...I am the daughter of an alcoholic.
And I am the daughter of a perverted-sex-a-holic. (Emphasis on the PERVERTED.)
I come from a long line of alcoholics and perverted sex "offenders".
It dawned on me this morning that I married an "aholic".
Wow!...what to do with this info now...???
Yesterday I spent the day looking for blogs and/WA (Workaholic Anonymous) info. Workaholism is nowhere near as "popular" as AA or NA or OA, but believe it or not, there are WA groups out there. Who would have have thunk?
I now have a new testimony: how I endured 40 years of such a lifestyle. And I can sum it up in two words: God's Grace. Without God's Grace, we would have been divorced many times over, and my children's lives would be oh so different.
In my younger years, I used to cry to God to change my non-communicative, workaholic husband. The loneliness at times was enough for me to want to take my own life. Oh, cry out to God I did.
Then one day, my cry was no longer for my husband, but for me. "Change me." My desire to control my husband was gone and all that was left was a broken Diane. But, those two words, cried out from a sincere heart, are what brought about the change I so desperately desired. Not in my husband, but in my ability to live with it.
I've asked myself over and over in the last few months, would I do it again knowing then what I know now?
I can honestly answer a resounding YES! Because since that day I cried out to God to change me....
- I have a relationship with The Trinity that is vibrant, deep, and real
- I have experienced over and over my Father's amazing Grace, therefore I am able to extend grace
- I have lived a life of unconditional love - I have received it by my Father and poured it out to my husband and others
- My children have lived adventerous lives all over the world
hhhmmm....is there such a thing as an affairaholic? Apparently, I married one of those as well...
Hi. My name is Diane and I'm done with the aholics! Except to say, "Father, use me to help other women."
Because of Him and Unto Him,