Jul 27, 2019
"I'm going to swerve into something today that I've been stewing on for a while ..."
That's how we started the July 20, 2019 show, and we tackled families struggling with addiction (alcoholism). I said to a young man recently, "Honour thy father and thy mother.." (Exodus 12:20) DOES NOT MEAN YOU HAVE TO HONOR THE IMPAIRMENT!
When dealing with an addiction issue, family members all too often (and sadly) place themselves in bondage trying to enable.
The disease of addiction is a family disease, and will take everyone with it ...if allowed. Alzheimer's has no mercy ...and will crush everyone around an impaired loved one ...if allowed. Caregivers will sadly take so much abuse into their heart as they listen to a disease speak with the voice of a someone they love.
But it's the disease, not your mother, father, spouse, etc.!
Yet, so many struggle, often painfully, with tremendous sense of guilt while mistakenly honoring a disease or impairment instead of the parent or loved one.
We spend a good bit of time on this issue in today's show. Share this show with someone you know who is struggling with this.
if you're in a relationship with someone struggling with addiction/alcoholism, here is a helpful resource.
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