I Have a Lot of Destructive Behaviors That Drag Me Down
The Big Idea: Repentance is a commitment to see ourselves as we really are, own it, and then allow the godly sorrow we feel to inspire deep change.
Hector keeps telling lies at work and sabotaging his career. William says he wants to change, but he keeps losing his battle to stay away from porn. Many, if not most, men I know can point to negative, dumb, and harmful patterns of thinking and behaving that hold them hostage.
As men we have a primal need to break free from the destructive behaviors that keep dragging us down. We are baffled that we can’t break free. And it’s embarrassing. We do our best to manage these behaviors, but what we really want is for the damage to stop.
After fighting and losing the battle for a long time, it’s hard not to think, I guess that’s just how I am. It’s hard to believe we can break free. But we’d sure like to, wouldn’t we? Could life get that good? That’s what we’re going to find out in this lesson—a lesson that, as you’ll see, is close to my heart.
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MIMBS Transcription 11-11-2011.pdf
05 Destructive Behaviors.ppt
( The "Breaking the Cycle" Worksheet is included with the handout)