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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.

December 2010 Entries

When Quitting is Your New Year's Resolution

If quitting were as simple as making a resolution, the failure rate for New Year’s resolutions would not be so high. So, what can we do to have a better chance of keeping our promises?

posted @ Wednesday, December 29, 2010 10:38 AM | Feedback (4)

How to Set Boundaries and Avoid the "Holiday Blues"

Why do people feel so overloaded with additional problems during the holidays? I believe the majority of the pressure they feel is from trying to live up to unrealistic expectations of a ‘perfect’ Christmas.

posted @ Wednesday, December 22, 2010 11:25 AM | Feedback (1)

7 Strategies to Survive the Holidays

Have you ever wondered why traditional holidays are so stressful? Instead of being called the ‘most wonderful time of the year,’ it seems that we should rename it to be more accurately called the ‘most difficult time of the year’. I believe you can break the pattern of stressful holidays by realistically changing your perspective to directly deal with predictable daily pressures and then by using strategic coping skills to steer around or even better steer away from the bigger problems that tend

posted @ Wednesday, December 15, 2010 11:19 AM | Feedback (1)

An Addict and a Christian?

With my joy-filled spirit, days later I was sitting at my cousin/marijuana dealer’s home telling him how our grandmothers had been right about Jesus and that he should come on back to church with me. One of his friends was there who said, “How can you be buying a bag of herb and spouting off about how great Jesus is at the same time?”

posted @ Wednesday, December 08, 2010 7:14 PM | Feedback (2)

Starving for Help - Warning Signs of an Eating Disorder

Starving to death is common in third world countries because they don’t have enough food to eat. Starving for help is a different yet equally serious problem because it isn’t about getting enough food to feed the physical body, rather, it’s about restricting food for the purposes of controlling body image. Starving for help is fueled by the struggle over 80% of American women experience daily, because that’s how many women are dissatisfied with their appearance or have deep insecurities their we

posted @ Wednesday, December 01, 2010 1:40 PM | Feedback (1)