Advice On Giving Up Alcohol....
* However, I have my very good taxi would be so great with this steak moments. That said, God pours new pleasures into my life every day pun intended! Thanks again for keeping it real. I like the way you wrote your testimony. Show your fight against sin instead of telling others what to do ... very powerful. It's just like that I want to write. I might add that with all the Bible verses about staying alert and sober, how can a follower of Jesus be right to imbibe?
* I would buy a bottle of red and it would last a week. We drank wine from time to time and turned the radio to NPR. For ten years we drank alcohol this way occasionally, barely, and with interest. We liked to learn about it. We loved the world of craft beer and wine. But slowly, I started drinking more than my husband. Its rare beer growler still lasts but my bottle of wine on the buffet has started to go away a little earlier and then the bottle has become a bigger bottle of less expensive variety and so the big bottles became a box of wine.
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* That being said, I understand the legalistic aspect and I do not want to make any judgment on the many Christians and non-Christians whom I love and respect and who I appreciate. just a social drink. It feels good not to be judged for something that is not for me. Our personal experiences shape us as we all form the beautiful body of Christ. Mostly - let's love it. I stopped drinking almost 3 years ago to the day.
* It is never a matter of deprivation, it is becoming who we are supposed to be. In the past, they called it "sanctity" or "sanctification" - the two words we do not hear very much because they have lost some meaning through their misuse perhaps. I know that this kind of transformation, no matter what we want to call it, almost never happens at the same time, it's a slow burn that refines, clarifies and distills.
* My understanding of the need for vulnerability in relationships has grown because now there is nothing to take away the edge. I can not have a relationship with God if I do not want to open up and be vulnerable and honest with me. It's hard to do when you have washed the edges of everything. Thank you for this post. An excellent way to say it, Christy - thank you! And you are right. You do not realize how much lighter you are without this blur.
* And why, even among adults who are not fundamentalists, alcohol always smells of transgression, which is part of what makes it "mowed". I'm joking about mum's wine, and I can not wait for the release at the Christian conference that makes me and my friends freer, smarter than those righteous Christians of yesteryear who would never participate. I just love you, sweet Ron - your true honest heart. You give me old enough, be your mother such hope.
* Prolonged alcohol use and abuse can negatively impact your brain. According to research, the most important impact of alcohol is on areas of the brain that are essential for learning and controlling impulses. Although some of these changes may be permanent, especially for those who abuse alcohol for a prolonged period, there is hope. According to the National Institutes of Health, abstaining from alcohol for several months to a year can lead to a partial correction of some of the structural changes in the brain caused by alcohol and can also negate the effects of alcohol.
in this video marcus talks about why you have so much anxiety the day after drinking, what is happening in your body and how to understand how alcohol and …