Reflections on the IBCD Summer Institute 2017

While this conference didn’t necessarily present me with new information I came away with both sober reminders and fresh encouragements.

The Addict in Us: Conclusion

There is no addictive personality…except the one we all possess.

The Addict in Us: Emotional Imbalance

We find much solidarity with our brothers and sisters struggling with addiction when we consider our own emotional imbalance.

The Addict in Us: Power and Control

We are not that different from our addicted brothers and sisters, and how we respond to powerlessness reveals it.

The Addict In Us: Self-Reliance

Self-reliance plagues us all and as such we are all prone to addictions.

The Addict in Us: Grandiosity

Our common self-obsession makes us more like the addict than we realize.

The Addict In Us: Perfectionism

There is an addict in all of us, and our common temptation towards perfectionism evidences it.

The Addict In Us: Impulsivity

We are all addicts at one level, and our impulsive behaviors are reminders of this common temptation.

The Addict In Us: Introduction

While we might not all become full-blown substance abusers, we are nonetheless addicts at heart.

Recovery Culture Churches: Luke 15:11-32

Recovery Culture Churches are those who resist the temptation be “older brothers.”