Tough Love

By Benzion Twerski, Ph.D. The parents of a troubled teenager have all heard this expression many times. After all has been said, doing this is much more difficult. This concept needs some exploration so that the words “tough love” do not become a meaningless slogan to join the ranks of other expressions that only purport […]

Planning The Funeral For Your Teenage Child

You don’t remember much about that afternoon. The knock at the door, the police officer’s face. You were screaming. You don’t remember if the day was sunny or overcast, and you don’t remember your child leaving the house or where he was going. You don’t remember if you said you loved him, but you’ve got […]

Anonymity As A Spiritual Foundation

By Benzion Twerski, Ph.D. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all of our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities. (Twelfth Tradition) Prominently listed among the tools of a twelve step program and usually part of its name is the principle of anonymity. Many who enter the meeting rooms have trouble pronouncing the […]