Episode 11 - The Anatomy of Addiction

Through Rough Waters with Zach Allen

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 53 minutes

In this episode, Zach & Kevin are joined by Matt Krieg from Second Story Counseling and the Hole In My Heart Podcast as we begin a series about addiction. Matt shares his story of overcoming his addiction, and we spend some time talking about what is physically and chemically happening inside your brain when you are addicted, how you can identify addiction, and how even strong believers in Jesus can fall into this temptation. We also meditate on 1 Corinthians 6:21 & James 1:13-14 to see what the Bible says about addictions, and answer a listener’s question about the best way to help a friend.

*Note that there is some (non-graphic) discussion of pornography and sexual intimacy in this episode.

Matt is the co-host of the Hole In My Heart podcast, along with his wife Laurie and Steve from WCSG. Learn more about their ministry at www.lauriekrieg.com, and find episodes of Hole In My Heart wherever you get your podcasts, including at www.wcsg.org

Bob Newhart sketch, “Stop It”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhQGzeiYS_Q

If you have a question for our Q&A segment, you can email throughroughwaters@wcsg.org or submit your question anonymously at www.wcsg.org/podcasts/through-rough-waters/

Thanks to West Michigan Wellness Group for supporting Through Rough Waters - for more information about WMWG and to inquire about seeing a therapist, you can call (616) 600-1187 or visit www.westmichiganwellnessgroup.com/contact/


This podcast and its content are designed and intended to provide a place for conversation. Topics and advice covered in this podcast should not be taken as professional medical advice or emotional or spiritual counsel. If you or a loved one needs professional help, they should seek a licensed professional.

The views covered and discussed in this podcast do not necessarily reflect those of WCSG Radio or Cornerstone University. Ideas presented are not necessarily endorsed by WCSG Radio or Cornerstone University.

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