Category: Addiction

The Heart of Temptation

Matthew Henry explains the nature of temptation “The heart is carried from that which is good, and enticed to cleave to that which is evil. It is first by corrupt inclinations, or by lusting after and coveting some sensual or worldly thing, estranged from the life of God, and then by degrees fixed in a course of sin.”[1]

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When is it Time to Call in the Professionals?

The majority of the people that we see in biblical counseling are also in spiritual trouble to varying degrees. While the Bible does not present a theory of personality, it is clear on God’s viewpoint of man. In addition, the Bible gives us numerous insights regarding how God is intimately involved in the emotional and mental life of His people. Nothing escapes God’s notice–no thought, belief, desire, want, or perceived need. He is the one who restores us to health and wholeness when we are ill in any way. Most often, people who are diagnosed with some sort of mental disorder are soul sick, not brain sick.

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There’s an “Addict” in the Family

When you learn your loved one is an addict it rocks your world. The first thing you have to understand is that life will never be the same. Whether the addict is your spouse or your child, your life is now going to be different. I realize that is a rather hopeless statement on face value, but it doesn’t have to be. Life not being the same doesn’t mean it will always be bad and chaotic; it means it will be different. The realization that your spouse or child is an addict is horrifying and terrifying.  Suddenly all the...

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Abortion’s Second Victim

Julie Ganschow, Executive Director or Reigning Grace Counseling Center and Biblical Counseling for Women believes that the pregnant woman involved in the abortion becomes abortion’s second victim. Sometimes she is the victim of her parents’ or boyfriend’s decision, being essentially forced (manipulated, pushed, required, compelled) into the abortion. She is the victim of our culture of death that dehumanizes children in the womb, and the victim of her own foolish and often desperate decision to abort. Is she culpable? Absolutely. Is she also a victim? I believe she becomes one, yes.

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