Because faith often plays an important role in people's lives, spiritual growth is recognized as one of the four cornerstones of recovery, which also includes physical, emotional and relationship growth. Lakeview Center employs a clinically trained chaplain who is available at all times to address the spiritual needs of our clients.
For Your Reflection (A Weekly Message from Chaplain Dan Hamel.)
Community requires the confession of brokenness. But how remarkable it is that in our culture brokenness must be "confessed." We think of confession as an act that should be carried out in secret, in the darkness of the confessional, with the guarantee of professional priestly or psychiatric confidentiality. Yet the reality is that every human being is broken and vulnerable. How strange that we should ordinarily feel compelled to hide our wounds when we are all wounded! Community requires the ability to expose our wounds and weaknesses to our fellow creatures. It also requires the ability to be affected by the wounds of others. But even more important is the love that arises among us when we share, both ways, our woundedness. With remorse, confession becomes a joy.
Source: M. Scott Peck, The Different Drum