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You aren't Alone in the Struggle
there is hope in the grit
Friends, I’ve got some exciting news to share and I do hope you’d join me.
This August, I’m offering a free virtual book club to discuss Downstairs Church: Finding Hope in the Grit of Addiction and Trauma Recovery.
If you are in or seeking recovery (from any or all of the life things, including addiction mental health, and trauma), a loved one, or a supporter of folks in recovery, this book club is for you.
During the month of August, beginning next Friday at 12:00pm EST, we will discuss the book and connect around these topics:
Week 1 (August 4th): Choosing Transformation and Getting Real
Week 2 (August 11th): Finding Meaning in a Shared Story
Week 3 (August 18th): Understanding Identity
Week 4 (August 25th): Sharing Grace in Community
You can read the book along with this free book club kit and small group guide or just show up to listen. All are welcome.
This isn’t a faith-based only group or 12- step study. All recovery pathways are welcome and encouraged to attend.
You aren't alone in your struggle.
There is hope in the grit.
The recovery community is a family. A large, funky, and dysfunctional one, to be sure, but a family that holds up a loving mirror that says: you are welcome here.
In most recovery spaces I’ve found a level of honesty and truth that is hard to find anywhere else. There are no masks. The social hierarchy is non-existent. It doesn’t matter if you live in a Southern mansion and your daddy’s a millionaire or if you’ve come into the rooms from the biting cold of the cardboard-lined streets.
Something gritty and beautiful happens in recovery places. Perhaps you’ve experienced it, too. Or perhaps you, like countless of us, are searching for a better way. A new way. A life of healing and purpose and meaning.
A big thanks to the Center of Addiction and Faith for partnering to bring this gathering!