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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.

February 2012 Entries

How to Find Strength When Your Husband is Weak

When your life is shattered by your husband's infidelity or sexual addiction, it feels as if all strength has been knocked out of you like a death blow. But there are things you can do to restore your own strength, which can help your husband as well. Here are some I discovered.

posted @ Tuesday, February 28, 2012 12:38 PM | Feedback (7)

Forgive Yourself

Maybe you’ve done something awful. You asked God for forgiveness and He forgave you (1 John 1:9). However, you think you need to punish yourself anyway. God doesn’t need your help. Jesus paid the price in full for your forgiveness. That shame you feel comes from the devil himself. He is known as “the accuser of our brethren” (Revelation 12:10).

posted @ Friday, February 24, 2012 8:37 AM | Feedback (0)

When You First Discover Infidelity

When my husband's internet pornography addiction led to an affair, then acting out with prostitutes, I filed for divorce. But God used what seemed hopeless to bring us both into a real relationship with Jesus. These are just some of the things I wish I had known or done when I first found out my husband was being unfaithful.

posted @ Friday, February 10, 2012 3:14 PM | Feedback (0)

Find A Safe Refuge

As I think about this road to recovery, I think of refuge. I think of sanctuary. For a long time many of us looked for refuge. What we found was life in a bottle, a life full of drugs, full of food disorders, full of depression, full of struggles. I found sanctuary in a bottle. The problem is, when that bottle was empty, there was an emptiness, a loneliness, a feeling of despair.

posted @ Friday, February 03, 2012 2:24 PM | Feedback (3)