Madelyn grew up in a religious Jewish family, but sexual abuse beset her childhood. As an adult, she acted out in destructive ways. Her search for God in the synagogue left her unsatisfied.
Madelyn struggled with guilt and shame. Feelings of hate towards her father only exacerbated these feelings.
One day she met a Christian man at work and eventually also met his friends. There was something different about these Christians. Madelyn wanted to have the peace that they had. This led to her going to church. There she heard a sermon about the prodigal son. The love of the father towards the rebellious son helped Madelyn understand God’s love for her. She attained the peace she desired through her relationship with Yeshua, the Messiah of Israel.