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STEP

Hope & Healing for Families

Battling Substance Abuse

Support for family and friends who have

loved ones struggling with drugs and alcohol

Healing

Hope

Peace

"Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit." 

~ Galatians 5:25 ~

 
 

 Battles wage in our homes today because 

we have loved ones  imprisoned by substance abuse.

We're often pursued by fear, insanity and despair.

This is not news to you, is it?

That's why you're browsing this site.  

     

Someone you love is struggling.

Addictions.  Alcoholism.

It's chaotic. Life is out of control.

    

There's hope. Keep reading . . . .

   

Our loved ones are NOT the ones we should attack.

 Drugs and alcohol hijacked them: body, soul and spirit.

Stop fighting against them ~

let's start fighting for them!

 

"You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions;

Stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you ...."  

    

~ II Chronicles 20:17 (a) ~

Is there hope?  

 

Yes. Absolutely!   

     

Where change is possible ~ hope prevails.

However, I can only change myself.  

I can't change those I love.

That feels pretty hopeless. 

Yet any circumstance can be defined as hopeless

when my hope is anchored on me

being able to change someone else. 

   

So I can choose to lean into hope from God.  

With His power, changes occur in me

So let's repeat:  

   

Where change is possible ~ hope prevails.

With STEP - the focus is on moving forward.

With baby steps or giant strides,

I change my attitude, expectations and behaviors.

 

* I can set healthy boundaries. *

* I can allow consequences to play their natural course. *

* I can identify and eliminate unhealthy enabling. *

* I can receive professional counseling. *

* I can set goals and agreements to cut financial help. *

* I can participate in a support group for families . *

I can take life steps that prosper my soul.

Listen, friend ~ no one is making light of your pain.   

It's very real.

We know the  devastation that

substance abuse brings into relationships.

But ~ we also know  ~

    

THERE REALLY IS HOPE !   

    

Spend time with this site.

Discover what speaks to you.

 
 
Browse through  STEP material .

Our material  combines 

theories of professionals 

with the truth of Scripture

and experiences of family.

 We are not professionals

in the rehab industry.

You might consider 

professional counseling

Many of us have benefited

with additional insight

and strategies from it. 

We lean into our belief

that God loves us

with compassion 

that is beyond our understanding. 

But in our brokenness,

mankind fell into a pattern of

self-centered defiance.

How crazy!

We actually believed Satan's lies and submitted to confusion and fear.

Jesus.

Does His name make you uncomfortable?

Or - do you line up with Jesus as Savior?

 

For the sake

of browsing this site -

it doesn't matter.

You're here for a reason.

Life hurts.

You're looking  for a solution.

So, hang out here for a while.

 Read.

Give thought to what you discover.

Apply things that make sense.

Set aside those things that don't .

Consider the Scriptures.

Consider prayers shared.

If you read or hear a suggestion

that feels right to you 

consider putting it into practice

in a way that fits

a need or circumstance

you want to change.

Finally ~  

Challenge your view of God.

Get to know Him. 

  

Reach out to Jesus, 

our Wonderful Counselor.

     

Accept help from His Spirit, 

the Comforter.

There is healing and power in prayer.

STEP is your recovery.

You can step into a life of peace and purpose.

Stepping Into Hope; 2016      STEP website; 2018      Founded by Jake & Karen Blevins

Stepping into Hope is a faith-based organization for families and friends who have loved ones battling substance abuse providing support through materials, speakers, STEP support groups, and resources.