addiction

When God Redeems

I woke up in the dark, barely able to breathe in the heat. I had no idea where I was, how I got there, or what had happened to me. I stood and banged on the door. As my eyes adjusted, I realized I was in a garage. I banged again. Someone I didn’t know […]

I think my family is addicted to their smartphones. How should I address this problem?

I think my family is addicted to their smartphones. How should I address this problem?   Electronic devices are addictive and damaging to people when their use becomes a way of avoiding people; you hold them in one hand and drive with the other;  their use means that you are often inattentive to others; you […]

Should I question my salvation because I can’t break a bad habit?

I am not sure of my salvation. I tried to repent of cigarette smoking, but it won’t go away. I came as I was, asking Jesus to save me, but nothing makes any difference. Now it seems no hope is left. Will this sin keep me out of heaven? Sin is often experienced in the […]

Is it wrong to smoke?

Where does the Church stand on smoking? I have read many opinions ranging from it being a blatant sin to it being a form of God-given pleasure when done in moderation. Thanks for your question, not often asked anymore. With anti-smoking efforts now in vogue, the Church says less about tobacco than it once did. We […]