Sunday 20th April 2014,

Browsing the "Honesty" Category


I Relapsed.

It’s 2:30 A.M. and I’m eating breakfast tacos at a 24 hour mexican bakery. I’ve managed to spill the green salsa down the front of my shirt and am now laughing so hard bits of taco are falling out of [...]

March 5, 2014 12 Step, Addiction, Honesty, Relationships

The Scars I Can’t Keep

When I was learning to ride a bike, I couldn’t quite get the hang of it. I was frustrated in the grass in our front yard, and every time I tried, I failed. I was so mad that I wasn’t [...]

February 21, 2014 Faith, God, Honesty, Women

What I learned about trust from my dog

My dog barks at shoe polish. You read that right. He growls and barks and his hair stands up when he sees shoe polish. A few months ago, I was cleaning a closet in our apartment and sorting things out. [...]

February 11, 2014 Faith, Honesty, Lies

When I First Shared My Deepest, Darkest Secret

“Hey guys, I have something I need to tell you.”   The silence thereafter inflated into the space between us. It floated awkwardly like a “Happy Birthday” balloon in the middle of a funeral.   My palms were sticky with [...]

December 17, 2013 Community, Honesty, Love

Relying on the “Pick Me Up”

Why are you doing this? Out of emotion? Because of something in the past? Because you don’t like your present state? What makes you want to do this?   When we are covered in anger, or resentment… when we start [...]

October 22, 2013 Dating, Faith, Fear, God, Grief, Honesty, Insecurity, Lies, Listening, Pain, Suffering, Suicide

Closing the Cover to my Own Coffin

Do we really want to get well? Do you really want to overcome an addiction? Isn’t it so much easier to live with it than to spend all this time fighting it? The way I hear it played out by [...]

July 21, 2013 Addiction, Honesty, Lies

An Anthology of Madness

Author Max Andrew Dubinsky’s new book, An Anthology of Madness, is officially available today, and he has generously allowed us to give away two free copies to one of our readers (one for you, one for a friend) along with a [...]

June 20, 2013 Guest Blog, Honesty, Humanity
Guest Blogger

What Being “Blessed” Truly Means

It literally started out as the best day I ever had in High School. It was the spring of my Junior year of High School and it was one of those days where everything just goes absolutely perfect; however during [...]

June 15, 2013 God, Grief, Guest Blog, Help, Honesty
Guest Blogger

Just Breathe – My Road to Grace

Depression. Anxiety. PTSD. Bipolar. All terms I have heard in the last year as people try to explain what’s wrong with me. I’m 21 and just now receiving the help I needed 6 years ago. I started cutting when I [...]

June 10, 2013 Blog, forgiveness, Guest Blog, Honesty, hope, Pain, Women
Jake Luhrs Bio

The Broken Piece

We need to speak up! What do we do when we don’t have the strength to overcome anymore? Do we continue to figure out new ways to fight against our addiction/temptation/struggle? Maybe we feel we’ve done all that we can [...]

May 24, 2013 Blog, Community, Help, Honesty, hope, Listening