Take Control of What's Controlling You: A Guide to Personal Freedom

Take Control of What's Controlling You: A Guide to Personal Freedom

by Stephen Arterburn

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We've all known someone who just can't seem to break free of a cycle of self-defeating and destructive behavior based on personal appetites that are out of control. Or perhaps we've suffered the consequences, big or small, of addictive behavior in our own lives.  Stephen Arterburn offers insight and hope for anyone whose life has spun out of control due to addictions. His revolutionary and refreshing approach to recovery positively recognizes and affirms that our capacity to enjoy and savor life is a gift from God that must be fed for us to be healthy. From there, he helps readers identify and understand what personal needs they are really seeking to fulfill through their problematic behaviors, and lays out a proven step-by-step plan that enables them to reclaim control of their relationships, career, personal happiness-and life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781418561215
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 10/08/2006
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,188,430
File size: 249 KB

About the Author

Stephen Arterburn is a New York Times bestselling author with more than eight million books in print. He most recently toured with Women of Faith, which he founded in 1995. Arterburn founded New Life Treatment Centers as a company providing Christian counseling and treatment in secular psychiatric hospitals. He also began “New Life Ministries”, producing the number-one Christian counseling radio talk show, New Life Live, with an audience of more than three million. He and his wife Misty live near Indianapolis.


Table of Contents

Introduction: Yes, You Can Take Control! 6

1 Enjoy Life to the Fullest 11

2 Affirm That Appetites Are a Good Thing 21

3 Avoid Substitutes for What You Really Want 31

4 Jumpstart the Change Process 43

5 Be Aware of Appetite Triggers 53

6 Find Satisfaction in All the Right Places 69

7 Embrace a New Power Source for Life 81

8 Work toward Healthy Balance 91

9 Cultivate a Divine Appetite 101

10 Discover God's Best for Your Life 111

Conclusion: A Note to the Still-Frustrated 125

About the Author 127

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