I’m not a trained or licensed counselor. That’s my disclaimer. But I have read dozens of books, spent hundreds of hours in counseling and led groups dealing with addictions. Most importantly, I’ve experienced addiction in some way for the majority of my life. Either being addicted or living with one. Here’s the simple truth. Whether … More The Effects of Addiction Trauma
Have you ever been warned? There’s plenty of warnings in our world. On cigarette packages, at the gas pump or by an exit door. Lawn signs tell us a house is protected, and TSA tries to protect us by telling us what we can’t take on airplanes. But what about the small voice in your … More Have We Been Warned?
God forgives us. Now, He asks us to forgive others. But you don’t know what they’ve done!” Acted foolishly? Lashed out because they are in pain? Stubbornly chosen their own way? Haven’t I done the same? God reveals to us what we have done that needs repentance and forgiveness, and lavishes love and grace … More How Do I Forgive?? – Part 2
The unpredictability of life with an addict causes stress and inner turmoil. We’ve been looking at the patterns of living with someone who suffers from an addiction, specifically in the area of sexual addiction. Often we can be lulled into a lifestyle of survival, minimizing, denial and isolation that becomes our new normal. We … More Living With an Addict – Part 4
Excerpt number ?… Every little miracle along the way encouraged us. I enlisted the help of my son Chris to help me get paperwork I needed from Nevada to save me a trip. He gladly managed the task immediately and sent the papers off–express mail. A couple of days later, after checking the mailbox and porch … More Every Little Miracle