Tag Archives: God

Why Your Family Matters in Drug Rehab

Family standing together holding hands “When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.” – Psalm 32:3 There are very few activities in life more exhausting than pretending. To routinely wake up, put the mask on, and use all of your precious energy to develop your persona is a silent life of desperation. I like [...]
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How God Can Prevent Experimenting with Drugs

Woman sitting, struggling with drug addiction “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” – Psalm 46:10 If you’re going to see the value in a life jacket, you must see it’s proper use. To substitute a flotation device/life vest and mistake it for body armor would be an ironic antithesis of it’s said purpose. Seeing the [...]
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Why You Want to Consider a Christian Track for Addiction Treatment

Closeup portrait of a young woman spending time in prayer on a wooden chair. In an iconic moment in 1991’s Silence of the Lambs, Dr. Hannibal Lector, the animal himself, is being analyzed and evaluated by Officer Starling who is trying to figure out, “What happened to this guy?” Lector responds to Starling’s questions with these famous words: “Nothing happened to me. I happened. You can’t reduce me to [...]
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Painting Houses and Getting Clean

Man staring by the bridge Most people think I’m an optimist because I’m loud, outgoing and generally friendly. But because I live with me, I know the truth… I’m an optimist who deeply wrestles and struggles with fear, anxiety and “worse case scenario” thinking. When Anxiety Keeps You From Living One of the national trends sweeping our country today and [...]
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Porn and Your Pastor

Man struggling with porn addiction We have a problem.  Two years ago several hundred youth pastors met together in Orlando, FL for a weekend of teaching, worship, workshops and…….PORN. Yes, you read that correctly. No, it wasn’t part of the conference programming (the porn, that is) but nonetheless the stats were in and the website analysis was in….we have a [...]
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