“No one thing changes everything.”—Steve Arterburn
Let’s face it: There’s no magic pill available to help us escape addiction instantaneously. It takes effort—the real work starts after we seek help.
We hoped that once we stopped using, it would be easy from then on out. But recovery is never a one-time event; we must continue to do the work. If all we do is stop using in the short-term, we’re unlikely to change in the long-term.
If we want to recover for life, we must change the way we live our life. This doesn’t happen overnight. It’s why Life Recovery is not an event but a process that involves an awareness of our thoughts, a desire to change and surrender to God. (more…)
When you think of power, what comes to mind? Greed? Control? Manipulation? There’s a power that is Christ-like and has the ability and the opportunity to change your life. That power is humility.
Humility allows us to have a life-giving impact or influence on other’s lives. Humility is a radical commitment to discovering the truth. Someone who is humble recognizes the truth about themselves. If we aren’t humble, we can become prideful and react out of fear. Pride says:
- “I don’t have a problem.”
- “I can do it all on my own.”
- “All I need is willpower.“
- “Nobody can help me.” (more…)
It has been estimated that 30 million Americans will struggle with an eating disorder sometime within their lifetime according to U.S. News and World Report. Whether we struggle with binge eating, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or another eating disorder, there’s hope! These Twelve Steps will enable us to work through our issues and heal from eating disorders.
- Open our hearts to God’s power to free us from the grip of food addiction.
There is great power in realizing that we are powerless.
“We ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves” (2 Cor. 4:7). (more…)
“It is clear that persevering through difficulty
and pain is the God-ordained path to maturity.” – Steve Arterburn
Has life been hard for you lately? Have you lost your job? Are you going through a divorce? Have you or a loved one been struggling with health issues? To make matters even worse, you are also struggling with addiction.
But overcoming an addiction is easier said than done. To help you, here are some things you can do to recover, even when times are difficult.
To start, have a good support system in place.
Are you going to a 12-step recovery group? If not, we recommend that you find a Life Recovery Group in your area. (more…)
It does not matter what you are addicted to.
If you are willing to allow God to make a way, and get into his system of recovery, God will make a way! The strength to defeat your addiction will not come from you but from God. But you have to go to him with your weakness and join his program in order to receive his strength. Here are some tips to help you get started in your journey to recovery! (more…)