Do you want to know what it takes to save a marriage from alcoholism? One word: genuine humility. OK, that’s two words. And it also takes therapy, group work, hard-earned detachment, faith, resentment processing, group work, and persistence. But it can’t be done without an abundance of genuine humility. Mindy and Tom join Matt on this episode. Tom lays some truth on us explaining a cornerstone of their marriage recovery: “She has a voice that deserves to be heard.” When asked if she was worried that Tom might drink while the couple was separated, Mindy says, “I didn’t care.” She couldn’t afford to worry about him while trying to save herself. The importance of the lessons from Mindy and Tom’s story cannot be overstated.
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