that there were others who felt the same feelings of self-hatred, failure, and shame. This realization, coupled with the nonjudgmental environment of the Ranch, I was able to be completely honest and open for the first time in my life. From the guidance and empathy of my counselors and brothers, I learned it was okay to feel and I started to believe that there was hope.
I have been called to serve a full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in the Fort Collins, CO mission. I am eternally grateful for the sacrifices and love of everyone at The Ranch. I attribute my recovery to God, hard work, and the things I learned while I was there. I am so excited to go serve my Heavenly Father, it has been a long hard road to get here but I know it is what he wants me to do. My heart is full of gratitude and love for those who have cared for me... Thank you for all you have done for me...
Renaissance Ranch gave me a gift that no amount of money can ever repay. Through their unique, caring approach I learned how much I was loved, and that I never had to feel alone every again.
My sobriety date is July 15 2008. And for that I am very grateful. The ranch has given Me the tools to live a life I never thought was possible. I have never forgotten the feelings I felt when I was there in treatment and that's what gets me through the day, is the feelings and brotherhood that I was so blessed with while I was in the ranch.