Addiction & Recovery

April 25, 2020
Matt McMillen Ministries

Diary of a Former Closet Drinker

“Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the sustainer of my soul.” Psalm 54:4 I’ve titled this devotional Diary of a Former Closet Drinker but […]
April 7, 2020

Are You a Victim of Trauma?

“It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.” -Jesus See Matthew 9:12 Trauma can impact our lives negatively, in so many ways, […]
February 28, 2020
Matt McMillen

Addiction Recovery Is Not My Identity

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” See 1 […]
May 24, 2019
Matt McMillen

What Should a Christian Do When We Lose Our Cool?

“In your anger do not sin” See Ephesians 4:26 My daughter Grace really wants to get better at basketball. So after her 8th grade season was […]
May 8, 2019

What I’ve Learned After Five Years of Sobriety

“Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:4 There are moments in our lives when we […]
March 21, 2019
Matt McMillen

Saturday Morning Hangovers, Gone

“Who has anguish? Who has sorrow? Who is always fighting? Who is always complaining? Who has unnecessary bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes?” Proverbs 23:29 There’s something […]
October 13, 2018
Matt McMillen

Confessions of a Hungover Saint

“And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ […]
September 18, 2018

How Legalism Destroys Families

“Christ is the end of the Law, in order to bring righteousness to everyone who believes.” Romans 10:4 Part of the recovery process for my past […]
August 25, 2018
Matt McMillen

How Grace Destroyed My Addiction

“For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say ‘No’ to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to […]
November 18, 2017

How to Confront Others in a Healthy Way

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.” Ephesians 6:10 Healthy confrontations do not come natural for those of us who have struggled […]
November 16, 2017
Matt McMillen

Dinner with a Former Drunk

“Always be prepared to give an answer for the hope that you have. But do so with gentleness and respect” See 1 Peter 3:15 A good […]
November 10, 2017

Children: The Real Victims of Addiction

“Train up a child in the way they should go: and when they are old, they will not depart from it.” See Proverbs 22:6 “Matthew, your […]
November 4, 2017

How to Have Fun without Drinking Alcohol

“I have the right to do anything,” you say–but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”–but not everything is constructive. 1 Corinthians […]
October 28, 2017

Why Should I Give Up My Addiction?

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not […]
January 4, 2017

How Addictions Destroy Your Children

“Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” ~Jesus Matthew 11:28 About an hour north of where I live, […]
September 17, 2016

How I Beat Alcoholism

“Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” ~Jesus John 8:32 I’m in recovery for alcoholism, that is, the flesh’s cravings […]
September 3, 2016

Why I Decided to Quit Drinking

“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8 The title of this devotional […]
May 8, 2016

What I’ve Learned After Two Years of Sobriety

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and […]
April 2, 2016

How to Finally Overcome Addictions

“Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.” Hebrews 2:18 I’m in recovery for alcoholism. I finally […]
March 29, 2016

What Are You Thinking About?

“We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” See 2 Corinthians 10:5 Your thoughts will destroy your life—if you let them. For years, […]
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