Advice On Giving Up Alcohol....
* And I began to realize that I was using wine, cider, or craft beer to get out of it, to make me numb against everything, even the least. And I remembered what my counseling teacher once said all addictions begin as a coping mechanism. So I resigned. I finished the bottle of wine that I received as a gift, and I have not been drinking for about a month. My mind is clear. I suddenly see all the societal and cultural things you have named, and I regret them.
* But if you feel a weight, imagine how free you will be when you stretch it. If you receive the invitation, it is not an invitation to privation, but an invitation to abundance. I think that belief has had a bad reputation in the church lately. It's understandable. We have an overcorrection of much of the legalism and bordering Christianity that has damaged so many people, changing behavior and establishing rules and imposing the convictions of others on our own soul.
* In my soul, I could see the Holy Spirit practically jogging beside me to say once in a while "Are not you ready to put some more weight? I think it's time for you to stop this one. It's time to ask it. It seems to me that it gets heavier. No, no, I'm fine. I will continue like that. Everyone does it. It's good. We are all well. I'm fine. Look how good we are. I may sit on the side of the road for a moment to catch my breath.
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* I do not want to be part of it. I do not judge anyone who drinks moderately as their conscience allows. But like you, I feel frustrated when fellow Christians feel sorry for me as if my faith was the week because I am a litterist. It's quite the opposite. I know that God made wine and that goes for some. But I chose the higher way out of love for drug addicts or young people. We are called to be holy and set apart.
* I lied to my parents and went to a party at a friend's house where we drank cheap red wine and those sweet coolers with all the cool kids. I did not like it very much but I kept going after all, it was worth it, look at how I love myself now. I already smoked a pack day, what was a little alcohol? And a year later, I had more regrets than every fifteen years should have. At seventeen, I decided to follow God for myself.
* Thank you for sharing. Good for you! I like the idea of having a dog to love to spend your time and your energy and your money. A good example of being for something instead of just against something. "I started to see the women of my generation become more and more dependent, because the wine was sold to women like the rest or as the treatment they deserved for their diligence and diligence and altruism.
* Thank you for this beautifully conceived testimony of His power and gentle nudging in a life subject to His direction. I have seen family members who are believers and strong in their faith give their hearts, money and affection to alcohol "I need my glass of wine or bourbon in the after sunday to relax, "while my husband and I quietly withdrew.He and I had alcoholism on both sides of our family.For us, this is not worth the risk to our health.