Lisa Wenninger

AUTHENTIC TRUTHS IN ADDICTION: Surviving their Addiction - Learning to Live Again

Those living in addiction are alive, but they’re not LIVING! Are you? This is a harsh truth. It’s not easy to go on with life when they’re stuck fighting chronic substance use. You have to choose how you’ll spend your days and time. You’re worth living!

AUTHENTIC TRUTHS IN ADDICTION: God Doesn't Love People Like Me

You are loved. In your mess, in your darkest moment, in your sin. You are loved and wanted. This episode talks about sin and our redemption. It talks about never being so far from God that He can't reach you. Addiction is powerful, I get it, but it still doesn't touch the power of God. So, give me a moment to explain why God loves people like you.

AUTHENTIC TRUTHS IN ADDICTION: Letting Go - When Addiction and Faith Collide

Today's episode is a discussion of lost faith in the battle of recurrent trauma caused by addiction. Realigning our hope and heart with God and letting go can ignite our faith even though the situation doesn't change. Living in peace through the warzone of addiction is possible when we hold on to Jesus and let go of the world.

AUTHENTIC TRUTHS IN ADDICTION: The Co-Dependent Truth

In becoming co-dependent, we tend to lose ourselves to an addiction we never had. Breaking this cycle will allow your children to endure their consequences and release them to gain self-dependence.

AUTHENTIC TRUTHS IN ADDICTION: Confrontation With Self

This episode is a reflection back to the time just before I began my recovery. There is anger, bitterness, pain, acceptance, and resolve here. I began to confront some hard truth within myself, and it was HARD! If you’re in that place, know you are not alone.

AUTHENTIC TRUTHS IN ADDICTION: Hope Will Exist Again-Active Recovery

Recovery is possible! I will never doubt that. Our minds are stronger than any addiction, even substance use. The brain can be healed by new mindsets and thought patterns.

AUTHENTIC TRUTHS IN ADDICTION: A Short Note on Faith and Family Addiction

If you are lost watching your loved one battling substance use, please take a great minute to remember 1) You’re not alone. 2) God has your back far better than anyone else 3) Peace is possible through Christ Jesus.

AUTHENTIC TRUTHS IN ADDICTION: Spoken Word - “Abandoned”

Who left who?

AUTHENTIC TRUTHS IN ADDICTION: Surviving Their Addiction - Learning to Live Again

Those living in addiction are alive, but they’re not LIVING! Are you? This is a harsh truth.

AUTHENTIC TRUTHS IN ADDICTION: Quick Reflections - Letting Go vs. Giving Up

We are in the fight for our lives against addiction, and it is time to speak out and unwrap the stigma and judgment.

AUTHENTIC TRUTHS IN ADDICTION: Why Letting Go is So Darn Hard

Trigger. It’s a word we fear for far too long. But we know the consequences of addiction. So, we walk on eggshells and stay silent. We fear everything.

AUTHENTIC TRUTHS IN ADDICTION: Love No Matter What

Navigating addiction as a family is hard stuff. Yet, families are often judged by what they do or don’t do in handling these messy situations.

AUTHENTIC TRUTHS IN ADDICTION: It Can’t Be Me

This Christian momma is tired—but here sits another experience in the travels of addiction. I learned it can’t be me; I can’t save, fix, or carry the weight of an addiction I don’t have.

AUTHENTIC TRUTHS IN ADDICTION: Recovery Is Possible!

Yes—RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE. Yes, it is amazing. People are choosing to live every single day!

AUTHENTIC TRUTHS IN ADDICTION: Mental Health Monday!

SHAME!! It paralyzed me with anxiety and took me down. Every parent I know with a loved one in addiction confronts this crushing feeling at some point. We can’t let it drown us.

AUTHENTIC TRUTHS IN ADDICTION: To Become (Aftermath of Addiction)

Today, I took part in what is called ‘Five Minute Friday’—A writing challenge that gives you a keyword that you are to take five minutes to write on.

AUTHENTIC TRUTHS IN ADDICTION: Totally Wrecked

God saves lives. Over and over, I watch Him perform miracles in the life of someone who often plays with death.

AUTHENTIC TRUTHS IN ADDICTION: Drowning in their Addiction

This episode talks about realizing nothing you say helps; nothing you do changes things. It reflects on that moment you begin to sink emotionally.

AUTHENTIC TRUTHS IN ADDICTION: Six Steps to Freedom

If you’re struggling to move out of their addiction, start with these few steps! You deserve peace and freedom, but it will take work to get there.

AUTHENTIC TRUTHS IN ADDICTION: Who Failed?

One day, you wake up to a child you don’t know. A person who no longer lives outside of addiction. Your reflection screams at you, “What have you done?”… Every parent with a child in addiction wonders what they did wrong.

AUTHENTIC TRUTHS IN ADDICTION: Quick Reflections - “Letting Go vs Giving Up”

What do the two phrases mean? Do the words matter?

AUTHENTIC TRUTHS IN ADDICTION: Addiction Momma

“Let Go and Let God” I never thought this would be a phrase of controversy. We use it every day in life challenges. So, why is it a problem to apply to how we approach living with a child in addiction? 

AUTHENTIC TRUTHS IN ADDICTION: Sinful Truth

Do we call sin, "sin," in addiction? Are we afraid to offend? Why? People deal with sin every day, in every setting. There is no judgment here—I Promise! Just some basic insight from experience and the truth.

AUTHENTIC TRUTHS IN ADDICTION: Choose Hope

This podcast is a journey through the life of addiction from the perspective of a mother. My hope is to bring awareness to this difficult topic.