Before It Gets Better: “Sober” by Seventh Day Slumber

Although addiction is a very common human experience, it's also an uncomfortable one. The process is messy, complicated, disquieting to sit with. That makes it easy to default to wrapping it up in a varnished, shined-up narrative of linear healing: "addicted" to "better." But that is simply not the process most of us live. That's why we need songs like "Sober" from Seventh Day Slumber.

Stories: ‘Awake and Alive’ by Skillet

Skillet in 2009

The Song: "Awake and Alive" by Skillet The Story: "I got into Christian music completely unintentionally. My family was Christian, I was Christian, but I was never really into praise and worship," Amy shares. "I preferred modern music." It would be Pokemon that unexpectedly led Amy to music that would change her life. "Soon, I [...]

Stories: ‘Watch it Burn’ by Disciple

The Song: "Watch it Burn" by Disciple The Story: For Courtney, "Watch it Burn" became an anthem in the middle of extreme anxiety. "When I first started experiencing an allergic reaction to disposable gloves, it triggered immense anxiety and compulsions. I was terrified of dying. I worried about contamination and infection all day every day. [...]