Addiction and Recovery, Family Stories

John Simmons holds his father’s Bible; photo by Whitney Curtis
Addiction and Recovery

A Gambling Addict's Path to Redemption

Opening his late father’s Bible helped him to find God and reclaim his life

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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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Christine Naman and Natalie; photo by Scott Goldsmith
Addiction and Recovery

Desperate to Help Her Addicted Daughter, a Mother in Denial Turned to God

It’s hard enough to have a daughter with a drug problem. It’s even harder to admit it.

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Woman walking through airport in sunlight (Getty Images)
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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