Category Archives: Alcohol addiction

Short, but great reminder!

A powerful reminder about the loss of focus on the gospel. Continue reading

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Do you want to get well?

Can you think of reasons people don’t want to be well? I suggest four reasons… Continue reading

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We have no power

Make a courageous admission: Some of us need to turn to God and confess, Continue reading

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We admitted we were powerless

Perhaps we struggle so much with wrong desires because we need to become captured by stronger desires. I think of… Continue reading

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Unresolved, pushed around, and burdened?

Adverse childhood experiences are the single greatest… Continue reading

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A command with a powerful promise

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is well-known for its twelve step program to help free people from the controlling power of alcohol. In the steps, you’ll discover themes that appear prominently in the first two. Step #1 – We admitted we were … Continue reading

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Social Justice and the Church

We can confidently articulate a worldview that honors our Creator and Savior without verbalizing explicit references to the Bible. We can also hope for some of these truths to resonate with the general public. Continue reading

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Sin is wrong and dumb – a form of self-abuse

Here is a deeply insightful reflection from one of my favorite authors, Cornelius Plantinga, Jr. It’s a bit long but well worth reading and discussing.   “The shortest and clearest way to state the relation between sin and foolishness is … Continue reading

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Advantages of Christian counseling

“This kind of five bible verses and you’ll be better approach is far more common than many realize.” Continue reading

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When words cannot restore trust

Those who significantly hurt others must understand that their attitude and actions will affect the process of rebuilding trust. Continue reading

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