Tag Archives: Substance dependence

human condition.


human condition. Addictions confront us head-on with the human condition.  Addicted people know what it means to will one thing and yet do another.  They know what it means to fail.  They know what it means to betray trust.  Their … Continue reading

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The Price of Addiction


The Price of Addiction Sondra is not going to be able to deal with her drinking problem until she admits that she has a drinking problem.  She may not be able to admit her problem until she sees how powerless … Continue reading

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The Power of Naming


The Power of Naming What is your addiction of choice?  It is very important to identify what it is, because if you can’t name your addiction, you can’t get well.  This is foundational to the whole Twelve Step program.  This … Continue reading

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A Supermarket of Addictions


A Supermarket of Addictions Objective: To explore the First Step in order to understand why we need to name our addiction in order to begin the process of recovery. To consider how denial operates. To discuss the biblical view of … Continue reading

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Introduction


Introduction Read Ephesians 2:1-10 where the goal of the Twelve Step program is well expressed.  This is where Paul describes how reconciliation takes place between God and people.  At the root of our addictive behavior is the fact that we … Continue reading

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Understanding the Twelve Steps


Understanding the Twelve Steps There is a progression to the Twelve Steps.  Each must be acted upon in turn.  Each builds on the previous step or steps.  Yet no step is ever fully mastered.  The aim is to continue deepening … Continue reading

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