The most important resource of the day is God’s Word. Rise early and seek Him, renew your mind daily through mediation in His Word and prayer. The Holy Spirit living in you will make His Word alive, if that has not happened for you yet, then enter relationship with Jesus Christ; repent of your sin and ask Him to fill you with His Spirit, the One who will guide you into all Truth.
COUNSELING: Biblical Counselor, Rick Thomas, shares great insights on a variety of topics. I HIGHLY recommend him to you. He offers sound wisdom and advice through his written blogs and via his podcasts. Rick’s podcasts are valuable, it’s like sitting in his counseling office and growing and learning so much. Example: GUILT: True or False, great 9 min. clip from a webinar.
Rick has two new books available: Change Me and Suffering Well as well as many other great resources on: Dating, Marriage, Local Church, Teens, Anger, Temptation, Storms in Life, Humility and all that pertains to freedom living.
ADDICTION: How NOT to Raise an Addict by Mark Shaw. Book Dr. Mark Shaw has written a variety of insightful books on addiction. I highly recommend his books. Other Booklets by Mark Shaw: Hope and Help for Video Game, TV & Internet “Addiction”, Hope & Help in Marriage, Hope & Help for Self-Injurers & Cutters, Hope and Help Through Biblical Counseling.
What is Biblical Counseling? Heath Lambert, recent director of ACBC (Assoc. of Certified Biblical Counselors) offers discussion on Counseling and Controversies (60 min.) in depth theological discussion on what biblical counseling is, also “Differences and Overlap of Biblical Counseling and Clinical Therapy” (80 min.).
Sexual Addiction – Videos
Dr. Doug Weiss (H2H) – Has served people for 30 years to break free of sexual addiction. He offers honest and clear teaching on biblical and physiological effects of sexual sin. Videos: A Sexually Healthy Church (60 min) Highly recommend, especially for church leadership. Helping Her Heal – Part 1 of 3 (aftermath of betrayal, 28 min). Sexless Marriage insights (7 min), Now That I Know, What Should I Do? ( 2 min), When Men Are Tempted on sexual sin (53 min), Conferences and ministry overview (2 min). H2H website 10 different short Videos.
Please note: Blended Christian therapy (H2H) is helpful in learning more about habitual sin (addiction) and understanding physiological results of sin. I believe biblical counseling, which focuses on the sin issues of the heart, is the ultimate life-giving way to set one free from any addiction through the power of the Holy Spirit within.
Porn Protection: Unfiltered 30 minute video – Very insightful on the curiosity of porn to children, hormonal effects of porn, the brain and porn, role of masturbation, how to protect yourself and those you love. (Covenant Eyes)
TERMINOLOGY: Excellent Manual by Marshall and Mary Asher: The Christian’s Guide to Psychological Terms. Compares terminology for man-centered/needs-based counseling (medical model) vs. Christ-centered/God-glorifying counseling (biblical model). Very helpful and insightful.
Marilyn Van Derbur shares her insightful story of childhood sexual abuse/incest. A Survivor’s Story (23 min.) is helpful in understanding the fallout of this sin against innocence. Good for both victim of childhood sexual abuse or a helper/counselor.
Human Trafficking Survivor: Carol Knuth’s Story. Carol shares about her past in foster care and what life is like for her now and her hope. Foster children are prime targets for traffickers. Fostering and/or adoption can save a child.
Testimony (10 min) of how the Holy Spirit and angels ministered to Richard Wurmbrand while in solitary confinement in Communist Romania.
Suicide Prevention/Help Someone
Encouragement: The Seasons of Your Life shows how when you’re in a trial season, hold onto God’s Hand, it will change. Ask Him to carry you through, He will.