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Lost Childhood: Growing Up In An Alcoholic Family is a half-hour program told in three parts. The first
part begins in 1986 at a summer camp retreat for young children of alcoholics. The children
speak about their experiences with an honesty and wisdom beyond their years. Many
of these children know they are at high risk of becoming alcoholics themselves.

1-800-257-7810 - World renowned addiction treatment, publishing, education, and recovery support

The Bible Gateway is a tool for reading and researching scripture online -- all in the language or translation of your choice! It provides advanced searching capabilities, which allow readers to find and compare particular passages in scripture based on keywords, phrases, or scripture reference.
The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA) believes that none of these vulnerable children should grow up in isolation and without support. NACoA is the national nonprofit 501 (c) 3 membership and affiliate organization working on behalf of children of alcohol and drug dependent parents.

There are approximately 28 million Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA'S) in the United States and even more Adult Children of other dysfunctional homes. Given such a large number, one can only surmise that the number of pastors entering the ministry as Adult Children is definitely rising.

Most disturbing however, is that though approximately 10% of the people in the United States are Adult Children, and by some estimates as many as 50% of all clergy, are Adult Children of dysfunctional homes. very few recognize the connection—and consequences—of having been brought up in a dysfunctional home.  

 

http://knowhim.afr.net/

 

Welcome to American Family Radio’s Know Him. If you’re reading this, chances are you…

  • …have questions about the meaning of your life or death and are searching for answers.
  • …are experiencing some difficulty or hurt and seeking help and hope.

Regardless of your reasons, it is our honor to serve you and we will answer your questions to the best of our abilities.

You will find some of your answers here in the content we post, if not, feel free to email us or leave a comment. We will respond to you. We will pray for you and with you. We will research whatever you need to know and do our best to assist you find the answers you’re looking for as you seek to KnowHim. Thank you!

 

You are not alone

This site has been created to provide a resource for those who are interested in Dr. Janet Woititz's works and in helping those impacted by Alcoholism and other dysfunctional personal and family behaviors.

Twelve Step Self Recovery Program. We discover how childhood affected us in the past and influences us in the present. The Problem: We take positive action. By practicing the 12 Steps, focusing on the solution, and accepting a loving Higher Power of our understanding. This is a 24/7 online support group meeting.

With over half a million sites, divided into more than 25,000 categories, Yahoo! is both browseable and searchable.

Designed with the user always in mind and with the assistance of professionals within the addiction recovery industry  the site is organized into categories identifying different needs relating to alcohol and drug rehab programs, detoxification, rehabilitation and recovery, and then subcategorized by state or territory.

To better serve our visitor's wishes, our directory is enormously user-friendly – making it easier than ever for them to find all their drug rehabilitation, alcohol treatment, and addiction recovery needs with the simple click of a mouse.

Our directory is designed so users have the opportunity to add or edit listings autonomously. However, all listings and content are subject to approval from the site editors to ensure equality and integrity is maintained without endorsement.

 

Loving those who have hurt us

“Love . . . thinks no evil” (1 Corinthians 13:5).

IDEA: We can deal with hurts done to us by turning them over to God.

PURPOSE: To help listeners turn hurts over to God.

We often hear people say, “I can forgive, but I can’t forget!”

John F. Kennedy once said, “Forgive your enemies, but always remember their names.”

I. But Paul said, “Love doesn’t keep a record of the wrongs done to it” (1 Corinthians 13:5).

Some people deliberately keep a record of those who have slighted them.

For example, a young woman showed me a notebook in which she wrote down everything that she disliked about her mother-in-law. It was a large notebook. She said she didn’t want to forget them.

Some people have difficulty forgetting, though they know they should.

How do you forgive and forget?

II. Leave the matter in the hands of God.

Realize that it does you no good to keep going over the offense in your mind. If someone deliberately hurt you, then this hurts you a second time.

Deal with the hurt. Go to the person and tell him/her what you feel. If that doesn’t work, or can’t be done:

Turn the matter over to God. Let Him become the bill collector: 

“ 'Vengeance is mine, I will repay', says the Lord” (Deuteronomy 32:25; Romans 12:19).

God knows what has been done and why. Consciously and deliberately turn the matter over to Him.

Write it on a slip of paper and burn it.

Imagine holding the matter in your hands and giving it to God.

Pray for your enemy and those who have misused you.

Matthew 5:43-48 reminds us that we are never more like God than when we pray for those who have hurt us. It may be difficult to do, but it is healthier than praying against an enemy. Then all you do is keep going over the offense.

Love doesn’t keep a record of the wrongs done against it. It takes an act of your will and a set of your mind, but you can do it.