Gary Morland believes families are like a river – good and bad choices alike flow downstream across generations. Gary’s family of origin was an unhappy one. There was a lot of arguing and disharmony. His dad was an alcoholic. So was his grandfather, who left the family as a result of his addiction. Gary learned to accept dysfunction as normal and unchangeable. The influence of his past sent him on a 15-year journey down what he calls the “Rocky Rapids of Addiction.”
When Gary turned 21, his dad took him drinking, and for the next 15 years, three quarts of beer a day became his habit. Years into his marriage, he looked in the mirror and saw someone who was unemployed half the time and who didn’t know much about being a husband or a father.
He needed a change. He needed rescuing from his alcoholism and redemption for his family. How did he find it?
If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, I encourage you to tune in for my conversation with Gary on “Being Shaped by God’s Grace in the Midst of Addiction” on your local radio station, online, on iTunes, via Podcast, or take us with you on our free phone app.
Gary’s story will offer you hope. He’ll share his journey into addiction – and his journey out of it. Hear how God’s incredible grace saved him from alcoholism and completely redeemed his family.
I also want to remind you that we have caring Christian counselors on staff, and it would be their privilege to offer you a free initial consultation. Call us, leave your name and number, and they’ll get back with you just as soon as possible. The number during business hours is 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).
Gary Morland has been a professional communicator for over 30 years and has written a great book about his experiences called A Family Shaped By Grace: How to Get Along with the People Who Matter Most available in our online store.
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