Episode 475: Charles and Cassie Kelley on the Journey to Sobriety, the Power of Connection, and Combatting Shame

Today is such a special show as we look towards Father’s Day weekend. I get to sit down and talk to my friends Charles and Cassie Kelley. You all know Charles from the AMAZING country trio, Lady A. Charles has recently been on a journey to sobriety and he and Cassie were kind enough to share their story. I so appreciate Charles’ honesty and transparency and Cassie’s strength and generosity in this conversation. Whether Father’s Day brings about a ton of joy for you or it brings up some pain, I hope this conversation gives you a glimpse of what redemption, grace, and healing can do. Be sure to check out Charles’ break-up song with alcohol As Far As You Could, it will blow you away!

(And FYI we jump into a pretty deep conversation about addiction. This topic may be tender to you, so I wanted you to know before you listened so you could care for yourself well. And, for our #miniBFFs, you may what to listen to this conversation before their little ears do.)

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, reach out to Alcoholics Anonymous for support.

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