A DEAR FRIEND recently shared with me how she sought help to work on her marriage because she believed God wanted her to remain with her husband despite his drinking. In her case Al-Anon didn’t seem to be meeting her needs, but she did discover a Bible-based prayer and support group for women struggling in spiritually mismatched marriages. Her membership in this group turned out to be critical. Years later her husband did come to sobriety and, with much hard work over time, their union grew steadily stronger. To this day she remains convinced that the prayerful study of scripture with those caring women carried her through. Together, they helped one another feed on “every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
– Alyssa Phillips
Loving an Addict
From pages 42-43 of Loving an Addict: Gospel Reflections of Hope and Healing by Alyssa Phillips. Copyright © 2014 by Alyssa Phillips. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
Pray for those struggling with and affected by addition. Share your thoughts.
If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
1 Corinthians 13:1, NRSV
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This week we remember: Thomas Aquinas (January 28).
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