On Sep 25, 2012, at 2:09 PM, "Dick B." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 1. Thank you for calling and hanging in there this morning. These are
> difficult times for both you and your son. And you need to keep asking
> God, in the name of Jesus Christ, for help.
> 2. Please check out the Texas names on this website:
> 3. The two names that stand out for me are the one named Julie and New
> Life and the Wahrers. I'm sending each a copy of this letter. Call
> them or email them as below.
> 4. To review my suggestions to you:
> a. Go to God first. I note your son asked if he could stay with you.
> But I would now tell him that you have talked with me at length and
> that the starting place for both of you is that, if he truly wants
> help in overcoming his addiction, God is an ever-present help. Pull
> out your Bible to Proverbs 3:5-6, study it, renew your mind with it.
> Believe it. And perhaps tell your son that I suggested you take the approach there.
> b. Check out the Salvation Army ARC and Teen Challenge in Dallas.
> Ask them if there is something nearer to you. Tell each that you are a
> Christian, that your son was raised a Christian, and briefly tell them
> your situation. Tell them also that you have spoken with me as an
> author and that I recommended you call them. Then ask them if they
> will help, and what you should do.
> c. Your prayers should be directed at thankfulness for what you
> have, and asking God in the name of Jesus Christ to sustain you and
> your son, give both peace, and show you what to do, where to go, and
> from whom you should seek material health.
> 5. As a Veteran, your son can also seek help from a VA substance abuse
> 6. Send me your name, address, phone.
> 7. Work with your pastor.
> 8. Let me know the results of the foregoing.
> 9. As to my book God and Alcoholism, tell your son you have read it
> and that he may read it if he wishes, provided he wants help and is
> willing to look to God to receive it. Just as you have.
> 10. Thanks again for keeping in touch.
> God bless,
> Dick B.