I was reading and I came across the following, years ago, and then again recently.
We need complete freedom to express our honest feelings [to God]
Freedom is an essential factor in the healing process because recovery is based on the practice of honest with ourselves and with [God].
Who, besides God and ourselves, do we need to have that level of honesty with?
How can we be sure that our honesty truly is honest?
After all, the old question “do these pants make me look fat?” has as a meta question “do you love me, am I still desirable to you” and to answer the question the wrong way is to send the false message that you don’t love the person asking it, that they no longer fit in your life. God can see through that all, but how much should we expect of others if we can not see the false messages in our “honesty” ourselves?
Yet, how can we find forgiveness, restoration, the full healing of the atonement without it?