"God, if you have to take my son, I will let him go." I will never forget the pain in those words. I was heartbroken and angry. How would God do this to us?
Quick Reflections- That Insanity!
You are leaving the insanity of a situation that you’ve probably lived through for years. You are allowed to walk away and love from a distance. It’s the interaction that changes, not your love. They won’t like it, accept it, or understand. That’s not your problem or responsibility.
Quick Reflections- Letting Go vs Giving Up
“I don’t like the words ‘give up’ because that’s not what family members of people with substance issues do. We stop being in the addiction. We stop assisting the addiction.” We don’t give up, we let go.
Podcast Episode: “You Don’t Float”
Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: “You Don’t Float” https://anchor.fm/authentic-truths/episodes/You-Dont-Float-e1gtm9v Welcome to Authentic Truths in Addiction with me, Lisa Wenninger. This podcast is a journey through the life of addiction from the perspective of a mother. My hope is to bring awareness to this difficult topic. We are in the fight for …
Their Addiction ~My Journey, “Boundaries for a Parent’s Recovery”
You came to this decision because your mental wellness matters. More than likely you are at the end of yourself, now you have to surrender.
Their Addiction~My Journey, “Dying Daily”
Four lives lost. In one week, I have sent condolences to four mothers. One more high became the last high. Two of those beautiful souls had been in recovery. That first use after a long period of being clean is scary. Too often, it is fatal. My heart aches for families who wanted this time …
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Their Addiction-My Journey, “Letting Go”
Letting go was forfeiting my need to be some part of their savior.
Bipolar Living- “The Truth We’ve Not Been Told”
I know the doubt, fear, and frustration in managing the symptoms of bipolar. If I prayed long and hard enough, I thought I would be healed, cured, and labeled a miracle. So far, that has not happened. I am still balancing bipolar, but with a new understanding of my mind.
Bipolar Life, The Journal #81- “My Mind, My Power, My Freedom”
Planting the Word of God in our hearts forecasts what will be and ultimately changes our lives, for what is in our heart will be in our mind. Reading, knowing, and applying the truth of God to every part of our being is a recipe for greatness and godliness in a fallen world.
Poetry – Women of Hope
For the Women of Hope community, fighting to stay sober and recover