Book Excerpt: Christian Addition Treatment Program

Book Excerpt: Christian Addition Treatment Program


Christian Addiction Treatment Program uses principles from the Bible to help you break free from addictive behaviors in 3 weeks by teaching you:
* How to overcome temptations
* How to control cravings
* How to cope with withdrawal symptoms
* How to deal with relapses

Christian Addiction Treatment Program helps you overcome addictions by combining:
*Bible therapy
*CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
*Exercise therapy
*Aromatherapy





Christian Addiction Treatment Program Book Excerpt

Step 1

Bible Verses to Ponder
It is no longer I who do it but it is the sin that lives in me. For I know that nothing good lives inside my flesh because the will is present in me but how to do what is good I am not able. For the good that I want to do, I do not do but I do the evil I do not want to do. So if I do what I do not want to do, it is not I who does it but the sin that lives in me. (Romans 7:17-20)
The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. (Matthew 26:41)
Action Plan
Admit that you need God’s help to stop this addiction.
Accept that Jesus Christ can help you overcome the addiction because:
With God all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26)
God gives power to the weak. (Isaiah 40:29)
God says, “My grace is sufficient for you because My strength is made perfect in weakness”. (2 Corinthians 12:9) 
To receive help from Jesus to overcome the addiction give your life to Jesus.
God did not send His Son to condemn the world. He sent Him so that the world might be saved through Him. (John 3:17)
Come to Me all of you who are weary and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28)
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead when He died for our sins, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9)
Therefore get saved right by saying with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord” and believing with your heart that when He died for our sins God raised Him from the dead. 
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Keep a Stop Addiction Diary

Buy a notebook and label it your Stop Addiction Diary.
Every time you engage in the addictive behavior write down the following in your Stop Addiction Diary:
1. The time
2. The place
3. The people you were with
4. The circumstances that led you to do it
5. Your state of mind or mood when you begun doing it
6. Your state of mind or mood when you finished doing it
In addition, write down how many times in a week you engage in the addictive behavior on the first page of your Stop Addiction Diary.
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Step 1 Aromatherapy

Black pepper essential oil (Piper nigrum) has a warm and spicy aroma. It is used to reduce tobacco cravings in persons trying to quit smoking.

Persons who should avoid using black pepper essential oil include pregnant women, those with liver disease, kidney disease and sensitive skin.

To use this aromatherapy oil, add 3 drops to a cotton ball and inhale the scent when you want to reduce nicotine cravings.



Step 2

Bible Verses to Ponder
When an unclean spirit leaves a person it goes through dry places looking for a place to rest. When it does not find any, it says, “I will return from where I came from.” When it comes back, it finds it swept and in order. It then goes and takes 7 other spirits which are more wicked than itself and they enter that person to live in him and the last state of that person is worse than the first. (Luke 11:24-26)
This is seen in persons who stop engaging in an addictive behavior, get their life together and become clean only to revert back to engaging in the addictive behavior more frequently than they did before quitting.
Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find it, knock and it will be opened to you. For those who ask receive, those who seek find and to those who knock it is opened … If you being evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more then will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him! (Luke 11:9-13)
Ask in faith without doubting because the person who doubts is like a wave of the sea tossed by the wind. Let not that person suppose that they will receive anything from God because they are double-minded and unstable. (James 1:6-8)
Action Plan
Ask God to fill you with His Holy Spirit right now so that when you expel any evil spirits associated with the addictive behavior, if they try to come back to control your life again, they will find the Holy Spirit dwelling in you since your body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit. (1 Corinthians 6:19)
To do this, say the following prayers while believing that God will give you what you are asking Him:
1. Heavenly Father I ask You in the name of Jesus to remove any evil spirits associated with this addiction from my life.
2. Heavenly Father I ask You in the name of Jesus to fill me with Your Holy Spirit for it is written that if we ask You for the Holy Spirit you will give Him to those who ask. (Luke 11:9-12)
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Set Your Quit Date

Your Quit Date is the day that you will officially stop engaging in the addictive behavior. To choose a good quit date, pick one that is significant to you like your birthday so that you can motivate yourself to achieve your goal of never engaging in the addictive behavior again.
However, for purposes of this Christian Addiction Program we have set your Quit Date for Step 15. This is around 2 weeks from today assuming you will take 1 day to complete each step.
Therefore mark your Quit Date on the calendars in your mobile phone and computer as well as those hanging on the walls of your home and office.
In addition, inform your family, friends and close associates of your Quit Date so that they too can begin adjusting their lifestyles to support your decision to stop engaging in the addictive behavior.
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Step 2 Aromatherapy

Eucalyptus essential oil (Eucalyptus globulus) has a fresh and medicinal aroma and is used for smoking cessation to overcome nicotine addiction.
Persons who should not use eucalyptus essential oil include those with epilepsy, high blood pressure and pregnant women.
To use this aromatherapy oil, add 3 drops to a cotton ball and inhale the scent when you want to reduce nicotine cravings.








Christian Book of the Month: Christian Time Management

Our Christian Book of the Month is Christian Time Management.


Christian Time Management uses Bible examples teach you how to manage time more effectively.


Time is a very valuable resource and to manage it effectively, do the following:


Create Weekly Time Budgets
Each Sunday evening, create a Weekly Time Budget for the next week to ensure that you spend your time wisely. To do this, write down how you will spend all the 168 hours of the coming week. After making your Weekly Time Budget, analyze it and tweak it to ensure it is in line with your goals.

As you make your Weekly Time Budget, ensure that it keeps the 3rd commandment by avoiding work-related activities on Sundays for God says, “6 days you shall work but the 7th day is the Sabbath of your Lord. In it you shall not work … because in 6 days the Lord made the heavens, the earth, the sea and all that is in them and rested on the 7th day.” (Exodus 20:8-11)



Create Daily Time Plans
At the end of your work day, create a Daily Time Plan that shows how you will use each hour of the next day.

To create an effective Daily Time Plan, first set the MITs (most important tasks) for each day. Then, prioritize the MITs by determining whether they are important, urgent or non-essential. Finally, give each MIT a time slot starting with three most important MITs.

Then, during your work day, ensure that you keep to your Daily Time Plan by using a reliable watch like those from the Certified Watch Store


Prepare for the New Day
After creating your Daily Time Plan prepare for the new day by organizing all the items you will need to achieve your goals. Create systems to ensure that the items you need on a regular basis are always well organized.

For example if you are a mom your evening preparation can include checking your children's homework, preparing their packed lunches and choosing the clothing they will wear the next day. 

If you are a student it can include completing your homework and packing your book bag.



Eliminate Distractions
Emulate Nehemiah and avoid activities that are not in line with your goals. This is because when his enemies Sanballat and Geshem sent him four messages inviting him to meet them in the Ono plain, he declined their invitation by telling them, “I am doing a great work and I cannot come down.” (Nehemiah 6:2-4) Nehemiah then focused his time and energy on doing the job that God had placed in his heart to do which was to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem until he completed it.



Utilize Waiting Times
Utilize the time you spend waiting in queues.
For example if you are a blogger you can answer emails, do online courses or read ebooks.



Work Smart
 The Bible tells us that If the axe is dull and one does not sharpen it then they must use more strength; but wisdom brings success. (Ecclesiastes 10:10) Therefore instead of using more time and strength to complete your activities, work smarter by sharpening the tools you use to do your work. 
For example if you are a blogger you can improve your blogging skills by enrolling in courses and reading ebooks like The She Approach to Boosting Blog Traffic.



Create Time
Create time by cutting into some of your other non-essential activities. 
For example if you sleep for 9 hours each night, you can create time by waking up early like the Proverbs 31 woman for She rises while it is still night. (Proverbs 31:15)



Batch Tasks
Batch activities that use the same skill sets and mindset so that you can get more done in a shorter duration. 

For example if you are a mom, you can cook all the meals on the coming week in one session.



Delegate Activities
Delegate activities to free up your time. 

For example if you are a mom you can delegate setting the table and clearing it after meals to the older children.



Protect Your Time
Put measures in place to protect your time. 

If you are a mom, these measures can include saying “NO” to people who interrupt your work sessions with various non-important and non-urgent demands. To learn more on this read How to Stop Being A People Pleaser.

If you are a student these measures can include closing the apps you are not using so that you are not distracted by email alerts and social media updates when you are studying.  



Exercise Regularly
Exercise regularly to clear your mind and reduce stress with its attendant deleterious effects on productivity.



Engage in Complementary Hobbies
Engage in complementary hobbies each week to boost your creativity and problem solving skills since this will help you use your time more effectively. 

For example if as a blogger you spend most of your day in front of a computer screen, engage in hobbies that involve other people like playing group sports like basketball. 

Goal Setting Quotes from the Bible





Goal Setting Quotes from the Bible

Motivational goal setting quotes from the Bible that you can confess and meditate on to help you achieve your goal include:

With God all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26)

God makes a way in the sea. (Isaiah 43:16)

God is faithful. (1 Corinthians 1:9)
Motivational goal setting quotes from the Bible


Inspirational goal setting quotes from the Bible that you can confess and meditate on to help you achieve your goal include:

God gives power to the weak. (Isaiah 40:29)

God will open the heavens and bless all the work of my hands. (Deuteronomy 28:12)

God is establishing the work of my hands for me. Yes, He is establishing the work of my hands. (Psalm 90:17)

Inspirational goal setting quotes from the Bible


Goal setting quotes from the Bible to remember when you are facing challenges include:

I can do all things through Jesus Christ Who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13)

I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. (Psalm 27:13)

I am more than a conqueror through Jesus Christ Who loves me. (Romans 8:37)


Goal setting quotes from the Bible to remember


Other goal setting quotes from the Bible that you can meditate on include:

God opens and no one can shut. (Revelation 3:7)

God will give me success. (Nehemiah 2:20)

God is perfecting that which concerns me. (Psalm138:8)


Free Goal Setting Quotes from the Bible



These goal setting quotes from the Bible are from the book Christian Goal Setting 2nd Edition which uses principles from the Bible to teach you how to plan, prepare and achieve your goals regardless of whether you are setting New Year resolutions, financial goals, weight loss goals, career goals, sales goals, relationship goals or any other goals in life.

Christian Goal Setting 2nd Edition also contains motivational quotes from the Bible, a goal setting worksheet, monthly goal planning worksheet and a daily action plan worksheet to help you achieve your goals.

Christian Goal Setting 2nd Edition uses principles from the Bible to teach you how to plan, prepare and achieve your goals regardless of whether you are setting New Year resolutions, financial goals, weight loss goals, career goals, sales goals, relationship goals or any other goals in life.  This Christian self help book also contains motivational goal setting quotes from the Bible, a goal setting worksheet, monthly goal planning worksheet and a daily action plan worksheet to help you achieve your goals.






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The Best Christian Movies for Easter



The Best Christian Movies for Easter


Christian Movies as Easter Gifts

The best Christian movies for Easter make awesome presents since they teach valuable lessons about this important holiday and they can be watched over and over again. These classic Easter movies include:


The Robe (1953) features Marcellus Gallio as the Roman military tribune in charge of the soldiers who crucify Jesus. He wins Jesus’ robe after a dice game and begins to experience the effects of this garment on his life.



Risen (2016) is set in 33 AD and is seen through the eyes of the battle-weary, Roman centurion Clavus who is given the task of investigating the disappearance of the body of Jesus Christ after His crucifixion and finding the body. It shows his need to understand who Jesus was and how he could have risen from the dead.



The Passion of the Christ (2004) depicts the suffering that Jesus Christ experienced in the last 12 hours of his life. This powerful film shows what Jesus did for the salvation of mankind as it graphically displays the events of Jesus trial, torture, crucifixion and resurrection. This classic film is directed by Mel Gibson and thought it is in the biblical languages of Aramaic, Hebrew and Latin, it is the highest grossing Christian movie of all time.

Easter Christian movies for kids, teens, adults


The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) portrays the life of Jesus from His birth in a manger in Bethlehem to His baptism and last supper, crucifixion and miraculous resurrection. This lengthy epic which is based on a 1947 Gospel radio series, also includes miracles of Jesus like the raising of Lazarus.



The Jesus Film (1979) chronicles the life of Jesus Christ from His miraculous birth to His crucifixion and resurrection. This docudrama is mainly based from the Gospel of Luke and it is a wonderful film for the whole family since it can be watched by children of all ages. This classic Christian film is the most translated and watched film in the world. 



Son of God (2014) chronicles the life of Jesus Christ from his birth through His ministry to His death and resurrection.

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The Gospel of John (2003) which is also referred to as “The Visual Bible” narrates the story of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as told by His disciple John. It reveals the compassion that fueled His ministry. 



The Gospel According to Matthew (1964) chronicles the ministry of Jesus Christ which included teaching parables. It also explains the effects of His teachings which included being followed by many and experiencing rejection and the Pharisees trying to destroy Him.



Ben Hur (1959) narrates the story of Judah Ben Hur, a Jewish noblemen who is a wrongfully enslaved after being being  falsely accused of treason. This classic Christian film which begins with the birth of Jesus and ends with His death, helps one understand the life and crucifixion of Jesus Christ since it was set during the Roman occupation of Judea.



Amazing Grace (2007) is based on the life of William Wilberforce who was the human rights activist and British member of Parliament who worked to end the slave trade in England. This film which is set in the 18th century also features John Newton who was the slave ship master who wrote the Amazing Grace hymn after he converted to Christianity.




Martin Luther (1952) is a biography of Martin Luther who was a 16th century German monk. He led the Protestant Reformation after he became disgusted with the materialism in the Church of the day.  
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Easter Sermons


The Best Christian Books for Easter



Christian Books as Easter Gifts
Books that you can give as Easter presents include the following: 

The Women of Easter: Encounter the Savior with Mary of Bethany, Mary of Nazareth and Mary Magdalene by Liz Curtis Higgs is a Bible study that explores the role that these three women played in that first Easter.  


Preparing for Easter: 50 Devotional Readings from CS Lewis will help you reflect deeply on the events of this Holy Season. These selections for the classic works of Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) will also strengthen your Christian faith.


Easter Holiday Lessons from the Bible by Dr. Miriam Kinai is a collection of life lessons and Easter sermons drawn from a Bible study of the events that surrounded the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ as chronicled in the Gospels of Matthew and Mark. 


Holy Land: Picture Book to Remember Her by Rh Value Publishing will help bring the places and events mentioned in the Bible to life.


The Bible is an awesome book for all occasions because it contains the Word of God for all seasons.


Easter Sermons


How to make Christian gift baskets for Easter



How to Make Christian Easter Gift Baskets
To make a Christian gift baskets to give as an Easter gift, follow these simple steps:

Buy the Gift Bag 

Buy a gift bag that will hold the other items. This can be a wicker picnic basket or an organza gift bag or a cellophane gift bag.


Buy the Christian Gift Items
Gift items that are perfect for a Christian gift basket for Easter include the following:

Easter books like The Women of Easter

Easter music like Redeemer by Nicole C. Mullen, I Will Rise by Chris Tomlin, I Can Only Imagine by MercyMeGospel Easter, Ultimate Easter Worship Collection, He is Risen! Favorite Hymns of the Easter Season 

Bibles like a gift Bible for men, a gift Bible for women,  a Bible for children

Journals like She is clothed in strength  and dignity journalBe still journal and Names of Jesus journal

Writing instruments like fancy penscolor pens and markers

Candy like Godiva chocolatesBible verse fortune cookies and Bible verse candy

Coffee accessories like Christian coffee mugscoffee mug warmer and coffee samplers

Flowers like fresh red roses or artificial silk roses 

Easter eggs




If you would rather buy than make your Easter gift baskets, you can purchase the following for your loved ones:

Godiva Easter Gift Basket which contains Godiva chocolates, fresh pears, apples and oranges.

Pastel Bunny Glycerin Soap Gift Basket which contains 4 handmade bunny soaps.

Egg-cellent Easter Gift Basket which contains delicious snacks and stress relievers.

Amazon.com Gift Card in an Easter Egg Reveal


Easter Sermons


The best aromatherapy essential oils for Easter



Essential Oils for Easter
Aromatherapy oils that you can use to celebrate Easter include the following:

Rose essential oil is a floral aromatherapy oil with a cheering aroma.



Jasmine essential oil is a floral aromatherapy oil with an exotic aroma. 



Lavender essential oil is a floral aromatherapy oil with a mentally calming aroma.



Geranium essential oil is a floral aromatherapy oil with a refreshing, minty-rose aroma. 



Ylang Ylang essential oil is a floral aromatherapy oil with a calming, flagrantly-floral aroma. 


Easter Sermons


The best home decor accents for Easter




Home Decor Accents for Easter
Home decor accents that you can use to decorate your home for Easter include the following:








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