With his sobriety came acceptance, healing, and forgivenes—but still a divorce.
” …(A)ny alcoholic capable of honestly facing his problems in the light of our experience can recover, provided he does not close his mind to all spiritual concepts. He can only be defeated by an attitude of intolerance or belligerent denial.”
Accept that you are sometimes powerless. It’s surprisingly empowering.
“Therefore, we started upon a personal inventory. This was Step Four.” – Alcoholics Anonymous, 3rd Edition, Ch. 5 (“How It Works”), pp 64-5.
Tim Lineaweaver shares his heartfelt letter to his father who is no longer here. It is an epistle that demands answers from one who cannot respond.
Laurie Kolp paints a portrait of a hard living man and the nature of inevitability.
Three years ago Terry Lancaster decided to take a break from drinking. It was supposed to be temporary, but he’s never looked back.
Brian Whitney is a recovering addict who loves to write. He shovels snow to pay the bills.
Graham Phoenix looks at the anger surrounding the recent shooting in the US, and explains how it all relates to an expression of personal inadequacy.
Would it surprise anyone to know that men are more likely than women to drink to excess?
Danny Baker gives a list of warning signs that may indicate your drinking is moving into a dangerous realm.
If you are a teetotaler, what things have helped you stay sober? If you aren’t a teetotaler, what helps you say in control of your drinking habits?
I concluded that I have to do even less and go inwards even more. Grasping at the walls of the cave will only cause me more pain. Free fall is the only way now.
Lisa Hickey explains why we talk about the very difficult subjects here at The Good Men Project. And why we’re not going to stop.