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Mar 14, 2016

Peace Beyond Addiction Part 2 | With Lee Flach 

Hello again Journey Principles family, we sincerely hope you are enjoying these podcast. Our guest is real life examples that you can overcome.

In part two of our show with Lee Flach, we get Lee's practical take aways from Part Two of Peace Beyond Addiction.

For those who love and addict.

Resist the urge to enable, allowing can increase the time that a user may need to heal and break free. Lee shares that his wife was always loving but always had very clear boundaries and that included putting him out and loving him from afar.

Intercede in prayer, while Lee's wife was deleting proper boundaries she was in constant prayer asking for her miracle and asking for Lee to be safe and for God to break Lee's heart away from the addiction and toward the father.

Praying for discernment, Discernment should I be used while addict it trying to beat the addiction. The addiction clouds the mind, which also means the user, is not in a healthy state to have the full authority of trust. As trust is earned, allow small levels of new trust to be built. It gives the addict hope, and they can see the little wins they are making each day. At the same time don't take it personally if addict relapses, there is a real chemical, physical, and spiritual battle being fought.

Addiction is illogical - It's tough to understand illogical acts or struggles. So it's best to find peace in the scriptures and through journaling. Remember the addict is working through areas of the past, present and what they believe they feel like their future could be. Even when things are going well, addicts feel as though they are in fear of success and failure. They are building a new standard, and if they have known addiction for a long time then, even healthy sobriety can feel awkward to them. This is where patience is needed and reassurance that the adjustment can take place and will allow more joy in the future.


Addicts Four Steps Toward Health

  1. Reach out, to someone who has dealt with the addiction and overcome, who can be a trusted accountability partner. Add other healthy people in your inner circles such as a pastor or trained counselor.
  2. Plugin - Stay connected to new behaviors toward a healthy lifestyle.
  3. Acknowledge, that there is a need to heal. Don't be afraid to say I need to heal and I need help to do so. Be willing to lay down pride and pick up responsibly through Acknowledging help is needed to heal.
  4. Journal - Journaling can be a great recourse to get thoughts on paper and not to circulate in the mind. Ask yourself questions that have to do with moving into a growth mindset.

We can't change truly change until we want to change the inside

Lee reminds us that it's important to know that we need to go from a scab to a scar. A scab is a wound that is not yet healed, where the scar is where a wound once was, and it was a reminder of how to improve life going forward.

We sincerely hope you've enjoyed this episode with Lee Flach remember to get part one and part two in your step to peace be on addiction

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Mar 11, 2016

Peace Beyond Addiction Part 1 With Lee Flach

Today on the Journey Principles podcast, we have a walking, talking miracle with us, Lee Flach. He has been inspiring people all over with his story and has agreed to share it with you. His story is one of addiction.

Common Misconceptions on Addiction. Most people think of an addiction involving drugs or alcohol but there are many forms of addiction. Anything that you put into your body or soul in excess is an addiction. Stephen shares that he
was addicted to toxic relationships. Is there something you are putting
Is there something you are putting into your body or soul in excess?
Listen in as Lee brings hope to us all with his powerful story.
Lee was a heroin addict. He fought for 25 years to overcome his addict
ion and he finally did it, once and for all. He could easily overcome the physical addiction of heroin but after he would use, the mental
addiction would kick in. He would feel worthless and would start using
again. It was an endless cycle. He has an amazing woman who stood by him during his addiction, his wife Brenda.
Three years ago Brenda, who prayed for Lee every day, took him to church with her. It was on that day that he surrendered his life to the Lord and was able to be completely free of his addiction.
Tune in with us today to hear how one mans struggle to hold his head above water led to that outreached, saving hand.
Step 1 In Gaining Peace Beyond Addiction In Overcoming addiction is the awareness of the struggle and the acknowledgement of the hold. 
Stay tuned for Part 2 on Monday for steps 2 and 3. They are truly inspiring and can really help anyone who is struggling with an addiction or love someone who is.
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