Without questions we would get nowhere. Asking questions is caring. Here's the story with me and alcohol. I was actually stupid enough to get drunk once. Prom night protest we called it. We (my friends and I) thought it would be cool since we think the drinking age law is unfair to get drunk on prom night. What the heck happened to me then? I am a Christian now, and I was then too. I was obviously a weaker one then because I let my friends rub off on me and all the wanting to do all that high school experimenting crap get the best of me. I didn't put God first that night. About a month later I noticed I had some left over and I was depressed. So I let myself go that night as well. I only had one but again the alcohol caused me to put God 2nd and the "magic juice" first. I have snapped out of that "worshipping drinking is okay." Having a glass or two now is okay in my opinion as long as I'm not using it as mental medicine or to force myself to be happier. It is just a drink and needs to be treated as just that. The main lessons to learn are don't do nothin stupid. A sin is a sin, but where you really need to draw the line is don't make an unfixable mistake. Don't even think about driving or riding with someone. A sin can be forgiven. Your life cannot be replaced. Hold on to your virginity if you can, you'll feel much better about your dignity and you committment to God with it. I sure know I did. The other lesson is try not to mentally deny something. You can't get into a habbit of having drinks and start getting drunk on a regular basis and expect to be forgiven every time. God judges us on our committment to him, and consistantly ignoring changes that need to be made are what make you. If you are in a rut you need to be making progress or at least trying, and when not in a rut, make effort to stay out of them.