The Spiritual Malady of Addiction

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To anyone currently struggling with addiction, you are probably already aware that you’re deeply entrenched in a spiritual malady.

The definition of spiritual malady, especially as it relates to addiction is:

Malady, pronounced “mal-uh-dee” comes from two latin words, mal meaning “bad or ill” and habitus meaning “hold, have.”  So, a spiritual malady actually means that something bad has a hold of you, which is 150% accurate.

Notice that habitus has the word “habit” in it? Read More

The Root of Addiction: Lost in a Longing Hole

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“Mama once told me, you’re already home where you feel loved.” —The Head & the Heart

I remember the first time I identified a deep inner longing. I was standing in a Christian bookstore somewhere in Michigan. I don’t even remember what city I was in. I had recently become a believer and there I was, just standing there. I didn’t want to leave, and yet I didn’t really know what I was looking for.

I just liked the feeling of being there.
So I stood there for a very long time. Read More

Parents In Recovery: Making Things Right With Your Children

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Over 8.3 million children, nearly 12 percent of all children in the United States, live with a person in active addiction.

I’ve sat here at my computer staring at that statistic for hours.
I’ve thought of people I know, things I can’t unsee, and the pain of a close friend of mine who has wrestled with the frustration of forgiving her own father for years. Read More

Losing My Mom to Addiction. A Journey Into Recovery.

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On February 28th, 2011 I got the worst call of my life. It was 9:30 am.

I woke up to 63 missed calls…

The phone started to ring again. At first I thought I was in trouble for something, so I handed the phone to my girlfriend and told her to answer it. She did. I’ll never forget the look on her face as she must of heard something terrible and started to cry. Read More