It begins with a choice . . . but soon that choice overpowers and traps you. You both love and hate your habit, and it begins to define you. Addiction is a blend of choice and enslavement—but change is possible through God and his Word. These daily devotionals remind us of God’s truth and help us apply it to our lives, addressing our responsibility for addiction, our relationship with the God who can free us, and techniques for first restructuring our lives and then remaining faithful long-term.
In the 31-Day Devotionals for Life series, biblical counselors and Bible teachers guide you through Scripture passages that speak to specific situations or struggles, helping you to apply God’s Word to your life in practical ways day after day.
About the Author
David R. Dunham ministers to people with addictions as pastor of counseling and discipleship at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Roseville, Michigan. He also writes and speaks about ministry, counseling, and addiction for the Biblical Counseling Coalition.
“God has given Dave a tremendous gift for writing succinctly and yet powerfully, and here he keeps the gospel and God’s grace at the center of one of the greatest epidemics in our land: addiction. . . . Dave’s book is biblical, practical, hopeful, and focused on our Savior. I highly recommend it.”
—Brad Bigney, Lead Pastor, Grace Fellowship Church, Florence, Kentucky; Author, Gospel Treason
“As he writes with the warmth of a pastor’s heart, Dunham’s keen expertise in the area of addictions shines through. Carefully balancing a myriad of factors that make up addiction, David plays the part of a wise friend and helper for those who need it most.”
—Jonathan Holmes, Pastor of Counseling, Parkside Church, Chagrin Falls, Ohio; Executive Director, Fieldstone Counseling
“The journey of change is best traveled with a trusted friend. . . . You have found a trustworthy companion for the road. Don’t walk alone; please read this book.”
—Chris Moles, Counselor; Author, The Heart of Domestic Abuse