Advice On Giving Up Alcohol....
* Watch the tragedy of this young woman, learn how alcohol attacked her body, contemplate the disastrous results for her and the circle of those who depend on her makes me want to shout warnings . Luke 7 33-34 does not settle the question and indicates that Jesus drank alcohol. In fact, it's just the opposite. He quotes what the people of his day said about Him and John the Baptist. They said that John was possessed by the demons and that Jesus was a drunkard - both are clearly and completely false statements.
* Once this first moment was over, the rest was really easy. My two months are gone. I still drink, but I changed some of my habits, mainly that I drink only socially. I decided to stop drinking at home or alone because I do not have enough fun. The other change, which is a bit more difficult, is that I want to limit myself to only one or two drinks socially - for me, two glasses is the limit to feel good the next morning.
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* One of the saddest things in our current culture for me is the big woohoo bragging done by popular Christians / speakers / writers on social media about their drinking. It excites me and I can only imagine how that weakens their influence among the lost. I was raised in a christian house. Parent did not drink. I did not think much of it before my last year of high school. . I was a "social drinker" from 18 years old.
* There is no judgment to drink, but there is also no immunity against addiction. Your words are sweet and true. Thank you. So, I drink about 15 glasses a week beer, whiskey and occasional wine. Sometimes 20. I can stop when I feel like it when I have a cold, for example. I have a doctorate from a large university, I have always been employed and I was married 20 years with two wonderful children.
* And congratulations for your three years! A milestone to celebrate. It was a perfect timing. Thank you for your honesty. I like this post. I was raised in a deeply Christian, non-drinking family. My parents seemed snobbish in their faith that drinking was a fault of the soul. And so, even though I did not drink while growing up, I notice everything about alcohol in this childish way. I notice when people can not interact socially without drinking.
* But for everyone, you are just an ingerous cat. Fortunately, I still had my friends to make me feel better. Well, I would have done it, if it had not turned out that most of my friends were actually only drinkers. When I told them that I was resigning, they laughed nervously, waiting for the line of punch. Then, they answered with a real surprise, Really? Why? Then they reassured me that I did not have a problem with alcohol because if I had a problem with alcohol, it meant that they had a problem with alcohol.
* Okay, that spoke to my heart. I recently stopped drinking 1 month ago, I felt that thumb for years. I tried to compromise just a few drinks never arrived, just beer and not wine worked a few times, and so on. At the end I just drank from time to time but it always ended up drinking a lot. I thought I would feel sorry but as you wrote I feel freedom. I feel closer to God and life in general. I had a stressful time and instead of turning to alcohol, I turned to other people.
* To discover that Baptists and many other Protestants of traditional non-liturgical thought were having a drink was a sins seemed weird at the time, with social dancing, going to movies that were not rated G well, maybe PG. It's sinful when it ruins lives. We are not talking about a simple drink. So, if God or your conscience or your wife tells you to put it on the ground, you should get ready.
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