44 episodes

Do you have an alcoholic husband? Married to Addiction is a faith-based podcast that gives the wife of an alcoholic the tools and strength she needs to navigate her husband's addiction without losing herself in the process. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marriedtoaddictionpodcast/support

Married to Addiction Julie Sanford

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 25 Ratings

Do you have an alcoholic husband? Married to Addiction is a faith-based podcast that gives the wife of an alcoholic the tools and strength she needs to navigate her husband's addiction without losing herself in the process. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marriedtoaddictionpodcast/support

    Episode 44: Let's Talk About Sex (with Matt and Sheri from the Untoxicated Podcast)

    Episode 44: Let's Talk About Sex (with Matt and Sheri from the Untoxicated Podcast)

    Sex. It's a topic that's not discussed much in this arena, but it's an important one that needs to be addressed.

    The relationship that we as wives have with our addicted loved one is different than any other because there is a physical component.

    In this episode I am speaking with Matt and Sheri from the Untoxicated Podcast, and they will be sharing both sides of how they navigated their physical relationship during Matt's addiction.

    This can play out a little bit differently for each couple, depending on the particulars of the relationship, but there are a couple of things that we all agree every woman in this situation should do.

    Please tune in to this one if you could use some guidance in this area.

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    You can find Matt and Sheri at soberevolution.org. Be sure to also tune into the Untoxicated Podcast. 

    To become a part of the Secret Sisters Circle (a membership for Christian wives of alcoholics) click right here.

    You can learn more about all of the Married to Addiction programs and free offerings at marriedtoaddiction.com


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    • 33 min
    Episode 43: Knowing Is One Thing, but Doing Is Everything

    Episode 43: Knowing Is One Thing, but Doing Is Everything

    You've probably heard me say this before: Knowing is one thing, but doing is everything.

    What exactly does that mean though?

    Well if you've been listening to this podcast for a while, and hearing a lot of suggestions to improve things but not seeing any improvement in your life then this may be for you.

    This concept is also known as 'Nothing changes if nothing changes'.

    We can have ALL the knowledge in the world, but if we do nothing with it things will stay the same.

    It can be scary to do things differently, but I guarantee that it's not as bad as what you are probably experiencing. 

    Is it time for you to start doing? Listen in to find out....

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    To become a part of the Secret Sisters Circle (a membership for Christian wives of alcoholics) click right here.

    You can learn more about all of the Married to Addiction programs and free offerings at marriedtoaddiction.com


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    • 19 min
    Episode 42: The Importance of the Armor of God for the Wife of an Alcoholic

    Episode 42: The Importance of the Armor of God for the Wife of an Alcoholic

    Are you familiar with the Armor of God?

    If not, then I encourage you to become familiar with it, because it is the perfect thing for us to 'put on' as wives of alcoholics. 

    The Armor of God will help us protect our minds, hearts, and spirits during times of trouble. 

    It's what we should wear during spiritual warfare....and having addiction in our homes requires spiritual warfare.

    Please tune in to this episode to learn more about the armor of God, and how it can help protect us during this difficult journey.

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    To become a part of the Secret Sisters Circle (a membership for Christian wives of alcoholics) click right here.

    You can learn more about all of the Married to Addiction programs and free offerings at marriedtoaddiction.com


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    • 17 min
    Episode 41: What if My Husband Never Gets Sober?

    Episode 41: What if My Husband Never Gets Sober?

    It's kind of the elephant in the room. The thought crosses all of our minds from time to time: 'What if my husband never gets sober??'

    It's a hard thing to think about, but does that mean we are doomed to a life of misery if it happens? Absolutely NOT.

    In this episode we'll talk about a couple of aspects of this. 

    What would our physical situation look like? What are our options?

    What would our spiritual life look like? Could there be any sort of reason for all of this?

    I know it's not a fun question, but I truly think every wife of an alcoholic needs to listen to this one.

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    To become a part of the Secret Sisters Circle (a membership for Christian wives of alcoholics) click right here.

    You can learn more about all of the Married to Addiction programs and free offerings at marriedtoaddiction.com


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    • 16 min
    Episode 40: 5 Steps to Exiting the Whirlwind of Chaos

    Episode 40: 5 Steps to Exiting the Whirlwind of Chaos

    CHAOS. That's what my life was when my husband was deep in addiction.

    I was either constantly being pulled under by all of the awful things that were happening around me, or frantically trying to employ whatever 'damage control' I thought I could to keep things from getting worse. 

    It was a devastating way to live, and it negatively affected every area of my life.

    If you can relate to any of that, then this episode is for you. In it I will give you five ways to exit the whirlwind of chaos that you're probably living in. 

    These are things I really wish I had done back when I was in the thick of it. Please give this episode a listen.

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    To become a part of the Secret Sisters Circle (a membership for Christian wives of alcoholics) click right here.

    You can learn more about all of the Married to Addiction programs and free offerings at marriedtoaddiction.com


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    • 23 min
    Episode 39: What About My Kids?

    Episode 39: What About My Kids?

    This is something I get asked a lot: What about my kids? 

    As mamas we worry about our kids anyway, but even moreso when they are in a home with an alcoholic parent.

    In this episode I will share with you some of the things I wish I had done differently when my husband was deep in addiction where my kids were concerned. 

    I'll also give you some great (free) resources that can help you help them through this difficult time. 

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    Resources mentioned in this episode:

    'Is Addiction Really a Disease with Dr. Kevin McCauley' video: https://youtu.be/b2emgrRoT2c

    Hazelden Betty Ford Children's Program (free virtual program available): https://www.hazeldenbettyford.org/treatment/family-children/childrens-program

    Peaceful Family Oklahoma In-Person Program (free of charge): https://peacefulfamilyok.org/

    NACOA's free Parent Kit: https://nacoa.org/resource/kit-for-parents/

    Little Shoots Deep Roots (Christian tools for children): https://littleshootsdeeproots.com

    To become a part of the Secret Sisters Circle (a membership for Christian wives of alcoholics) click right here.

    You can learn more about all of the Married to Addiction programs and free offerings at marriedtoaddiction.com


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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

AMichelle VCL ,

Great Resource

Love that Julie offers such valuable insight and wisdom to women on this unique journey of living with someone with addiction. Julie is caring and speaks with great compassion and vulnerability. Highly recommend!

Little punky ,

Only wish I had found this sooner!

Julie speaks hope and encouragement to those dealing with addiction in their marriage. Her personal walk and very real approach is filled with biblical encouragement, validation and hope! I only wish I had found this resource sooner.

If your reading this you too are likely dealing with addiction in your marriage. It’s an incredibly difficult and lonely journey. Don’t walk it alone. If your desperate for support, encouragement and hope check out her podcast and all of her other resources available to you. - Samantha

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So much help

Julie understands exactly what I’m going through. She gives such good advice with Christian hope. We work on ourselves because that’s all we can control and this brings us serenity no matter what’s happening around us.

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