not much action on the site lately, wanted to share a story. I graduated CR back in 1989 in NYC , been in FL last 26 years. Recently one of my rental houses was turned into a grow House, during my dealing with the cleanup I encountered much cannabis smell, plus found large bags full of it. (immediately turned into the local police or destroyed) , if not for God's power and being taught to obey (as in matt 28:20) from Cr I may have used during this situation. Thanks to the NYC CR ministry I am still standing. I have many photos of the house, hopefully my experience can helps others somehow.
Truth is spoken here. Be prepared to give and receive it. As addicts, we bend, omit and ignore the truth. We lie to ourselves first, clearing the way to lie to others.
Openness, honesty and transparency are essential in recovery. For the addict, the truth often hurts. We can choose to realize truth either through listening to those willing to describe what they see in us and perhaps wound our pride. Or, we can experience truth through the painful negative consequences of our poor choices.
Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. (Ephesians 4:15 NIV)