Billy Graham's Daughter Helps Others Tackle Personal Issues

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ruth Graham knows firsthand how life can
be filled with heartache.

The third of evangelist Billy Graham's five children, she has dealt with a daughter's teen pregnancies, another's bulimia and a son's drug use.

She also struggled with suicidal thoughts after learning that her first husband had been unfaithful, a discovery that led to a second "rebound marriage" lasting only five weeks.

These low points eventually led her in 2004 to form a ministry, Ruth Graham and Friends.

Her ministry's "Get Growing" conferences address troubles such as addiction, depression, eating disorders, marital infidelity, anger, divorce, loneliness and pornography.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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