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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.

July 2010 Entries

Make a List of Rights and Wrongs

As we make a list, we are taking a step away from our addiction or destructive behavior and a step closer to looking at the real problem – US! We need to come face-to-face with our character defects, our emotional makeup, and identify our flawed thinking. Starting with our current lifestyle, what are we doing that is morally upstanding? What are we doing that is clearly immoral? What behaviors or patterns of thinking are hurtful to us or others? What is helpful? These are questions that help the

posted @ Tuesday, July 27, 2010 10:59 AM | Feedback (0)

Choose to be Transparent

It has been said that we are only as sick as our secrets – secret pasts, secret sins, secret desires. When we are faced with those moments in life when we have the chance to be honest and vulnerable, too often we choose to keep our secrets. We are usually ashamed and fear that if our secrets get out, bad things will happen. We fear losing relationships, being judged by others, or having to make changes.

posted @ Wednesday, July 21, 2010 8:34 AM | Feedback (0)

Signs You Are an Enabler

The possibilities are endless for the many ways we “help” our loved ones who have problems. What’s it going to take for us to just say, “NO!” and stick to it? The general reason we don’t is that we feel it’s not loving and kind to leave them floundering in the mismanagement of their lives. After all, we are Christians. Aren’t we doing what Christ would want us to do? Not if we are not setting healthy limits for ourselves. Our lives are a gift from God. He expects us to manage our time here on ea

posted @ Wednesday, July 14, 2010 6:10 PM | Feedback (19)

How to Avoid Temptation

Addictions are crafty and sly. We live in sneakiness and half-truths when we are feeding our addiction or giving in to an unwanted behavior. So when we try to change, the cunning power of our addiction goes into overdrive.

posted @ Friday, July 02, 2010 4:55 PM | Feedback (2)