Author: Justin Franich

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Have you ever experienced the frustration of trying to help someone who refuses to themselves? How many times have you been burned trying to love someone who is selfish? The reality is that this is a real problem. And it hurts. This person could be a friend. It...

How to Deal with an Addict Who Always Lies to You Has the person you’ve been trying to help on the road to recovery been lying to you? Do you feel that the declarations of sobriety aren’t necessarily true? Sometimes addicts try to hide their situation, especially from...

Proverbs 13:12 - Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life. This verse is a picture of what most family members feel when it comes to their loved ones. It’s interesting how in the following verses there is...

People hurting us is a part of life. The question is how are we going to respond. When it comes to offense, we can begin to deal with it by asking ourselves an important question. When are we most like Christ? Is it when we read our...

It’s that exciting time of year when you’re ready to enjoy the vacation you’ve been planning for months. The bags are packed, the car is gassed up, and you are ready to hit the road. Finally, you are relaxed. The wind is blowing as you roll down...

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...

There is No Way They Would Use Drugs “This can’t be happening!” “There is no way my kid would do that.” “I taught them better than this. I mean they know better.” “He grew up in the church.” “She’s always been so responsible.” Do any of these statements sound familiar? These are...

Kailah’s Story  We encourage you to read Kailah's Story of transformation and how God is doing miracles in Kailah's life. Hello!  My name is Kailah and I’m 23 years old.  I have been in the program for 3 months now.  From the time I was 2 until...