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Heartlight Testimonials

Below are comments and reviews from the parents of residents of Heartlight over the years. We believe that their words echo what thousands of others parents feel who have placed a teenager in our program.

Life-Changing Stories

From Heartlight Parents

A Heartlight Parent
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"I’m convinced that if it had not been for Heartlight, our daughter would not be alive today. They not only taught our daughter how to live upright, but they also taught my wife and me the skills we needed for change within our home.”
A Heartlight Parent
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“What makes Heartlight different than the other specialists who tried to help our son is Mark’s practical experience, love, commitment, and most importantly, his years of living and working with sad, struggling kids who have needs beyond the capabilities of their parents. He has a God-given gift to see into the hearts of kids who are hurting.”
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"Heartlight was the light in the midst of darkness for our struggling teen daughter, giving us hope when we were hopeless.”
A Heartlight Parent
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“Mark has the God-given talent of probing the heart of a teenager, identifying their struggle and offering a common sense biblical perspective on living through it. I experienced Mark’s gift first-hand and am now attempting to pass it down to my kids.”

Endorsements & References

  • Michael Blanton
    President of Blanton Entertainment
  • Dr. Jim Burns
    Author, radio host of HomeWord
  • Tracy Byrd
    Country Music Artist, Singer & Songwriter
  • Kirk and Chelsea Cameron
    Actors & Speakers
  • Michael Card
    Dove Award-Winning singer, songwriter, author
  • Alan Carter
    Director of NBC’s “The Voice”
  • Steven Curtis Chapman
    Dove Award-winning singer, songwriter, author
  • Ray Davis
    Texas Rangers Baseball Club
  • George Dunklin
    President of Ducks Unlimited International
  • Joey and Rory Feek
    Award-winning songwriters
  • Bill & Gloria Gaither
    Gaither Music & Gaither Vocal Band
  • Bob Hurley
    Hurley International
  • Dr. Tim Kimmel
    President, Family Matters
  • Doug Kindy
    President of Lucchese Boots
  • Steve Largent
    Former U.S. Congressman, Pro Football Hall of Fame

Referral List Request

For a current referral list of parents who have had a teenager in the Heartlight program, please contact Melissa Nelson or Mariah Blalock in the Admissions Office at (903) 668-2173 and a listing will be faxed or emailed to you.

  • Bob Lepine
    Co-host of FamilyLife Today
  • Brian Luwis
    CEO of America World Adoption
  • Dr. Paul Meier
    Meier Clinics
  • Jessie Minassian
    Author & Speaker
  • Paul Overstreet
    Grammy Award-winning country music singer
  • Gary and Norma Smalley
    Founders of the Smalley Relationship Center
  • Dr. John Trent
    Author of The Blessing; President, Strong Families
  • Aaron Watson
    Texas Country Music Artist
  • Dr. Joe and Debbie Jo White
    President, Kanakuk Kamps
  • William Yinger
    Former Chairman Directors, National Board of Young Life

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