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Helping a loved one overcome an addictive disorder is often an emotionally fraught experience. Invariably, the challenges compound for people of faith. Those who struggle with addictive disorders often feel ashamed of their perceived moral failings. As such, they may resist well-meaning efforts to help....

Watching an adult child struggle with an addictive disorder is a gut-wrenching experience. Setbacks can be discouraging, leaving you and your adult child in a state of hopelessness. However, you can successfully weather this test of your resilience. Below, we suggest 5 ways to help you...

Enabling Enabling a drug addict means you're doing things that help an addicted individual continue addictive behaviors. This is a nice logical, tidy definition, stated in such a way that no logical, right-minded individual would ever enable an addicted friend or loved one. Before we get to parent-shaming,...

If you have a loved one that is an addict there are some incredible books and resources out there that can be valuable tools to help you as you walk through this journey. I want to recommend just 5 of those that might prove helpful...

Such a frequently used phrase yet in reality is a challenge for the majority of us to do. The other day I began to contemplate the story of Joseph’s life. What an amazing story about letting go and trusting the purpose of God irregardless of...

This is the all-encompassing question. The truth that every loved one is searching to answer. So often these topics of codependency and enabling come up when folks begin making attempts to help their loved one that is an addict. They are not just topics or...

The grief of watching a loved one battle an addiction can be absolutely overwhelming. It can leave a person depressed, worn out, physically & emotionally sick. Just to name a few. As we go through this struggle of helping someone we care about we will never...

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...

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...