It’s the stuff movies are made of, but it was the real life experience for Chris Ducham when he was only 14 years old. His mother was murdered by someone he knew and his life was turned upside down by grief, anger, and a sense of loneliness like he’d never known. It wasn’t just the pain from his mother’s cruel death but also the pain of being spurned by others who didn’t know how to handle their own feelings of insecurity and awkwardness in being around him. On this episode of Crank It Up, David brings an older interview out of the archives to help us understand the power of forgiveness and the need to live above our hurts.
Drug Use, Despair and Loneliness.
After his mother was murdered, 14 year old Chris Ducham spiraled into a world of emotional depression. It wasn’t long before he was abusing substances and running with the wrong crowd. Then he even felt out of place in that crowd and furthered his self destructive new habits on his own. He contemplated suicide on more than one o