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* I read other articles that were judged and motivated by fear why risk having one? And they just did not talk to me like this. If HG asks me to stop, of course I will, but it has not happened yet. So happy to read an article about thisubject who does not play the Holy Spirit for the rest of us. God blessed you with your writing talent and your way of writing without condemning. I am grateful for that.
* My wife drinks wine and I never tell her that she can not drink because I do not drink. It would be a blow of cock. Are you still having fun now that you do not drink? I hope so. Laughs Maybe I should ask your friends. In fact, I met some of my best friends the other week. We went on a trip to Lake Tahoe, and I was a little worried because they all drink. I just spent all my time talking to them about my year, and that was fine.
* I, too, grew up in a dry house and, as an adult, embraced the freedom to drink and be culturally and socially acceptable. Last year, I stopped drinking for Carme. And I never went back to enjoy it as I did. Because I gave it to God and realized that I did not need to give something else to my life. And there is freedom in unedited obedience. Literally had the conversation with God today about how for a year or two now He asked me to stop drinking, and then I came across this topic.
* Nice story, Ron. Your words deeply touched me because your decision to stop, based on a boost from the Holy Spirit, describes my trip of the past year. I have "left" now after being on a downward slope of frequency in recent years. I never like how I behave or feel after. Cranberry vodka was my favorite drink and the Holy Spirit whispered, "Why do you need it?" I had no answer. Alcohol does not make me a better person, does not help me get closer to Jesus, does not optimize my health.
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* To find out, I decided to try not to drink at all for two months. I did not know if I could do it, but I thought I'd try to see what would happen. It was much easier to give up alcohol than I thought it would be, which was a delightful surprise. Having some late-night outings - the kind after which you do not necessarily want to drink for a while - just before my alcohol-free challenge really helped.
* 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 know I'll still sometimes tie one on, but hopefuI can use some of my tips to stay a little more sober. Not drinking, I did not magically improve all my health habits, but there were noticeable positive effects. My face became clear almost instantly. I have always eaten a ton of food at potlucks and parties, but probably not as much as I would have done if I had drunk plus, I jumped on all those alcohol calories. And not drinking on Friday and Saturday nights meant I felt much better at the weekend and was more likely to have a good weekend-warrior training session.
* He is now a lean 53 pounds. Kobzoff, who lives in California, recently posted the photo above before-after at Reddit, claiming that a year without alcohol has made him 1000 times happier . The post exploded. We asked him how he was finally sober - and why his friends may or may not hate him now that he is "in good health". Congratulations for losing your bowel, but why did you lose your beard? I was sad enough to see him go.
Aurelijus Veryga has a PhD in biomedicine sciences, is associate professor at Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, research worker at biomedicine …