Advice On Giving Up Alcohol....
* Personally, I have to treat myself as the recovering addict that I am, I can not touch what I'm hooked on. It was so scary, but the grace of God is so much greater! So with your sister. The Holy Spirit has been pressing his thumb in this area in a very dramatic way these past few weeks. This morning, I started a new journey to health and I no longer self-medicate with food. Oh, damn, and I recently swore the tea - it's not tea, it's milk, I do not like tea without milk, and I think milk aggravates my chronic pain.
* It is not, however, impossible. It is easier to stop drinking alcohol than to continue. Hangovers are misery. Compared to them, stopping alcohol consumption is not so bad. We have just been told that this is the case. And you did not have the tools and training to stop drinking by yourself. This program will give you these tools and, if not, send it back for a refund. You can stop drinking without AA or any other group, if you do not want to be involved with them.
* In my life, when it comes to the dawn of change, we may have the impression that God is pressing something in my life. As if to say, "Here, this place, this one, stay here for a moment. I want to lean on it. There have been other habits or addictions or sins or tramps in my life as I followed Jesus. I'm always happy for that. This has been the source of a lot of transformation in my life something that was good does not suddenly become-okay and inside, there is an invitation to more shalom, more peace, more hope, more love, more confidence, more completeness.
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* Ron, thanks for share your story. Sometimes, I also feel the imprint of God, which moves me and pushes me to be more of what He wanted me to be. He is patient and long-suffering with me, and I am happy for that. The grace and the heart and the soul peace be with you. I do not drink alcohol because of my husband's history of dependence. What was once a way to support it became a way of protecting myself.
* Two dads - Parker and Michael - have created Nomo to help them stay on track and motivated in their recovery of alcohol. The pair wanted to design a super-beautiful application that tracked multiple clocks and kept us in touch with other members of our support group. Nomo accurately decomposes the time you Are sober by the minute, which means it can show you your sobriety time in terms of years, months, weeks, days, hours and minutes.
* 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.
* Yes ... I think that's where God now has the thumb on my life. I always try to understand what he asks, but yes - all the things you said. A good glimpse, Beccy - thanks for sharing this! I'm about to do it too, Beccy. Thanks for sharing, so I can know that I am not the only one to have this feeling! It affects me. It is difficult in France to be a non-drinker. There was even the threat of a division in the church about the Lord's Supper, for example wine wanted instead of grape juice, and I protested that it was a stumbling block for the weak.
* It was then in 1966, after my mother and father became Christian when I was eight years old, that my dad made the decision to quit smoking. He knew that cigarettes were destroying his lungs and damaging his heart. But he also knew that one day his children would ask to want to smoke and what would he tell us? Would he say, "Your youngest age!" And then we would ask, "What age are we going to have?".