You know those negative attitudes, thoughts, beliefs, or feelings that will not go away? Or, how about those destructive habits and behaviors that seem impossible to overcome? Or, what about those circumstances and relationships that leave you feeling trapped, powerless, or out of control.

For me, this was a deep-rooted bitterness toward my dad, an inability to share my feelings, and a 20-year addiction to pornography. My wife, Lacey, struggled with a fear that fed her explosive anger producing a need to control people and circumstances.

If our heart and mind are poisoned with feelings of being unloved or unsafe, we hurt.