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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 2011 Entries

Seeking Self-Control: A Lifelong Resolution

As I pondered the defeat I had just handed myself, I was reminded that what I lack is self-control. What most addicts lack is self-control. Unfortunately, it’s not something we can pick up at any store or order online. We have to figure out how to get some. Here’s a little recipe we can use.

posted @ Wednesday, December 28, 2011 3:01 PM | Feedback (2)

The Struggle to Eat Right at Christmas Time

With Christmas teas, Christmas cookie exchanges and Christmas parties, the overeater or compulsive eater can go through the season on the roller coaster of a sugar high followed by a crash in glucose level. If you have a problem with overeating or compulsive eating, you may find it helpful to answer these questions.

posted @ Saturday, December 17, 2011 12:09 PM | Feedback (0)

Turn it Over to Jesus

When my life broke down, I also thought I knew how to fix everything. I didn't need any help. When I was 11, I knew how to be cool, how to fix things, so I picked up my first cigarette. I was hooked. When my Mom got sick I was 13 (she died when I was 16), I thought I'd fix that by turning to drinking and to drugs. It worked until the alcohol and the drugs were gone.

posted @ Thursday, December 08, 2011 5:29 PM | Feedback (2)