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* My understanding of the need for vulnerability in relationships has grown because now there is nothing to take away the edge. I can not have a relationship with God if I do not want to open up and be vulnerable and honest with me. It's hard to do when you have washed the edges of everything. Thank you for this post. An excellent way to say it, Christy - thank you! And you are right. You do not realize how much lighter you are without this blur.
* I just want to say thank you for sharing. You have formulated so many things that I have thought or felt so beautifully. Thank you for your honesty and your ability to be counter-cultural in some way. We forget so often that obedience to God means freedom. Yes, that's exactly how Alcoholics Anonymous works. Sharing the way you have, from person to person, face to face, that's what allowed me to stay sober for more than 27 years.
* Over time, less water in the body leads to noticundesirable effects, such as dry, dry skin, red and pink cheeks, dandruff and eczema. After kicking the sauce, you should see a great improvement in the quality of your skin. Alcohol is a diuretic, which means that water comes out of the body. Not so much cause that force . In short, it is drastically disinfecting. It decreases the production of a hormone that helps the body absorb and retain water.
* I think I'm probably better now because I'm not at the point where I'm completely lost. I could not have had much fun at that time. What was your worst drunk moment at the time, the day before my wedding, I was pissed off. I woke up the day of my wedding with this bowl next to me with blood in it. Apparently, I tried to go over a cement bin, my fingers slipped, and I just slapped my head on the floor. It's embarrassing to look at the wedding photos of me and see my swollen red face and a likely concussion.
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* That being said, I understand the legalistic aspect and I do not want to make any judgment on the many Christians and non-Christians whom I love and respect and who I appreciate. just a social drink. It feels good not to be judged for something that is not for me. Our personal experiences shape us as we all form the beautiful body of Christ. Mostly - let's love it. I stopped drinking almost 3 years ago to the day.
* The alcohol was bad, drinking was bad, and there was a lot of bias around not drinking. I remember telling my dad once that I did not think about drinking because I had an addictive personality and did not think it would be smart. He said how proud he was of me and I would have liked to listen because I was right. When I started drinking at the university, it was a mess from the start. No moderation, nothing good about it.
* I stopped drinking years ago because I grew up in a house where drinking was the rule, not the exception. Alcohol was a fixture in my dark days, before I really saw the light. And like your parents, I decided to turn my back on this old "friend" and raise my children in a house without alcohol. Never miss that! I never want to be a stumbling block for anyone. And nowadays, many people have problems with alcohol and drug use.
* Before and after photos of former drinkers who have given up alcohol for a different period of time, show how becoming sober can transform your life and your appearance. Too much drinking can cause high blood pressure, which increases the risk of heart attack or stroke. According to the NHS, the types of diseases that you can develop after 10 to 20 years of regular consumption of more than 14 units per week include cancers of the mouth, throat and breast. liver diseases, brain injuries and damage to the nervous system.
* I was an excessive drinker who progressed in a daily "drink until you faint" drunk. I was a mess. I did not think I would ever be able to give up alcohol. The things taught in the program worked for me. Except that the program was not available then, I did not find it before being sober for a few years. Anyway, I had to learn all the hard way. You do not have to suffer from all this. You can have success right away, instead of failing repeatedly.
* One thing I noticed is that when we are in a restaurant that serves alcohol and earns a lot of money, they often start by explaining the special drink. Our standard answer is not just to say, "no thank you," but to be safe and clarify - "We do not drink alcohol." The answers are sometimes weird, but I have never been sorry to stay on our positions. what we feel is the best way for us to honor God.
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