Tag Archives: Accountability

Encouragement and Fellowship

Feeling alone and isolated can be bad enough when there are no “major” issues in our lives, but it can be a very serious and dangerous place to be when we are dealing with addictions and compulsive behaviors.  Isolation breeds … Continue reading

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Discernment In Recovery

Support is an important element in our recoveries, and there are any number of groups and organizations available dedicated to assisting us in developing a support network to help us through and over the rough spots.  Equally important, however, is … Continue reading

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Are You Building Sand Castles or a Secure Structure?

In recovery, like construction of a new building, a good-solid foundation is required if any structure or progress is expected to survive and last. When we build, it is important to choose not to build on sand for a foundation. … Continue reading

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Defensive Preparations

Physical defensive measures and preparations can teach us important lessons when it comes to defending our sobriety gained during recovery. For example, many Medieval Castle defenses included carefully designed staircases that spiraled up to towers, curving in such a way … Continue reading

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Respecting Authority

Last week I mentioned our attitudes towards/against authority, which can frequently lead to violence and a break down in Law and Order. There seems to be a continuing attitude of disrespect for LEOs and a general disregard for Law and, … Continue reading

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The Hopelessness and Frustration of Being Becalmed

The period beginning in late 2015 and continuing through 2016 turned out to be a very challenging time for my family and me; thus, I have not actively posted since October of 2015. Without going into details now, we have … Continue reading

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The Importance of Partners

As we continue to walk out our recovery journeys, one thing will certainly become readily apparent: we were not meant to walk this road alone. “Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord … Continue reading

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