Part of what can make a tempting situation worse is the condition of one’s mental and physical state when stressors occur. It is common for tempting situations to occur with more intensity at the early onset of sobriety, along with when someone is physically or mentally drained. And this can seem more intense because sobriety is the healthiest option regardless of what has occurred. It is easy to get tired of recovery—but don’t give up!
Here are some options to consider to help when a person is tired of fighting this fight and wants to just give up because of the stressors of life.
Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still and know that I am God.” A person must ground themselves spiritually. Do not rush through prayer. (more…)
On New Year’s Day, we are excited to set New Year’s resolutions and accomplish them. But within 30 days, most of us quit.
We’re initially looking forward to doing whatever it takes to reach our resolutions. But as reality sets in, we become less and less excited. It’s hard work to meet our goals—many of us give up on them altogether.
Is there a way we can accomplish our New Year’s resolutions and make them stick? Yes, absolutely! We can learn three principles from farming.
Get rid of contaminants. (more…)
Do you know what a healthy relationship looks like? Knowing the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships can be extremely difficult, especially if you’ve had a pattern of unhealthy relationships. Here are six key attributes that every friendship, marriage, and relationship need.
Affection is one of the best ways to show love. However, if you grew up in a family where affection was not shown, it may be hard for you to show affection. When one person loves another, it is normal and healthy to show affection for each other. (more…)
Recovery is a lifelong process that takes perseverance. That isn’t punishment; rather, it will give you life! When you’ve experienced relapse or a setback, you’ll feel like throwing in the towel altogether. Recognize it will take the rest of your life to experience rest in your life!
The apostle Paul writes, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. And now the prize awaits me—the crown of righteousness…” (2 Tim. 4:7-8). When you stick with recovery, you’ll receive rewards that come from persevering! How? Here are some tips to help you stick with recovery. (more…)