Let’s talk about secrets.
Oswald Chambers wrote, “We are only what we are in the dark; all the rest is reputation.”
Dr. Grant Brenner writes about the effects of secrets on our well-being. “Secrecy reduces well-being, while sharing can increase satisfaction. Keeping secrets takes work and is fatiguing. Secrets make us lonely and sad. They also make us feel fearful, hostile, and guilty. Secrets manifest in feelings of social isolation and motivational conflict.”
Other than that, secrets are fine!
The fact is, addiction injures, while secrets kill.
Recovery Step: “For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil” (Ecclesiastes 12:14). Ultimately, there will be no secrets. The only question is when you will choose to walk in the light.