Pastor confesses drug addiction and near loss of family

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This title and video story of a well-respected pastor who became addicted to opiates was posted on the blog site of Denny Burk. Dallas Newspaper reports that Rev. Skip Ryan was pastor of Park Cities Presbyterian Church. What is interesting about this pastor is he was also addicted to opiates: Percocet, hydrocodone, OxyContin—Ryan took them all while


Drinking Alcohol with a Baby in her Belly: Christ Removes the Veil

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In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. Ephesians 1: 7-8 Redemptive grace is a beautiful thing. When ministering to women drug addicts, God often uses their lives to display His redemptive grace at


Shedding the Enabler Label: Putting on the Label of Christ

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Wearing the Label No one wants to wear the label of an enabler. Seriously.  Who wants to have this label plastered on the front of their chest? An enabler often is convinced he is helping his loved one in addiction, when, in reality,  he is enabling the addict. The two are distinctly different. Understanding the Label