Advice On Giving Up Alcohol....
* I do not want to be part of it. I do not judge anyone who drinks moderately as their conscience allows. But like you, I feel frustrated when fellow Christians feel sorry for me as if my faith was the week because I am a litterist. It's quite the opposite. I know that God made wine and that goes for some. But I chose the higher way out of love for drug addicts or young people. We are called to be holy and set apart.
* But, I'm very glad you shared that none of these things really happened. Thank you. Ron, thank you for your words. God knew exactly what I needed to hear today ... and that was your essay. Thank you. I am a 43 year old pastor and your story alcohol and cynicism is almost identical to mine. I stopped almost two yearsthere are years, after about a year of the Holy Spirit gently, but constantly inviting me to stop.
* Delirium tremens is a sudden confusion that can be accompanied by hallucinations, tremors, an irregular heartbeat and an increase in body temperature so high that it can sometimes lead to seizures. If you are a heavy drinker, it is important to detoxify alcohol under the supervision of a health professional as withdrawal from leaving the cold turkey can lead to death. If you are a heavy drinker, you can not be out of the woods after 48 hours.
* 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.
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* It is interesting to go out sober If you go out usually to make friends, it can be difficult to go back. But you will realize over time that you do not need alcohol for fun. It's a hard habit to givebut you will become more comfortable with yourself as you progress.
* So so grateful. So, one of you there in despair, that can be done. God will help you. I know what you mean in relation to the alcohol that starts not working. I can have wine and it does not make me feel like before. And it's as if we forget that the reason we continue to know in our hearts ... deep inside us, knowing we want to leave ... it's because it's God. God is in us. Just here ... not there as people tend to think about it.
* 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.
* I'm right with you, Bethadilly! I know my addictive personality since high school 20 years ago, I know the alcoholism that sits in my extended family both sides and, through the grace from God, I knew myself well enough not to touch alcohol. Sugar, however, is a different story, but today I'm marking 58 clean days. No sugar, no flour for the last 57 days. Because I am a food addict, I have also cut snacks and second aids from my lifestyle.
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