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Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church

Through the Red Door Blog Entry

Through the Red Door - Stories of Recovery

In the early days of the Church, when the front door of the parish was painted red it was said to signify sanctuary – that the ground beyond these doors was holy, and anyone who entered through them was safe from harm.

In the lives of many recovering people, it is through these same red doors that sanctuary is found on a daily basis. Initially that sanctuary may not have started in the rooms with high vaulted ceilings and stained glass windows, but in the basements and back rooms of churches where 12-step meetings are held.

This blog was created for recovering people to share the experiences they found walking through those doors of safety, refuge and peace.

We invite you to sign up for an entry by choosing one of the dates below. Please submit your blog entry 1 week prior to the date for which you sign up by email to [email protected]. In order to allow more participants, please, no more than one entry, per month, per person.

The fine print:

  • Posts should be roughly 350 – 800 words and should be about your personal experience with recovery in some way.
  • Be nice. It’s ok to voice an opinion, complaint, or discuss a controversial topic, but remember we strive to be solutions based people.
  • Obscenities, personal attacks, threatening, harassing or abusive content, and defamatory comments about any person, group, organization, or belief will not be published.
  • Remember anonymity when discussing 12 step fellowships. It’s ok to mention a specific fellowship by name, but if you do so, we will post the submission anonymously. Otherwise, please let us know if you would like your full name or first name/initial.
  • By submitting, you declare that you are the sole owner and author of the article and own 100% of all copyrights pertaining to it.
  • The post should not include marketing-related links and should not be self-promotional.
  • Your submission to the blog gives permission for us to publish your article on the website, social media site, and distribute to our membership and to our email list.
  • There are no guarantees made that article(s) will be published. We reserve the right to remove article(s) at any time for any reason. We also will remove any blog post written by you, at your request.  
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