I have spent a lifetime treating my body as the enemy. Concepts like 'beat your body into submission' were reinforced by boot-camp style training and well-meaning Christian doctrine. (1Cor. 9:27)
Equally painful was the cultural lie I bought into that self-indulgence is fun and self discipline is grief.
I heard once that sin is calling good that which God has declared evil, and calling evil that which God has declared good.
By agreeing with God, early AAers found "We feel as though we had been placed in a position of neutrality safe and protected. We have not even sworn off. Instead,the problem has been removed. It does not exist for us."
That's a promise worth pursuing.
Kim Halsey is a Human Resource professional, author, speaker, and Executive Coach certified in multiple disciplines to help people overcome life damaging habits and restore family relationships.