Every Man's Battle Guide: Weapons for the War Against Sexual Temptation [NOOK Book]


From the authors of the best-selling Every Man series, Every Man’s Battle Guide is a powerful collection of promises and warnings, instructions and inspiration straight from the Bible to you–all designed to equip you to win the war against sexual temptation. You’ll find easy-to-understand verses to ...
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Every Man's Battle Guide: Weapons for the War Against Sexual Temptation

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From the authors of the best-selling Every Man series, Every Man’s Battle Guide is a powerful collection of promises and warnings, instructions and inspiration straight from the Bible to you–all designed to equip you to win the war against sexual temptation. You’ll find easy-to-understand verses to encourage and challenge you in these key areas:

·Accepting God’s loving authority
·Learning from the Bible’s role models
·Using the supernatural weapons at your disposal
·Understanding the importance of accountability and discipline
·Comparing the world’s views with God’s wisdom
·Studying the Owner’s manual for sexual conduct
·Avoiding and overcoming temptation
·Making a plan according to God’s Word
·Developing a heart that cherishes your wife
·Experiencing God’s forgiveness when you fail

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307553003
  • Publisher: Crown Religion/Business/Forum
  • Publication date: 2/4/2009
  • Series: Every Man Series
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 524,958
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Stephen Arterburn is co-author of the best-selling “Every Man” series from WaterBrook Press. He is founder and chairman of New Life Clinics, host of the daily “New Life Live!” national radio program, creator of the Women of Faith Conferences, a nationally known speaker and licensed minister, and the author of more than forty books. He lives with his family in Laguna Beach, California.

Fred Stoeker is an author, lay minister, and conference speaker who has counseled hundreds of couples in how to connect in intimate relationships with their spouses. Fred, founder of Living True Ministries, and his wife, Brenda, live with their four children in the Des Moines, Iowa area.

Mike Yorkey is the author, co-author, or general editor of several books for men, including Daddy’s Home, The Christian Dad Answer Book, and all the books in the Every Man series. He and his wife, Nicole, are the parents of two college-age children and live in Encinitas, California.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
You Can Depend on God 9
His Words Are True 10
His Love Is True 10
His Commandments Are Based in Love 11
God's Work and Commitment on Your Behalf 13
Christ Died for Our Sins--and We Stand Forgiven 14
God Designed You for Victory 16
God Clearly Expresses His Will for You 16
God Is Working to Teach You 17
God Wants to Encourage You 18
God Has Promised to Walk with You 19
God Is Working to Sanctify You 20
God Has Promised to Strengthen You 21
God's Word Is Available to Work in You 22
God Is Committed to Making You Holy 23
God Is Listening to Jesus, Our Advocate 24
Victory Can Be Yours 27
Jesus Shows That Victory Is Possible 28
Job Succeeded in the Battle 29
You Are Not Fighting Alone 30
You Have Weapons at Your Disposal 33
Fasting 34
Prayer 35
Worship 36
Meditation 37
Your Sword 38
Your Shield 40
You Have to Be Accountable 41
We Are Accountable to God 42
When the Lord Disciplines You 45
We Are Accountable to One Another 46
Listen to Those Who Have Gone Before You 48
Accountability Is Vital to Your Success 48
Watch Who You Hang Out With 51
Beware of the Treachery of Others 52
Invest Your Time with Men of Integrity 53
Listen to the Wisdom of Your Commander 54
How Can Something So Wrong Seem So Right? 57
Don't Embrace the Wisdom of the World 58
Worldly Desires Lead Us Away from God 58
We Have Freedom to Live Morally, Not Freedom to Sin 60
Examine Yourself to See Where You Are 61
Turn Your Thoughts Around 62
Weighing the Cost of Your Choices 65
God Will Not Ignore Sin 67
Your Choices Will Have Lasting Consequences 68
Lying Only Makes Things Worse 69
When You Think God Doesn't See Your Secret Sin 71
What Does God Think of Your Choices? 72
Anticipate the Outcome 73
Sin Will Harden Your Heart 76
God's Owner's Manual Regarding Sexual Conduct 79
Purity Keeps Life Running Smoothly 80
Warnings Against Sexual Immorality 81
Manufacturer's Warnings Regarding Sex 82
Don't Allow Sexual Pleasure to Become an Idol 85
Your Wife Can Be Your Comrade in Arms 87
Your Wife Is a Gift from God 88
Sex in a Faithful Marriage Is God's Perfect Design 89
You're in This Battle Together 91
The Benefits of a Good Wife 92
How to Avoid Being Captured by the Enemy 95
Learn from the Mistakes of Others 96
Be Aware of the Consequences of Sin 97
You Can Resist the Enemy 98
Turn to Your Support Team 100
Observe the Enemy's Tactics 102
Rules of Engagement 105
Learn to Recognize the Source of Temptation 106
How to Defend Against an Enemy Attack 107
How to Prepare for an Enemy Attack 108
When Temptation Strikes 111
When You're Attracted to Another Woman 112
When a Woman Pursues You 114
When God's Plan Seems Too Strict 118
Jesus Reveals the Path of Victory 119
Pride Sets You Up for a Fall, So Don't Stop Short 123
Brokenness Comes with Pride 124
What Pride Will Do to You 126
Discover the Power of Humility 127
When You've Fallen into Sin 129
Facing the Gravity of Your Sin 130
Forgiveness Is Just a Prayer Away 131
Turn Your Back on Sin 133
When You Think You're Beyond Help 135
When You Need a Reminder That God Answers Prayer 136
God Wants the Best for You 139
When You Think God Is Angry with You 140
When You Need to Be Reminded of God's Hope 142
When You Need to Be Reminded That God Has a Plan for You 145
You've Been Called to Fight 149
The Command to Break Free 150
The Command to Choose Manhood 151
The Command to Courageously Take Hold of God's Provision 152
The Command to Abstain 154
The Command to Purify Yourself 154
The Command to Live in a Way That Pleases God 155
The Command to Grow in Knowledge 156
The Command to Flee 157
The Command to Live as Children of the Light 158
The Command to Put On the New Self 159
The Command to Live Differently from the World 160
The Command to Guard Your Heart and to Exhibit Self-Control 161
The Command to Become Blameless 164
The Command to Obey 166
The Basics of Planning for Battle 169
Wise Warriors Always Have a Plan 170
Our Plans Need to Be in Sync with God's 171
God Has Big Plans for Those Who Follow His Lead 172
A Battle Plan for the Eyes and Mind 173
Fix Your Eyes on the Straight and Narrow 174
Don't Underestimate the Power of Lust 175
Continue to Fight the Good Fight 177
A Battle Plan for Your Marriage 179
You've Made a Commitment to Her and to God 180
Your Commitment Includes Unwavering Faithfulness 181
God Views Your Covenant As Unbreakable 182
Your Heart and Body Belong to Her Alone 183
What Love Is All About 184
Your Wife's Needs Take Precedence over Your Own Desires 186
Dodging Enemy Fire 187
Examine How You Spend Your Time 188
Guard Your Conversation 189
Remember That Others Are Watching 190
Pursue Wisdom and Common Sense 191
Keep Your Eyes on the Prize 194
Consider the Benefits of Fearing God 198
The Ultimate Secret to Overcoming Sin 203
The Roman Road 204
The Promise of the Holy Spirit 205
Ready Your Weapons, Raise Your Shield 207
A Time to Surrender to God's Plan 208
A Time to Fight 209
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