Questioning our anonymity... Should it be put on the altar? In 12-step programs we always respect anonymity. It's a necessary component of self-help community. But Christianity isn't conducted anonymously.
Preventing Compassion Fatigue When Caring For Your Partner - Thrive Global Worth a read for sure... https://apple.news/A2Qa7ABd1STm5lU7hEpsMIA
"Lord" he said "If you're really there, if you are who you say you are... I need to hear from you. I really need to know you're there."
It is no surprise. We regularly endure hearing that there are "significant" reasons why Church Leaders and their congregations won't involve themselves with the Recovery Community. Recovery Community Meetings are a banquet - to serve the Word of Truth, feed the Milk of the Gospel and comfort people in pain. "But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind..."
"I no longer fear, or am depressed, angry or anxious about what to do in the future, for the first time in years all these emotions fell away and I am content. No, I am excited for my life ahead." Message from an Inmate to Prison Fellowship volunteers.
We've heard it said that "You can act your way into a feeling, but you can't feel your way into acting." The notion is that if I wait to feel like helping my brother, I'll never help him. Most will interpret this notion as "Faking it until you make it." Nothing could be further from the truth.
My wife's problems are no more my fault that when the wind blows down a tree in my yard. It's not my fault, but it is my responsibility to clean up the mess.