Live life the way Jesus did. To the extreme.You're probably asking yourself a lot of tough questions these days. Like:* Why is my faith keeping me from the fun everybody else is having?* Why do I think about sex so much?* Why should I obey God when nobody else seems to--even grownups?* Is doing this okay with God?* What do I really believe about God?* How far is too far?* Why does God expect so much of me?If you want some solid answers to questions like these, Every Young Man, God's Man will take you straight to the heart of your frustrations and fears. And give you the truth you need to hold on to-truth that will drive you forward and give you hope.By learning to go to the dark and difficult places in your heart, and standing up in God's power in all the battles you face, you will find yourself full of spiritual confidence and courage. You'll see how faith makes sense in the light of who God is and how much He cares about you. And the bottom line: You'll discover that it doesn't get any better than living as God's man-confident, courageous, and completely His.Get ready for some gut-punching honesty and real-life stories about how to be God's man. Right now.From the Trade Paperback edition.
In this world you're surrounded by sexual images that open the door to temptation. They're everywhere-on TV, billboards, magazines, music, the internet-and so easy to access that it sometimes feels impossible to escape their clutches. Yet God expects his children to be sexually pure. So how can you survive the relentless battle against temptation? Here's powerful ammunition. Steve Arterburn and Fred Stoeker, the authors of the hard-hitting best-seller Every Man's Battle, now focus on the temptations young single Christian men like you face every day-and they offer workable, biblical strategies for achieving sexual purity.The authors examine the standard of Ephesians 5:3-"there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality"-in a positive and sensitive light. And they explain how an authentic, vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ is the key to victory over temptation. Every Young Man's Battle will show you how to train your eyes and your mind, how to clean up your thought life, and how to develop a realistic battle plan for remaining pure in today's sexually soaked culture. As a result, you'll experience hope-real hope-for living a strong, pure life God's wayFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
Can any young man escape the lure of sexual temptation in today's world? You're surrounded by sex constantly--in movies, on TV, video games, music, the Internet. Is it any wonder that it feels impossible to stay sexually pure? How do men survive the relentless battle against the onslaught of lust? With powerful ammunition. The authors of the hard-hitting mega-bestseller Every Man's Battleknow the temptations young men face every day. The fact is, you can achieve victory over sexual compromise. Every Young Man's Battle shows you how to rise above today's debased, self-seeking culture by examining God's standard, training your eyes and mind, cleaning up your thought life, and developing a plan. With extensive updates for a new generation of men, this is the award-winning guide to practical resistance. Bottom line: these strategies are biblical and they have worked for millions of men. Experience real hope for living the way God designed. Enter the battle. Includes comprehensive workbook for individual and group study.
It's handy, it's powerful, it's designed specifically for older teenage boys and young adult men: Every Young Man's Battle Guide reflects the same format and purpose as Every Man's Battle Guide, but with a distinctive approach designed for a younger audience. Young men struggling with sexual temptation, masturbation, Internet or video pornography, and other situations will find this collection of 520 Scripture passages, along with stories, advice, and comments from the authors' books, to be a vital part of their arsenal in the struggle to become the kind of man God wants them to be.From the Hardcover edition.
Guys Aren't the Only Ones Fighting a Battle for Purity. The world you live in promotes sex as the answer to just about everything. The pressure to go along with the crowd is greater than ever before, and it's easy to compromise in little ways that are a lot more harmful than they seem. You and your friends may become caught up in destructive relationships or sexual activities without even knowing how you got there. You just want to be normal-to fit in, to be liked, to look attractive to the opposite sex. But are you paying too high a price? This counterpart to the award-winning Every Young Man's Battle can help you:· learn how the sexual battle begins in your heart and mind· understand your hunger for attention from guys· recognize and avoid the potential pitfalls awaiting young women on the journey toward adulthood and possibly marriage· find out how the media, novels, fashion, internet chat rooms, and body and beauty obsessions influence your sexual choices-and what you can do about it· guard your mind, heart, and body against sexual and emotional compromise· develop a deeper, more satisfying level of intimacy with God Whether you have so far protected yourself emotionally and sexually, feel that you've been robbed of your purity, or have given in to temptation in some way, this book can help you achieve or reclaim sexual integrity. It can also guide you through the temptations and pressures of young adulthood while demonstrating how you can live your life to the fullest-without regrets.From the Trade Paperback edition.
A 8-Week Workbook for Withstanding the Greatest Pressure Young Women Have Ever Faced. Maybe you've seen images of women on TV, in movies, or in magazines and thought,I'll never look likethat...even while suspecting that women with self-respect and integrity shouldn't even try to look that way. Perhaps you've felt the discomfort that comes when a guy wants you to go farther than you know is right. Possibly you feel that you've been robbed of your purity. In today's sexually charged world, it's easy to...
Helps the reader understand our God-given appetites and how to short-circuit out-of-control cravings and achieve lasting change by satisfying natural hungers.Learn to control the things that control you!
One man faces his worst nightmare--twice. A thrilling new novel from the Every Man team!Ben Taylor's just a regular guy. Married to his beautiful Annie, with good kids, and a career that brings him great joy. But the world as he knows it suddenly shifts beneath his feet. While his job is suddenly in jeopardy, Annie gets promoted into the position of a lifetime-with a bigger salary than his...and a requirement to move across the country.The blow to his ego, not to mention the disruption to his family, shatters Ben's confidence in himself-and in God. But just as he comes to grips with this new reality and accepts these major changes, the unimaginable happens. His wife is kidnapped!Desperate, Ben travels across country to help the police hunt for the kidnappers by risking his life and everything else in the process. Can he really trust the God he thought he knew to get him through this shocking twist in life? Or is he destined to be just as forsaken as he feels?Now Stephen Arterburn-one of the men behind the phenomenal Every Man series-and bestselling novelist Mike Moscoe join forces to bring you a compelling novel that combines the action and suspense of a thriller with real-life faith and insight for God's men.From the Trade Paperback edition.
We've all heard the story. An ungrateful son leaves the security of home and his loving father in search of something bigger and better. However, it doesn't work out as he planned and soon he finds himself surrounded by pig slop, with this lesson learned: There's no place like home.Author Stephen Arterburn shares how the world's promise of power, pleasure, and possessions seduced him off the straight and narrow path. His story is one of God's redemptive grace in the midst of emptiness and despair. Arterburn's turning point came when he made the life-changing realization that only God could satisfy the longings of his heart and restore what he had destroyed.Is your child going through a "prodigal" period? Are you yourself searching for something or someone to fill the emptiness of your soul? Let this book introduce you to The God of Second Chances.
One of the greatest misconceptions is the belief that accepting Christ automatically assures us of a life free from problems. The truth is, all of us have made mistakes, and we will continue to make them long after our initial commitments to Christ. The differences in our lives will be found in how we handle our problems-whether we just give up or whether we reach beyond ourselves for the help of Someone greater. In The God of Second Chances, best-selling author Stephen Arterburn invites us to experience, as he has, the redemptive love of God. Breaking the destructive, painful cyde of sin and its consequences is not easy, and it often requires a transformation beyond what we know to be possible. But when we discover the courage to believe that nothing is impossible with God, we suddenly find ourselves face-to-face with His infinite grace. And it is this surprise of that grace that is so life-changing...enabling us to turn our pain into lessons of faith. Stephen Arterburn is the founder of New Life Clinics, the largest provider of Christian counseling and treatment throughout the United States and Canada and is also the host of the nationally syndicated New Life Live! daily radio program heard on over one hundred outlets and at www.newlife.com.
DO YOU WANT TO GET WELL?The power to healùphysically, mentally, emotionally, spirituallyùis in GodÆs hands. But the choice to be healed is yours. Everyone, at some level, needs healing. You may have prayed for healing many times, for many years. Perhaps you have lived with your brokenness so long that you have become accustomed to it. Maybe you wonder just when God is going to take all the hurt away.He can. But you also must choose to let the hurt go and let the healing begin.In this special edition of Healing Is a Choice, author Stephen Arterburn offers a unique combination of book and workbook, outlining ten choices crucial to receiving healing. Embracing these choices means rejecting the lies we often tell ourselves. These are not hoops God requires you to jump through to earn your miracle; they form, instead, the journey He desires for you. He canùand willùwalk with you. But you must put one foot in front of the other and choose to let the hurt go and let the healing begin.ôHis Word affirms that God wants us to experience His healing, but many times we make choices that stand in the way. Healing Is a Choice is a helpful resource that lays out the path of healing GodÆs way.öù JACK HAYFORD Founding pastor, The Church on the Way, Van Nuys, CAôWhen we look back at the past turns and twists in the pathways of our lives, we can see significant choices we made, which helped create the lives we have now. Stephen Arterburn has provided us with a guide for making the right decisions today to provide a redemptive path for tomorrow.öùJOHN TOWNSEND Coauthor of the bestseller BoundariesôI am asking you to give up your life as you know it so that you can fi nd the life God has for you. Take hold of your future today and make the choices that will lead to your healing.öùSTEPHEN ARTERBURNôHe heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds."ùPsalm 147:3
DO YOU WANT TO GET WELL?The power to heal--physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually--is in God's hands. But the choice to be healed is yours. Everyone, at some level, needs healing. You may have prayed for healing many times, for many years. Perhaps you have lived with your brokenness so long that you have become accustomed to it. Maybe you wonder just when God is going to take all the hurt away.He can. But you also must choose to let the hurt go and let the healing begin.In this special edition of Healing Is a Choice, author Stephen Arterburn offers a unique combination of book and workbook, outlining ten choices crucial to receiving healing. Embracing these choices means rejecting the lies we often tell ourselves. These are not hoops God requires you to jump through to earn your miracle; they form, instead, the journey He desires for you. He can--and will--walk with you. But you must put one foot in front of the other and choose to let the hurt go and let the healing begin."His Word affirms that God wants us to experience His healing, but many times we make choices that stand in the way. Healing Is a Choice is a helpful resource that lays out the path of healing God's way."-- JACK HAYFORD Founding pastor, The Church on the Way, Van Nuys, CA"When we look back at the past turns and twists in the pathways of our lives, we can see significant choices we made, which helped create the lives we have now. Stephen Arterburn has provided us with a guide for making the right decisions today to provide a redemptive path for tomorrow."--JOHN TOWNSEND Coauthor of the bestseller Boundaries"I am asking you to give up your life as you know it so that you can fi nd the life God has for you. Take hold of your future today and make the choices that will lead to your healing."--STEPHEN ARTERBURN"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds."--Psalm 147:3
It is God's choice to heal, when to heal, and how healing will occur. Sadly we often make choices that prevent God's healing or interfere with His timing. Millions suffer from emotional, spiritual, and even physical wounds that God may choose to heal. Ten common lies prevent individuals from making those choices that bring about healing.Jesus once asked a man who had been sick for 38 years if he wanted to be healed. This workbook asks the reader the same question and enhances understanding by providing 10 choices to make on the path toward healing. This study is based on the promise of Psalm 147:3, "He heals the broken-hearted, binding up their wounds.Engage in the process of healing. Experience emotional, spiritual, and sometimes physical healing. Transform brokenness into new life mission. Identify the big lies that prevent experiencing emotional, spiritual, and even physical healing.
Her life was spinning out of control. A mix of anger and emptiness defined her. Desperate for true peace, she headed to a place of rest - the healing sands. Ryan Coe feels lost - her marriage is over, her kids are living with their dad, her God-life is silent, and her patience is practically non-existent. To top it off, her once exciting job as a photojournalist has been reduced to taking pictures of enchilada festivals and B-level actors. But when she arrives at the scene of a crime and sees her son's face through her zoom lens, her world crashes. Her only mission - to find out who really did this and why they framed her. But before she can help anyone. Ryan's got to get her anger in check. She turns to Sullivan Crisp's Healing Choices clinic, but even that doesn't go according to plan. Quirky and unusual don't even begin to describe Sully and she soon realizes that he isn't the quick-fix therapist she was hoping for. Between his unorthodox counseling and a group of women who are the first real friends she's had in a long time, Ryan begins to realize it's not control she's for, but something much more powerful.
With one flash of a camera, Demi's private life becomes public news. She doesn't know it yet, but her healing has just begun. Christian college professor Demitria Costanas had vowed to end her affair with a colleague. But she gives into temptation one last time. . . and a lurking photographer captures her weakness for all to see. Quite literally, she's the woman caught in adultery. And almost everyone--herself included--has a stone to throw. Enter Sullivan Crisp, a decidedly unorthodox psychologist with his own baggage. He's well-known for his quirky sense of humor and incorporation of "game show" theology into his counseling sessions. And yet there's something more he offers. . . hope for a fresh start. Reluctantly the two of them begin an uplifting, uneven journey filled with healing and grace. By turns funny and touching, this story explores the ways humans hurt each other and deceive themselves. And it shows the endlessly creative means God uses to turn stones of accusation and shame into works of beauty that lead us onto the path of healing. An auspicious debut for a candid yet tender series about pain, healing, and God's invitation for second chances.
Meet a group of young believers who had the guts to live out their Christian faith. Some of them had to make tough decisions, others had to hold on to God's prom
Study Guide and Devotional companion to the Lose It For Life book.
Weight is such a critical issue with teenagers. They are overwhelmed with messages that present unrealistic and unhealthy body images. This book will prevent a lifetime of struggles and negative self-perceptions.
Everywhere you turn, you hear hype on the latest weight-loss craze--low carb vs. low fat, cardio vs. weight training, diet pills vs. surgery. Most of those programs will help you drop a few pounds, but for how long? And for what purpose? Just to look better?Yet you are more than a physical being. You want a holistic approach to health that doesn't stop at "physical" fitness. Lose It For Life is your answer--a uniquely balanced program that deals with the physical, emotional, and especially the spiritual elements that lead to permanent weight loss.Lose It For Life was developed by best-selling author and radio personality, Stephen Arterburn, who lost 60 pounds 20 years ago and has kept it off. In his revolutionary book, he and Dr. Linda Mintle, who is known for her clinical work with those dealing with weight issues, gave you the game plan for accomplishing what you desire most: permanent results. This workbook picks up where the book left off, offering a wide variety of exercises and activities to lead you to the next level in understanding why you do what you do, how you can shed bad habits for good, and how, with the help of God and others, you can develop a whole new approach to life, to eating, and to living healthy and free!Lose It For Life is truly the total solution for permanent weight loss. And the Lose It For Life Workbook is the perfect companion to help you maintain your results permanently! It contains even more of the information and motivation you need to live healthy, look good, and to finally . . . Lose It For Life!
If you are frequently depressed or feel as if you are on a careening roller-coaster ride of emotional ups and downs--a ride that sometimes indicates a bipolar-related disorder--your moods may well control you. But there is a better way. Mastering Your Moods explores depression and what you can do about it. No matter how deep your depression or drastic your mood swings--even if you've struggled for years--you can experience a fulfilling, joyful life. Thousands have struggled for years and then turned to these men for wisdom and direction--and found hope and a new way of living victoriously.
One decade ago, best-selling authors Stephen Arterburn and Jack Felton exposed the dangers of what they called "toxic faith," helping countless believers to understand and overcome their religious misconceptions. Now, drawing upon an additional ten years of observation and experience, these authors go one step further, offering new insights and a positive approach to the dilemma in this long-awaited follow-up to their ground-breaking work. Be set free from man-made rules, "churchianity," and legalistic religion.Learn to recognize serious misinterpretations of vital biblical concepts such as "accountability."Return to the roots of a strong, obedient, yet grace-filled relationship with your Creator.To all who want to enter into deeper joy, fuller obedience, greater influence, and a healthier experience of God, More Jesus, Less Religion points the way back to the grace of the Lord and shows what it takes to avoid the pitfalls of toxic faith.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Where Will Your Daughter Turn for Answers About Sex? Long before we may realize it, our daughters are bombarded with messages about sex-from friends, advertisers, media icons, and more. All of this input-along with the whirlwind of emotions that accompany puberty-can leave them confused, filled with unasked questions about boys, dating, sex, and their own value. While you may believe that your preteen or early adolescent is too young for "the talk," now is the perfect time for creative conversations about sexuality. By introducing key principles and truths during these teachable years, you can lay a foundation that will help your daughter withstand the inevitable pressures young women face. And you'll create a lasting bond, establishing yourself as a trustworthy authority who is willing to help her address the sensitive issues in her life.Recognizing how awkward it can be to confront the topic of sex, author Shannon Ethridge guides you and your daughter through enjoyable yet memorable discussions about sexuality, purity, and dating-leading to a deeper understanding of and appreciation for God's standards. Preparing Your Daughter for Every Woman's Battle provides creative tools that will give you the courage and confidence to talk openly and honestly with your daughter-and instill values that will lead her to a lifetime of sexual and emotional integrity.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Finally, a resource that guides you through the toughest--and most important--conversations you'll ever have with your son. Ideal for all parents of boys: fathers, mothers, single moms.It's never been easy for a father or mother to talk to a son about sex. For Christian parents, it's always been a challenge to know exactly how to teach God's standards of purity and integrity.But today, the stakes are higher than they've ever been. So it's vital that fathers and mothers prepare their sons to withstand the sexual onslaught of their culture through movies, television, music, and the internet. But what should you say? And when and how should you say it?Now there's help you can trust: Preparing Your Son for Every Man's Battle. The authors behind the best-selling "Every Man" series have put together all the resources and guidance you need to experience frank, thorough, and natural conversations with your son about sexual integrity. They offer an effective new communication process that ensures a deep, abiding relationship between you and your son as he moves into his teen years and beyond.Equip your young man with the biblical information and spiritual insights he needs to stand strong, overcome temptation, and experience the blessings of godly obedience...for the rest of his life.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Finally, a resource that guides you through the toughest--and most important--conversations you'll ever have with your son. Ideal for all parents of boys: fathers, mothers, single moms. It's never been easy for a father or mother to talk to a son about sex. For Christian parents, it's always been a challenge to know exactly how to teach God's standards of purity and integrity. But today, the stakes are higher than they've ever been. So it's vital that fathers and mothers prepare their sons to withstand the sexual onslaught of their culture through movies, television, music, and the internet. But what should you say? And when and how should you say it? Now there's help you can trust:Preparing Your Son for Every Man's Battle. The authors behind the best-selling "Every Man" series have put together all the resources and guidance you need to experience frank, thorough, and natural conversations with your son about sexual integrity. They offer an effective new communication process that ensures a deep, abiding relationship between you and your son as he moves into his teen years and beyond. Equip your young man with the biblical information and spiritual insights he needs to stand strong, overcome temptation, and experience the blessings of godly obediencehellip;for the rest of his life.
Everyone needs a way to break free from the pain of their past. By explaining and illuminating a psychological technique known as "reframing," bestselling author Stephen Arterburn puts readers on the path to freedom from old wounds. Arterburn realizes that in many cases, traumas are so severe that individuals feel unable to take even the most basic steps toward healing. REFRAME YOUR LIFE instructs readers on how to view hurtful events through a more informed frame of reference, allowing them to look at dark moments from a broader perspective than the events themselves and empowering them to step into a brighter future.