#228: A Journey to Sobriety with Liz Hardy
Published March 9, 2020
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    Have you ever wondered if you may have a substance dependence issue? Maybe you have a child or loved one dealing with substance abuse and could use some advice on how to love them well through that. My friend and neighbor Liz came to sit with me on my bedroom floor and tells us about her journey through alcohol use and rehabilitation. She shares when she came to faith and the conditions she made up to help keep her sober. We talk about pride, abortion, neglect, and denial in this bittersweet story.

    Liz is a mom to three, a wife to a Richard and is in recovery. She believes that God can make a message out of all of her messes and she loves the idea of Struggling WELL vs. plain ole’ struggling. Gratitude is her superpower and I’m so glad to call her a friend!

    WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT:

    • how Liz’s kids are teaching her to be present

    • taking our kids’ actions less personally

    • Liz’s journey with drugs, alcoholism, abortion, recovery, and relapse

    • setting healthy boundaries with loved ones dealing with addiction

    • the moment God met Liz in her darkest place and changed her heart

    • facing an addiction as a Christian

    • how God has helped Liz strive less and struggle well

    • recognizing when you have a problem

    • encouragement for listeners struggling with addiction

    LINKS MENTIONED:

    The Naked Mind Podcast
    The Alcohol Experiment

    CONNECT WITH LIZ:

    Instagram

    CONNECT WITH EMILY:

    website | instagram | facebook | patreon

    EPISODE SPONSORS:

    Yoga Sleep: get 20% off a sound machine when you visit yogasleep.com/msw
    Everlywell: get 15% off an at-home lab test when you visit everlywell.com/msw and use promo code MSW
    Abide app: get 25% off a premium subscription when you visit abide.co/msw

    SUPPORT THE SHOW:

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    If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together! Do you love Mom Struggling Well? Please leave a review here!

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