As we wrestle with the various factors that have contributed to our addictive disease, we may be tempted to blame someone- parents, relatives, peer groups, ourselves.
Understanding these factors can be helpful, but blaming is always counterproductive.
We may never know the exact reason for our condition.
But our growth will be enhanced if we instead focus on how God can work in us and through us in our recovery.
People can bring spiritual blindness on themselves when they think they know it all and believe they can manage life just fine on their own.
On the other hand, when we admit our powerlessness and recognize our spiritual blindness we can for the first time begin to see the way to emotional and spiritual health.
Rev. Carrie Fraser, MDIV, LMFT, CADC
Director of Pastoral Care Services