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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 2012 Entries

Addiction: A Cycle of Self Harm

Tempted as strongly as ever by external forces, and increasingly tempted by internal physical and spiritual pressures, it starts to seem like I don't even have a choice anymore. The line between temptation and sinful response seems very blurry at this point, if I can detect it at all. It starts to feel automated. It's like this thing is choosing me now. I'm enslaved.

posted @ Sunday, July 29, 2012 8:40 PM | Feedback (0)

I'm Stressed

Matt admitted he thought about a recovery meeting after he used. He also said he thought about calling his sponsor but felt ashamed to admit he used again. “And you think you are the only one who ever relapsed?” I asked. We both laughed out loud. We knew he wasn’t.

posted @ Friday, July 20, 2012 3:07 PM | Feedback (2)

Four Ways to Fall Off a Tightrope

Nick Wllaneda prepared all his life to walk across Niagra Falls in June, 2012. The 1,500 lb. wire was stretched, weather checked and re-checked. Off he went for a near 30 minute historic walk. But, what if he hadn’t made it, what if he had failed? There are certain issues that we all must face in order to avoid failure in walking our tight wire.

posted @ Friday, July 13, 2012 4:56 PM | Feedback (2)

Finding Your True Worth When You've Been Betrayed

It wasn't until my marriage fell apart, that God took me on a journey to discover my true worth. He did it by stripping away two of the most important things I derived my identity from my husband and my marriage.

posted @ Friday, July 06, 2012 2:54 PM | Feedback (1)