If I asked you to name some addictions, what would you say? No doubt you would mention drugs, alcohol, tobacco, gambling, pornography, sex and food. What about these things make them an "addiction?" The habitual and progressive nature of the problem - you cannot stop even when you know it is harming you - qualify these problems to be called "addictions." When you are addicted, you are obsessed. In our lesson this week, we will not spend much time on the type of addictions, as much as identifying the source of the problem and what the Bible teaches us about leaving our addictions behind. Let's dive right into God's word!
First one must define flirting. A person cannot be responsible for another persons misinterpretation of what was innocent friendliness or display of Agape love as flirting. The trouble with people is they read into all sorts of things where 1 + 1 = 24
It is good if we can make these become addictions, like reading and studying the bible, witnessing, positive thinking, praying, drinking water, washing our hands regularly, good time keeping, eating healthy, obeying the health and the moral Laws
OCD is an anxiety disorder so in that sense it is curable but one must get to the bottom of the anxiety that is causing the obsessiveness. Having a spiritual mind can certainly reduce the level of anxiety one feels as faith and hope plays a major part in ones life. Moderation sometimes is very hard because church life (Adventist) tends to be primarily right and wrong, good and bad, black and white etc. etc. labeling people in one group or another and this adds to the anxiety some people might feel.
This weeks lesson talks about addictions and specifically freedom from them. The additions mentioned are as follows:
The Love of Money
If we were to grade them what would we put? should we address each addiction differently or treat them all the same? Sometimes I think personal image is more acceptable to church goers than say sex addiction, should we make a distinction between the two?