With the start of a new year and a new decade we can feel renewed in our desire to seek recovery solutions for our family – as addiction is a disease that impacts an entire family system.
The work of change is necessary to see entrenched patterns of behavior give way to positive patterns of recovery. It takes courage to enact change in an addiction family system, but once begun we experience freedom from destructive patterns and thinking.
The Serenity Prayer, written by American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr in 1951, has helped guide countless seekers on the path to find new ways of living for themselves and others.
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change.
The courage to change the things I can.
And the wisdom to know the difference.
A DEEPER LOOK
How has courage been a part of your life story?
How is the new year a date with destiny for your family?
What changes can you support to help your family live in recovery?
How can you share your courage with others?
For information and guidance for help and resources for you or your loved one please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy is co-author of Unchained: Our Family’s Addiction Mess Is Our Message.