The purpose of Alcoholic Christians is not to make new converts, but to bring support to Christians who are recovering from alcoholism or are still struggling with it.
But although the primary topic is alcoholism, this site also touches drug addictions since most people who end up having a drinking problem, have also used drugs.
So, if you are Christian and are struggling with either one of these addictions or both, you are more than welcome here.
Everyone Else Is Also Welcome…
Of course, anyone struggling with any one or both of these addictions is also welcome here… even if you don’t consider yourself a Christian.
My point was not to focus only on Christians and push everyone else out. But just keep in mind that, although this site is about alcoholism and other addictions, it is bringing a Christian biblical approach to it.
I didn’t create this site to make new convert like I said, but to bring a Christian support to those who needs it. But you are still welcome here, whether you are a Christian or not.
Why Bringing A Christian Approach?
The reason why I decided to start a site that is bringing a Christian support to alcoholism and drug addiction, is because I feel that there was a need for it – starting with myself.
One of the main reasons is because I have been struggling to get sober (and stay that way) for years even after I turned to God and accepted Christ as My Lord and Savior.
I spent years not feeling at my place anywhere whether it was at church or at recovery groups such as A.A. meetings. So I know what a lonely and desperate situation it can be.
One Important Key to Stay Sober
But I also believe like A.A. pioneers have said that… nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics... and that’s why I’m here.
It’s not only to stay sober myself, but also to help those who wants to be as well. And I know that both of these statements are tied to together.
That’s how Alcoholics Anonymous started out in 1935. It was through a broker from New York city, Bill W., who felt that is relatively young sobriety was in danger, and knew that, the only way he could keep it, was to find another alcoholic to talk to.
That other alcoholic was a doctor from Akron, named Bob.
How Do I Plan to Help…
Again, my goal is not to preach and make new converts here, but to:
- Bring a non-judgmental Christian biblical approach to those who are looking for it
- Share what helped me get sober, and the way I implemented the Bible in all this
It’s not the opinion of A.A. or any denominations you can think of. It’s my personal experience, understanding, and view of the subject.
In A.A. they have that phrase that says… “God as you understood Him”.
For them it means that, it includes any kind of beliefs you can have that can help you stay sober. You can be a Christian, non-Christian, agnostic, atheist, or even practicing a totally different religion.
For me it means that I can have my own view, opinion, and understanding of the God of the Bible, and it doesn’t have to be the one of my pastor or other church members (if I am going to a church at all).
And that alone was really liberating for me. Because I always felt like I had to be in agreement with everybody else’s beliefs.
But the truth is… I’m not.
My approach is like the apostle Paul wrote in the first verse of Romans chapter 14:
Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. And don’t jump all over them every time they do or say something you don’t agree with—even when it seems that they are strong on opinions but weak in the faith department. Remember, they have their own history to deal with. Treat them gently. (Romans 14:1 The Message)
So here, I’m sharing with you my experience and understanding of the twelve steps that helped so many alcoholics over the years, as well as served in other type of recovery groups. I’m giving you a biblical approach to them as well.
I’m sharing with you what worked – and is still working – for me.
But you may have a different opinion and view of the whole thing, that can be as good as mine. That approach you may have can help me and others as well. So you are more than welcome to share it with us under any articles of this site.
I want to leave you here with one last verse, that resume pretty well my philosophy and the kind of direction I wanted to give to Alcoholic Christians…
He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us. (2 Corinthians 1:4 The Message)
That’s what God as I understand Him through my experience, years of Bible study – and the help from those He put on my road – did for me, and that’s what I intend to do for you here…