STEP Material © 2017 Jake & Karen Blevins

Stepping Into Hope is a ministry supportive of Joshua Initiative

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 ~


Hope for Families

Battling Substance Abuse

You might consider professional counseling

Many of us have benefited with additional insight and strategies from it. 

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.

 Read. Evaluate.

Seek truth in the Scriptures and prayers shared here.

We lean into our belief that God loves us with compassion that is beyond our understanding. 

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.

 We are not professionals in the rehab industry.

Our material  combines theories of professionals with the truth of Scripture and experiences of family.

Browse through  STEP material .

But in our brokenness, mankind fell into a pattern of self-centered defiance.

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

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.


- the focus is on moving forward  -

whether baby steps or giant strides -

to change my attitude,

expectations and behaviors.

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 the power of God. With His power, change occurs in me

So let's repeat:     

Where change is possible

~ hope prevails.

* I can set healthy boundaries.

* I can allow consequences to play their

   natural course.

* 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.

"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) ~

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.