Hope for Those Who Drink Too Much, for the Depressed, and for Overeaters

I’ve come across important information to help people who struggle with drinking too much, depression, and overeating. Maybe you don’t struggle in any of those areas. Chances are, however, you know someone who does. By sharing what you learn here, you have the opportunity to strengthen your friendship.

I hope to provide tools to better understand not only how we get ourselves into our difficulty, but also how, if we choose to implement the information, to get ourselves out. For the next three blogs at least, I’ll share some of the information I found helpful. I hope you also find it helpful.

God made us so we can drive, work, listen to the radio while we do something else more demanding of our consciousness. That’s because can train our brain to think consciously about one thing, yet direct us to do something else. When we let our brain take over with an activity which in some way harms our health, relationships, or self-esteem, we get into trouble. As habits, we abuse substances, feel depressed, and overeat without thinking.

Source: Brian E. King, Ph.D. Presentation on How the Brain Forms New Habits, Institute for Brain Potential, Clackamas, OR 2/1/12



About Grose

Gordon Grose loves most to write, speak, and preach on the message of hope from the book of Job. Using drama, video, and PowerPoint, he has preached and presented this message of hope to churches around the country. Grose pastored three congregations 25 years, then served 12 years as a pastoral counselor in a Portland, Oregon counseling clinic. He now serves with Good Samaritan Counseling Services, Beaverton, OR. A graduate of Wheaton College (IL), Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Brandeis University, and Boston University, he comes from a rich and varied background in theological and counseling training. In 2015, Gordon published Tragedy Transformed: How Job's Recovery Can Provide Hope For Yours, a book about turning to Job for hope after tragedy. If you have experienced life challenges or personal tragedy, visit his Transforming Tragedy (gordongrose.com) blog to learn more. TragedyTransformed.com provides a sample of Gordon's speaking as well as an opportunity to purchase copies of his book.
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