Portrayed by Barry Pepper and Winona Ryder, their characters were on the brink of divorce as the alcohol consumption affected their loved ones and job opportunities.
Alcohol which ran rampant among Bill Wilson, his coworkers and Lois’s closest confidantes, she begged the question as to whether if her husband truly loved her enough to stop his drinking in time to save the marriage or leave to fend for himself.
The dedication, patience and love she had for her husband speaks volumes about Lois Wilson. She was a faithful wife, defending Bill even though she knew about his social drinking issues and the possible outcome of becoming homeless if he did not hit rock bottom.
A powerful message we all can grasp from this story is to help those you love the most. But when they do not have the willpower to push forward, take a few leaps back and let them struggle until they bounce back after hitting rock bottom. It takes more than tough love to demonstrate that life is not easy breezy and with their actions have consequences. Love can turn into resentment at an instant rate if you give up quickly. It’s better to take a few step back and let that individual endure hardships that can either make or break them. However, with your trust and patience, your bond for one another can grow stronger.
Love is symbolic for families who carry the ability to gain strength, humbleness and patience to care for one another and to ensure that it passes from one generation to the next.
Loving our families come second in line. First comes God who placed us onto this beautiful planet filled with animals, fresh green grass with large tree trunks surrounding the beautiful nature in the hills and mountains along with immoral sinning.
What does love and sinning have to do with the title above? The title refers to a 2010 TV film based upon the couple, Mr. & Mrs. Bill Wilson who were founders of Alcoholics Anonymous. The book and film dives into the toll it took upon the married couple before finding the strength to stand up against why and how drinking can drive your marriage on the brink of divorce.
Loving the people who are drinking themselves to death is not the way to stop them from affecting their health and relationship with you. Effective communication with our Heavenly Father, family, friends and loved ones will be the best way to go about helping them overcome their drinking habits. But they must also be willing to see the error in their ways and change what they believed was right, wrong. Set a positive example of how drinking heavily can affect your overall health and the relationships you once had with your loved ones can change forever.