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* In one study, healthy women who drank 10 or more drinks a week decreased their chances of conceiving to 34%. While you may be thinking that you are well because you do not drink much, even moderate drinking affects fertility. In the same study, women who drank between one and five drinks a week less than one drink a day reduced their chances of conception to 61%. If you try to have children, your chances will be better once you stop drinking because alcohol reduces fertility.
* I also have no problem with anyone who abstains. I also try to stock my fridge with fun non-alcoholic beverages every time my husband and I have a company so that whoever does not drink can always enjoy a selection of drinks. You make an important distinction in your essay, and another in your update. 1 What a sin for one is not a sin for all. 2 There is more than one holy way to liberate us from sin.
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* There may also be underlying problems for which alcohol has been used for self-medication. Often, experiences and emotions that have been ignored during alcohol consumption come to the surface after stopping drinking. During this time, it may be helpful to seek individual or group counseling to manage these emotions and experiences. It may take a week or two, but after you stop drinking, you will end up sleeping better.
* On some occasions, it does not bother me to be with someone who has a drink, but I'm always more grateful to ask them or choose, at least for the moment and more for me, not to have a drink. As I read this essay, let me know that I am not the only one thinking this, and that I am not the only one not to abstain from anything more than I think God has something better than n 'not include alcohol.
* As if you deserved a medal or something like that. I grew up with alcoholics, my mother drinks another 2 bottles of wine a day. So, in my world, I deserve a medal. I find it interesting when people who do not have a drinking problem are quick to judge those who do it ... even our spouses. This essay could have been written about me. I read it when a friend posted it. It was personally a conviction for me and it made me make some changes.
* For me, it was simply a matter of quality. Your history of quitting drinking may be similar to Alcoholics Anonymous whenever the doors are open. It will look like appearing. It may sound like counseling. It may sound like a long road of reconciliation and forgiveness. This may look like creating a success plan. It can look like a network of support and accountability. It would be very sad for me if someone reads my essay and thinks.