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Overcoming Addictions - Help for Christians

Christians and non-Christian alike battle with addictions and other behaviors that they find themselves struggling to leave behind. Through faith in Jesus Christ and placing emotional and spiritual health as attainable goals, we can all be overcomers.

This blog, produced by Certified Recovery Specialist Beth Livingston, is for people to exchange struggles and victories of breaking free from addictions and other hurtful behaviors.

June 2010 Entries

Four Reasons People Want a Buzz

It’s the buzz we seek, no matter what means we use to get it. We want to alter our senses and feel less inhibited, less stressed. Why? There could be several reasons. I believe these four reasons would top the list:

posted @ Tuesday, June 22, 2010 10:07 AM | Feedback (1)

Trashing the Church

One of the most important phrases in this scripture is “LET GOD TRANSFORM YOU.” It applies to wayward Christians and believers who struggle with addictions and impulse behaviors. I ask you. I ask myself. When will we stop trashing God’s Tabernacle? When will we allow Him to truly be the Lord of our lives? He’s ready to transform us. He’s ready to cleanse the temple. He won’t do it without our permission and cooperation. That’s why the phrase begins with “LET.”

posted @ Monday, June 14, 2010 5:48 PM | Feedback (0)

Straight Talk About Denial

Many addicts deny that they are addicted at all. Once they own up to it, life will really never be the same again. Coming to terms with saying that we’re dependent can be very hard for a tough-willed individual who would never want to appear weak. This denial burdens a person's spirit.

posted @ Tuesday, June 08, 2010 5:49 PM | Feedback (0)

Quitting Cold Turkey

Once a person has truly quit using a substance, there is a season of withdrawal where the body and mind react negatively to not having their drug anymore. For a Christian, this is the most natural time to seek God’s help. For most of us, it’s a time we’d welcome losing the whole “free will” aspect of our lives and let God run the show entirely. We know that would work! However, God doesn’t work that way for most of us. He wants to walk alongside us as we learn to live our lives without the drug.

posted @ Tuesday, June 01, 2010 9:20 AM | Feedback (0)