This week Jerry, a Marine veteran of the Viet Nam war and an alcoholic, came to speak in my classes. Now 8 years sober (his grown daughter is 5 years clean, too), he is enjoying living “reasonably happy in this life.”
He found that the 12 Steps worked. He also saw how they correlated to his Marine Corps training for addressing battlefield injuries. Jerry said it this way:
While I don’t have a chemical addiction background, I practice the 12 Steps as the Biblical principles for my every day spiritual walk. This stuff works and I am very happy to see how it’s working in Jerry’s life and family, too.