The first step to freedom

The first step to freedom

Below is a nasty list of attitudes and actions people struggle with. Most of us not only battle to break free but to keep the battle a secret. Yet, if we’re going to find freedom, we must first identify what it is we’re struggling with. So take a moment and check out the list below. […]

Finding the root of the problem

Finding the root of the problem

If you’ve got a character battle you keep losing over something like anger, lust, bitterness, jealousy, or depression, maybe the source of the problem is spiritual. For years I’ve helped men and women develop a strategy to rein in out-of-control appetites. I’ve always based my guidance on sound biblical exposition and the most current research available. […]

The Root of a Stronghold

The Root of a Stronghold

A stronghold is a tree. What we see is the canopy—the angry outburst, depression, addiction, jealousy, dishonesty, impurity, and fear. What we can’t see are the roots.  Because of that we spend time and energy pruning what can be seen without digging up the root. We cut off leaves and branches. But they grow back. […]

How to destroy a spiritual stronghold

How to destroy a spiritual stronghold

Every spiritual stronghold is built on a lie. With that in mind, the key to destroying a stronghold is to expose and reject the lie. Notice I said the lie. At a point in time you believed THE lie. A single untruth. Something like, “Once won’t hurt.” “It’s no big deal.” “Nobody would care.” “God […]

How we build strongholds

How we build strongholds

The enemy builds a stronghold in our life when we give him a foothold—a secure position from which he can and will make further progress. The word “foothold” is only used once in the New Testament. In Ephesians 4:26-27 the Apostle Paul said, “In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go […]