Issue: My husband is an alcoholic. I have been trying really hard to hide it from everyone else, since we are a pillar of the community, strong members of our church and try to be shining examples for Christ.
Issue continued: This problem has put a strain on our marriage and has caused my children great pain. Every time I suggest he may have a problem, he denies it. His family has a history of alcoholism and he says he is nothing like his family. I am concerned if this gets worse what might happen to our family.
Insight: Pray!!! God can do things that we can't. Pray specifically for God to move. Pray that God would send someone who has a similar story who could tell him what they did to get out. Pray that the secret comes out so that others can address the issue and help him face up to it. Pray for your marriage to be restored. Clearly you love him or you would have already given up hope. This may be a difficult road for you to walk but imagine the testimony you will have when you come out the other side victorious. You may even be able to help other people who are going through the same thing. Pray also that God would give you strength to persevere, wisdom in what to say from day to day, and increase your love for him with God's love. I believe that as you begin to pray for these things specifically, things will change. It may be quick, it may be slow. Just remember to keep your relationship with God strong!
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