The Grace Walk Recovery Ministry believes that God’s Answer for addiction is freedom in Christ. The truth is that freedom has been provided for every child of God; It was for freedom that Christ set us free…(Gal. 5  :1). The finished work of Christ has provided freedom for every believer,  for we know that old self was crucified with Him that the body of sin might be down away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin, because anyone who has died has been freed from sin (Rom. 6:6,7). Anyone who is struggling with an addiction is simply believing a lie. Jesus said you will know the truth and the truth will set you free (John 8:32). When a person knows the truth they will experience freedom in Christ. Our goal is to present the truth of God’s clear, complete and definitive answer for addiction, which is freedom in Christ.

GWM LogoScripture teaches clearly that the finished work of Christ provides freedom from not only the penalty of sin, but the power of sin. Our belief is that a person who understands who they are and what they have in Christ will not engage in self-destructive addictive behaviors as a lifestyle. In other words they will live in peace, joy and freedom from addiction.

Freedom is your birthright as a child of God. DON’T SETTLE FOR LESS! Our focus is to teach, train, equip and provide resources for people to conduct recovery ministries where people find true and lasting freedom in Christ. This is being accomplished through books, workbooks, devotionals, DVD’s and webinars. The webinars are designed to present the truth that sets free from addictive behavior and train and equip a person to have a recovery ministry where this takes place.

Jesus declared “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because He has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed.” — Luke 4:18

God’s Grace to you,
Mike Quarles


Helping Others Overcome Addictions
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Helping Others Overcome Addictions Webinar begins Tuesday, March 1st at 8:00 PM EST. It is based on the book, Helping Others Overcome Addictions by Steve McVey and Mike Quarles. Mike Quarles & Vernon Terrell will teach it. For details see the blog post here.




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  1. I was fighting addiction and condemnation for 15 years when my sister introduced me to the teaching of grace. As someone who grew up in church it was the complete opposite of what I was taught. I finally found out why it’s called the “good news”. Since I have found out who I am in Christ and just what the finished work has done for me I have been 100% set free from all addiction. I have had a passion to start a Grace based recovery program. This is the first place I have found information on any grace based programs. I would love to learn more. I’m located in Gainesville Ga if there is anywhere near me that has a program I would love to check it out. I will definitely get a copy of the book. I’m just trying to get as much knowledge on a Grace based program as possible. I feel like I’ve found the answer to every problem and I can’t wait to share it.

    • Megan, I will be glad to help you any way that I can. We have quite a few resources listed on our website. Also we have three webinars that we do. We are finishing up one on the book, Helping Others Overcome Addictions tonight. The Helping Others Overcome Addictions book is our most recent and if you will email me your mailing address I will send you one. Also I will email you my address and phone number. We recorded all three of the webinars in 2013 and they can be downloaded for free at

  2. I have a friend who’s husband is addicted to drugs. She is Christian but I’m not sure just how “strong” of a Christian. She and I have talked and I have given her advice on the power of praying and asking God for help… I feel that God wants me to do more but I’m not sure how. I found your book Helping Others Overcome Addictions in the library this am. So I am reading it. Are there any groups in NW Ohio or Southern Michigan that you could recommend?

  3. I am in Kentucky and would love to start a women’s recovery house here based on Biblical principles. Beauty for ashes. Can you send me any information

    • Pam, Yes I would recommend that you start with our most recent book, Helping Others Overcome Addictions. We have quite a few resources listed on our website at freedfromaddiction.org- books, DVD’s, a devotional, a Freedom From Addiction Workbook, bookmarks, and Conference Manual for the Freedom From Addictive Behaviors Conference DVD’s and a Leader’s Guide for it also and both can be downloaded for free. Call me at 404-275-5122 and/or email me at freedfrom@bellsouth.net.

  4. The more a Christian condemns him or herself, and the more he or she feels no confidence in their Christian life, they will feel shame, guilt and anger towards themselves and God. To break free is to KNOW that you have died and risen with Christ as this is a fact, not a feeling. It actually happened 2000 yeas ago. We are free!

    • Yes when I believed Gal. 2:20 that the old sinner i was died with Christ, was buried and no more and I had been raised with Him and I no longer lived, but Christ was living in me and He was my life and I was one Spirit with Him (1Cor. 6:17) I WAS FREE!!!

  5. I have a good friend whose sister has been struggling with drugs and other stuff for yrs. She lives in your area and is probably lost as well. Are y’all still doing something with Freedom in Christ? To help those who are addicted to drugs? Do y’all use the Neil Anderson Freedom in Christ materials?

    • Yes, my wife and I are Ministry Associates with Freedom in Christ. I am now the Director of Grace Walk Recovery Ministry, but I co-authored four books on freedom from addiction with Neil Anderson and we use all of them in our ministry. You can check them out at I would be happy to talk with your friend or his sister. My cell phone is 404-275-5122.

    • Preston, We are currently conducting the Helping Others Overcome Addictions Webinar with three more sessions to go. We conduct five webinars a year and will begin in January 2016 with the Freedom From Addictive Behaviors Basic Webinar and repeat it once once during the year. We will then offer the Helping Others Webinar after that ands repeat it one more during the year. We will follow it with The Freedom From Addictive Behaviors Advanced Webinar in which we go through the Freedom From Addiction Workbook. I have put you on our email mailing list and will inform you of the dates and all the details. Email me at freedfrom@bellsouth.net if you have questions or need more information.

  6. So looking forward to this teaching! I serve at a transitional home presently, teaching the grace message of the gospel and looking forward to opening transitional homes for ladies here in upstate New York. I am a former addict with 15 years sobriety, and I’m so thankful to be able to give back in Jesus name!

  7. So excited about webinar. I have a few of your books and looking forward to learning and taking back to the ministry I work at and use.
    New Beginnings in Martin, Georgia. Rehab for women

    • Tracy, Great to hear from you. I would like to know more about New Beginnings as I’m asked about places for ladies where they can learn about grace, the truth that sets free and their identity in Christ.

      • I would like to hear more about New Beginnings too. I am Director of Renewed Life Ministries Outreach in Murfreesboro, TN – a one year, residential home for men who struggle with life issues. I am ALWAYS looking for a safe and mature place for women.

    • If you will email me at freedfrom@bellsouth.net I will give you the details on the book. Also check out our website at freedomfromaddiction.org and click on “Store” to see our other resources.Since you live in New Zealand you it might be easier to to get a copy of the ebook at amazon.com

  8. Hi. I am the Mother of a 40 year old man who is married and a father of 6 children. Zach has a masters in divinity and was recently discharged from his position as Chaplin in the army due to alcohol and sex addiction. We are searching for a grace based inpatient program for Zach. He is not ready for it yet unfortunately but we would like to begin our search. Please send a list of them. Thank you for your book.

    • Grace Based Treatment Centers
      It is difficult to come up with a list although I have a list of over 50 Christian treatment centers, as most of them tend to be legalistic. The only one that I am aware of that has a curriculum that is grace based is Victory Home in Tallulah Falls GA. I helped them set up their program and they use Freedom From Addiction and the Freedom From Addiction Workbook and the One Day at a Time devotional that Neil Anderson and I wrote. They also use Victory Over the Darkness and The Bondage Breaker by Neil Anderson.
      Victory Home – 706-754-6030, email – victoryhome@windstream.net Website – Victoryhome.org

      Others that seem to be at least grace oriented and that I am familiar with and have a good program (but don’t really know what they teach) are:
      Bethel Colony, Lenoir NC (828) 754-3781
      Fold Family, Lyndonville VT – (802) 626-5620 http://www.the foldinc.org
      Friends of Alcoholics, Flora MS (601) 362-3648
      Genesis Ministries, Kennesaw GA (770) 926-0177
      Haven of Rest, Anderson SC (864) 226-6193
      Home of Grace, Vancleave MS (228) 826-5283
      Keswick Colony, Whiting NJ (732) 350-1187
      No Longer Bound, Cumming GA (732) 350-1187
      Potter’s House, Jefferson GA (770) 229-8663
      Trinity Rehabilitation Farm, Jacksonville FL (904) 287-0150
      For Females, Check out these:
      Home of Grace, Gautier MS (228) 497-1312
      Under His Wings, Anderson SC (864) 617-6764
      Wellspring for Women, Marbury AL (334) 365-9053
      Wellspring Home, Peachtree GA (770) 632-1788

      This is not to say that there are not other grace-based centers, but these just happen to be those of which I am aware. If anyone knows of any not listed here I would be very much like to know about them.

      • Teen Challenge is by far the biggest Christian recovery ministry around and has more treatment centers than anyone else. I believe it is a good ministry and have a lot of respect for them and what they do. My only reservation is that I do not believe they have a proper focus on identity in Christ (Gal. 2:20), the grace of God and the truth that the finished work of Christ has already provided the answer for addiction, which is freedom in Christ. I am not familiar with the one in Minneapolis.

      • I know this post was from over a year ago but if you would like to add to your list a great Cristian recovery facility in California, please go to the website for Calvary Ranch in Lakeside, CA.

      • We are a christian sober living home with in house christian based teaching orientated program. AND yes we we believe and appreciate the freedom in Christ concepts.
        Kind regards

      • While I am a big fan of Teen Challenge, I do have a caution – each TC is a reflection of the Executive Director. Therefore, I throw caution to anyone by saying – please, check out the program BEFORE sending yourself or your loved one. Three very good, long-standing, mature programs – Teen Challenge of the Midsouth (Chattanooga), Greater Piedmont Teen Challenge (Greensboro, NC), and Mid-Michigan Teen Challenge (Saginaw, MI). I have personal experience with each of these programs and would recommend to anyone. Two others that are spoken of highly – Minnesota Teen Challenge and Western Michigan Teen Challenge (Phil McClain-Director).

  9. God out of His Love and Mercy intervened, through a series of events in lives of my GF (who became my wife) and myself, into our broken and lost lives and surely saved us from spiritual and physical death in the path we were on.
    My question is twofold.
    1. Why do some who come to Christ find immediate freedom from ALL or MOST addictions and bad habits (my GF) and others, like myself, continue to struggle for years in various addictions and behaviors never finding the Freedom in Christ we so desperately want and need?
    Over the last 35 yes. I’ve seen it over and over. One takes the ball and gains much yardage or scores a touchdown and victory and the other stuck at the scrimmage line thru fumbles, dropped balls and interception or is tackled or even loses yardage and tackled behind the line struggling to even feel the Love of God much less be victorious over sin and shame?
    2. We only hear of the victory over sin, Mary Magdalene, the demoniac, the Samaritan woman at the well for example.
    I’ve often asked myself since I identify with all three of them. What happened to them the next day, the next month, to their lives?
    Did they attend webinars, conferences, healing prayer services, attend AA, read self-help books, get counseling, feel broken and defeated and ashamed the rest of their lives?
    Or was the Hand Christ that touched them at point of crisis, as shown in the Gospels, enough to save them spiritually and physically and save them from themselves and a life of struggle in Christ?
    In my life, my GF and I were soon married, were missionaries overseas with YWAM for 3 years, had 3 children, two of whom are on the mission field, one serving Christ in her life and job.
    After 29 years got divorced, much having to do with my struggle with sin and defeat to this day. I now struggle with cynisism and doubt on top of the many addictions I still carry.
    I hope you can answer at least in part to my questions.
    No one else has!
    My son in China with Campus Crusade has watched my life for years told me of your ministry and this webinar.
    God Bless and Thank You.
    Gary G.
    5/25/ 2014

    • Gary,
      I don’t think I can answer your questions fully as all I have is your note and even if I knew everything I probably couldn’t. However I will offer a few observations. First of all I believe the only way we get anything from God is by faith. I know that sounds simplistic, but it’s true and I believe one of the major reasons so many Christians do not find freedom from their addictions is that they are trying so hard to DO WHAT THEY CAN and until they give up completely on their efforts (no matter how spiritual) they are not believing the truth that they are dead to sin and freed from it (Rom. 6:6, 7). I have been in recovery ministry for over 25 years and the only way I’ve seen anyone find freedom is when they believe the truth of Gal. 2:20 that their old self is crucified, dead, buried and no more and Christ is their life and is living their life. When I understood this over 25 years ago is when I found my freedom from addiction. What did I do? Nothing but believe the truth that I was dead to sin and freed from it and Christ was my life. Of course that came after 18 years as a Christian, 8 years as an alcoholic and I was 51 years old. Secondly, I believe God is working ALL THINGS together for your good and ALL THINGS according to the counsel of His will (Eph. 1:11), so I cannot say much more than that. As I said I absolutely no doubt that the key to the Christian life and to freedom from addiction is knowing and believing Gal. 2:20 that Christ is your life and living it. The person I have learned the most from concerning this truth is Fred Pruitt. You can check out his website and the 450 articles and books he has at singleeye.wordpress.com. Three articles I would recommend to begin with are “What if Deliverance Never Comes”, How Do I Know I’m Fixed in Him” and one on Self-effort. You can email me at freedfrom@bellsouth.net

    • Everyone who is registered will receive copies of the slides with the teaching notes. Also tomorrow y ou should receive an email from Vernon Terrell telling you how to download each session as we do them. We have you covered.

      • I notice that these comments are for a previous Webinar – I have signed up for the Webinar that is starting on May 13, 2014. Do you provide MP3’s for all your Webinars? I noticed the time only after registering and I am in a completely different time zone – the sessions will start at 3:00 a.m. my time. But I am very much interested in the subject and material.

      • Talia, You can download any of the three webinars that we offer for free. If you will go to freenhim.org and click on webinars there will be three links that you can click on download webinars that we recorded. The webinars that you sign up for are live and you have an opportunity to ask questions at the end.I would suggest that you sign up for the live webinar beginning tomorrow night. That way you will get color copies of all powerpoint slides with the teaching notes even if you don’t attend the webinar. To sign up or for more information on the Helping Others Overcome Addictions Webinar go tohttps://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/266438818

      • I had already registered for the live Webinar that starts tomorrow (May 13, 2014), which is why I asked about the MP3’s. But you did answer my question that as long as I sign up for the Webinar (which I did) that I can download them afterwards. I did not realize that I could also get color copies of the PP slides with teaching notes as well – that’s great. Where will I find the instructions for downloading the materials afterwards? Thank you for your response!

    • Jann, You can get a Workbook at Amazon.com, christianbook.com and most Christian book stores or you could order it from me for $13.00 plus shipping. When you say the showing I am assuming you mean the webinars.The Freedom From Addictive Behaviors Advanced Webinar where we will go through the Freedom From Addiction Workbook will begin next Tues. March 11. It will meet for eight Tuesdays at 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.

  10. Hello, I would just like to say your book is a blessing (Helping other Overcome Addiction). I am a 42 yr old single mother of 3. I’m from Compton,CA, where addiction and poverty is normal. Drugs, alcohol, sex and crime is glorified. “Hip” I said all that to say, I have a 23 year old daughter who is strung out on drugs. She started doing drugs at the age of 13yr. It has been really hard for me to let her go and to love her…things were so bad for our house hold and her behavior to the point I actually was praying that Jesus would take her…I prayed for death I rather see her dead then to see her out on drugs…don’t get me wrong I loved her and at time I wished she was never born…I’m trusting in God to deliver her and in mist of giving up on her and God, The Lord reminded me of my relationship with Him. How I also have addiction and I need help from…The Lord show me that I’m no different then she is…God also showed me how to love my Daughter for who she is in Christ not the lie she believe about her self….please help me to help us and other..thank you…Carlwana ..ps I was lead to a drug store and stumbled across your book…now that’s God!

    • Carlwana, Possibly one of the most difficult and heart wrenching things in the world is to watch a child struggle with addiction. However keep in mind that God has promised to wrk all things for her good and He loves her and will do that. It is difficult to let her go and love her, but turn her over to the Lord and as you said,
      “trust Him to deliver her”. One of the ways that God is working it all for good is that He showed you how to love your daughter for who she is in Christ. You might pray 2 Tim. 2:25, 26 for your daughter, Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will. You could also pray 2 Cor. 1:8-10, We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life. Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us.

  11. Mike,
    Can you recommend a Christian rehab facility near Cumming, GA? I am very famliar with No Longer Bound 10 month program, however, they do not allow any prescription drugs for men entering the program. My brother in law is 46 years old and he has been an addict for over 30 years, he lives in California and 2 days ago tried to take his life. He is currently in a a psyche hospital for at least the next 72 hours. And from past experince I am assuming they will give him presciption medications for his illness. The paramedics found in his pocket when they came for him both meth and cocaine. He had overdosed on prescription pain medication.
    Thank you for advising on any facilites in North east GA. CCS

    • Cindy,
      My top choice would be Victory Home in Tallulah Falls GA. Their number is 706-754-6030. The reason it is my top choice is they use mine and Neil Anderson’s books, DVD’s, workbooks and devotionals for their curriculum In other words they teach the truth tat sets free, identity in Christ and are very grace oriented. Also Keswick Colony in Whiting NJ teaches the truth that sets free. Their number is 732-350-1187. If that doesn’t work, you could try Genesis Ministries in Kennesaw at 770-926-0177 or Bethel Colony in Lenoir NC at 828-754-3781.Call me at 404-275-5122 if I can help.

    • Bryan, I’m afraid I can’t help you with that if you’re looking for a meeting that focuses on the truth that sets free i. e. the finished work of Christ and who you are in Him and who He is in you. As Christianity Today reported, most of the recovery ministries are based on the 12 Steps. To find A. A. or Celebrate Recovery meetings you can go online and do a search and find lots of those. What area do you live in?

  12. Hello, I recently found your blog/page by referral when inquiring about training for the 7 Steps to Freedom in Christ. I am a house manager of a Men’s Sober Living Home and though I am born again, I am ill-equipped outside of the Holy Spirit in helping others with their addictions. I was wondering when the webinar on Helping Others Overcome Their Addictions begins, and is the book necessary for the webinar?
    Thank you,

    Matthew Burress

    • Matthew,
      Fist of all, you are not ill-equipped for as you say you are born again and have the Holy Spirit.The Helping Others Overcome Addictions Webinar will begin Tuesday October 8, 2013 at 8:00 EST and will consist of eight sessions. The book is not necessary but you will get so much more out of it if you read the book. The webinar covers the first eight chapters of the book and there are ten chapters. Also there is a 60 page appendix on “How to Have a Ministry Where People Find True and Lasting Freedom in Christ“. Give me a call on my cell phone at 404-275-5122 and let me know how I can help you in your ministry.

  13. I am so excited about all you have to offer. I just got done reading your book Helping Others Overcome Addictions. I was led to this book to buy at Publix Supermarket and wasn’t looking for a book! God knew I needed to connect with your ministry! I am in total agreement with you and am looking to learn more and get trained to be able to offer this in my area in Florida. I am interested in the next webinar.
    Donna Van Tassel

  14. Hello!
    I am a CFMA located in Athens, TN. I also work for a residential women’s ministry for women with life controlling problems. I would like to take part in both Webinars. I know that it is too late for the August event Freedom from addiction, however, Kristin assures me that it will happen again so I am going to order my workbook today as I have already read the book.
    I did not see the dates in September for the Helping Others Webinar and I am not positive how to sign up for either. If you could help me out with this information it would be greatly appreciated. May the Lord bless you and keep you.

    • Lisa,
      We are halfway through the Freedom From Addictive Behaviors Advanced Webinar and have four more sessions. We will not meet this coming Thursday, but will meet for four more Thursdays beginning Sept. 5 and ending Sept 26. You can still register if you go to https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/317750610 The Helping Others Overcome Addictions webinar will begin Tuesday, Oct. 1 and I will send out info to everyone on my Contact list and you’re on it now. The Freedom From Addictive Behaviors Basic Webinar will begin in Jan. of next year. It is basically the Freedom From Addictive Behaviors Conference reduced to six sessions. We do have the original Conference with nine messages on 3 DVD’s for $15 and you can download the 43 page conference manual for free on the website.. The next Freedom From Addictive Behaviors Advanced Webinar will not take place until April 2014. Email me or call me on my cell at 404-275-5122 if I can be of any help to you.

      • Thank you for the prompt response, I have ordered the workbook and will most likely be joining the last 4 sessions and will most definitely be participating in the Helping Others Webinar. Thank you for all that you do!


  15. I really want to help others with addiction since God helped me quit drinking, drugs and alcohol completely with no cravings what so ever. I am living proof as well that it can be done. I just registered for this seminar but really looking forward to the one in Sept. to hopefully equip me with more info on teaching/mentoring/witnessing to others for Christ. I want to be an ambassador for Christ and this I believe is my calling from Him. thanks!

  16. You actually make it seem really easy with your presentation but I to
    find this matter to be actually something which I think I might never
    understand. It sort of feels too complex and extremely huge for me.
    I am taking a look forward to your next post, I’ll attempt to get the hold of it!

    • It really is not easy, but it is simple. The bottom line is that the old sin-loving sinner (self) that you were is crucified, dead, buried, gone and no more.You are now a new creation and that means that Christ is our life and you’re dead to sin and freed from it. The point is that if you are a Christian, then Christ is your life and you’re one with Him and dead to sin and freed from it. It really isn’t complex, but simple. Not easy, but simple. However it is easier to obey the law, than it is to believe God. But when we do believe, we do experience (not attain, as it is already there) freedom. I will email a link to a an article that I think will be illuminating.

  17. I just found this website today, I was directed here by a wonderful Christian woman who does some web/facebook ministry work with my wife. I am struggling with cigarette addiction. For a long time, i never had a problem with the smoking and being a Christian, but recently, God has been dealing with me about this addiction, and I have become convicted of it. I want to be rid of the smoking, but it has been tough. medications, patches, e-cigarettes, none of them has worked. I have tried to go cold turkey, but that has been a failure more than a few times.

    I enrolled for the webcast, but I do not have a workbook and I have missed the first session, but I am desperate to get smoking out of my life and out of my walk..

    I am just praying for there to be an answer for this.

    • Tony,
      We delayed the start of the webinar and it begins this Thurs., Aug. 1st at 8:00PM EDT. You can get a Workbook through amazon.com, cbd.com or order one from me. Hope to see you on the webinar.

  18. hi how can obtain this help I thought that I would save from sin but I’m hurting so bad that upset my father above plz my soul is on the line

    • Mike,
      Your Father in heaven is not upset with you. He has forgiven you and me and all believers of every sin, past, present and future. He has placed you in Christ and Christ now lives in you. Sin is no more and is no longer an issue. The issue is faith, that is to believe that Christ is your life and you are dead to sin and freed from no matter what you feel or do. Check out the “Store” on our website and take a look at our resources.

  19. Hi Mike, I read your book freedom from addictions. I received this book from a pastor at my church. This book really touched me,because i have been there also.Right now i am in rehab
    and i know that if i do not do right i will die or go to jail.I called a number to say thank you, the 770 area code.I wiil write again when i feel better.

    • Randy, I received your phone call. Keep in mind that the only way that any of us can do right and not sin is to trust Christ in us who is our life (Col. 3:4). The old sin-loving sinner that you were was crucified with Him, is dead and buried and no more and anyone who has died is freed from sin (Rom. 6:6, 7). Apart from Christ we can do nothing (John 5:5), but we have been crucified with Christ and we no longer live, but Christ lives in us and the life we no live, we live by the faith of the Son of God who loved us and gave Himself for us. Send me your regular mailing address and I will send you a copy of our devotional, One Day at a Time.

  20. Is it possible to gain access to the webinar someway now that it is over?
    Celeste Savage 706-524-2329
    1307 Highland Avenue
    Augusta, Georgia 30904

    • Celeste,
      We plan to post the webinars and they will be able to be downloaded for free. But we are going to do the webinars live in Sept and will not post them until after we have completed them. There are eight sessions so it will probably be around the middle of Nov.

      • Thank you! I just sent an email asking about getting the workbook to have when I do the seminar on line.

  21. Estimado Mike, puede parecer insólito que te escriba desde chile; mi nombre es carlos zarate rondon y tengo 38 años, casado con un hijo de 11 años; durante casi 20 años he luchado con el alcohol y siento que estoy perdiendo la batalla, he leído libre de la adicción, rompiendo las cadenas, y victoria sobre la oscuridad, los testimonios que allí se mencionan me parecen sorprendentes, pero por alguna razón conmigo no resulta, se que soy creyente y quiero servir a Dios, estoy desesperadamente buscando ayuda porque es mi deseo terminar con esta atadura; espero que algún buen hermano en cristo pueda traducir lo que he escrito, realmente necesito de su ayuda. al leer su testimonio es verme en un espejo y confio en que Dios me dara las fuerzas que necesito. bendiciones. carlos zarate rondon Iquique-chile

      • This is a translation of Carlos’ note to you.

        Dear Mike,

        It may seem unusual that I am writing you from Chile, my name is Carlos Zarate Rondon and I am 38 years old, married with an 11 year old child. For the past 11 years I have been struggling with alcohol and feel like I am losing the battle. I have read Free From Addiction, Breaking the Chains and Victory over Darkness, the testimonies that are there seem surprising, but for some reason for me I did not have the same results. I know I am a believer and want to serve God, I am desperately looking for help because it is my desire to break free from this bondage. I hope a brother in Christ can translate what I have written, I really need your help. Reading your testimony is like looking in the mirror and I am trusing God will give me the strength that I need.

        Carlos Zarate Rondon
        Iquiqui, Chile

  22. Hi. My son was addited to “CAT”. Our church help him to become free. But I as mother still are so afraid that he can fall and again become addicted. How can I overcome this fear and start 100% trust in him again?

    • Martie, I don’t think we can 100% trust in any human being. All you can do is trust in Jesus and bring your son before the Lord and ask Him to reveal Himself to your son. You said your church helped him get free? If he knows Christ as His Lord and Savior then he is free since all Christians have died to sin and are freed from it (Rom. 6:6, 7). When Christians understand Gal. 2:20 and who they are in Christ they will experience freedom. E-mail me at freedfrom@bellsouth.net and I will send you a copy of our new book, Helping Others Overcome Addictions.

  23. Just finished the Book, and I am looking forward to the webinar sessions. I am a junior attending Liberty University for my BS: Addiction & Recovery with minor in Christian Counseling, as well as BS: Military Resilience with minor in Crisis Counseling. Your book has reassured me that I am on the right path. I look forward to learning from the resources available on your website, and digging deeper into Gods Word.

    • Christina,

      Good luck with your schooling and training – and I can say you will learn a lot from the webinar sessions (I have taken them before also). I forgot to mention before that I am an alcohol and drug abuse counselor in a men’s prison as well (as dealing with my own family issues); — so every single day I get to see men who have abused chemicals their whole life. Right now I am working with drunk drivers – in Wisconsin you have to have 5 DUIs in order to be sentenced to prison. So the guys I work with have used and abused alcohol for a long long time. I have found that the truth we find in Jesus is the only thing that can really set us free. And God has enabled me to share that truth with some of the men I work with. In fact last week I received a letter from someone who used to be an inmate – is now in the community and has a good job; he read the book “Freedom From Addiction” – and God is totally renewing his life with grace, truth and rest.

  24. Mike,
    I purchased Helping Others Overcome Addictions and I am reading it now. My son Timothy has been sober for 3 years now; but we just found out this week that his brother has been drinking and smoking. I don’t know if he was trying to get attention (because of all the attention that his brother got when he was struggling); but please pray for wisdom for us to be able to point him to the truth. His name is Andrew. He is 20 years old. He told us yesterday he had been smoking and drinking for the past year. I knew he was drinking but never confronted him; even though this is what I do for a living. (I am a drug and alcohol abuse counselor for the State of Wisconsin). My phone number is 262-880-8529 (I don’t have facebook anymore). Andrew just got rid of his facebook yesterday.

    • We found a church in Waukesha Wisconsin, Waukesha Bible Church – the pastor teaches the same truth that we can only find life in Christ and everything else is shadow. We just went through Hebrews and it was amazing! Anyways, my son Andrew has been going with us to church and his mind is being renewed with truth at least for that hour on Sundays! More soon!

  25. Hey my name is bryan banks i live in callous ga could i please get a list of resources i could use for my own addiction and to help others God bless you u can reach me at 7068791263 or email thank u

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