Addictions – Part 2: Biblical Counsel for Addictions

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By: Mark Roberts

“Your love is better than wine…” Song of Solomon 1:2b

Where Do We Go From Here?

In my last article on Understanding Addiction, I concluded with understanding addiction from a Biblical Lens. But this leaves us asking some questions, “Where do we go from here? How do we Biblically Counsel someone struggling with addiction?” Before I answer these questions, let’s first understand some simple aspects of Biblical Counseling and how it works.

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Addictions: Part 1 – Understanding Addiction

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By: Mark Roberts

“I must have another…” Proverbs 23:35b

“Just One More”

Derrick was back again. He didn’t feel good about it but he just couldn’t resist. He had to have it. Glancing over his shoulder making sure he remained unseen, Derrick turned the block and approached the back door of a grim house on Malcolm X Blvd. After a few taps on the busted screen door, he was welcomed inside. 

Waiting In Hope

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By: Benjamin Elio 
“Until the day when God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words,—‘Wait and hope.’”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
 
Edmond Dantès, now the Count of Monte Cristo, has completed his mission of vengeance and taken back his previous life from those who conspired to betray him. Yet, he has found himself devoid of joy, unable to live the life he worked so hard to get back.

Servants or Slavemasters? A Biblical Perspective on Emotions

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By: Natalie Thomas

I was making cherry pie from scratch. It was going to be my first Thanksgiving with my future husband and his family. I had so much invested in that pie, you’d think I was working on the cure for cancer. I’d made the recipe many times before successfully, but my crust kept falling apart. When I realized it was not going to turn out, I promptly put my fist through it. Imagine cherry pie filling everywhere