Step Four states that we make a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. We step back and make an honest self-assessment of our behaviour, but just how do we begin and how do we break through the fear of looking at our sometimes ugly past? On this show, we discuss the method in which we inventory our resentments, fears, and sexual harms done. WIN RECOVERY GOODIES, and enjoy our weekly whine and Take 12 Trivia.
Closing Song: Without The Booze by Selfish Steam.
A MONTY'MAN'S MEDITORIAL
The word "Good" is based in the name of our creator, GOD and He gives good gifts. In other words, God gives God gifts. The Lord is willing and able to give these gifts because He loves us deeply. Many times we simply do not see them because our eyes are so focused on ourselves. Take some time today to look around and you will become very aware of the wonderful gifts God gives.
From the Take 12 Radio Archives comes Monty's interview with Duan Walker, the Executive Director of Mid-Valley Fellowship, a recovery program dedicated to helping those who have experienced sexual brokenness through sexual abuse, pornography addiction and unwanted same-sex attraction. This is a story of healing, hope and restoration.
A MONTY'MAN'S MEDITORIAL.
If you are familiar with the poem "Footprints" then you will have an understanding of today's Meditorial. If not, listen carefully. God is a gentle and loving Father who carries us through the most difficult of times and holds on to us in our youth as well as throughout our lives.
What is toxic shame? Could it be the root cause of escalating numbers of addictions, mood disorders, compulsions and violent acts? Dr. Gerald Fishkin offers empirical analysis of the genesis and influence of shame and negative self-talk on mental health in his ground-breaking book, The Science of Shame and Its Treatment.
"Shame has been the elephant in the corner of the clinical office that nobody wanted to talk about".
It's time to shed the light on this dark corner. Join the Monty'man for this informative and vital interview on the topic of shame.
After a request by one of our listeners, the Monty'man has compiled the 26 most requested songs about the subject of addiction and alcoholism. These songs are the cream of the musical crop when it comes to the conflict that occurs within the addict and the reality of the world's number one health crisis. Because of the age of these timeless classics we find that this issue has been going on for a very long time.
What is it to Walk the Red Road? How does recovery work on the Red Road? Is the Red Road different from the Twelve Step model? Join the Monty'man and the Take 12 Radio team as they welcome Sharon S. to the show. Sharon is a long time friend of Take 12 Radio and is here to share some vital information about Native American Recovery and the Red Road of Wellbriety.