Real stories from an award-winning documentary, Finding Hope in Recovery: Families Living with Addictions, which aired earlier on ABC-TV and the Hallmark Channel, and from the Shaping Families radio program.
Never Too Late: Hope for Addictions tackles the scourge ripping families apart and plaguing communities. These spots:
Offer brief glimpses into the lives, experiences, and thoughts of those struggling with addictions.
Embolden those with addictions to launch or continue a life of recovery.
Encourage listeners to reach out with care and compassion to families fighting addictions.
Go far beyond a typical “anti-drug” or “drug war” campaign to emphasize the connections with family, friends, and colleagues that are so important in overcoming addictions.
Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap. For it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth. Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man. — Luke 21:34-36 (NIV)
As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark, and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. — Matthew 24:37-39 (NIV)
Make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. — 2 Peter 1:5-7 (NIV)
Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us. — 1 Peter 2:11-12 (NIV)
Therefore prepare your minds for action; discipline yourselves; set all your hope on the grace that Jesus Christ will bring you when he is revealed. Like obedient children, do not be conformed to the desires that you formerly had in ignorance. Instead, as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct; for it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” — 1 Peter 1:13-16 (NRSV)
It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God. — 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 (NIV)