Becoming Family

Since 2015, BFF has intentionally formed a family among our participants. We really do live life together! Whether it’s a big event—like celebrating someone’s graduation from our program—or just catching a movie together, we are here for each other. We laugh together in the good times, and we cry together when we’re burdened.


Our weekly meetings are a time to share a meal, to learn, and then to teach what we’ve learned to others. In fact, all of our leaders have come up through the program, and they have the life experience to truly understand what others are going through. Don’t go thinking this is some quiet, boring meeting either! We get rowdy, we get real, and we HAVE FUN! Our meetings are marked by celebration and laughter.

Get to know our Leaders

From Debbie:


I thought I had it all together. I had a great career and all the answers, and I was also not ready for a series of events that rocked my life. I ended up in a mess of addiction, divorce, dysfunction, and heartache. I lost loved ones, and I knew I couldn’t get my life back. I had to take a step in a new direction. It took time, love, and mentoring, but my life was changed. I am a survivor of two sibling suicides, domestic abuse, divorce, and a whole lot more. But Jesus has redeemed my life and given me a purpose that I never had before. Today I sit with people in crisis and I serve them in the same way that I was served. I get it because I’ve lived it, and I will stick with you!

From Sheridan:

Layer 2

From the start, everything looked good on the outside. I was from a successful religious family, went to college on scholarship, married the right guy, and had a career. But it was all a lie. I never felt loved, and always struggled to feel accepted. I tried to commit suicide in fourth grade. One of my relationships was with a man who was addicted to pornography. My real spiral started with an accident that required many surgeries, and led to divorce, addiction, dealing drugs, and jail. Everything I tried only left me more alone. I knew I needed to clean up, but little did I know I could have a whole new life! Through BFF, I learned to understand and accept my story, and I found Jesus as my first real source of love and acceptance. After completing the 2-year curriculum, I knew I had to stay and help others with their own story. BFF is a gift! I want to give it to anyone who will accept it!


Safe, authentic relationships where women are free to expose the lies they have believed, and to live as the image of God.


Healed individuals that lead to healed families and the end of generational cycles.

We’re ready for you!

Come together with Beyond Fear to Freedom!