- Becoming willing to admit your condition and need for help is the necessary first step to overcoming any addiction. If you deny there is a problem, if you want to debate or play down the seriousness or extent of the problem, you are still not ready to really deal with it.
- A vital next step is to confess to God and some trusted people that you have a sexual addiction and that you have exploited and manipulated other people in carrying out the addiction. Involving others is essential to recovery because it is the secretiveness of most of these addictions that give them their power. If you could overcome this addiction by yourself you probably would have done so previously. [Read more…]
One of the key steps to overcoming anger is to identify the object of your anger.
Many people who struggle with chronic anger aren’t even sure what they’re angry about. When you identify what you’re angry about, you can begin the process of dealing with it.
One of the goals of an angry person can be to draw attention to themselves.
They often feel that negative attention is better than no attention at all. If you don’t feel loved or needed, this may be a root cause of your anger.
Accept the fact that most things in the world are out of your control.
If you try to continually control your family, friends, or circumstances you will find the result frustrating. [Read more…]
Since the beginning of mankind, there have been people who have surrendered their hearts to evil. Throughout the ages, history has recorded heinous acts of terror perpetrated by self-serving zealots.
History has also recorded the ultimate futility of placing our will against God’s. Evil men eventually face God’s judgment. The righteous are upheld, and God’s track record for keeping His Word is unblemished. During these difficult days, let us resolve to examine our faith, embracing trust in God’s character and promises.
God is for you, with you, and promises ultimate victory.
Psalm 118:6, 7 – The Lord is for me, so I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? Yes, the Lord is for me; He will help me. I will look in triumph at those who hate me. [Read more…]
- Your self-esteem shouldn’t be based on how well you please others. God accepts you just the way you are and you should too. Your worth is not measured by your performance.
- Co-dependent people often view themselves as victims and are attracted to others who feel the same way. Guard against engaging in “pity party” conversations.
- Fear of abandonment dominates co-dependent thinking. The co-dependent person will sometimes hold on to a painful relationship rather than risk confronting critical issues. If you fear abandonment, trace the roots of that feeling and examine it in the context of your present situation. [Read more…]
Do one thing different from your normal routine.
Wake up earlier, go to bed earlier, eat a healthy breakfast.
Begin your day with this scripture:
“This is the Day the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24
Start the process of whatever you have been putting off.
For example, if you have always wanted to go to school, call the school and request the catalog of classes. [Read more…]