DEALING WITH YOUR ISSUES

RECOMMENDED READING

Enemies of the Heart- Andy Stanley

Break free from the destructive power of guilt, anger, greed, and jealousy. Divorce. Job loss. Estrangement from family members. Broken friendships. The difficult circumstances you are dealing with today are likely being fed by one of four emotional forces that compels you to act in undesirable ways, sometimes even against your will. Andy Stanley explores each of these destructive forces—guilt, anger, greed, and jealousy—and how they infiltrate your life and damage your relationships. He says that, left unchallenged they have the power to destroy your home, your career, and your friendships. In Enemies of the Heart, Andy offers practical, biblical direction to help you fight back, to take charge of those feelings that mysteriously control you, and to restore your broken relationships. 

Battlefield of the Mind- Joyce Meyer

Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible. In other words, boundaries define who we are and who we are not. Boundaries impact all areas of our lives: Physical boundaries help us determine who may touch us and under what circumstances -- Mental boundaries give us the freedom to have our own thoughts and opinions -- Emotional boundaries help us to deal with our own emotions and disengage from the harmful, manipulative emotions of others -- Spiritual boundaries help us to distinguish God's will from our own and give us renewed awe for our Creator -- Often, Christians focus so much on being loving and unselfish that they forget their own limits and limitations. When confronted with their lack of boundaries, they ask: - Can I set limits and still be a loving person? - What are legitimate boundaries? - What if someone is upset or hurt by my boundaries? - How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money? - Aren't boundaries selfish? - Why do I feel guilty or afraid when I consider setting boundaries? Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend offer biblically-based answers to these and other tough questions, showing us how to set healthy boundaries with our parents, spouses, children, friends, co-workers, and even ourselves.

A Mind Set Free- Jimmy Evans

We live in a world filled with sexual imagery and seduction. These influences seek to assault us at every turn. The enemy has created this battlefield in order to corrupt our minds. But whether you're married or single, young or old, man or woman, this book will unlock the keys to how you can have "a mind set free" from the temptation that surrounds us every day. Jimmy Evans exposes such things as "The Secret of Satan's Success." He'll teach you about "The Promise and Process of Biblical Meditation" and discuss "The Four Pillars of Moral Integrity." As you employ the truths from this 115-page mini-book, you'll be equipped to fight and win as you "Enter the Battlefield".

Model Man: From Integrity to Legacy- Leonard Stockstill

In this confused, chaotic world, men are looking to find a “model man”: a man who possesses the qualities of integrity, purity, pace of life, purpose, a model marriage, model children, and a powerful legacy. In this practical guidebook to manhood, Larry Stockstill describes this “model man” and his journey from “integrity to legacy.” These ten short chapters will give you a new image, a new foundation, a new starting place to rebuild your life into one that many will seek to imitate. Get ready to be coached, challenged, broken, and rebuilt until God can see in you His greatest dream: the godly, long-term, influential, and powerful “model man!”

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SCRIPTURES

I am dead to sin but alive to God through Jesus Christ my Lord. 
Romans 6:11

Sin shall not have dominion over me, for I am not under the law but under grace. 
Romans 6:14

I have been made free from sin and I have become a servant to God. I have fruit leading me to holiness and in the end, everlasting life. 
Romans 6:22

For the law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. 
Romans 8:2

I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ lives in me and the life which I now live in the body, I live by the faith of the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me. 
Galatians 2:20

Because I walk in the Spirit, I will not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 
Galatians 5:16

God has raised me together and made me to sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. 
Ephesians 2:6

I am confident of this very thing, that He which has begun a good work in me will continue it until the return of Christ Jesus. 
Philippians 1:6