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

Monday, March 30, 2015

Hope – The Arbor – March 2015

The March 2015 issue of The Arbor focuses on Step 3 – Trust in God:
Decide to turn your will and your life over to the care of God the Eternal Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.
See the article for a couple short videos about the Addiction Recovery Program. In this article, Toni M. shares the following:

“I successfully kept my secret from friends and family. Yet, I knew the day of reckoning was coming and frankly, I had become tired of my “victim” mentality. I stood at a crossroads with a decision to make — a decision that, I believe, would affect my eternity.”

Elder John K. Carmack offers hope: “While it’s the harder pathway, the Lord is aware of (all) people who have been caught in addictive behaviors and is watching patiently over them as they learn through their own experience about good and evil.” (Healing Through Christ, p. 35.)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Hope – The Arbor – February 2015

The February 2015 issue of The Arbor focuses on Step 2 – Hope:

Come to believe that the power of God can restore you to complete spiritual health.

This edition shares a couple messages of how our friends and family who love us can give us hope. For example, Sister Annette Lillrose said, “These friends come and stand beside me through the trials and winters in my life. They give me hope that the Savior is there, He is aware of my situation and better days will come. Until those better days do come, my friends will stand there beside me giving me the hope to hang on.”

Watch this video on what to expect at a 12 Step Recovery Meeting.