From my list on couples recovering from addiction.
Who am I?
I’m a husband, father, writer, and recovering addict – and not necessarily in that order. Early in my marriage, I became a full-blown, low-bottom cocaine addict. While it wasn’t surprising that active addiction nearly led to divorce, my wife and I were baffled and discouraged when my newfound sobriety brought its own existential marital issues. Frustratingly, there was a dearth of resources for couples in recovery, especially compared to the ample support available to recovering addicts. As an avid freelance writer, I decided to add to this sparse genre by sharing our struggles, setbacks, and successes en route to a happy, secure marriage.
Christopher's book list on couples recovering from addiction
Why did Christopher love this book?
What’s a book against language policing and cancel culture doing on a list about post-addiction marriage? Simple: the self-obsessed, oft-offended nonsense permeating universities exemplifies what married couples in recovery must roundly reject.
The book’s co-authors – a social psychologist and a free speech activist – profess three Great Untruths adversely affecting Generation Z:
What doesn’t kill you makes you weaker. This prompts us to avoid narratives challenging our preconceived notions or personal experiences.
Always trust your feelings. Among other problems, unquestionably trusting our feelings leads to taking offense when none is intended.
Life is a battle between good and evil people. This leads to a blame-first mentality that assumes the worst about others.
They may as well have been speaking to married couples attempting to stay together post-recovery.