Coming out of Rome, Georgia, we stopped in nearby Lindale where I sat in on a Church of God “Road to Recovery” group to do some research. The facilitator, Tod Stansell, said this group was for people who had an addiction or emotional problem of any kind. Based on the 12 Steps (“…and their Biblical comparison”), Stansell said issues in the group run the gamut from drugs, to alcoholism, to pornography, compulsive overeating, depression, high anxiety… As a former counselor, I’ve seen — time and again — how these issues can lead to tremendously dysfunctional families, and a constellation of attendant social problems. As an example: A child grows up with a father who is alcoholic and emotionally absent, and/or physically abusive. As a result, the child grows up angry and externalizes it in the form of his own domestic violence later, and/or violence on the street.