My husband was baptized in November, and he’s still struggling with issues with tobbaco and alcohol. He is fully aware of the word of wisdom, and tries to follow it, but he still gets cravings and urges. How can i help him overcome these feelings?
Cami, from San Antonio, Texas
Well, I’m no psychiatrist, but here is one suggestion to consider. It may not help much with the cravings, but it should give added strength for resistance–
All decisions can be divided into two groups– one, decisions that are a matter of convenience, and two, decisions that are a matter of principle. Now, matters of principle are not open to discussion, or they wouldn’t be matters of principle. Matters of principle are inviolate. If I had quit smoking just for the sake of my health, and some guy put a gun to my head and said, “You smoke this cigarette or I’ll pull the trigger., I’d say, ‘give me a light’.” But if I quit smoking because I had learned that it was against one of the laws of God, that to me would be a matter of principle, and if some guy stuck a gun to my head and said, “Smoke this cigarette or I’ll pull the trigger.” I’d say, “Go ahead and pull the trigger, because I don’t smoke!”