Author: Justin Franich

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 I’m Kevin and I’m 52 years old.  I grew up in the Republic of Texas and had a pretty normal childhood.  I did not get into trouble and I worked hard.  I was not raised in Church but I was taught good morals and values....

I grew up in a great home. I had two amazing parents that cared for me and loved me so much. They did their absolute best to ensure that I had everything I needed to live a successful and productive life. My parents never gave me...

One of the topics that often comes up in the world of recovery is the topic of enabling. This is a common issue for those close to anyone with an addiction. Often times it’s hard to see the difference between whether we are helping or harming...

You're overwhelmed. Life is going on all around you and suddenly crisis happens. You're faced with a problem. Ever been there? You don’t need to have experience in addiction or have had to battle with a family member in addiction in order to understand the nature of...

// This is the second article in a 2 part blog post. In my last post I discussed how it’s going to take Hope to move us out of the place of brokenness. Jesus is the true giver of Hope and as we receive this Hope...

One Word: HOPE Hope- a feeling of expectation and desires for a certain thing to happen, goal, plan, wish, expectation, a feeling of trust One of the biggest struggles that we face in trying to move forward when dealing with a loved one in addiction is what...

I was sitting in church one day and right as the Pastor got up to speak I began to hear a really faint ringtone. It wasn’t your traditional phone ringing. Someone had put a long song as their ringtone. At first I thought that I...

We have survived, shew. Winter Storm Jonas hit the East Coast with all fanfare and force that was forecasted. Some areas reported as much as 42” inches of snow, placing this storm in the history books. I spent much of the weekend watching the storm out...

You suspected that there might be something happening for a while now. You've seen the signs. Late night arrivals home after everyone else is asleep. Inconsistencies in the stories of where their paycheck disappeared to. Bloodshot eyes and irrational behavior.  Then finally you get the...