When Your Decision to Change Is Not Enough... You've prayed. You've surrendered your sin to God. You've been more zealous about reading the Bible and attending church. But what do you do when you still can't shake your bad habits? After discouragement and defeat set in, you need a dose of genuine hope and some biblical, time-tested guidance on breaking free for good. Dr. Erwin Lutzer shows you... the three essential ground rules you must accept in order to truly change the secret to dismissing tempting thoughts rather than rehearsing them the roles of God, Satan, and your loved ones in your success or failure You've resolved to break a stubborn habit. Now discover the grace, courage, and wisdom to make it happen so you can step out of the past and into a renewed future. Includes questions for personal study or group discussion.
Habits are as essential to human life as air. This central role of human habits defines the crucial nature of this book on how to conquer stubborn habits. Break That Stubborn Habit, is written from a practical viewpoint so that the reader can realize his/her potentials to live as a champion and winner. The book is the product of experience and expertise. As a professional psychologist as well as an internationally trained transformational leadership expert, the Author presents a work which is relevant, educative, enlightening as well as authoritative. The book covers such essential topics like, characteristics, portraits and promoters of stubborn habits. It includes a chapter on recidivism and finally concentrates on the issue of principles of victory over stubborn habits. Very remarkably, every chapter of the book ends with a section on personal reflection. This ten chapters' title is a potent life-changing manual, an inspirational dossier as well as a reliable reference document.
There are many 'modern' sins ensnaring more and more people everyday. Some are blatant, but many are secret, quickly seducing the participant into behavior that separates them from God. Popular pastor and author Erwin Lutzer exposes Satan's seven most common 'traps,' warning readers and giving them hope for liberation from these forms of bondage. Addressing greed, gambling, alcoholism, pornography, sexual freedom, pleasure, and occultism, Lutzer takes on tough and sensitive issues with great compassion and clarity.
Winning the Inner War
Author: Erwin W. Lutzer
Publisher: David C Cook
Why is temptation so powerful and attractive? Why do I always seem to slip back into the same sinful patterns? How can I find victory and deliverance in my normal life? Dr. Lutzer gives biblical, practical insights into the most personal battle a Christian can face-the internal struggle against sin and temptation. Since it was first published as How to Say No to a Stubborn Habit, this book has become a standard work on personal holiness. As you read and apply the principles in this book, you'll discover what hundreds of thousands of others have found: the blessing and growth that comes with Winning the Inner War.
A young woman walks into a laboratory. Over the past two years, she has transformed almost every aspect of her life. She has quit smoking, run a marathon, and been promoted at work. The patterns inside her brain, neurologists discover, have fundamentally changed. Marketers at Procter & Gamble study videos of people making their beds. They are desperately trying to figure out how to sell a new product called Febreze, on track to be one of the biggest flops in company history. Suddenly, one of them detects a nearly imperceptible pattern--and with a slight shift in advertising, Febreze goes on to earn a billion dollars a year. An untested CEO takes over one of the largest companies in America. His first order of business is attacking a single pattern among his employees--how they approach worker safety--and soon the firm, Alcoa, becomes the top performer in the Dow Jones. What do all these people have in common? They achieved success by focusing on the...
What About Me?
Author: Jane Greer
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
"Am I with the most selfish person alive?" "Am I being selfish when I do the things I want to do?" "If you loved me, you would..." The battle of what "I want" versus what "you want" is intense. Couples are in a constant tug of war, squabbling with each other with no regard for their partner's feelings, with great guilt over their own perceived selfishness, or feeling somewhere in between. And it's costing us our relationships. What About Me? will guide readers through the new terrain of relationships in this era of entitlement, showing how selfishness plays a role and helping you better understand what being selfish really is. Learn to: see beyond what you perceive as selfish requests-your partner's and your own conquer the selfish hot spots that flare up in your relationship understand all the differences, fears, and preferences that come between couples Through anecdotes and quizzes, and drawing from Dr. Jane Greer's more than twenty years of experience in relationship counseling, What About Me? will teach readers what's reasonable to expect of themselves and their partners, equip them with the tools to move from "me" to "we," and get them back on track to happily ever after. "Finally, a simply put yet deeply resonating guide to help us eliminate toxic messages that feed into our relationships! Keep What About Me? next to your bedside and get what you need, immediately!" -Emme, supermodel "What About Me? unabashedly digs deeply into the origins of conflict in relationships and paves the way for resolution, healing, and happiness. This is a book that will serve all of us well." -David Perlmutter, MD, author of Power Up Your Brain: The Neuroscience of Enlightenment
Written by top international dog trainer and behaviourist, Colin Tennant, this highly illustrated work uses digital video photography to demonstrate various behavioural improvement techniques.
Author: Jay Carty
Get rid of old habits, mindsets, and negative thinking; begin to challenge yourself to think victoriously, grow spiritually, and gain the courage you need to fight back! This practical guide gives you step-by-step instructions on how to: pray, fast, intercede, and memorize scripture. Allow it to encourage you at your weakest life moments with laughter, testimonies, poems and spiritual teaching! You will refer to this book time and time again!
Author: Chip Heath, Dan Heath
Publisher: Crown Business
Why is it so hard to make lasting changes in our companies, in our communities, and in our own lives? The primary obstacle is a conflict that’s built into our brains, say Chip and Dan Heath, authors of the critically acclaimed bestseller Made to Stick. Psychologists have discovered that our minds are ruled by two different systems—the rational mind and the emotional mind—that compete for control. The rational mind wants a great beach body; the emotional mind wants that Oreo cookie. The rational mind wants to change something at work; the emotional mind loves the comfort of the existing routine. This tension can doom a change effort—but if it is overcome, change can come quickly. In Switch, the Heaths show how everyday people—employees and managers, parents and nurses—have united both minds and, as a result, achieved dramatic results: ● The lowly medical interns who managed to defeat an entrenched, decades-old medical practice that was endangering patients. ● The home-organizing guru who developed a simple technique for overcoming the dread of housekeeping. ● The manager who transformed a lackadaisical customer-support team into service zealots by removing a standard tool of customer service. In a compelling, story-driven narrative, the Heaths bring together decades of counterintuitive research in psychology, sociology, and other fields to shed new light on how we can effect transformative change. Switch shows that successful changes follow a pattern, a pattern you can use to make the changes that matter to you, whether your interest is in changing the world or changing your waistline.
Presents advice and encouragement, along with real-life stories, to help readers break bad habits.
Better Than Before
Author: Gretchen Rubin
Publisher: Broadway Books
New York Times Bestseller | Washington Post Bestseller The author of the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, tackles the critical question: How do we change? Gretchen Rubin's answer: through habits. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life. It takes work to make a habit, but once that habit is set, we can harness the energy of habits to build happier, stronger, more productive lives. So if habits are a key to change, then what we really need to know is: How do we change our habits? Better than Before answers that question. It presents a practical, concrete framework to allow readers to understand their habits—and to change them for good. Infused with Rubin’s compelling voice, rigorous research, and easy humor, and packed with vivid stories of lives transformed, Better than Before explains the (sometimes counter-intuitive) core principles of habit formation. Along the way, Rubin uses herself as guinea pig, tests her theories on family and friends, and answers readers’ most pressing questions—oddly, questions that other writers and researchers tend to ignore: • Why do I find it tough to create a habit for something I love to do? • Sometimes I can change a habit overnight, and sometimes I can’t change a habit, no matter how hard I try. Why? • How quickly can I change a habit? • What can I do to make sure I stick to a new habit? • How can I help someone else change a habit? • Why can I keep habits that benefit others, but can’t make habits that are just for me? Whether readers want to get more sleep, stop checking their devices, maintain a healthy weight, or finish an important project, habits make change possible. Reading just a few chapters of Better Than Before will make readers eager to start work on their own habits—even before they’ve finished the book.
Presents advice and encouragement, along with real-life stories, to help readers break bad habits.
Author: Runa M. Copley, George Raggett