Addiction and Recovery, Family Stories

Illustration by Dawn Cooper
God's Grace

A Mysterious Note of Encouragement From a Child Gave Her Hope

Her son was struggling with alcohol addiction; the message reminded her that he was in God’s hands.

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Illustration by Tanguy Jestin
Angels

How The Beach Boys Saved Their Christmas Spirit

This family was struggling in snowy Wisconsin. But the upbeat music from the California band helped turn things around.

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Jill Suttie; photo courtesy Jill Suttie
Addiction and Recovery

Forgiving Her Alcoholic Father Helped Her Feel Whole

Her father was trying to make amends, but could she forgive him for his emotional abuse during her childhood?

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Stephen Grant with his sons Christopher and Kelly
Inspiring Stories

How This Father Found Hope After Losing Both Sons to Addiction

Stephen Grant turned his grief into action and has dedicated himself to helping people fight substance abuse.

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Peggy Frezon
Healing

A Miracle Healed Roberta Messner of Pain and Addiction

After decades of coping with an incurable disease and a reliance on opioids, her suffering ended almost overnight.

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Deborah Beddoe
Addiction and Recovery

Would Her Husband’s New Job Cause Him to Relapse?

She worried that her husband’s return to the ministry would put his sobriety at risk. A prayer program helped her give up control and learn to trust.

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Deborah Beddoe
Addiction and Recovery

A Pastor's Wife on Loving Her Husband Through His Recovery

Deborah Beddoe shares how she came to understand that her fears and insecurities were not all the fault of her husband's addiction to prescription drugs.

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Suzanne, Molly Nora and Emmet spending time in their kitchen.
Addiction and Recovery

How Her Sobriety Changed the Family Christmas

After years of drinking, this mom of 3 learned to live in recovery and approach Christmas in a new way.

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Ross Hauser uses the 12 steps to live sober, one day at a time.
Addiction and Recovery

Too Young to Be an Alcoholic?

As a teen, he drank to feel grown-up and denied he had a problem. But only through sobriety has he truly become an adult.

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Ross Hauser
Addiction and Recovery

How to Help a Teen or Young Adult Struggling with Addiction

Ross Hauser shares from experience the addiction challenges young people face.  

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