News of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Pittsburgh area, counsel from its leaders, and reflections from its members.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Arbor - December 2010

In the December issue of The Arbor Sister Annette Lillrose shares the miracle of seeing her spent orchids bloom again and likens her experience to that of seeing a spent life recover through the light of the Savior's love.  I loved her metaphor.  I will remember it every time I see an orchid.  All things bear witness of Him, when we have the eyes to see.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Arbor - November 2010

The November issue of The Arbor focuses on family support groups and messages of hope from the October 2010 General Conference.

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Arbor - October 2010

In the October issue of The Arbor Duane Hampton writes about why he attends Addiction Recovery meetings.  "I attend  meetings because I need them, and believe they bring hope and healing to me and my family. But at first I didn’t know that . . . ."  Read what he learned as he began to attend meetings, and find a list of meetings in the Pittsburgh area in this issue of The Arbor.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Arbor - September 2010

The September issue of The Arbor includes an encouraging article called "Letting Go," along with a complete list of telephone and face-to-face addiction recovery meetings.

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Arbor - August 2010

In the August edition of The Arbor three Church leaders share messages of hope. Also see a current list of telephone and face-to-face Addiction Recovery meetings.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Arbor - July 2010

In the July issue of The Arbor Angi Earl shares ways in which the twelve steps of recovery have helped her shoulder the trials.  Also see the latest list of telephone and group recovery meetings.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Arbor - June 2010

In addition to containing a complete list of Addiction Recovery Program meetings available in our area—both over the telephone and in person—the June issue of The Arbor includes the testimony of an adult child of an alcoholic, an article that gives much food for thought about the impact of addictions on entire families and helps us to see how the Savior's Atonement can save not only those who are addicted but all who are touched by the tragedy of addiction.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Arbor - April 2010

See the April edition of The Arbor.  It's worth reading.  Beside touching articles you will find a complete listing of local and telephone meetings.

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Arbor - March 2010

The March 2010 edition of The Arbor includes a touching story of hope, a daughter reunited with her mother and stepdad despite years of difficulties and separation.  Also see a listing of telephone call-in Addiction Recovery Program meetings.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Arbor - February 2010

The February edition of The Arbor includes an interesting article on the effects of addiction on the family and another on testing your knowledge of depression.  Also included is a comprehensive listing of meetings, including a general telephone call-in meeting and special call-in meetings for individuals who are working to overcome an addiction to pornography.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Strengthening Marriage

As described by LDS Family Services, "Strengthening Marriage is a new LDS Family Services course to help you develop and maintain an enriching relationship with your husband or wife.  The course will help you understand the foundation for happiness in marriage, identify attitudes and behaviors that may be getting in the way of happiness, and help you find ways to enrich your marriage."

The six lessons in the course are:

Applying Gospel Principles
Communicating with Love
Fostering Equality and Unity
Overcoming Anger
Resolving Conflict
Enriching Marriage

Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Arbor - December 2009

The December edition of The Arbor, a publication of the Addiction Recovery Program, features an article on surviving the holidays and another on the redemption of Christ, along with information on meetings and telephone call-in support groups—one for those who cannot get to meetings and another specifically for individuals who are working to free themselves from pornography.