Just as God is a trinity, three in one, we too were created with a three dimensional design. At the end of his first letter to the Thessalonians, Paul mentions these three aspects of the human condition, and promises that God’s work in our lives is thorough and complete, touching every part:
“May God Himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through.
May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and He will do it.”
1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
Our spirit is the eternal part of us that communes with God. When God breathed life into Adam, it awakened his spirit. Our soul is our mind, will and emotions. This is where our personality comes from. Our body is obviously the physical part of us, our “earth suit” if you will. Although these three parts are unique, they are also interwoven, each affecting the other. Our spiritual life will have a great impact on our emotional health. Similarly, our emotional condition can greatly affect how our body operates physically. I’m sure we can all affirm that our physical health can affect us emotionally as well. In order for our pursuit of recovery from addiction to be successful, the needs of the spirit, soul and body must be addressed.
On May 16th, The Treatment Center’s Road to Freedom program will host the 7th Winning the Battle Over Addiction conference. This event will focus on the theme of “Spirit, Soul and Body,” and how to address these three aspects of addiction. Professional experts from each area will teach on the causes, effects and solutions to addiction from a Christ-centered perspective. We are honored to have Dr. Paul Meier of Meier Clinics joining us, along with Dr. Jared Pingleton from Focus on the Family. Some of the topics will include:
- What is detoxification and how does it affect the body?
- Addressing the relationship dynamics that surround addiction
- Addiction – is it a sin or a disease?
- How does addiction affect the brain?
- Inner healing, emotional health and sobriety
- Finding freedom from addiction through the gospel of Jesus Christ
We hope you will join us for this informative and empowering day. Register now at www.winningthebattleoveraddiction.com or by calling (844)402-3605.
If you would like to learn more about a comprehensive approach to recovery, visit our website at www.TheChristianTreatmentCenter.com