It was the closing night of the Lincoln Lodge, a fantastic comedy venue in Chicago in the back of a now-closed diner.They’ve since moved, but after that show, I thought I should take a breather from drinking — and eating meat — and focus on productivity. As someone who’s been drinking since his senior year of high school (sorry mom, we weren’t just “hanging out” in the basement), most events in my life revolved around booze.Don't ask if she's sure, don't pressure her, and don't act surprised.2.She'll tell you her reasons for not drinking when she's ready to. Just because she doesn't drink doesn't mean she isn't fun.“Everything is permissible”—but not everything is constructive.
Alcohol was the easiest path to becoming my Fabulous, Cool, Powerful self.Is it a sin for a Christian to have a drink of alcohol? Millions and millions of Americans have been brutalized and devastated by the abuse of alcohol.I have had to deal as a minister with the shattered lives that occurred through the addiction and abuse of alcohol. I have heard many pastors that I respect go to great lengths to demonstrate that the wine that Jesus made was basically non-alcoholic. There was such a thing as “strong drink” beginning in ancient times. There has been a HUGE paradigm shift in American Evangelicalism concerning drinking alcohol.Drinking definitely helped my inner asshole come out a lot more often.Now I am better at keeping the jerkier side of me locked up.