As you’re trying to find hope in the grit of addiction and trauma recovery, there’s power in being part of a community that can move us from a place of struggle to freedom.

On this episode, Duane speaks with Caroline Beidler about her new book, “Downstairs Church: Finding Hope in The Grit of Addiction and Trauma Recovery,” and how one can find hope in their own journey of addiction and trauma recovery by harnessing the power of sharing their story. 

Caroline Beidler is an author, recovery advocate, and founder of the storytelling platform Bright Story Shine. With almost 20 years in leadership within social work and ministry, Caroline is a team writer for The Grit and Grace Project and a blogger at the global recovery platform, In The Rooms.

Caroline’s insights and personal experiences offer practical advice and inspiration for those navigating similar struggles. This episode is a must-listen for anyone looking for hope and healing in their own life.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • How Caroline came up with the title, “Downstairs Church”
  • How  Caroline took the first steps down into the basement church
  • How to find hope in the grit of addiction
  • Having a personal relationship with God takes time
  • How adversities give rise to healing
  • The importance of showing up vulnerably 
  • Highlighting the power of story

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