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When Hope Hurts

The Carol Urton Story

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When Hope Hurts

After publishing my book, When Hope Hurts, I dedicated myself to bringing the message of hope, healing, salvation and forgiveness to audiences around the world. Whether as a keynote speaker or a workshop leader, I help break through the boundaries that are limiting your ability to lead the life you desire, free from past hurts and hang-ups. Let me help you move from the world of yesterday's regrets to the world of tomorrow's victories.



Currently, Carol is the Director of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability for a major global corporation. She has worked in many capacities of the corporate sector specifically related to credit, mortgage insurance and operations for the past 25 years. She served as the Director of Operations and Assistant Vice-President of Operations for two major corporations. Early in her career, Carol was also President of the Antelope Valley Chapter of the National Association of Professional Mortgage Women.

While doing research for her book, Where is God? When Hope Hurts, Carol realized that there is still a desperate need for people to find hope in a hurting world. As a result, she founded Finding Hope Ministries to reach people who are searching for peace amidst their daily struggles and broken pasts. Carol herself knows what it is like to struggle and rely on the power of God to find true joy in this life, when it seems impossible.

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Abandoned at age two by her father, Carol was thrust into a life of unrelenting sexual abuse and child pornography when her mother decided to marry a deacon in their local church.  After nine years, she brought the dark family secret into light, only to be silenced and sent away to live with her grandparents.  At age 14, Carol began to try and answer her biggest question..."Where is God, When Hope Hurts."  Sher knew she had to make a choice and to choose life, she had to choose to be free.  She ultimately found freedom from the debilitating hurts of her childhood and adult life through the healing process of forgiveness, salvation and above all HOPE in a loving God who never leaves and never forsakes.  

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Workshops and Keynotes

As an award-winning speaker and innovator, I will bring new life and connection to your next event. Contact me, and we can design a workshop or presentation that fits the needs that you have today.



Carol's deep faith in God, rich past of non-profit work, and corporate experience makes for a powerful combination of heart and professionalism that brings alive her message of hope and healing for all who have experienced hurts in their lives. Contact Carol today...Carolurton@gmail.com


When Hope Hurts

What is it that is holding you in the present and keeping you from accessing your brightest future?

 In  this presentation I share my story and the message of hope, healing, salvation and forgiveness.  I am passionate about helping people succeed despite the hardships that life can sometimes bring.

Real Help

I developed this interactive presentation to help churches, school administrators and other groups understand how to work with adult survivors of child abuse.  This workshop gives common sense tools and practical tips on how to walk  along side inidviduals who are dealing with the pain and suffering the recovery process can bring.

Choose to Be Free

Forgiveness is an important life-changing decision but one that is not always easy.  Find out about the three biggest questions people have about the process of forgiveness that stops them from taking this step of action.  Participants will learn how to overcome these stumbling blocks.


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