Fighting the Urge
How many times have you tried to change a behavior only to find yourself doing the same thing again? Do these phrases sound familiar? “There I go again!” “I’ve had this struggle for years, and I just can’t seem to win.” “I do okay for awhile, but then I get caught in the same old sin.” It”s easy to be discouraged when we fall into the same old sins, but God, in the Bible, offers hope to repeat offenders. Timothy S. Lane, a pastor, counselor, father, and husband helps you fight the daily, small battles with temptation by looking at the desires that underlie your behaviors, the different stages of temptation, and how honestly going to Christ in repentance and faith will change your desire life. You will learn that you and your sin are no match for God’s goodness, power, and grace.
About the Author
Timothy S. Lane, M.Div., D.Min. has been a minister in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) since 1991 and is coauthor of How People Change and Relationships: A Mess Worth Making, as well as the Change and Your Relationships and How People Change curricula. He has written several minibooks including PTSD, Forgiving Others, Sex Before Marriage, Family Feuds, Conflict, and Freedom from Guilt.
He has experience in both campus and pastoral ministry (serving as a pastor in Clemson, South Carolina 1991–2001). Since 2001, he served as a counselor and faculty at CCEF (2007–2013 as Executive Director) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Tim is adjunct professor of practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Westminster Seminary California, and Redeemer Seminary in Dallas, Texas. He speaks both nationally and internationally, consults and writes about the importance of pastoral care. His primary desire and commitment is to help pastors and leaders create or improve their ability to care for the people who attend their churches.
Other Booklets in the Series
-Breaking the Addictive Cycle: Deadly Obsessions or Simple Pleasures? by David Powlison
-Eating Disorders: The Quest for Thinness by Edward T. Welch
-Freedom from Addiction: Turning from Your Compulsive Behavior by Edward T. Welch
-Freedom from Resentment: Stopping Hurts from Turning Bitter by Robert D. Jones
-Hope for the Depressed: Beyond a Cheer Up Theology by Edward T. Welch
-Overcoming Anxiety: Relief for Worried People by David Powlison
-Peer Pressure: Recognizing the Warning Signs and Giving New Direction by Paul David Tripp
-PTSD: Healing for Bad Memories by Timothy Lane
-Restoring Your Broken Marriage: Healing after Adultery by Robert D. Jones
-Sex Before Marriage: How Far is Too Far? by Timothy S. Lane
-Sexual Assault: Healing Steps for Victims by David Powlison
-Should We Get Married?: How to Evaluate Your Relationship by William P. Smith
-Single Parents: Daily Grace for the Hardest Job by Robert D. Jones
-When Bad Things Happen: Thoughtful Answers to Hard Questions by William P. Smith
-When the Money Runs Out: Hope and Help for the Financially Stressed by James C. Petty
-When Your Kid’s in Trouble: How to Intervene Constructively by William P. Smith