Advice On Giving Up Alcohol....
* We are growing in our new choices. I remember when I felt that the thumb pressed on my cynicism, for example. I had become so depressed about my cynicism, my know-all tendencies, my "but-but ..." when it came to everything I missed so much about life, kindness, hope and opportunity. I felt this challenge of the Holy Spirit for a year before I started seriouslylean toward healing, renewing hope in my life.
* If you sit, you will probably start drinking again. Drinking takes a lot of time, you need something to fill it. So do you find yourself a new hobby. The one you like, the one that is important enough that you want to stay sober to see it over. Avoid "triggers" What triggers your desire to drink? If you have some "drinking songs", do not listen to them for a while. If you drink while playing golf or in a bowl, you may need to stay away from it.
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* I started reading memoirs, stories, and articles from women who were over-drinking and who felt depressed, dependent, and stuck almost before they knew it. I also began to notice how the church had begun to embrace as well. Others of my generation, who had also grown up in lemma or alcohol abstinence, explored their emancipation with micro-beers and home-made wine on books of theology and Bible studies and hymn songs.
* Alcohol was a really big deal. Even the Christians I knew who chose to drink alcohol occasionally made it a REAL BIG CASE. It was a spiritual decision with all kinds of biblical and spiritual rationalizations around him as it is all this post. But I have learned something very interesting since my marriage to a Catholic family alcohol does not have to be a big problem. The Polish Catholic family of my husband drinks. Or they do not drink.
* What you shared here really resonated with me. God protect you! Hi Ron, I just read your piece honestly and convincingly - thank you for your honesty poignant. I wanted to ask you about the part where you felt concerned about your cynicism and "hurry" to find healing and hope. Would you be willing to extract this a bit more in another blog post? I ask because I identify with that and I suspect others would do it too.
* "Every time I was happy - I drank. Whenever I was sad - I drank. Whenever I was something - I drank. I could not be happier now to sit here and tell you that I am completely sober for 6 months now. I really give all the thanks in the world to your website. Thank you! Call us anytime, 24/7/365 to speak with a Residential Program Advisor. We can help you with everything from selecting a treatment center to finding help in your area.
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