Faith Fighting Addiction
What is Faith Fighting Addiction?
The Faith Fighting Addiction Program helps houses of worship use their spiritual resources to prevent the onset of opioid misuse and abuse, help congregants affected by opioid use disorder, and remove the stigma from opioids. This clergy–the designed program is initially focusing on prayer and is conducted with support from Austin’s Opioid Education Fund.
It is so easy for families to tell addicted persons “You should be ashamed.” Intense frustration, despair and grief, coupled with the hope that “tough love” will jar their loved ones into a state of clarity, can produce this phrase.
According to theologian, Fisher Humphreys, evil comes in two forms. First, actions that we take that are wrong, those that we know are wrong, that we are free not to take, yet, we do it anyway. In the church we call these actions sins. For these actions, the church proclaims we are to preach repentance and forgiveness. As followers of Jesus, we are to repent of our sins and seek forgiveness.
Carry Your Dirt With You! By David JulenMain Characters: - Naaman - A powerful general from Aram (modern-day Syria) who has leprosy - Elisha - Hebrew prophet used by God to heal NaamanAre you willing to listen to new voices about finding help? Carry Your Dirt With...
Save me, oh God, for the waters have come up to my neck. I sink in the miry depths where there is no foothold.
Pray for the children who are anxious about whether parents and caregivers will be able to do the things that are needed for them.
Oh, Lord, help the families of those struggling with addiction; loved ones, who are trying to balance enabling,