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Step 9: Letters of Healing & Forgiveness

I’ve been down this road before, through the sometimes grueling task of doing my 12-step work in the safety of a Step Study small group setting.    It’s a long process of committed weekly meetings for nine months or more.  I

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How to Keep a Recovery Inventory Balanced

  Step 4: We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. There is lots of talk in recovery about keeping our inventories balanced. It is somewhat confusing. The CR Inventory Worksheet, like the one in the image above, was

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Posted in Recovery Principles

Monica Lewinsky: Turning her Pain into Good

Lately I’ve been viewing life through the lens of the identity challenges we face.  Monica Lewinsky’s recent TED Talk, The Price of Shame, was ripe with examples of the intense scrutiny, shame, and pain we face in the process of

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The Role of Therapy in Christian Recovery

If you’ve been in recovery for any length of time, you may have sought the wisdom and emotional expertise of a professional counselor.  We may seek a therapist for a rough patch related to our present circumstances, or develop a

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Gratitude Shared Through the Lens of Recovery

Earlier this week, Celebrate Recovery Lesson 22, Gratitude, was taught as part of our annual ‘Grat Night’ celebration.  This lesson is based on Step 11: We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only

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Posted in 12 Steps, Recovery Principles

Come Hungry to the Table

When I started recovery several years ago, I was hungry. No, I don’t mean that I was literally hungry for food. Although at Thanksgiving time, that would be a natural assumption. I was hungry for change. The hunger for change

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Daily Inventory Leads to Defining Moment with Family

Step 10 – We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it. I was in the early stages of my recovery process and trying to parent two teenagers. One of them had found his voice,

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Special Meeting Announcement

Efffective 1/2/2017, official Monday night CR meetings are temporarily suspended. A men's accountability group will be meeting at 7 PM instead (except for Monday holidays). This is an open men's group.

Check the national CR meeting locator for other local programs. (http://locator.crgroups.info/)

Location & Time:
425-392-8636
Monday evenings, 7 PM, men's accountability group, in the UnderGround Cafe.
No meetings on holidays.
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