17-01: Don’t Cower….Be purified!

Don’t Cower….Be purified!

Quote
Great people aren’t those who are happy at times of convenience and content, but of how they are in times of catastrophe and controversy. ~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.~

Meditation
Just as gold and silver are purified by fire, so we, through the fires and trials of life, can develop our character.  Don’t allow difficulties and misfortune to cause bitterness, resentment, unforgiveness, etc. to take root in your life…but rather, allow yourself to grow through them, knowing that from them you will be strengthened.

Thought for the day
It is critical to share our pain and difficulties with those of like mind (in recovery). By sharing our pain we can be reminded that our lot is a temporary condition and that by experiencing whatever it is that is causing us discomfort we shall grow in strength, character and wisdom.  This too shall pass!   Can I live this way, sharing, trusting and hoping?

Scriptures
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.  But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.  What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?  Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
~Romans 8:18,25,28,31,35,37~

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.  Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
~Psalms 23:4-6~

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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