Praying for Your Addicted Loved One: 90 in 90
Watching someone you love self-destruct hurts. Praying for Your Addicted Loved One: 90 in 90 tugs at the reader’s heart in 90 days of candid devotions aimed at offering strength, hope, and encouragement to families in the throes of living with an addicted family member. More
Watching someone you love self-destruct hurts.
Praying for Your Addicted Loved One: 90 in 90 tugs at the reader’s heart in 90 days of candid devotions aimed at offering strength, hope, and encouragement to families in the throes of living with an addicted family member. Families get left behind many times in the recovery process, and their support is crucial to successful recovery. Realizing you are not alone in your family’s struggles brings comfort and confidence to face day-by-day challenges. Reflection prompts and spaces for journaling encourage the reader to pen their thoughts on the verse and devotion. Each day’s entry ends with a prayer.
The Cosbys, a middle-class family lived the nightmare of addiction with their son for 18 years. Their lives were turned inside out and upside down as his dependence on painkillers escalated. The descent into a living hell challenged their faith as the addiction claimed more and more control. Sharron’s middle-of-the-night reading of Jeremiah 30 and 31 changed the course of their lives and restoration became a reality.
The overall message of Praying for Your Addicted Loved One conveys hope to families caught in the addiction cycle. The various stages of the disease: abuse, recovery, and relapse, take their toll on families. Hopelessness grabs a family’s heart and wrings it out with each slip of clean or sober time. The verses in Jeremiah 30 and 31, the foundation of the book, offer the promise of restoration and redemption, a message hurting families long to hear.
“Transparent, hopeful, and honest, Sharron Cosby writes with the quiet eloquence of a tried and tested warrior in the battlefield of addiction and compulsive behaviors. So often the process of recovery is placed solely on the shoulders of the addict. This devotional invites all the stakeholders to share in the suffering. As a clinician and counselor who has worked with addicts and their loved ones, I recommend Praying For Your Addicted Loved One as a must-have companion for all family members who find themselves in the desert of addiction.” ~ Peter J. Dell LCSW, Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work.
Sharron Cosby is married to Dan and together they have three adult children and five grandchildren. She works for an international charity by day and writes by night. Her passion is to share God’s message of hope, strength, and encouragement with families living with addiction.
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