Advice On Giving Up Alcohol....
* Conquering a problem of consumption or dependence means overcoming a host of physical and psychological responses. If you live where the drugs are used, then youhave to overcome your living space too. You can learn to overcome by trial and error as I did or you can do it easier and faster. I recommend the quick and easy way. my path has taken a few years, a lot of humiliation and suffering, and some housing and legal problems.
* I greatly appreciate your sensitivity to the community of recovery. And yes, there may be some freedom, but is it a good idea? A question that is worth asking - and God. What a loving thing to do in solidarity with your son, Ron - who blessed me. Wow, you write exquisitely. I am totally in touch with what you have written. I stopped drinking more than a year ago, and I had many of the same excuses, reasons and justifications.
More Advice On Giving Up Alcohol....
* I did a lot of really poorchoices that have had a profound impact on my life. I stopped drinking for a while because I was tired of the mess, but I eagerly desired the ease of others. I wanted a glass of wine while I was painting, or a cocktail with friends. So I started drinking again. It took me a long time to get to the point where I could admit that I was not like the others. I could not have a drink once in a while.
* 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.
* So, what are you doing? Crack open the beer, unleash the wine or have that first pinch of whiskey? There was a time when you did not drink every day. When you were a child, you had not considered drinking before going to bed. You knew exactly how to relax and relax without alcohol. Maybe you have had a particularly stressful time in your life and you have "irrigated" your drinking problems. He numbed the bad feelings or simply helped you to go out and go to sleep.
* OK, so you have to stop, you know that's going to be hard, but you know it's possible. Professional treatment is strongly recommended. What follows is a list of reasons and ways to stay on the road to recovery. There is no particular order of any kind. We have simply combined our knowledge of alcohol treatment to give you a guide on how to stay sober. When drinking, we tend to think in terms of black and white Are you an alcoholic or a normal drinker?.
* A beautiful quiet moment that opened me to an abundant life. So grateful to hear your story. Chris It's so wonderful. I feel like I'm sitting at the table and you tell me your story over a cup of coffee. I particularly liked it "If you feel the invitation, it is not an invitation to privation, but an invitation to abundance." I often have the impression that there is has so many invitations that we do not answer because of fear, but each time it is for our growth in Christ and so refreshing.
* Everything that makes your life easier is good and positive, no matter what others think. This is certainly a difficult subject and a very personal question, everyone's balance line is probably in a different place. It's pretty amazing and I feel that your story has saved my marriage and maybe my life! I read this first when Jen Hatmaker shared it on Facebook. It really made me think and think and think.
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