Hope for Families
Battling Substance Abuse
Support for family and friends who have loved ones struggling with drugs and alcohol
"Since we live by the Spirit,
let us keep in step with the Spirit."
~ Galatians 5:25 ~
Is there hope?
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 the power of God. With His power, change occurs in me.
So let's repeat:
Where change is possible
~ hope prevails.
- the focus is on moving forward -
whether baby steps or giant strides -
to change my attitude,
expectations and behaviors.
* I can set healthy boundaries.
* I can allow consequences to play their
* I can identify and eliminate unhealthy
* I can receive professional counseling.
* I can set goals & establish agreements
to cut financial help.
* I can participate in a support group
for families .
I can take steps in life
that prosper my soul.
Listen, friend ~ no one is making light of your pain. It's very real. We know the smell, size and sound of that pain very well. We know the devastation that addiction and alcoholism bring into relationships.
But ~ we also know ~
Spend time on this site
and see what speaks to you.
"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) ~
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.
We believed Satan's lies and submitted to confusion and fear.
You might line up with the truth of Jesus as Savior ~
or you might feel uncomfortable with talk of Jesus.
Either way, you're here for a reason.
Life hurts. You're looking for a solution.
We ask you to hang out here for a while.
Seek truth in the Scriptures and prayers shared here.
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.
Above all ~ Change 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.