Category: Discussion Starters

Discussion Starter #20

Time to Reflect Psalms 18:6 When I was in trouble, I called out to the Lord. I cried to my God for help. From his temple, he heard my voice. My cry for help reached his ears. The night before you entered recovery; do you remember where you […]

God is With You

Psalms 13:1 Lord, how long will You forget me? Forever? How long will You look the other way? It takes time to settle into the new routine of ‘Daily Recovery Life’ For so long our lives have just been a mess, no routine and no support. One of […]

Discussion Starter #17

God Has a Plan Psalms 10:14 God, you see trouble and sadness. You take note of it. You do something about it. So those who are attacked place themselves in your care. You help children whose fathers have died No matter what you are going through now God […]

Discussion Starter #16

I’ll Not Turn Back! 2 Peter 2:18 They are loudmouths, full of hot air, but still they’re dangerous. Men and women who have recently escaped from a deviant life are most susceptible to their brand of seduction. The words of a Salvation Army Song. I’ll not turn back, […]

Discussion Starter #15

I Believe in You Matthew 9:28 The blind men went in with him. Jesus said to them, “Do you really believe I can do this?” Matthew 9:27-34 Seeing isn’t always believing. Often when we start attending recovery groups we see what is going on bust we don’t believe […]

Discussion Starter #14

Permitted Doesn’t Always Mean ‘Good for You’ 1 Corinthians 6:12 Just because something is technically legal doesn’t mean that it’s spiritually appropriate. If I went around doing whatever I thought I could get by with, I’d be a slave to my whims. I started drinking at the age […]

Discussion Starter #13

Change Your Habits Check out everything and keep only what’s good. Throw out anything tainted with evil.1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 I learned bad habits by doing bad things. I did bad things because they felt good. Notice I said, ‘they felt good’ not ‘they were right.’ Recovery is about […]

Discussion Starter #12

Two Ears One Mouth Post this at all the intersections, dear friends: Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue, and let anger straggle along in the rear. James 1:19 I remember when I first came to recovery my sponsor said to me ‘take the cotton wool […]

Discussion Starter #11

Be on Your Guard 1 Peter 5:8Keep a cool head. Stay alert. The Devil is poised to pounce and would like nothing better than to catch you napping There is safety in numbers. Growing up I was not a very sociable person. Not because I didn’t want to […]

Discussion Starter #10

In Training All good athletes train hard. They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades. You’re after one that’s gold eternally. I don’t know about you, but I’m running hard for the finish line. I’m giving it everything I’ve got. No sloppy living for me! […]