Episode #15 – Tina pershing – A Faithful God podcast
In episode #15 of A Faithful God Podcast, I sit down with my friend, Tina Pershing, as she shares her journey through overcoming alcohol addiction, her road to recovery and the redemption and glory God brought though her story.
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In today’s show, Tina shares her journey through alcoholism and the fight to save her family and her marriage.
She takes us back to growing up in California, learning that her father died from suicide and the affect it had on her life.
Tina shares the brokenness of losing her job and marriage to alcoholism. I love the incredible story of how God had put someone in her life years earlier who became the turning point in her recovery.
Friend, as difficult as Tina’s story is, it’s also a beautiful story of redemption and forgiveness. It’s a story that shows how even in the brokenness, God will move mountains when we choose to follow where He leads.
Tina tells us that she had God-sized expectations for her husband and how everything changed when she discovered that no one but God could ever fulfill them.
Although the alcoholism destroyed her marriage, Tina found that when she finally surrendered to God, He performed a true miracle out of the hardest, most painful time in her life.
This episode is one you’re not going to miss.
Whether you have your own addictions, or have made some mistakes in your life (And I mean, who hasn’t, right?); you’ll see that no matter what you’ve done or what circumstances you’re in right now, when you lean into God, confess your feelings and mistakes, He will move mountains to redeem and renew your life.
You’re going to love Tina’s story and the amazing way God restored her family. Don’t miss the beautiful way their pastor remarried them and what he had them do in the ceremony ***spoiler alert…it involved a paper clip!***
So grab your favorite beverage, that basket of clothes that needs folding, or turn up the volume on your morning commute and listen to this week’s show, Overcoming Addiction.
Favorite quotes from TODAY’S EPISODE
“As soon as you surrender to God’s will for your life, He just meets you at your level of obedience.”
“I didn’t love myself, so how could I love another person?”
“For alcoholics or people who struggle with addiction, sometimes the only type of love they can interpret is tough love.”
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