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Help My Alcoholism Husband

My marriage is wonderful but needs maintenance.

Me and my husband has been together for about 5 years and been married 17 months. He is a Wonderful, caring loving husband and father but his drinking is tearing our marriage apart. I need some prayers to help me get through this with him as well as pray that the drinking stop. I know this cannot happen overnight, my it's affecting our marriage because it changes his attidude, his way of thinking among other things. He is very demanding as well as evil when he is drinking. I want him to get back into the Church, put God first back in his life and cherish my love and our family. Please pray with me for my loving husband.
scrappy -4/27/2001
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8/21/2001 15:58

Lord, I pray for all alcoholics and their families. I pray Lord that you show the abuser the damage that their drinking does, not just to themselves but to every other person who loves them. I pray Lord you open their eyes to your love and peace, all there for them with you. Thank you Lord for all those like Amy whom you have guided from the darkness. I pray Lord that you help us to help others through peace, love, and understanding. In His name, Amen.

10/27/2001 20:28

Lord, I pray that you would strengthen this woman and her family; give them the support they need to deal with this situation in a healthy manner. I pray that You would hold this man in your arms, show him your neverfailing love. I pray you would help him to see how his alcoholism is tearing his family up, and that you would help him to get well and overcome, to come back to You and to the Church, to find support from Your children all around him. I ask this in Jesus' name. Amen.

5/26/2002 01:55

Lord, I pray for all who suffer from alcohol and drug addictions, please give them strength and courage to come out of the darkness and back into your light, I pray for my boyfriend he too suffers and now unemployed, homeless and his family too have turned there back, please help him Lord, there is truly a beautiful soul, I pray that he will find his way. I pray for his family that they will find in there hearts to be compasionate and forgiving, he only wants there support and love. Lord touch his heart let him feel loved and find the courage to find the right path. Amen

11/24/2002 15:24

I pray that my words may be words that will be helpful although they are not a prayer in form. Your husband sounds like he may have the disease alcoholism. I think your husband may be helped by you calling your local A.A. chapter (or hotline) and telling the people there what you are going through.
You will need to help yourself (yes, yourself) in this situation by beginning to attend AL-ANON meetings (people who are in relationships with problem drinkers & alcoholics) where you will find a lot of support for what you and your children are going through. Consult your phonebook and/or call A.A. In any case, do not get into arguments with your husband, remembering that he may be very ill and his illness is making his family ill. If he is really alcoholic (for him to decide), then he will be filled with self-loathing for an illness he denies having and cannot see a way out of. His anger is a way of externalizing his frustratations, and he is kind of lightening rod for any blaming references to his drinking.
Let him come to the conclusion that he needs help. Get yourself an A.A. Big Book and begin reading it; there's a Ch. on what wives, children, and other concerned people should do. Read it. As I said, don't argue, and if your husband is amenable, support HIS CHOICE to get help. There is a lot of it out there, and he will not be alone although right now he likely feels very alone. Go to it. You will probably make some mistakes, but don't let that stall you. May God be with you since He is with those who reach for what is good.
--Dennis (who's been there)


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