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March 2019

Liberty from addiction

March 2019

Dear Friend, Whether in India, Europe, Africa or America, addiction is a major problem.  Gerald May defines an addiction as “compulsive, habitual behavior that limits freedom of human desire.”  In other words, an addict is a slave.  Whatever holds an addict’s attention to this degree has ...Read More

Impact of Addiction on Family

March 2019

Addiction is a broad term that includes substance-related, which is chemical and behavioral problems, that is non-chemical in nature. Sandra Rasmussen remarks the five characteristics of all addiction which are worth to be remarked to get a ground in the discussion of impact of addiction on families...Read More

Drug Abuse Among Children and Youth

March 2019

There is no dearth of researches or statistics on the extent, gravity and miseries of drug abuse and addiction, especially among children and youth. No special alert is required to make people aware of the urgency to get rid of this danger. It has already become a major concern of parents, governmen...Read More

Counseling for Addicts

March 2019

“I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate to do.” -  Romans 7: 15At some level we are all ‘addicts’. In that we are weak and are unable to control our behaviors and give in to undesirable habits. As counsellors, we must be compassionate towards t...Read More

An Addict-Ways to Identify One

March 2019

Drugs are meant to save a life but they have been misused over the centuries. It continues to destroy people and society. Since the beginning of history humans have searched for substances that would sustain, protect and act on the nervous system to produce pleasurable sensations. Individuals a...Read More

Addiction and Its Types

March 2019

“Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism”. - Carl Jung Images of intoxicated persons come rushing into our minds when we think of addiction. Almost every one knows someone who lost their lives due to being addicted to various substances....Read More

Addiction

March 2019

A man given to drink once said to a preacher, "After all, Jesus turned water into wine"! His reply, "If you use Jesus as your example for drinking, why don't you follow his example in everything else"? Sincere Christians consider verses such as Rom.13:12 and 13 and I Cor. 6:9 and 10, which read...Read More

Are the apocryphal gospels true?

March 2019

In recent year the 'apocryphal' 'gospels' have been making something of a comeback. (I put the word 'gospels' in inverted commas, since these documents are not really in the form of 'gospels' – on which see below.)Perhaps the best-known of these is the Gospel of Thomas, a collection of 114 sayings...Read More