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By sistershan
9/3/2009 5:32:08 PM
I've just been searching online to find codependecy blogs that might provide prompts to write about to help me dig a bit deeper. I found this site. I'm grateful for that.

I am currently a facilitator of an ARP group in Michigan. I am so very blessed to be a part of this program and to attend with a wonderful group of people. I know that this is a truly inspired program and can work miracles.

I began attending for a food addiction. I've had food issues for as long as I can remember, really. I've recently added codependency, as well. I've known for many years that I was codependent and read Facing Codependence and did the workbook Breaking Free. It's time to dig them out and do it again. I've been re-reading the book, plus many more.

Healing is hard, but so very worth it. I've grown so much! And learned so much. Mostly, it's great to finally have a close relationship with my Heavenly Father, and to understand the atonement so much better.

I look forward to being an active member of this community.

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Welcome!    
"I haven't been on the site for some time, until this last week. Welcome aboard. My addictions of choice are porn, sugar, depression and anger. I am doing better on some than I am on others. Like you I had mostly focused on the one most obvious problem until I got into recovery a little ways. Then it became obvious that my anger and depression weren’t just side-effects of my addiction, but issues that needed individual focus and 12 Step work if I was going overcome them. I joked about my sugar addiction for a while after it became obvious to me. I referred to it as “Mormon Methadone”. I didn’t feel it was that big a deal because it would never come up in a recommend interview. I’ve never been too heavy, so it doesn’t appear that I have any kind of food problem. Finally I had to face the fact that if I was turning to anything, even a Baby Ruth bar when I was angry, lonely, tired or depressed instead of God, that it was a problem.

My wife is also a codependent, food addict so I can relate a bit through watching her struggle over the years.

On the bright side she is down 30 pounds right now and I haven’t had a candy bar (unless you want to count a bite-size Hershey’s bar) since March 7th.

Glad to have you aboard. The more active members the better. I think it is good to have a variety of struggles represented too. I hope the work in Michigan is going well.

Take care,
John"
posted at 17:04:35 on September 14, 2009 by justjohn
Thank You    
"It is amazing how the program helps us to see other areas that need work, as well. I wasn't real happy at the time to add to the list, but I am grateful to know and have a chance to change it.

I did notice that there doesn't seem to be much activity on here. That's too bad. I do plan to be pretty active.

The program is growing here, but slowly. I run the first meetings in our stake and we have since added 3 or 4 more. It's a struggle to get people to come out. But, with the Lord's help, we'll touch those that need it most. That's my prayer.

Have a great day John!"
posted at 07:26:16 on September 19, 2009 by sistershan


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