The following are links to a series of recovery articles on The Solid Rock Road Blog, written by Jamee Rae Pineda, co-founder and co-director of The Solid Rock Road Christian recovery program. These articles offer help for Christians in addiction and guidance for families of the addicted. Several articles are also written on the subject of Christian intervention strategies.
Here are portions of our latest Christian recovery blogs and a long list of articles for Christians struggling with addictions.
For those who struggle with addictions, troubles in this life can open doors to temptation and trigger serious episodes of abuse with drugs and/or alcohol. But such a cycle presents a major dilemma because God expects us to respond properly to traumas and heartbreaks. "Christian Recovery: Responding to Life's Troubles."
While the life of an addict is crazy and filled with chaos, the loved ones usually find themselves in the center of the insanity right along with them. In most cases, family and friends get so caught up trying to save the addict, their behavior turns sinful because a ‘messianic complex’ doesn’t make room for God. "Are You Addicted to the Addict?"
Often times, your past can control your future, causing you to relive bad experiences over and over. However, you can reconcile your past at the cross of Jesus Christ where all your sins and issues related to your addiction to drugs and/or alcohol are forgiven. This means that you don't have to live as a victim, but instead, have victory. Christian Recovery: Reconciling Your Past."
Many Christians, especially those coming out of the world and off of drugs and alcohol, get in trouble when they believe they are hearing God when it’s actually the voice of their sinful man coming through loud and clear. I can’t count the number of times I’ve seen people in recovery end up relapsing because they were sure that God was speaking and releasing them to do this or that. Click here for "Wise Counsel in Christian Recovery."
"God can read your mind, but Satan can’t. However, the devil knows how to manipulate you through fears and questions he perceives that you have. All Satan has to do is watch your behavior, wait for your reactions, observe your body language, and listen to what you say. Since Satan knows the Bible backward and forward, he uses Luke 6:45 to make plans: “For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. In other words, he listens for signs of weakness. He 'hears' your heart." For more about this article click here for "Keep the Devil at a Distance: Christian Recovery."
The following is a list of several other articles on The Solid Rock Road Christian recovery blog: