Mike is a recovering porn addict. He spent 38 years in his addiction, and has been clean now for 14 years. He was raised in Bellevue, WA and Raleigh, NC. Shortly after marrying his wife, Andrea, he moved to the Atlanta, GA area to raise their kids. They have five children and seven grandchildren. He worked for the FAA for 37 years (most of those as an air traffic controller), retiring in 2019.
Welcome to Reco12. We are an organization whose addictions include alcohol, drugs, lust and sex, food and gambling, just to name a few. We come together from all places, faiths and backgrounds to learn the similarities of addiction and to gain tools and hope from others who are walking a similar path. We invite recovering addicts with at least 1 year sobriety and who are actively working their recovery in their respective fellowships to share their experience, strength and hope on a live Zoom webinar, each Friday at 12:00 pm central time, for 20-25 minutes. Then, we, the live audience, get the opportunity to ask questions of the speaker for another 20-25 minutes. If you are hearing this meeting in recorded podcast form and would like to participate as a live audience member in the future, please go to www.reco12.com to learn more and submit your email address there to receive weekly invitations.
Reco12 is a self-supporting service and we appreciate your help in keeping us working our Step 12 in this manner. We gratefully accept contributions to help cover the costs of the Zoom platform, podcast platform, web hosting, and administrative costs. To contribute, you can go to https://www.reco12.com/support or you can click the link to PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/reco12) in the chat of the live meeting. When you contribute, please specify the meeting number. This is meeting number 65.
Next week, we will be hearing from Ellen S who has been working Big Book recovery since November of 2016 and will be speaking to us on “Hitting a Second Bottom”.
Resources mentioned in this meeting:
He Restoreth My Soul by Donald L. Hilton Jr: https://www.amazon.com/Restoreth-Soul-Donald-Hilton-Jr-ebook/dp/B009WTXC4G/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1AVEXR8QAU8G9&dchild=1&keywords=he+restoreth+my+soul+book&qid=1630693335&sprefix=he+restoreth+my+soul+book%2Caps%2C229&sr=8-1
Believing Christ by Stephen E Robinson: https://www.amazon.com/Believing-Christ-Parable-Bicycle-Other/dp/1570089264/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=believing+christ&qid=1630693360&sr=8-1
Warrior Heart Bootcamp: https://wildatheart.org/events/wild-at-heart-boot-camp
Outro music is “Standing Still” by Cory Ellsworth and Randy Kartchner, performed by Mike Eldred and Elizabeth Wolfe. This song, and/or the entire soundtrack for the future Broadway musical, “Crosses: A Musical of Hope”, can be purchased here: https://music.apple.com/us/album/crosses-musical-hope-by-cory/528476262 This song is used with the permission of Cory Ellsworth.