Her Solace Was in Wine More Than Jesus

“I’m here because my husband thinks I have a drinking problem,” said Lisa (not her real name). “And he’s crazy! I have my drinking under control.” But Lisa clearly displayed symptoms of addiction: Her alcohol intake had increased. She drank alone. She used wine to deal with stress. Her drinking caused family conflicts. She didn’t…

Prayer and Meditation for Addiction Recovery

Recently I spoke on Prayer and Meditation to 350 people struggling with addictions (e.g., people struggling with alcohol abuse, drug addiction, compulsive sexual behavior, eating disorders, and codependency). The room also included dozens of ministry leaders who are serving Christ by caring for those in need of 12 Step recovery. I talked to them about…

Prayer and Meditation: Step 11 of Recovery

“Conscious contact with God” is what enables us to live in 12 Step Recovery. We achieve this through prayer and meditation. The result is that we grow in divine power and knowledge. This is what Step 11 teaches us. People with addictions, those who are anxious or depressed, and all kinds of antsy people can learn to benefit from prayer and meditation on Scripture. Here’s how…