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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 | February 28th, 2017|Addiction, Counseling|0 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 | 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 | 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 | August 23rd, 2016|Spiritual Growth, Theology, Addiction, Discipleship|0 Comments

Addicted to Sex

In March 2008, Christianity Today published an article entitled, “Addicted to Sex” and featured the story on its cover. While they are to be praised for reporting on this grave and pervasive issue, and while the article did not fail to reference some biblical perspectives on sexual addiction, I have several serious concerns with the article.

By | May 20th, 2016|Addiction|4 Comments