Posts tagged ‘addiction’

These Troubled Children

Here’s a prayer for our children, youths and teens who express their pain through various forms of self-violence. Here are several related prayers: “My Child’s Self-Inflicted…

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Re’eh 5775: Cutting, A Prayer to End Self-Mutilation

Self-mutilation is as old as the Bible. That grief came to mind reading this week’s Torah portion, Re’eh. “Ye are the children of Adonai your G-d;…

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Before Calling Social Services

This is a prayer for humility before taking a difficult step: calling a social service agency to report a neighbor, family member or some other individual…

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My Child’s Self-Inflicted Wounds

This is a difficult prayer for parents and children facing a horrible set of addictions: self-injury. This can often manifest as “cutting” or a food addiction.…

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