February 3, 2017 at 6:26 pm #778Scott WeemanKeymaster
There are many benefits from abstaining from alcohol, especially if you have experienced the shackles of addiction. What are some of the particular freedoms you enjoy? Rekindled relationships? Better health? Spiritual growth? Share the joys here.February 9, 2017 at 7:13 am #779
I’m watching your testimony on the Journey home right now. I’ve been sober from alcohol and drugs for 16 years. I became a Catholic from no religion 4 years into sobriety.
Being sober from my addiction to alcohol has afforded me many blessings and graces, including a wonderful marriage that began in recovery and 5 amazing children. I am a college student working towards a degree in Catholic Theology. The best part of being sober is the freedom from despair, self pity, fear, hopelessness, and having an amazing relationship with God and some of his people in recovery and in the Catholic Church. Thank you for your witness.
Naples, FloridaFebruary 9, 2017 at 7:36 am #780
I haven’t found a way to add a profile picture. how do I do that?
Naples, FloridaFebruary 10, 2017 at 2:34 pm #785Scott WeemanKeymaster
Thanks for your contributions to the discussions here. I am not entirely sure how to create a profile picture, and I believe mine was created via WordPress. If I get wind of how to make that happen, I will report back to you. God bless!February 10, 2017 at 2:55 pm #787
Thanks Scott!February 13, 2017 at 9:39 am #792Jacob ConstantineParticipant
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CraigMarch 8, 2017 at 8:43 pm #897annecarsonParticipant
There is so much to enjoy and to be grateful for in being sober! My marriage is better and my relationship with my husband is awesome. I can look to the future with hope now instead of fear and anxiety. I am living a spiritual life now and my husband and I are active in our parish. We also volunteer with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity. I also feel better mentally and physically.April 3, 2017 at 3:28 pm #902JulieParticipant
Being free from alcohol allows me to live every aspect of my life at a higher level. I don’t have to plan to not drive, I don’t have to feel tired when I need or would like to get things done, I can walk by large sections of stores without being tempted to spend money, and I can enjoy better health by being free of alcohol. Being free of alcohol has spurred me to discover/re-discover other things I enjoy. And since drinking alcohol is no longer an activity for me, I have more time to pursue my interests.August 15, 2018 at 2:59 pm #1238Maggie StelzmillerParticipant
I’ll check back in after I’ve made it longer. Four days sober from alcohol- but as of now, I would say HOPE! A future not stolen by addiction.February 9, 2020 at 6:14 pm #2007Jill BischoffParticipant
I was restored to sanity I came back to GOD.April 7, 2020 at 12:28 pm #2135Jill BischoffParticipant
Fishing,kayaking,running a recovery group and going to church. Most Of all enjoy times with family relationships alcohol took away.
Jill BApril 26, 2020 at 8:49 am #2163AnonymousInactive
Hi All, I’m new to this communityso hope I’m doing this right , one of the rewards for me not drinking is waking up in the morning and being able to remember the night before and knowing I’ve caused no one any offense or harm.July 17, 2020 at 8:54 pm #2397Renee EdensParticipant
It’s been a gift. I enjoy my faith, family, friends , hobbies. I enjoyed my past work history but now am enjoying being retired.
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