I have 9 kids. That's something I haven't talked about for two reasons: I didn't want to bring them shame on the Internet I don't want to admit how bad I messed up my family. You're probably thinking, "That's a lot of kids." So, … [Read more...] about 62 Days Sober – How can I explain my addiciton and recovery to my kids?
Children and Family of Alcoholics
Addiction destroys families, often the children suffer most. This collection of posts deal with that reality and offer support. Many more resources are available on websites like Al-Anon.
I saw the same pain on their faces that I was feeling inside. This morning I returned to my home church. This was where I served as a pastor for the past 11 years, until December when addiction finally blew up my life. I walked into a … [Read more...] about 61 Days Sober: I’m the ghost who walked into church on Easter morning
Warning: This post is about my personal religious opinions - which change frequently. I'd love to hear your feedback in the comments below. I was a very religious person before addiction hijacked my life. It wasn't foreplay, I went … [Read more...] about 57 Days Sober – Is the Bible wrong about alcohol?
This one was a struggle at first. If you read my post about step 2, then it shouldn't be a mystery. I'm not enthusiastic about trusting God or making my decisions stick. I'm not anti-religion, but it's been a long while since I've felt … [Read more...] about AA Step 3: Turning control over to God
This is the question so many women ask when they discovered they are married to an alcoholic man. It's a painful situation, full of self blame and feeling of powerless. I'm the husband. I lived through this situation firsthand, when … [Read more...] about How can I help my husband quit drinking? Some tips for dealing with an alcoholic spouse.