We will come to peace and accept things we cannot control or change, have the courage to change the things we can, and gain wisdom to know the difference. (The Serenity Prayer)
The challenge of forgiving is real. we don’t desire to live poisoned and enduring the outcome of unforgiveness. Holding this grudge sets off a firestorm within. Depression, anxiety, and life-altering stress can rapidly transform our thoughts, actions, and physical health.
A chat about unpacking our choices in handling a loved one's addiction. What did I do right? Or wrong? Did my decisions assist addiction or place a firm boundary around it?
Releasing is where we meet the calm peace in hope. We can see the light again and see past the pain to the possibilities of better tomorrows.
Today’s quick reflection talks about letting go versus giving up. What do the two phrases mean? Do the words matter?
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.
Misunderstood Parenting Being a parent of a loved one battling addiction is complicated. Your desire to protect and solve is ingrained from all the years of raising kids. It’s what you know. As they enter adulthood, you let go and watch them fly. Will the lessons you taught be applied? Many young adults manage the …
I’m thinking many serial killers hide behind something, including faith! There was no comfort in a cross and a Bible in his cab.
“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.
These are the facts of one dark world within a dark world. We can't hide the truth that sin exists within addiction as it does in corporate America, Washington DC, Christian homes, and the church.