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The Heart of Lifelong Recovery

Aug 15, 2019 1:08:27 PM

By Mike Doggett, Aftercare Manager

A little over 21 years ago, I consumed my last drink of alcohol and went on what has proved to be a very rewarding, yet challenging journey in recovery. 

I have spent time on mountaintops where I was confident that God was with me, surrounding me with His mercy and grace. I have also spent many days in the valley, where it seemed that God was far from me and the enemy was having his way.

21 years ago, if you had told me that I had to stay sober for 5 years, I would have probably laughed in your face.  Yet, for the past 21-plus years I have remained sober.  So how did I do it?

It Won’t Be Different This Time

Jun 12, 2019 9:17:15 AM

For some of us who have made progress in our recovery, we're tempted to go back, saying it will be different this time. And it is, until it isn’t.

Why Get Involved in a Church?

Jul 19, 2018 1:08:26 PM

The Body of Christ actually needs UGM residents and alums as much as they need it. God’s design for the church is for interdependence, with Christ as our head.

Long-Term Recovery: The Right Kind of Hungry

Jul 11, 2018 1:48:25 PM

In order to have lifelong recovery, you need to stay hungry for the things that sustain it. The moment you think you've arrived is the moment you're most vulnerable.

Not Alone

Oct 17, 2012 5:00:00 AM