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.
No matter what life throws our way, this song and that moment serve to remind me that we are all beautiful in the eyes of our creator and to look for beautiful moments and things around us.
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 [...]
The Song: "Control" by The Protest The Story: "I said for years I needed to stop drinking because it wasn't good for me. Yet I never was able to," Courtney shares. "Early 2015 God said it was time to put the bottle down. I told God I thought that was impossible. I told the [...]
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. [...]