Recovery from everything is possible with God. Our guest today has an amazing story. Sexual abuse at a young age, living on his own by sixteen, alcohol addiction, drug addiction, war in the middle east, PTSD, arrested and in jail, a construction accident that cost him his eye, an addiction to painkillers, and now a full heart serving and loving other people.
Aaron (Patch) Dean has been in recovery since 2010 and is called to the ministry of recovery through his church and through a program called Celebrate Recovery. And within Celebrate Recovery, he is part of a motorcycle group called Broken Chains. Patch is married, and is a father of four. He started a home building business that specifically hires people that others deem unemployable; people who are in recovery, who are felons, or who just need that second chance.
With all you’ve experienced, why are you not a victim?
What moment was finally your wake-up call?
Why did you say, “Thank you, God!” when you were arrested?
What was your journey from jail to recovery?
How does trust play a part in someone’s recovery?
Where does someone start if they know they need help?
How is a Christ-centered recovery program different?
What makes this work so rewarding for you?
How does being out of alignment with God’s plan take a toll on a man?
What’s the power in having other men alongside someone in recovery?
Does everyone have a need for a program like Celebrate Recovery?
Can you share what Broken Chains is?
What do you think about biker stereotypes?
How do you help someone who is in denial?
When is it too late for someone to begin their recovery?