A conversation about the home in recovery

For a husband or wife dealing with their spouse's addiction, recovery comes with a whole new set of issues. A lot of relationships come apart in recovery. Here's how ours mended.

What do you mean you’re “in recovery”? Why aren’t you healed?

Recovery is more than just living without addiction. Recovery involves heart, soul, mind, and strength.

Where you need to be and where you are most needed

We won't always feel the thrill of this is the thing I was made to do. When it no longer sparks joy, we will wish we could throw away our calling like the jeans we've been hanging onto for someday. Just because you are called to something doesn't mean it will be easy. In fact, I can say with total confidence that it won't be. If it was, we wouldn't need a power greater than ourselves. 

Seven Reasons to Hope- a free ebook for you

Join our subscriber list and get your FREE copy of Seven Reasons to Hope HEY! I finally finished a book! And to celebrate me actually finishing a book and Dave's 10th anniversary of freedom, we are giving it away FREE to everyone who subscribes this month.

10 years clean: celebrating with ordination and a feature in Guideposts Magazine

Dave celebrated 10 years of sobriety this month! Not only that, he passed his ordination exams and will be an officially ordained pastor this coming Sunday, December 31. It's been a big month! And there's more to come. This fall, Guideposts Magazine asked us to be a part of their 2018 series on addiction recovery. We …

The power of ‘Me Too’

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Millions of people started raising a hand online on Sunday to say they've been assaulted, abused, harassed, and it's still going. Statistically, 91% are women. I've heard another statistic, and I'm not sure I ever fully believed it until today when so many people noted their age at the time of assault. It's 1 in …

Facing surgery as a former addict, and the importance of finding the right healer

I keep getting notifications that I haven't written here in a while... and I've had some messages from you over the last six months... so I should probably write a bit and let you know that all is well with my husband -- because my last post here was written when we went to the …