Addiction and Recovery, Family Stories

Author Christine Naman
Teenagers

A Mother's Tips for Talking to Kids About Drugs

Author Christine Naman, whose teenage daughter struggled with addiction, discusses actions parents can take to decrease the likelihood that their children will get involved with alcohol and drugs and to help them get sober if they do.

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Miracles

A Surprise Encounter at the Airport Brings Her Comfort

A grieving mother almost misses her flight; then an old friend shows up. 

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Sugar and Alzheimer's
Living Longer, Living Better

How Cutting Back on Sugar Can Help Fight Alzheimer's

Apparently, a sweet tooth can cause more than cavities.

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Today Show new anchor Craig Melvin; video by Larsen & Talbert
Addiction and Recovery

Craig Melvin: How His Father Was Changed by Sobriety

The Today Show news anchor shares what a difference it made in the life of his family when his father confronted and overcame his alcohol and gambling addictions.

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Glasses with a scenic view in the lenses; Illustration by Daniel Lievano
Angels

How a Fond Memory of Her Son Sustained Her

Drug addiction took her son. But a chance encounter with another child reminded her to open her eyes to God’s many miracles.

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Heather Henry and her son Tim;  photo by Jim Graham
Stories of Hope

How an Art Class Gave This Worried Mom Hope

She feared her son would never overcome his drug addictionuntil she received divine assurance.

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An illustration of an angel hovering over a watermelon; Illustration by Sarah Wilkins
Angels

A Lone Watermelon Reminded Her to Let Go and Let God

After attending Al-Anon meetings, she realized that she was enabling her son’s narcotics addiction.

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Rick Hamlin with his father's Bible; photo by Jim Anness
Stories of Faith

A Handwritten Prayer Gave Him a Deeper Understanding of His Late Father

He thought he knew his father well: his devotion to family, his solid faith. A slip of paper in a forgotten Bible revealed more.

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Devotions for Inspiration

How to Overcome Your Shortcomings

A little humor can change your whole perspective.

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Colleen Radke and daughter Wynn; photo courtesy Colleen Radke
Stories of Hope

Waterfalls and Mother Nature Restored the Spirits of a Mom and Daughter

Colleen Radke shares how a difficult divorce and the trials brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic inspired her to get back to nature with her five-year-old daughter.

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