Please pray for my husband, myself, and our 3 sons today. My husband voluntarily entered alcohol rehab yesterday. Detox will last 7 days followed by 21 days of inpatient. Then outpateint for as long as he needs it. So I am a single mom for a month if not more Any thoughts on how to tell my sons would be appreciated. Oldest is 6 and twins are 4. I thought I just might say: Dad is getting help from the Dr. He is brave and is doing it because he loves us. No one was bad (them, me, dad, etc) Dad knows that we will be safe. Although I was aware he drank often and it was becoming a problem, I was shocked by the diagnosis...length I guess. Initially we were told that the majority receive detox, 7 days inpatient, then intensive outpatient. Excellent actor and hider I guess. For those out there that are wondering about your loved ones...my husband has no DWI, puking nights, does not pass out, nor does he even stagger or act drunk. He goes to work daily and does it better than anyone else. He does not become angry, hit, yell, or become verbally abusive. Basically not the stereotype of an alcoholic. Yes, I can smell it, see it in his eyes, and see some actions, but it was pretty much a surprise that it was this bad. Please pray that he will stay there voluntarily even after he thinks he's OK now. He has a STRONG faith in the Lord so I know he will use that. Please pray for our finances too. We decided to get the help immediately so the $$$ end is now in my court. He is self employeed so if he doesn't work, there isn't $$$. Thank you all!