Posts in Addiction
How Can We Save Our Loved Ones?

In this episode Dr. Betters answers the question, "Hi my brother grew up Christian, and went to college to be a pastor. During those years he struggled with alcoholism. He prayed to God to help him conquer that but he felt betrayed by God because he struggled with it for many more years and even gave up trying to preach. He now says that he doesn't even believe in God because if he really existed he would have taken that from him. He then takes it further and says he can't believe in a God who lets children and babies and even adults suffer, all the while keeping their neighbor safe. How can I try and bring him back to God other than praying for him?"

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How is the suffering we bring upon ourselves different from the suffering God gives us to mature?

In this episode Dr. Betters answers the question, "How is the suffering we bring upon ourselves by our choices different or the same as the suffering God gives us to mature? My sister-in-law is struggling with drug addiction. My brother wants to take comfort in the fact that God appointed her suffering, but to me this suffering seems self-imposed. Isn't my sister-in-law suffering as a result of her choices?"

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