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The Want of Power and Control: Everyone’s Temptation

  “The Christian must bear the burden of a brother. . . It is only when he is a burden that another person is really a brother and not an object to be manipulated.”  ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer Bonhoeffer’s statement poses … Continue reading

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Anger, Codependency, Depression and Control

I attend a Celebrate Recovery (CR) meeting on Thurs evenings. I’ve attended CR for four years and I’ve always gone to the men’s codependency small share group after the big meeting at both churches where I’ve attended CR. I had … Continue reading

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Person Addiction: Codependency

     Use of the terms codependent and codependency started about 30-years ago in “addictionology.” The original intent was to describe someone whose life revolved around an addict. The addict’s life, of course, revolved around a drug or alcohol. It can be easily illustrated by drawing a simple graphic of three … Continue reading

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Control: That Enormous Addiction

We all know about the obvious substance addictions: alcohol, food, tobacco and drugs (both legal and illegal). There is also an addiction to a person or relationship—sometimes called codependency. Then there are somewhat subtler addictions, such as an addiction to approval, compliments or praise. … Continue reading

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The Three Temptations

      No, this isn’t about some early-60s doo-wop group; it’s about my book on the topic of the three temptations of Jesus during the 40-day wilderness battle with satan. All we are privy to in this crucial time in our Savior’s … Continue reading

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