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A Grief Observed Summary: A Painful Wrestling Match With God

A Grief Observed Summary: A Startingly Letter To God When C.S. Lewis penned A Grief Observed the premise was less propositional, less a philosophical exploration or academic explication of concepts, and more a man’s wrestling match with God, a hip-out-of-joint memoir as it were.  There existed no clear trajectory, no intentional movement but a dysteleology … Read More

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AA Back To Basics: A Definitive Bomb On The Playground Of Halfway Measures!

Wally P’s “AA Back To Basics” Speaking of the basics, is there ever a time when working the 12-Steps that one is beyond basic? I’ve heard the 12-Steps described as spiritual kindergarten or as the pancakes “just add water” variety. I think once more the question should be asked, “is there an intermediate or advanced … Read More

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Smart Recovery Handbook: What Principle Underlies Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy?

Smart Recovery Handbook – The ABC Crash Course All Dysfunction Is A Result Of Flawed Presuppositions Presuppositions, as a necessary precondition for knowledge, have always fascinated me. When in my early twenties I was first introduced to Cornelius Van Til and his celebrated presuppositional apologetics my brain practically burned out at the synapses. Like the … Read More

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What Is Rational Recovery? Perhaps The World Wasn’t Ready For It…

Rational Recovery…where did it go?? Rational Recovery seems like the rebellious child in the family; needlessly playing devil’s advocate and purposely doing the exact opposite of conventional modes of treatment. However, statistically speaking plenty of people have sobered up and lived normal productive lives as a result of the program – so what is it? … Read More

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The Power of Habit Summary: Charles Duhigg Drops A Bomb On Self-Help

The Power of Habit Summary: turning an unnatural act into a natural one… Need Life-Change? The Toilet Is Ground Zero… Potty training…who would have thought this held the key to personal transformation. Want to quit smoking? Change your diet? Quit biting your nails? Stop gossiping? Look no further than the basics: elimination on the porcelain … Read More