By now you probably know I LOVE movies!  I grew up watching tons of movies and still do so today.  A short while ago I watched the movie Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.  As I watched the movie various scenes stood out to me.  As I have stated before, now that I’m in recovery the Holy Spirit has allowed me to see movies differently and notice subtle (and sometimes blatant) recovery tones within the movie. 

The plot of this movie has been pasted below courtesy of Wikipedia:

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a 2017 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team Guardians of the Galaxy, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy and the fifteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the Guardians travel throughout the cosmos as they help Peter Quill learn more about his mysterious parentage.

What I saw in this movie was a humorous example of what NOT to do when a man tells you his deepest, darkest secret which is usually done as part of a Step 4 inventory exercise. Many men in recovery struggle with the idea of confessing their deepest, darkest secrets for fear that they will be humiliated or rejected by others.  This movie, although not therapy-accurate, brings humor to a very stressful and intense time in a man’s life.  Hopefully, men who have done this can see the humor in this movie as much as I do and men who fear the Fourth Step and revealing their deepest, darkest secrets can  find the courage to do so after watching this movie.

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