Item description for Breaking Everyday Addictions: Finding Freedom from the Things That Trip Us Up by David Hawkins...
Overview A clinical psychologist tackles addictions, including social acceptable behaviors such as shopping and eating, equipping individuals with the tools they need to allow the healing power of Christ to permeate their lives--and stop the cycle of addiction. Original.
Addiction is a rapidly growing problem among Christians and non-Christians alike. Even socially acceptable behaviors, such as shopping, eating, working, playing, and exercising, can quietly take over. Clinical psychologist David Hawkins breaks the silence with this enlightening expos? of the addictions that control people every day. It's loaded with practical information that will help readers... recognize and talk about addiction in their own life or family understand how people become addicted and what can happen when they do break the addictive cycle of thoughts and behaviors create a healthier lifestyle based on scriptural principles build a community of support
Virtually everyone is addicted to something or affected by a loved one who is. Many people who appear to live freely are secretly controlled by their compulsion. "Breaking Everyday Addictions" provides the tools they need to allow the healing power of Christ to permeate their lives.
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Studio: Harvest House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.52" Width: 5.46" Height: 0.62" Weight: 0.66 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2008
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
ISBN 0736923411 ISBN13 9780736923415
Availability 0 units.
More About David Hawkins
With more than 35 years of counseling experience, David Hawkins, PhD, has a special interest in helping individuals and couples strengthen their relationships. Dr. Hawkins books, including When Pleasing Others Is Hurting You and Dealing with the CrazyMakers in Your Life, have more than 350,000 copies in print.
Reviews - What do customers think about Breaking Everyday Addictions: Finding Freedom from the Things That Trip Us Up?
no one is immune Jun 4, 2009
This book made me double take and re-think a lot of things lately (like my coffee addiction.. yes, I admit it.. I'm addicted and get darn grumpy if i don't get my coffee lol..) laughing aside, I appreciate Dr. Hawkins book because it really makes us dig deep in our life... all of us are prone to addictions and no one is immune. It goes on to discuss how family's can help and how families hinder addictions (even though they may think they're helping!) It discusses those issues we all have dealt with as women (ie. Barbie Doll Syndrome - ya know being the perfect size 6.. or 0 these days). But it also covers more of today's issues like video games, internet surfing (gulp), chat rooms, cell phones, blogging, and internet addiction disorder...
The bottom line that Dr. Hawkins points out is that "Besides taking us away from ourselves, addictions take us away from God." He points out biblical issues that "Jesus knows the folly of chasing after riches....(see Matthew 6:21). I love how he uses practical and straightforward advice, as well as God's word and wisdom to help us through our issues.
a few of the chapters you'll find in this book are:
* Sexual Sanity * Chasing your losses * When Pleasing Others is Hurting You * Facing Our Addictions * Letting Go * Healing Our Addictions
So if you're looking for some self improvement and want to deal with your own addictions (yes, even the coffee..) or know of someone in your family that needs help, this is a great place to begin and end.
Am I changed after reading this book? I think this book has made me aware of some things I hadn't thought about (or denied to acknowledge out loud), so yes. I am hoping to change some of my addictions.. to put my life back in focus. It reminds me that I'm still prone to past attractions and that I need to keep myself recovering as opposed to believing I can touch the stove and not get burnt
Very insightful Jan 22, 2009
A most unique and unexpected analyis of addictions. How often we judge others while we have very similar needs.