Category Archives: Breaking a Habit

Bible Study: Working with God on Your Goal

I just finished listening to a wonderful true story of God healing a World War II vet who had been obsessed with revenge, addicted to alcohol, and indulgent with pornography. The minute He was saved, God took away his desire … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions Bible Study

I used to be a firm believer in the power of New Year’s resolutions. Each New Year’s Day I’d get out my little notebook, divide it into categories (family, spiritual, physical, etc.), write out my New Year’s resolutions, and then … Continue reading

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The 7 Lies of Thanksgiving Dinner

I thought I’d take a little break from journal entries this week to do some Thanksgiving posts. This first post was one I wrote four years ago for my emotional eating blog: I love Thanksgiving. I love the smells, the … Continue reading

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Bible Study: When God Asks You to Do the Impossible

Have you ever had something you knew God wanted you to do, but you didn’t feel like you could do it? Or maybe you could do it, but you didn’t want to do it? I was having my own struggles … Continue reading

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Bible Study for Bad Habits

As I’ve been writing these Bible studies and journal questions for eating, it’s occurring to me that most of them would also work well for overcoming other bad habits. So if you don’t struggle with eating, and want to work … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Christian Weight Loss App

Last year I was teaching a Bible study on habits and emotions to a group of teenagers when one of the boys in the class said, “Hey, you should put these questions on an iPhone app – call it iBarb!” … Continue reading

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Breaking a Habit: Tips for Success

This week I felt like a total failure. I’d had several days in a row of wasting time on the internet, not getting a lot accomplished, and just being a general slug. I spent some time with God renewing my … Continue reading

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I Know I’m not Supposed to Do This, But . . .

Do you ever get the urge to break your boundaries – but feel too guilty to come right out and do it? What we usually do in that situation, is try to find some way to justify our actions. Something … Continue reading

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I Want My Habit, and I Want It Now.

Have you ever seen a little kid throw a tantrum at a store? She whines. She cries. She screams. She wants her toy, and she wants it now. I’m afraid we’re a little like that kid sometimes. We whine about … Continue reading

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Breaking a Habit: Entitlement Questions

I deserve it. I should be able to do what I want, when I want. I’m good in every other area of my life. I can let this one go. What do you feel like doing? Why do you feel … Continue reading

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Secondary Boundaries

Do you ever find yourself constantly breaking your boundaries? When that happens to me – and it always does when I’m trying to break a habit – I know I need some secondary boundaries. Secondary boundaries are boundaries you put … Continue reading

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Preparation Truth: When “Just Say No” Isn’t Enough

In Ephesians 6:12 Paul tells us our struggle isn’t against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, powers, world forces of this darkness, and the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. That’s a lot of opposition. I’m not … Continue reading

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