Take Your Life Back

Take Your Life Back

Take Your Life Back

A five-session journey toward meaningful change and new life for individuals and groups. Have you ever invested time and energy in something that really mattered to you--and you weren't sure you would succeed? Taking your life back can feel like that. It's a big risk to try to overcome the fears, wounds, and patterns that are holding you back in life. But nothing is impossible . . . if we put our trust in God. The Take Your Life Back Workbook, a companion resource to the groundbreaking book Take Your Life Back, is designed to help you do just that. Recovery and relationship experts Stephen Arterburn and Dr. David Stoop lead you through five sessions designed to help you take your life back by: understanding the recurring issues that get in your way--where they came from, how they're influencing you right now, and what to do about them; inviting God to use all of your experiences--both positive and negative--to build your relationship with him; equipping you with exercises, reflection questions, action steps, and prayers as you move forward; putting your past in perspective and stepping into a brighter future.

The Life Recovery Workbook for Divorce

The Life Recovery Workbook for Divorce

The Life Recovery Workbook for Divorce

The Life Recovery Workbooks meet the needs of people dealing with compulsive behaviors that go beyond alcohol and substance abuse. These workbooks complement The Life Recovery Bible and focus on developing a biblical foundation for both understanding and successfully overcoming specific areas of struggle. Each workbook explores how Scripture speaks to a specific issue. The series provides a solid recovery path to many who have never considered working the 12 Steps for a specific problem and for those who have worked the 12 Steps for addiction or codependency but have never homed in on a specific area of struggle.

The Life Recovery Workbook for Grief

The Life Recovery Workbook for Grief

The Life Recovery Workbook for Grief

Begin the journey of recovery from grief! Let's start now on a twelve-step path that will lead us out of the death grip of grief into the restoration of life. In the Life Recovery Workbook for Grief, discover real-life stories of fellow travelers, great questions for individual or group discussion, and a Bible-centered approach to freedom. Twelve beautiful blessings await after our hard work on the journey of recovery from grief. Step 1: Open our hearts to God's power to free us from the grip of grief. "Have compassion on me, LORD, for I am weak." (Psalm 6:2) Step 2: Allow God to join us in the powerful emotions of grief. "My heart is heavy with grief. Weep for me, for I wither away." (Isaiah 24:16) Step 3: Rest in God's care and help to take our loss and grief. "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28) Step 4: Gain a true picture of how God sees us as we grieve. "Don't be dejected and sad, for the joy of the LORD is your strength!" (Nehemiah 8:10) Step 5: Experience the healing that begins with confession. "But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins." (1 John 1:9) Step 6: Get ready for repentance and movement through our grief. "Would you like to get well?" (John 5:6) Step 7: Allow God's Spirit to heal our hearts from grief. "I will comfort those who mourn." (Isaiah 57:18) Step 8: Create a list of people our grief may have adversely affected. "Do to others as you would like them to do to you." (Luke 6:31) Step 9: Restore relationships damaged by our sins and experience a clean slate. "Go and be reconciled to that person." (Matthew 5:24) Step 10: Review daily the defects in us that hinder healthy life with God and others. "Be careful not to fall." (1 Corinthians 10:12) Step 11: Grow closer to God through prayer and meditation. "The LORD is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him." (Lamentations 3:25) Step 12: Bless others with the blessing of healing from grief. "Gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path." (Galatians 6:1) STEPHEN ARTERBURN is the founder of New Life Ministries--the nation's largest faith-based broadcast, counseling, and treatment ministry--and host of the nationally syndicated New Life Live! daily radio program. He is a Gold Medallion-winning author and co-editor of The Life Recovery Bible. DAVID STOOP, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and the founder of The Center for Family Therapy in Newport Beach, California. He also serves on the executive board of the American Association of Christian Counselors. David is a Gold Medallion-winning author and co-editor of The Life Recovery Bible.

Take Your Life Back Day by Day

Take Your Life Back Day by Day

Take Your Life Back Day by Day

Have you ever had one of those days . . . ? Let’s face it. Living in this world can be extremely challenging. It’s hard enough just to make it through our days and years—let alone in a way we’re proud of, living a life that is pure and good. Sometimes it all feels so overwhelming. But here’s the good news: As a child of God, you can call upon the Lord, and he will help you take your life back from the daily pressures, worries, habits, and conflicts you face. In Take Your Life Back Day by Day,you’ll find 365 Scriptures, inspiring reflections, and thought-provoking questions to help you recognize when you’ve reached your limits allow God to care for you and comfort you experience God’s freedom when you are overburdened and his joy when you are downhearted replace the stress in your life with joy and peace It’s time to take your life back and live it for God. Keep your eyes fixed on him day by day—because with his help, you have what it takes to prevail.

The Life Recovery Workbook for Eating Disorders

The Life Recovery Workbook for Eating Disorders

The Life Recovery Workbook for Eating Disorders

Begin the journey of recovery from eating disorders! Let’s start now on a twelve-step path that will lead out of the bondage of eating disorders and into the freedom that comes from a closer relationship with God. In the Life Recovery Workbook for Eating Disorders, discover real-life stories of fellow travelers, great questions for individual or group discussion, and a Bible-centered approach to freedom. Twelve beautiful blessings await after our hard work on the journey of recovery from eating disorders. Step 1: Open our hearts to God’s power to free us from the grip of food addiction. “We now have this light shining in our hearts.” (2 Corinthians 4:7) Step 2: Allow God to join us in the powerful emotions behind our eating disorder. “Daughter,” he said to her, “your faith has made you well. Go in peace.” (Luke 8:48) Step 3: Rest in God’s care for every decision and eating habit. “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28) Step 4: Gain a true picture of how God sees us. “At that moment their eyes were opened.” (Genesis 3:7) Step 5: Experience the healing that begins with confession. “Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.” (James 5:16) Step 6: Get ready for repentance from sins expressed in unhealthy eating. “You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.” (Psalm 51:17) Step 7: Allow God’s Spirit to fix our food addictions. “For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” (Luke 18:14) Step 8: Create a list of people our eating disorders have affected. “Do to others as you would like them to do to you.” (Luke 6:31) Step 9: Restore relationships damaged by our sins (when possible) and experience a clean slate. “But then they turn from their sins and do what is just and right.” (Ezekiel 33:14) Step 10: Review daily the defects in us that hinder healthy life with God and others. “Be careful not to fall.” (1 Corinthians 10:12) Step 11: Grow closer to God through prayer and meditation. “The LORD is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him.” (Lamentations 3:25) Step 12: Bless others with the blessing of healing from eating disorders. “Gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path.” (Galatians 6:1) STEPHEN ARTERBURN is the founder of New Life Ministries—the nation’s largest faith-based broadcast, counseling, and treatment ministry—and host of the nationally syndicated New Life Live! daily radio program. He is a Gold Medallion–winning author and co-editor of The Life Recovery Bible. DAVID STOOP, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and the founder of The Center for Family Therapy in Newport Beach, California. He also serves on the executive board of the American Association of Christian Counselors. David is a Gold Medallion–winning author and co-editor of The Life Recovery Bible.

Taking My Life Back

Taking My Life Back

Taking My Life Back

Taking My Life Back Study Workbook is based on "Sophia I'm Back" self titled book by Sophia A Strother, MBA LCCA. This 9 week course is designed to allow you to gain perspective of yourself and your circumstance. The main goal will be to allow yourself to see that the two (you & your circumstance) operate separate. You are not defined or identified solely on your circumstance. By the end of this course you'll have the keys needed to change your mindset and take your life back so you can walk toward your true purpose in life. Surviving is a journey that has to be walked daily. By knowing where you stand and where you need to go will allow you to have the appropriate attitude to succeed. What to expect: Each week you'll have a reading assignment from Sophia I'm Back and/or You Are What You Think by David Stoop, Ph.D., Main concept to study for the week, Study questions, an inspirational quote from the Soothing Words Café and an opportunity for you to express your thoughts in a weekly journal.

The Chronic Illness Workbook

The Chronic Illness Workbook

The Chronic Illness Workbook

THE CHRONIC ILLNESS WORKBOOK brings clarity and order to what feels like an unmanageable and isolating experience. It shows both those who are ill and those who care for them how to live a full and meaningful life despite undeniable difficulties. Using her extensive experience with chronic illness patients, Patricia Fennell has created an original, comprehensive, research-validated approach that considers not only the physical aspects of chronic illness, but the psychological, social, and economic apsects as well.

The Life Recovery Workbook for Sexual Integrity

The Life Recovery Workbook for Sexual Integrity

The Life Recovery Workbook for Sexual Integrity

Begin the journey of recovery from sexual addiction! Let’s start now on a twelve-step path that will lead us out of inappropriate sexual behaviors into the restoration of life. In the Life Recovery Workbook for Sexual Integrity, discover real-life stories of fellow travelers, great questions for individual or group discussion, and a Bible-centered approach to freedom. Twelve beautiful blessings await after our hard work on the journey of recovery from sexual addiction. Step 1: Open our hearts to God’s power to free us from the grip of unhealthy sexual behaviors. “O God, please strengthen me just one more time.” (Judges 16:28) Step 2: Allow God to restore our sexual sanity. “Who can bring purity out of an impure person?” (Job 14:4) Step 3: Submit to God in order to be freed from the bondage of life-stealing addiction. “If you give up your life for me, you will find it.” (Matthew 10:39) Step 4: Self-examination leads us out of addiction. “You showed that you have done everything necessary to make things right.” (2 Corinthians 7:11) Step 5: Experience the healing that begins with mutual confession. “Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.” (James 5:16) Step 6: Get ready for God to heal us from addictive sexual behaviors. “You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.” (Psalm 51:17) Step 7: Invite God to remove our sexual shortcomings. “I restore the crushed spirit of the humble and revive the courage of those with repentant hearts.” (Isaiah 57:15) Step 8: Create a list of people our unwise sexual behavior adversely affected. “Now, however, it is time to forgive.” (2 Corinthians 2:7) Step 9: Restore relationships damaged by our sexual sins and experience a clean slate. “But then they turn from their sins and do what is just and right.” (Ezekiel 33:14) Step 10: Review daily the defects in us that hinder healthy life with God and others. “So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives.” (James 1:21) Step 11: Grow closer to God through prayer and meditation. “Teach me how to live, O Lord.” (Psalm 27:11) Step 12: Bless others with the blessing of healing from habitual sexual sin. “He will give a crown of beauty for ashes.” (Isaiah 61:3) STEPHEN ARTERBURN is the founder of New Life Ministries—the nation’s largest faith-based broadcast, counseling, and treatment ministry—and host of the nationally syndicated New Life Live! daily radio program. He is a Gold Medallion–winning author and co-editor of The Life Recovery Bible. DAVID STOOP, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and the founder of The Center for Family Therapy in Newport Beach, California. He also serves on the executive board of the American Association of Christian Counselors. David is a Gold Medallion–winning author and co-editor of The Life Recovery Bible.

Getting Over OCD

Getting Over OCD

Getting Over OCD

Just imagine: No more obsessional thoughts and compulsive behaviors. No more planning your day around avoiding certain situations. You can get over OCD--and join the thousands of people who are living freer, happier lives thanks to the clinically proven strategies in this book. Noted OCD specialist Dr. Jonathan Abramowitz provides the information, support, and practical tools you need to: *Understand your obsessions, compulsions, and rituals *Develop a customized action plan *Take gradual steps to safely confront--and master--the situations you avoid *Find relief from intrusive thoughts, no matter how distressing *Overcome compulsive urges *Reduce anxiety and improve your relationships Based on cognitive-behavioral therapy, the most effective treatment for OCD, the workbook’s carefully sequenced exercises are illustrated with detailed examples. Ready to get over OCD? Your journey starts here. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit

Getting Over OCD Second Edition

Getting Over OCD  Second Edition

Getting Over OCD Second Edition

Thoroughly updated based on the latest science, this empowering workbook gives you the skills to overcome obsessional thoughts and compulsive behaviors--and live a freer, happier life. Leading OCD specialist Dr. Jonathan Abramowitz presents a step-by-step program grounded in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), the most effective treatment for the disorder. Vivid stories and numerous practical tools (which you can download and print for repeated use) help you: *Understand how OCD affects your mind and body. *Develop a customized plan for change. *Find relief from distressing intrusive thoughts. *Confront the situations you avoid--and discover a new sense of safety. *Break free of compulsive rituals. *Reduce anxiety and improve your relationships. The second edition is revised throughout with cutting-edge strategies for coping with unwanted thoughts that can't be eliminated completely, plus new learning techniques drawn from brain research. Ready to get over OCD? Your journey starts here.