“The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God.”  – Exodus 15:2

The Associated Press reported a story about a lawyer in Las Vegas who showed up in court late to defend his client.  The lawyer was slurring his words and couldn’t seem to tell a straight story.  So, the judge ordered a Breathalyzer, and he questioned the woman who accompanied the lawyer.  The lawyer introduced the woman by one name but when questioned she gave the judge a different name.  She also stated that she’d met the lawyer at a bar twenty minutes earlier.

 

What’s your reaction to this story? Disbelief? Disgust? Anger? The truth is that addiction does not respect class, ethnicity, or gender. We all know people who struggle with addiction—perhaps you yourself are struggling.

 

There is a way out—but it begins with you. Are you ready to make some decisions that will require change? Are you ready to feel worse before you feel better?

 

You can do it; but do it with God’s help. Do it in connection with others.  Do it with professional help if necessary. God loves you right where you are, but He wants better for you.

 

“Just because you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town.” – George Carlin (1937–2008)

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  • 1Are you ready to make some decisions that will require change?
  • 2Are you ready to feel worse before you feel better?

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Steve Arterburn is a nationally and internationally known speaker and has been featured in national media outlets such as Oprah, Good Morning America, CNN Live, The New York Times, ABC World News Tonight, GQ and Rolling Stone.Steve is a best-selling author of books such as Every Man’s Battle, Healing Is A Choice, and The 7-Minute Marriage Solution and recently co-authored Take Your Life Back with Dr. David Stoop, and The Mediterranean Love Plan, with wife Misty. Along with Dr. Dave Stoop, Steve edited and produced the #1 selling Life Recovery Bible. With over 8 million books in print he has been writing about God’s transformational truth since 1984, and has won three Gold Medallions for writing excellence.
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Steve Arterburn is a nationally and internationally known speaker and has been featured in national media outlets such as Oprah, Good Morning America, CNN Live, The New York Times, ABC World News Tonight, GQ and Rolling Stone. Steve is a best-selling author of books such as Every Man’s Battle, Healing Is A Choice, and The 7-Minute Marriage Solution and recently co-authored Take Your Life Back with Dr. David Stoop, and The Mediterranean Love Plan, with wife Misty. Along with Dr. Dave Stoop, Steve edited and produced the #1 selling Life Recovery Bible. With over 8 million books in print he has been writing about God’s transformational truth since 1984, and has won three Gold Medallions for writing excellence.

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