Is Damascus Way Recovery aligned with any denomination?
There is no specific denomination that Damascus Way Recovery aligns with. This is based on the understanding that a person’s recovery is their own spiritual journey and does not require acceptance with any specific doctrine or religious affiliation. The only provision is that a person is willing to come to faith through Jesus Christ and align themselves with a Christian Faith-Based Community for fellowship and support.
Why do Your Articles Include Mormon Teachings and References?
I grew up as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Spent time in the young men’s, Aaronic Priesthood, and Scouting programs of the Church. I’ve also engaged in apologetics and had given myself to study and defend the LDS Church doctrines, history, and teachings.
While I understand Evangelical Christians have issues with Mormonism, the articles reflect relevant messages pertaining to growing in faith and strengthening our wisdom and understanding in who Jesus Christ is.
Why are you asking for financial contributions?
With all ministry programs, Damascus Way Recovery is working toward becoming an established discipleship program for men struggling with their faith, substance use related issues, and other problematic behavior. Without financial contributions, this program will not be able to reach those men. See the Support Page for more information on how your donation and contribution will help this website and program.
What is your experience with addiction?
My approach is to see men for who they are – broken vessels that are in need of restoration, encouragement, and empowerment in order to deepen their faith in Jesus Christ. This understanding came from my observation over the years as a Substance Use Disorder Professional.
Along with this, had my own personal issues with alcohol, homelessness, broken relationships, parental alienation, and having grown up in an alcoholic and dysfunctional home. However, my own recovery is my own recovery and what has worked for me may not work for you. The important aspect of what we have in common is building a resilient faith through a more mindful and spiritual understanding that is rooted in Jesus Christ.
Are You Seeking Guest Contributions?
I am hoping to open up to have guest contributors to share their stories and testimonies of how God has brought them out of the bondage of substance use. I also will hopefully have contributions that share insights in faith, scripture, and spiritual growth.