Advice On Giving Up Alcohol....
* In addition, I think what she says is that we need to be aware of the "weaker neighbor" at Romans 15. This is not just about drinking, either. This could include eating, smoking, swearing ... We have grace and freedom AMEN, but we are also supposed to value others more than us Phil 2 3. That's a good point. Just to clarify There is certainly nothing wrong with not drinking, but the spirit clearly prompts some people to drink and enjoy, in my case 15-20 glasses a week most weeks without consequences.
* To be more effective, recovery can not be an individual pursuit, or an effort of cooperation with God, but must also involve other humans in healing. Ron. I like that in so many ways. One of them is very personal. I had a similar "punch" with the Spirit at the beginning of January - he asked me to ask it for a month. I did. Then we went on vacay and I had three cocktails for eleven days. I did not like the way that made me feel.
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* Let's get rid of what happens to your body once you stop drinking. There are many reasons to stop drinking alcohol. Maybe you can not party as hard as you've done, and the hangover gets worse. Maybe you have developed a beer belly. There may be a deeper question at stake and you do not want your consumption to go out of control before it's a problem - unless it's already happening and you're not. do not realize.
* 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 began to realize that I was not a special snowflake in some way or another immune to addiction and dependency. I started to see what my parents still hadI saw it because I started to see it in myself. And again the Holy Spirit was sitting with me, waiting for me to trust this invitation. Not to moderation, not to leniency, not to "count drinks" or "record" or reasonable. No, I had no illusions, it would be a total surrender, the imposition of my preferences and my rights to embrace what could be better.
* In one study, healthy women who drank 10 or more drinks a week decreased their chances of conceiving to 34%. While you may be thinking that you are well because you do not drink much, even moderate drinking affects fertility. In the same study, women who drank between one and five drinks a week less than one drink a day reduced their chances of conception to 61%. Prolonged alcohol use and abuse can negatively impact your brain.
* Check out these 25 ways without sugar to beat a craving. The books will start to fall. Alcohol has a sneaky way of increasing your daily caloric intake without you realizing it. A margarita can hold 300 calories or more - mostly sugar. A delicious piecola cola could have 450 calories! A study found that men consume 433 extra calories when they drink a moderate amount of alcohol. For women, it's 300 calories.
While alcoholism is a devastating disease that can destroy lives, some people who struggle with it manage to hold down stressful jobs and big responsibilities.