Sunday, March 15, 2015


Grace based recovery ministries often use the phrase "rigorous honesty" to describe an essential element of healing. It's the idea that we have to consciously strive to be honest with ourselves while giving trustworthy people that same access. Rigorous is an accurate descriptor as it will involve hard work that will sometimes push the limits of self-control, discipline, and comfort. 

Part of the reason we are in need of recovery (and we all are) is that we have avoided complete honesty and have lived with easy versions of the truth. Usually this only includes the parts that we are most comfortable hearing instead of the complete story. Until we are willing to fully and consistently face the truth we won't be able to engage in the recovery we desperately desire.

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