Advice On Giving Up Alcohol....
* I believe that accepting the Lord has given me a legitimate reason not to do so. Now that drinking has become "acceptable" and "normal" in the church - which was certainly not the case 40 years ago - there are times when I feel not to get in or avoid some social problems. Events because I will be the strange man with a glass of water. My family has buried two young people over the last two years because of overdoses and another is undergoing detoxification now - and the three pathways of destruction these young people have started drinking.
* I noticed this recently and felt the need to engage in this kind of discussion. As always, thank you for being obedient to the Spirit and for gently reminding us of the freedom that can be forsaken. Great statement in the article - and great to have it quoted again here. Our American society is pushing alcohol - and sometimes we do not even notice it. While we ban other drugs and ban advertising on drugs like tobacco, alcohol is given a full pass.
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* 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?".
* The alcohol dependence is a real monster and most people just can not be finished and it works. Once again, I am very happy that it worked for you this way, but you are definitely in the minority. Good point. There is AA of course. Thanks thanks thanks! In April of this year, I will celebrate 5 years of a life without alcohol. I wish I could agree that I will not miss it, but it would not be a true statement, because some days I miss it deeply.
* 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.
* "Well, she stopped drinking in a decision, so why can not I?" That's not the point. same thing. You take a burden that you do not have to bear. There is a big difference between sin and addiction - but you do not need to take any shame or condemnation for one or the other. If it is the sin, of course, like me, you can - in cooperation with the Holy Spirit - root out the root. And if it's an addiction, you could be released instantly and I pray for it!.
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