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Breaking Free

God wants you to overcome your destructive behaviors. Encouragement can help.

  • by Larry Walker, Glen White
In the previous two installments of this series, we identified and described the symptoms of alcoholism. Alcoholism is so widespread that most of us know someone afflicted with the problem.
  • by Anonymous Author
As a retired person without a job and without hobbies, and living in one of the affluent nations of the western world, I had gradually developed a psychological addiction—an obsession for shopping.
  • by Larry Walker
The Twelve Step program has a largely successful track record for recovery from alcoholism. The principles of this program have also been incorporated for recovery from other forms of addiction, such as Narcotics Anonymous for drug addictions. This success is due in large part to the fact that all twelve steps reflect biblical principles. This article will document how A.A.'s 12 steps correlate...
  • by Anonymous Author
One dramatic night vividly pictures the struggles—and lessons—one woman learned throughout a life with an alcoholic mother.
  • by Melvin Rhodes
The two issues that have most divided churches since the social revolution of the 1960’s have been the role of women and changing attitudes toward homosexuality (frequently referred to as same-sex attraction). Changes in secular western nations have led to demands for change in the church in both of these areas. More important is what changes God would have us make.
  • by Don Hooser
It’s important for everyone to truly understand this subject. It’s especially important if you are experiencing SSA or someone you love is experiencing it. This article uses our own church history to clarify many aspects of this subject. Today, we feel very ashamed of our general lack of understanding, sensitivity and love 50+ years ago. Since then, we have had dramatic growth in our...
  • by Anonymous Author
My mother loved me, but she found that she could not save me from the meth world. So she turned me over to God and prayed for dishes. God’s answer was a surprise and an encouragement.
  • by Anonymous Author
“How did I get here?” was a question I asked myself quite often.
  • by Helen M. Braman
Hello from a grandmother who has experienced raising a couple of grandchildren because of a daughter and a son-in-law's drug addiction. It has been a roller coaster dealing with the consequences of drug-addicted adults.
  • by Don Hooser
To maintain sexual purity until marriage, and faithfulness during marriage, is a great challenge for youth and adults in today's society that is obsessed with sex and sensuality. People are commonly faced with a virtual minefield of immoral temptations and influences.
  • by John Cafourek
One of the best-proven paths to recovery is the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, but adapted to a particular sexual addiction. The 12-step program helps members restore their network of human relationships, especially in their family. Members are taught how to live the program, leaving behind their double life and its delusion and pain. Here are the 12 steps, with each additional increment...
  • by Sarah Blackston
Being dependent on another person for your emotional well-being isn't a healthy way to live.
  • by Elissa Kroeger
Having a parent or loved one with schizophrenia or other mental illnesses presents unique challenges.
  • by Michael D Summey
If someone in your family has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, then you know that it impacts each member of the family! This is especially true if the person with the diagnosis lives with you.