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May 2012

When Helping is Really Hurting

How can our attempts to help a hurting person actually hurt them? Lately, I have been thinking quite a bit about the Apostle Paul’s admonition to the Galatians and how it relates to those of us who are reaching out to addicts and other troubled people. “Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you […]

The Disease Concept of Alcoholism

What about the “disease concept” of alcoholism and drug addiction? A. Rationale for using the term “disease”  – A simple definition of “disease” is any “unhealthy condition.”  Addiction has a well-established and recognizable set of “symptoms” with characteristic behaviors and similar effects upon every person who suffers from it.  Also, reliable scientific studies have established […]

Guide to Effective Rescue Mission Recovery Programs

This resource was originally published by the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions in 1993 and then updated in 2001. While out-of-print, I continue to receive requests for the information. So, I have decided to place most of it on this web site. It was originally packaged as a set of twelve recorded workshops with nearly […]