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About Mark E. Shaw
Mark E. Shaw, D.Min., serves as the Director of Counseling at Grace Fellowship Church in Florence, Kentucky, and is the Founder of The Addiction Connection. As an author, speaker, ordained minister, teacher of the Word, and certified biblical counselor (ACBC), as well as a certified addictions and drug consultant (CADAC II), Mark's passion is speaking the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15-16) and seeing the Holy Spirit transforms lives through God's Word.
Dr. Shaw leads a national team of servant-leaders who point people who struggle with addictions of all kinds to Jesus Christ by giving them the "Hope of the Gospel for the Heart of Addiction." The addictions biblical counseling network of The Addiction Connection is increasing its reach across the United States and now internationally.
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God’s Word lovingly tells us the truth about the “Heart of Addiction”, yet it is a neglected resource for those who suffer from these so-called “addictions”. One of the reasons for this is that people choose to believe the theories and ideas of mankind that the “disease” renders them powerless to overcome the problem.
Non-Christians have no power to truly overcome an “addiction” to they really are “powerless.” But a Christian is not powerless if he or she has the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit to enable them to say “no” to choices that will mentally enslave them. When that occurs, the Bible calls it a “sin” problem.
appetite that causes them to commit harmful acts toward others and self. The addict’s thinking is the key that triggers addictive behavior, and that must be changed for them to have success in battling the addiction.
Divine Intervention will bring encouragement and hope to family members, friends, spouses or loved ones of an addict. It will challenge your thinking about addiction and enable you to best help your addicted loved one in a biblical manner. The task will not be easy; you cannot trust your feelings. But you can trust the Word of God, and the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Paul believed that all maturing Christians are called at some time to counsel others that God has providentially brought into their lives. He expressed confidence in this principle in Romans 15:14: I myself am satisfied about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able to instruct one another.
Here is a practical resource that will give you confidence to share the same wisdom that Paul applied from the Word and the same power from the Holy Spirit upon which he relied when counseling others. Read what Paul taught about sin and temptation, renewing the mind and walking by the Spirit, women in ministry, race relations, the place for pharmaceuticals in the life of a Christian, and much more.
Sexual temptations are everywhere, but the real enemy is within us. Our hearts betray us in those moments when we give in to the temptation to please ourselves despite the consequences. For the single or married Christian who wants to be sexually pure, this booklet explains why sexual temptation is so strong, and how we can conquer it through the power of the Holy Spirit. Includes a list of practical things to do to fight this enemy of our souls.