Thursday, May 2, 2013

“Christ’s love for the codependent

“Christ’s love for the codependent shall not be hampered by the behavior of an addict.  However, it can be hampered by the codependent’s suffering behaviors of low self-esteem and low self-love.  That is, at times the love of others, including the love of Christ, cannot be experienced by a codependent, though Christ extends it.  This occurs because the codependent is in the depths of suffering and refuses to open his or her heart to anyone’s love.  The codependent simply believes he or she is unworthy of love.  Replacing suffering behaviors with self-love is an essential first step in recovery.”
Hold on to Hope, Help for LDS Addicts and their Familes, p. 80

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