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Addiction: A Disease of the Soul?  

How a wounded spirit can trigger compulsive behavior We naturally want to feel good. But what happens when our favorite method of stress relief turns destructive? Serious addictions take an undeniable toll both physically and mentally. But according to Lisa Boucher, author of the 2017 winner of the Best Book Award for women’s health, “Raising the […]

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The ‘Friends’ You Know

When we were younger most of us grew up with a general sense of trust and always looked for the best in people. Some of us outgrew that with age and experience. Some of us keep a general sense of those two traits no matter what life’s experiences have taught us. I guess it’s from […]

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Ego Reduction and Growth of the Spirit in Addiction Recovery

By Dr. Cardwell C. Nuckols & Jan Montgomery When it comes to the big questions: Who am I? What is God? and What is God’s plan for me? …I know nothing. All I can offer is a “knowingness” that comes from meeting life’s challenges and walking through the “fires” to the other side. With that […]

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What Role Does God Play in My Recovery?

You’ve been crying out to God for years now, praying that he would heal you of your addiction, that he would help you to stand strong in the face of temptation and that he would, in the end, simply take away your life-controlling obsession with alcohol, drugs, porn, food, spending or whatever other substance or behavior […]

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Looking to God’s Word When Dealing With Depression, Seeking Drug Addiction Help

  (Last Updated On: March 21, 2018)When dealing with depression, it could be one of the most difficult things you have to struggle with in your life. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) discovered that 16.1 million US adults, ages 18 years or older, have at least one episode of Major Depressive Disorder in the […]

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3 Ways My Christian Faith Helps My Mental Health Recovery

For me, living with schizoaffective disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is an everyday struggle. Some days are alright, when the demons in my head are neatly tucked away and I can smile and laugh like any other person. Other days the emotional pain is so immense it is physically tangible. On those days, it’s all I can […]

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Depression, Anxiety & Christian Spirituality

“MY SOUL IS OVERWHELMED WITH SORROW TO THE POINT OF DEATH” MATTHEW 26:38 Over the last decade I’ve had seasons of real struggle with the wellbeing of my mind. Depression and anxiety have been very real, very dark realities for me on a regular basis during this time and I’ve learnt a huge amount about […]

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Jehovah-Shalom

Hiding in shadows in my darkest hour, I begin to shake, cry, and cower. I turn to Him for His reassuring light, On my knees praying for His insight. I surround myself with His Holy verse, Continuing to pray, He lifts this curse. I find solace in the harmony of His song, Cradled in His […]

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Humble Me

I’ve worshiped idle gods and men, oh, how foolish I have been, to throw away wasted years. Now, I look to You through tears. I stand before You, vulnerable, stripped naked, and ashamed. Now, it’s only Your name I proclaim. I struggle with faith day-to-day. You’re the only one true way. Hold me steadfast to […]

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Daily Storms

Rain came flooding down and nighttime squalls blew. The shade of blacks and grays came into view. As lightning strikes it accents their hue, Large chucks of hail the skies began to spew. You saw the dark, coiling clouds rolling through. Everything in their path they ripped into. You watched in horror with nothing to […]

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Addiction Recovery: How I used faith to make it through my alcoholism

When someone says the words “a hopeless place,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Maybe it’s a dark room with no one to love or hold onto. Maybe it’s in one of the many war-torn parts of the world. Either way, it’s a depressing place. For me, the hopeless place was at the end […]

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Your God-Given Key to Deliverance From Addiction

(By Joyce Tilney) The world is full of self-help information on breaking addictions and easy ways to break a habit. A dictionary definition of “addiction” is:  “compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance (such as heroin, nicotine, alcohol or food);  persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful.”  So what is […]

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