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« on: September 25, 2010, 01:14:02 PM »

Dear folks, I am a drunk, I cannot stop when I start drinking. Almost all my posts to this forum where I showed anger were made when I had a lot to drink. It is killing my wife and me. I want to stop. I will try. Please pray. Thank you so much, all of you.
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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2010, 01:15:42 PM »

Heorhij,

Please know that I will always be praying for you and for Lesya. It is important that you keep trying ad struggle, and frankly I am proud of you to ask for our unworthy prayers as you fight back against this passion!
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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2010, 01:22:05 PM »

Lord, have mercy.
You must understand that WE are ALL sinners. That doesn't mean that you can just sit down and watch the doom of your soul. Just try to have a "day after day", never lose faith and keep praying.
I am telling you this because I do suffer from adiccion too, but mine is not alcohol, but way much destructive (not drugs, if you want to know).
I will keep you in my prayers.
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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2010, 01:32:11 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2010, 01:43:23 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2010, 01:52:49 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2010, 01:53:15 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2010, 02:53:01 PM »

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Dear Heorji,

I would like to recommend this book to you by an Orthodox abbot, who was himself, an alcoholic. Heorji, I have heard Fr. Meletios speak and he explains how our faith is all about healing. We are all ill in different ways but the Church is there to help us heal, not to condemn us.

Steps of Transformation: An Orthodox Priest Explores the Twelve Steps

Fr. Meletios Webber does an excellent job of summarizing his own work:

"This book has two main purposes: The first is to explore the Twelve Steps of the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous, to explain them to those who may be unfamiliar with them, and to show why the Steps are important in helping people recover from alcoholism (and from other addictive conditions).

"The second purpose of this book is to present the Twelve Steps in such a way that members of the Orthodox Church might find them a valuable resource for their own personal spiritual development, should they choose to use them. Furthermore, even though most of the issues discussed will be illustrated using examples from the life of the Orthodox Church, it is hoped that members of other Christian traditions may also find this material helpful as they continue on their spiritual journey."

http://www.amazon.com/Steps-Transformation-Orthodox-Priest-Explores/dp/1888212632



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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2010, 03:27:58 PM »

Dear Heorhij,

You and Lesya are in my thoughts and prayers! May you find strength, courage and be lifted up by the love of all of the brethren and of Christ to become victorious over this struggle! You can do it!!

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Господи помилуй
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« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2010, 04:43:29 PM »

Thank you so much for your prayers, dear Father Chris, sisters and brothers in Christ.
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« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2010, 05:10:11 PM »

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« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2010, 06:21:23 PM »

Oh no! I was hoping this to be some sort of prank Embarrassed. I do hope things get better for the sake of your marriage and your health. Lord have mercy!
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« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2010, 07:29:18 PM »

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« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2010, 07:50:41 PM »

Lord, have mercy!!
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« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2010, 08:39:54 PM »

Lord Have Mercy.
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« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2010, 09:46:15 PM »

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« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2010, 06:46:16 AM »

Господи, помилуй!

Молюсь за вас, дорогой брат!
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« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2010, 11:39:51 AM »

Молитве / Prayers / Molitve.......

Господе Помилуј...Амин Амин
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« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2010, 08:14:13 PM »

You have my prayers. I will gladly begin to include you in my prayer and akathist to Our Lady of the Inexaustible Cup along with the akathist I pray for my son-in-law---he is now sober over 7 months. you can get a copy of the akathist thru St. Paisius Serbian Orthodox Monastery, po box 1075, Safford,AZ 85548.

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« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2010, 09:52:16 AM »

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« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2010, 10:22:15 AM »

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« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2010, 11:21:23 AM »

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« Reply #26 on: September 27, 2010, 11:43:11 AM »

One more time, dear folks, thank you so much for your prayers. I did not touch liquor for the last 2 days and already feel a bit better about myself. Thomas, - thank you so much; I actually have this Akathist at home, in Ukrainian. GiC and Quinault, - thank you both, I know, it's underlying issues (partially, they are mentioned in my profile - the situation in my home country and the "noncanonical" status of the Orthodox jurisdiction I feel I really belong to). But it's also my laziness, sloppiness, readiness to slurp that "medicine" and feel "better," instead of living my life in a decent way and curbing my passions.

Lesya and I made a treaty that from now on, there will be no hard liquor at our home, and only she will be shopping for wine and beer (at her discretion, not mine). I completely trust her.
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« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2010, 07:40:46 PM »

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« Reply #35 on: September 27, 2010, 10:05:56 PM »

Lord, have mercy.

And may God continue to direct you to deferring to Lesya's judgment in this matter and may He guide her to good exercise thereof.
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« Reply #37 on: September 28, 2010, 06:41:49 AM »

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May God be with you during your struggle.
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« Reply #41 on: September 28, 2010, 06:35:36 PM »

Lord have mercy.  You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.  May God give you the strength and courage to help you root out the causes and deal with them.  That is not easy, but it is worth it.  Please talk to your priest so that he can help you too.
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« Reply #42 on: September 29, 2010, 04:59:38 AM »

George, I am shocked by your revelation. I've seen nothing but goodness, love of our Orthodoxy, and your Ukrainian heritage, from whatever you post, and you demonstrate an exceptional intellect and kind heart.  Never do I see any indication that you are not in control of your wits or temper when you post. I have said a prayer for your healing and will continue to pray for you.  My best personal wishes for your successful progress, a deserving Servant of God.
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« Reply #43 on: September 29, 2010, 08:08:54 AM »

Lord, have mercy!  Please know that I will be praying for you as well as your family.  Smiley
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« Reply #45 on: September 29, 2010, 02:54:22 PM »

Dear friends (particularly, Basil 320) - you are too kind!

Today is my 5th day without booze. No signs of any physical or emotional discomfort so far. By your prayers!..
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« Reply #46 on: September 30, 2010, 02:57:32 AM »

Dear friends (particularly, Basil 320) - you are too kind!

Today is my 5th day without booze. No signs of any physical or emotional discomfort so far. By your prayers!..



Good for you!  It's a hard struggle.  I'm praying for you.   Smiley
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« Reply #47 on: October 03, 2010, 01:36:20 PM »

Today is the 9th straight day without booze. By your prayers! Thank you all!
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May the Lord continue to bless and strengthen you!
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