An Encouraging Word…

An Encouraging Word…

Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.
~Mother Theresa~


It takes so little time and effort
to give praise or encouragement to another, yet how often we overlook the
opportunity.  Consider the times when just such a word was spoken to us,
in recognition of a task well done, or simply to bolster our spirits when we
were feeling low.  Let us all strive to be examples of strength and
encouragement to one another, as often as the opportunity arises.  We may
never know the profound and lasting impact that it has on a person’s life, and
sense of self-worth.  There is a tremendous sense of satisfaction and
strength which comes in knowing that you are appreciated, or that someone truly
cares.  You might also just find that your own perspective and condition
changes in the process!  


Thought for the

This is really what our life is
about once we have finished the first nine steps and we have been reborn into a
new life.  Being mindful daily of
our brothers and sisters for the 1st time in our lives we seek to
nourish and love them as they go through some of the same trials we have
overcome.  As recovering addicts
who have battled and overcome our lack of self esteem (knowing now that it must
come from our relationship with God) am I mindful of my call (not optional) to
care for my brother.  Do I build
people up or do I tear them down (in person or in gossip) to feel better
myself?  Hopefully I am free with
my words of praise, encouragement and love for my brother.                   


And let us consider and give attentive, continuous care to
watching over one another, studying how we may stir up (stimulate and incite)
to love and helpful deeds and noble activities
, Not forsaking
or neglecting to assemble together [as believers], as is the habit of some
people, but admonishing (warning, urging, and encouraging) one another, and all
the more faithfully as you see the day approaching. ~Hebrews 10:24,25 (Amp)~


But charge Joshua, and encourage
him, and strengthen him: for he shall go over before this people, and he shall
cause them to inherit the land which thou shalt see. ~Deuteronomy 3:28~

For I am yearning to see you, that I may impart and share with you some
spiritual gift to strengthen and establish you;  That is, that we may be
mutually strengthened and encouraged and comforted by each other’s faith, both
yours and mine. ~Romans 1:11,12 (Amp)~


About SLAA Tilburg

Wat is seks- en liefdeverslaving? Wij in S.L.A.A. geloven dat seks- en liefdeverslaving een voortschrijdende ziekte is, die niet kan worden genezen maar die, zoals veel ziekten, wel tot staan kan worden gebracht. Zij kan verschillende vormen aannemen – inclusief (maar niet beperkt tot) een dwangmatige behoefte aan seks, extreme afhankelijkheid van één persoon (of meerdere personen), en/of een voortdurend in beslag genomen worden door romantiek, affaires of fantasieën. Er is sprake van een obsessief-dwangmatig patroon, seksueel of emotioneel (of beide), waarin relaties of seksuele activiteiten in toenemende mate destructief geworden zijn voor de loopbaan, het gezinsleven en het gevoel van zelfrespect. Als seks- en liefdeverslaving wordt veronachtzaamd, wordt zij altijd erger. Wanneer wij echter een eenvoudig programma volgen dat voor een reeks van mannen en vrouwen met dezelfde ziekte succesvol is gebleken, kunnen wij herstellen. In S.L.A.A. leren wij de realiteit te accepteren dat wij deze verslaving hebben
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