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Measuring Progress In Recovery

This past week, I read a very interesting thought that someone had regarding the subject of progress. Here’s what they said: “I wish progress was a straight line. It seems so simple: work hard and see tangible progress as a result. But, as we have all learned at some point in our lives, progress is […]

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Community Is Not What You Think

Community is certainly one of the biggest buzz words in the recovery field now a days. And for right reason. Finding a healthy community where you can share your life with other individuals is one of the greatest keys to long-term healing. Why? Because when you elevate vulnerability & transparency over isolation & secrecy, the […]

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Can You Feel The Pain?

One of the greatest realities I love about recovery is that there’s always something new to learn about yourself. For example, how a person deals with real emotions and pain in their life will directly affect their long-term outcome in recovery. For me, this has been proven time and time again. Let me explain. I’m […]

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Creating a Vision for Your Recovery in 2022

Last year around this time, I asked you to envision where you would like to be in your recovery on December 31, 2021. So…..did you do it? Were you able to see with more than just physical eyes the next steps you wanted to take in your journey? Vision requires a deeper focus than just […]

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The Greatest Recovery Lessons From 2021

Happy New Year!!! I (Frank) and everyone at Small Groups Online pray that you’ve had a wonderful start to 2022. I’m really excited for all God has for us in this new year! There will be so much more great content coming on the blog this year and we’re thankful to have the opportunity to […]

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How Practicing Gratitude Can Change Your Brain Pt.2

Last month, I talked about the specific ways in which cultivating and expressing gratitude can literally change your brain. More specifically, your brain can actually be transformed in terms of your thinking and processing complex emotions and feelings. The late Dr. Mark Laaser has said that research has found that the brain is for all […]

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How Practicing Gratitude Can Change Your Brain Pt.1

This month on the SGO blog, I want to begin a two part series on the power of gratitude in recovery. Over the past 12 years in recovery, one of the greatest pieces of advice I’ve ever gotten has come from my wife Tracey. Throughout our marriage, during times of great anxiety, fear, worry, and […]

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3 Ways to Forecast Success in Recovery

I think one of the most challenging and equally under-appreciated jobs of our day has to be that of a meteorologist. Think about it with me for a second: These men and women devote their lives to studying weather patterns so that they can predict if it will be sunny or rainy on a particular […]

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The Single Greatest Reason You Will Fail In Recovery

That sounds hopeful, doesn’t it? Picture this with me: What if there was something more detrimental to a person in recovery than a relapse into their sexually compulsive behavior? Believe it or not, there is. What if I told you that long-lasting freedom from porn addiction doesn’t only hinge on abstaining from watching anymore porn? […]

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4 Ways to Help You Deal with Sexual Dreams

One of the comparisons I’ve often used to describe pornography addiction is that of a wrecking ball. Our infatuation with what we see on our computer screens and smartphones many times leads to a life demolished by the unhealthy effects pornography has upon our relationships, our careers, even our very own brains. It truly is […]

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