Category Archives: The Addict’s Choices

Blunders are Inevitable; how we handle them makes all the difference

I love skating. I feel for the skaters when they fall. I feel even more for those that mess up their whole performance because of their first mistake. This morning John and I woke to a rather large and disturbing … Continue reading

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Interacting with Messy Lives: Choose to listen.

As soon as John and I mention the work we do in addictions, people start talking!! They might share that they themselves have struggles, but more often than not they share the devastation and grief that a friend or family … Continue reading

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Emotions: they can’t kill you but your reactions could!!!

On our last trip to London, someone asked us to expand our seminar to include a section on emotion. So we did! Emotions are God-given, they help us grieve, they help us express the joys of life and life would … Continue reading

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Cannot Get Through: This Book Might Help

Sometimes it is so hard to get through to someone for whatever reason. They know they are hurting themselves, you are so very aware of the damage, hurt and pain they are causing not only themselves but others. They might … Continue reading

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Europe 2013: Hope to link with ASLAN ministry in London.

On 31st August we go to the All Soul’s Clubhouse, London UK, and meet the team members of Aslan and the homeless they minister to. http://pinterest.com/lifoceurope/london-homeless-and-addictive-behavior/ They are looking to establish more work for addictive behaviors with their “clients” knowing … Continue reading

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Press Release for The Addict’s Choices

For Immediate Release Date 05/01/2013   The Addict’s Choices—From Depths of Isolation to Heights of True Deliverance A new book by John Wesley Childress Released and available for purchase.   A child of the drug culture of the 60’s and … Continue reading

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A word from John

Finally, at long last I was able to pick up the Addict’s Choices proof copy on Friday, Sally’s birthday, and of course we are all very excited!  We took pictures first thing, and then I (John) sat down to do … Continue reading

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John loves to take pictures.  He will take pictures that simply reflect the simplicity and glory of God in His creation.  When John takes a picture, he has to stop, look intently and deeply at what image he wants to … Continue reading

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What People are Saying about The Addict’s Choices! Part 1

“The Addict’s Choices is a refreshingly transparent and unique look into the mindset of an addict. The title makes it clear that an addict is not a simple victim, but does have choices (p.143). The strength of this book is … Continue reading

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Approaches to Drug Use and Addictions

Dealing with drug use is complicated: 1. What are the underlying factors that cause a person to choose to use addictive substances in the first place?  What are they lacking in their life that they need to cling to an … Continue reading

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