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By On March 12th, 2016

Faith-based Approach to Substance Abuse Counseling

There is a growing interest in faith-based approaches to the treatment of substance abuse, and their implications for health and well-being (Fetzer Institute, 1999). Castelli (1997) defines faith-based organizations to include congregations as well as national networks such as Catholic Charities or the YMCA. This follows from the fact that many programs, although not associated…

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By On January 3rd, 2015

An Unbroken Champion of Faith

Written by: Lydia D’Ross, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain and ordained minister Recently, I went to see the movie “Unbroken” directed by Angelina Jolie-Pitt version about the extraordinary life of Louis Zamperini.   The film left out the most important chapter on how Zamperini met Christ.  The film shares a story of an American hero whose life…

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By On April 15th, 2013

Alcoholism: How the Bible Can Help Speed Up Recovery

In the Bible, drinking alcohol and spirits is not condemned. In fact, there are many accounts in the Scriptures that mention drinking as a form of merry-making. However, the Bible condemns man for its compulsive desire to drink without end, in other words, meaning to get drunk. Alcoholism is a common problem in society. While…

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By On January 6th, 2012

Alcohol Dependence: Physical and Spiritual Battle?

Why it that despite the well-known negative effects of alcohol, people of faith still continue to over drink? Why is it that some Christians progress from occasional drinking or social drinking to the point that their drinking gets out of control? It is prevalent that many Christian’s are addicted to alcohol, many of whom have…

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