Under the Influence: Episode 312
Jan 23, 2014
Guests: Becca Clark, Brad Miller, Brandon Wilson, Pete Wilson
The slippery slope of substance abuse, plus Pete Wilson asks us to Let Hope In, and a listener struggles with impure thoughts at the chiropractor.
Featured musical artist: Downhere
Show sponsor: Grace Hill Media
Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Guests: Becca Clark, Brad Miller
Maybe it started with a little high school partying or doing happy hour with friends after work. Or maybe that prescription got refilled and refilled until now you can't live without it. Drug and alcohol dependence doesn't affect only the down-and-out; in fact, substance use and abuse is something that is becoming more prevalent among Christians. No one decides to have an addiction, so how does it start? What are the consequences? And how can you recognize signs in yourself and others in order to get the help you need?
Guests: Pete Wilson
We're a hope-starved world. Even with a lot of feel-good messaging and easy solutions, we're not getting the answers we want. And it's leaving us disillusioned, depressed, and eventually hopeless. But Christians aren't called to live like that. We have every reason to hope, so how do we get started? Pastor and author Pete Wilson said it's by making four key choices that will ultimately allow you to Let Hope In.
Doctor's Office Dilemma
Guests: Candice Watters
Sure, doctor's appointments can be awkward for anyone. But what if an exam by a doctor, health practitioner, massage therapist or similar is causing you to have impure thoughts? Candice weighs in on this sensitive subject.