Relationships Tag

When addiction gets into the family system, the thought of holiday family gatherings, conversations at dinner, and other events that functional families experience rapidly fades. Our perceptions of normal life, as we once knew, all but disappears.  Emotions become tense and fearful that the addicted...

The bible tells us that forgiveness is not an option for a Christian, Eph.5:31-32. "Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. 32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in...

Forbidden Love *Forbidden love… Loving someone or something you can’t have… Craving what you can’t have… As recovered addicts, even when we get clean and sober, it’s very hard to let go of certain intimate relationships from our past.  We still crave that relationship we were in during our...

God Has Your Family Let me start off this blog by telling you some things that I’ve seen from being in my addiction and then coming into the Teen Challenge program, living with other students who struggle with being away from their family. In our addiction: We...

It’s the week of Mother’s Day and during this special holiday, not only do I think about my own Mother but I think about all the other Mothers I personally know.  I wonder and pray if they are having a blessed time with their children,...

"Disillusioned Relations" What kind of relationships were you in during your addiction? How did they make you feel? How did you treat that other person and how did that other person treat you on a daily basis? Relationships that you think are healthy while being an addict are actually...