One of the keys to lasting recovery is to never quit learning. Aristotle said, “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” And Henry Ford said, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether he is 20 or 80.”
A really smart guy named Solomon spoke from experience when he said, “Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands gains guidance” (Proverbs 1:5).
The bottom line is you have a lot to learn. The question is how you do that. I offer three suggestions.
1. Read three books: (a) Step Sex Addiction, by Milton Magness, (b) Unwanted, by Jay Stringer, (c) Out of the Shadows, by Patrick Carnes.
2. Listen to three podcasts: (a) Castimonia, (b) Be Broken, (c) Sampson Society.
3. Meet with three people: (a) therapist, (b) sponsor, (c) recovery friend.
Recovery Step: Recovery is all about change. Leo Buscaglia said, “Change is the end result of learning.” Here’s my advice: read a book, listen to a podcast, meet with a few people. Do that this week.