Getting My Grief Unstuck

The solution in getting unstuck from our grief is attending meetings, seeing a counselor, and giving ourselves permission to let go. The willingness to allow ourselves to be vulnerable lessens our need to resist and lower those defenses. It is difficult in the beginning. And when we willingly allow ourselves to be vulnerable, keep ourselves in a community and fellowship of others, we begin to grow in trust with God, ourselves, and others around us.

What you may not know

James Pack maintains his own website and wrote up quite a profound and honest piece. A very honest and straightforward perception on one’s experience with feeling abandoned. And, the most gut-wretched profound insight was this: …where is everyone else? What happened to all the people who said they cared about me? I claim part of…

Putting aside childish ways

When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. ~ 1 Corinthians 13:11, ESV ~ Recovery and spiritual growth requires us men to emancipate ourselves from our childish and adolescent ways. It requires our…

Full of strength and wisdom

A wise man is full of strength,     and a man of knowledge enhances his might, for by wise guidance you can wage your war,     and in abundance of counselors there is victory. ~ Proverbs 24:5-6, ESV ~ What war are you waging in an attempt to claim victory? In our culture, we have this conversation about toxic masculinity along…

Hope in the New Way of Living

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, ~ 1 Peter 1:3, ESV ~ Recovery and spiritual growth may sometimes feel quite overwhelming in the beginning. We may feel…

Through Our Obedience We Shall Prosper

Today’s Reading ~ 1 Nephi 2 ~  And inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments, ye shall prosper, and shall be led to a land of promise; yea, even a land which I have prepared for you; yea a land which is choice above all other lands God calls us out of our captivity and…

Sexual Intimacy and not Sexual Athletes

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, ~ Galatians 5:19, ESV ~ Sexuality is one of the central issues facing our society today. It is also a central issue within the Christian community; as well as those who are engaged in recovery. Our natural, and addictive and co-dependent compulsory behaviors, tendency…