Addiction and Virtue

I really appreciated Kent J. Dunnington’s book, Addiction and Virtue. Here are a few quotes that I found especially helpful: “Because recovery as conceived by A.A. is a technology of habit reformation, it demands vigilant attention to both the external and internal dimensions of sober action” (79). “Addiction is a complex habit” (88). “The scope of […]

Be Transformed by the Word of God

The Word is a sword that slays our sin (Eph. 6:17). If we say we want to fight sin than we must have our sword. We can’t fight sin let alone experience any victory if we don’t always have the Word ready at hand. We see this truth attested to in various places in Scripture: […]

20+ Proverbs for those Pining for Substances or Porn

“My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent” (Prov. 1:10 cf. v. 17-18) “Do not enter the path of the wicked, and do not walk in the way of the evil. Avoid it; do not go on it; turn away from it and pass on” (Prov. 4:14-15) “The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him, and […]

Book Released! Gospel-Centered War

My book Gospel-Centered War: Finding Freedom from Enslaving Sin just got released! Here are a few of the things people are saying about it. “As the title of this book makes clear, a gospel-centered approach is, in the long run, the only effective way to combat sin and addiction. Any resource, like this one by […]

Ten Songs for those Struggling with Addiction

“Start Over” – Flame feat. NF “Relief” (Acoustic) – Wolves At The Gate (feat Toby Morrell) “Redeemed”- Big Daddy Weave “Break the Cycle” – For Today “Killa” – Lecrae “This Is Amazing Grace” – Phil Wickham “Lord, I Need You” – Matt Maher “Rock of Ages” – Ascend the Hill “Your Great Name” – Natalie […]

The Contradiction that is Humanity

East of Eden, this trance in which were caught. Serpents all around, lies within, lies without. Death, death, unspoken though it be, prevails. Prevailing misery, wrapped in supposed ecstasy. Whisper, whisper; slither near, they speak the lies into my ear. Sell it all, the order built tall, fails. Embrace it all, accept all, end null. […]

Be Transformed by a New Consuming Passion

A Consuming Life Passion? Instead of feigning for a substance or porn we need to have a new and better all consuming passion. We need to have a new purpose with a new goal as its end. We need a reason to get out of bed in the morning. We need a reason to be. […]

Angst

The angst within my soul is burring deep, I’m not complete.   Our sordid searching just brings us further down.   Where’s the joy I’ve sought but haven’t found?   I’ve searched upon this plane, yet passions they will not wane.   They remain, they hunt and haunt me.   Empty echoes, shallow graves, and […]

The “Yes!” we scream, whispers “No”

Greet the reaper as he reaps and weep because of the same This silly game We do this to ourselves We’ve mapped out our whole mission We sketched the whole thing out The plan for our destruction The black hole that is you It will consume you More, more is your mantra The only thing […]

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