The Word Among Us

February 2017 Issue

Breaking Walls of Addiction

Only prayer could save my relationship with my alcoholic mother.

By: Anne Costa

Breaking Walls of Addiction: Only prayer could save my relationship with my alcoholic mother. by Anne Costa

Many people look back on a first childhood memory with fondness and longing for those more innocent days. My first memory, though, is a painful one—forever etched in my mind as a reminder of the miracle of God’s mercy that has taken place in my life.

I was about three years old, sitting at the kitchen table. My mother was standing at the sink doing dishes when she suddenly turned and flung...

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