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WHAT IS ADDICTION? Christians Disagree

“We loaded the video equipment in the car and took off for a large church in Charlotte, North Carolina. We had received permission to interview willing subjects with one simple question: What is addiction? I was stunned by the results.”

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By | 2017-10-09T12:37:44+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Addiction, Video|0 Comments

HELPING OTHERS UNDERSTAND ADDICTION How You Define Addiction Determines How You Will Counsel Others

What is addiction?

In Session 1 of The Breaking the Chains Seminar, I show highly credentialed professionals plus your average church goer offering definitions of addiction. What is glaringly obvious from these definitions is how they all differ. This poses an intellectual problem: These definitions cannot all be right. […]

By | 2017-10-09T15:12:23+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Addiction, Video, Counseling|0 Comments

COUNSELING THE ADDICTED How To Know Who Will Succeed

You’ve heard it. Maybe you’ve even said it. “You’ll never succeed until you really want it.” But is this statement biblical?

The short answer is, “Yes”. But do you remember how Jesus phrased it? […]

By | 2017-02-28T11:01:07+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Addiction, Counseling|2 Comments

DON’T DO THIS! A Common Addictions Ministry Mistake

You’re a counselor. A pastor. A parent. A residential addictions ministry leader. A church addictions ministry leader.

Someone is in your care. They are addicted. You are two weeks in and they’re doing well. You are pleased.

Then—they fall. What went wrong? […]

By | 2017-03-01T10:30:43+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Addiction, Discipleship, Counseling|0 Comments

WHY GOD WON’T DELIVER YOU FROM ADDICTION

You’ve thrown yourself face-down on the altar too many times to remember. You’ve been to Christian counseling. You’ve prayed and read your Bible tirelessly. You’ve exercised every ounce of faith you can muster. You have literally cried out in desperation for Him to deliver you from the chains of addiction—but nothing happened. God did not deliver […]

By | 2017-10-09T15:19:17+00:00 January 29th, 2017|Videos, Theology, Addiction, Counseling|0 Comments

Do NOT Resist Temptation!

“It may surprise you that nowhere in the Bible are we told to ‘resist temptation’. We are told to ‘resist the devil’, but that is very different….” So wrote Rick Warren in his seminal book, The Purpose Driven Life…and he’s 100% correct. […]

By | 2017-01-23T15:10:05+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|Spiritual Growth, Theology, Addiction, Discipleship|0 Comments