what is Intervention?
"Somebody oughta do something!" At some point, we all get to a place where we want to say it. Sometimes, we get to places where we wish someone would say it about us. There is a kind of "do something" that is far too rare: intervention. there is a cultural feeling about that word. We have used it to describe a type of community surprise for an addict. In this case, we're broadening our understanding of the word to include conversations that could (should) be more common. Think about it this way: To intervene is to "come between so as to prevent or alter a result of course of events". That definition comes from the oxford dictionary but it sounds like jesus. Didn't jesus do exactly that? In his birth, life, death and resurrection Jesus came between and altered, prevented even, the course of events in our lives. Through his intervention we have a new course! our intervention in the lives of those around us is not limited to a scheduled community reaction to an addiction. intervention is any act between two people that causes a change in course. if you haven't had anyone intervene in your life, you need it! a great spouse will lovingly intervene almost everyday. a solid friend will intervene and help you to stay healthy and balanced. in healthy relationships, we are free to say "I oughta do something" and then do it. by intervention, our relationships act as lines on the road that keep us from unknowingly drifting into ditches or oncoming traffic. For that reason, intervention is a life-saver!