Advice On Giving Up Alcohol....
* Do your friends hate you because you stop drinking and they can not? My buddies and their wives did not know what to do, I had always been drunk all the way, so I was not. They had no one to talk to and said, "He's the one with the problem." They could not pretend that they just could not stop drinking, because I had stopped and my problem was much worse than theirs. It turned things upside down. Some people got angry.
* And I began to realize that I was using wine, cider, or craft beer to get out of it, to make me numb against everything, even the least. And I remembered what my counseling teacher once said all addictions begin as a coping mechanism. So I resigned. I finished the bottle of wine that I received as a gift, and I have not been drinking for about a month. My mind is clear. I suddenly see all the societal and cultural things you have named, and I regret them.
* Thank you for this beautifully conceived testimony of His power and gentle nudging in a life subject to His direction. I have seen family members who are believers and strong in their faith give their hearts, money and affection to alcohol "I need my glass of wine or bourbon in the after sunday to relax, "while my husband and I quietly withdrew.He and I had alcoholism on both sides of our family.For us, this is not worth the risk to our health.
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* My personal relationship with Jesus has grown exponentially after giving up alcohol! Your message is so full of love, grace and acceptance and that's exactly what Jesus is all about! Thank you for sharing! Very good. Very connecting. Last month, I received a similar invitation. It was not alcohol, but entertainment that had always been "ok" and that was suddenly "not ok". I too was surprised at the experience of giving it up.
* Some people refer to the first two weeks or months as sober as the "pink cloud" phase, where you experience unexpected access to intense exaltation. Did that scare you? I would be in a shop waiting in line when suddenly this overwhelming feeling of being so happy would come on me. I felt physically happy to the point of almost crying. I have never felt anything like that before. Did you burst into a song in the middle of the queue? Laughs I do not think so, but I definitely let out more than a couple of woo-hoos while driving.
* The rest of the Sabbath, giving him the first place and the traps that annoy me and mine. Thank you for expressing the difference by saying "yes to God" and walking in freedom. This message is resonating with me today. It's funny, is not it, how are we going back on things that we think we have left behind to see their wisdom with new eyes? I hear you, my daughter. I liked your message! I struggled with alcohol for twenty years.
* I began to realize that I was not a special snowflake in some way or another immune to addiction and dependency. I started to see what my parents still hadI saw it because I started to see it in myself. And again the Holy Spirit was sitting with me, waiting for me to trust this invitation. Not to moderation, not to leniency, not to "count drinks" or "record" or reasonable. No, I had no illusions, it would be a total surrender, the imposition of my preferences and my rights to embrace what could be better.
* Whether you use an online support group, attend meetings or seek individual advice, it is possible to stop drinking for everyone. A year ago, Cheyne Kobzoff's life was nil. Difficult. Despite a loving wife, two children, and a great job as a chef in a local restaurant, the perennial drinker spent every miserable morning trying to eliminate the creeping thoughts of hating himself. from his perpetually hammering head.
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