Soil of Addictions
by Darv Smith
We have all been abused in some way, some more than others. The soiil of abuse results in various feelings/experiences which are the roots of all addictions. To heal we need to get out of the abusive situation and come into a nurturing/caring community. Ideally this should be the family and the Christian church.
"Anything less than nurturing is abuse." Pia Mellody
Jesus Christ was abused by the religious people (Pharisees, Scribes) and especially when he was emotionally, physically, sexually and spiritually abused in going to the cross and dying that we might have life and healing.
Our bodies have a memory for our abuses even though we may not mentally remember them. Healing comes as we get in touch with the abuse and expose them to the light for God's healing work. "Recovery" is a process that goes on throughout our Christian lives, better known as "sanctification."