What you can get with Christian Spiritual Direction:
I've helped a LOT of people transform their lives into lives that work well and are deeply fulfilling
(see some quotes below)
The result of 43 years of searching to finally find the provable ultimate truths about life and the optimum ways to approach it. That search took me through 21 approaches to truth, personal growth and lifestyle. Getting the results of my search could save you a lot of money, time and suffering for you to finally come to those same truths and ways.
"Creativity is making the complicated simple" Charles Mingus
Personal one-on-one counseling
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A step by step program that shows you how to directly experience God, how to know for sure that God exists and the Bible is all true, how to know the optimum ways to approach life and operate your being in such a way that really works and is not forced.
This program can be seen at: www.DirectlyConnectingToGod.com
A step by step, Christian at-home addiction recovery program that is inexpensive and guaranteed to permanently end alcohol or drug addiction or abuse
This program can be seen at: www.HowToBreakAddiction.com
Why Christians Struggle Unnecessarily
(and how that can be ended)
Some Christians have a problem with life. Why is that, given that Christianity offers solutions for lifes problems? Its because many Christians have not had adequate formation in Christianity and don't know how to fully implement it.
Becoming a Christian is only the first step on the road to perfection. And the path to that perfection (which is not fully realized on a continual basis until Heaven) involves the development of two basic skills: (1) being continuously fine-tuned to the still, small voice of the Holy Spirit, and (2) having our thoughts in line with what is in the Bible (Psalms 1:1-2 "Happy are those who do not follow the counsel of the wicked, Nor go the way of sinners, nor sit in company with scoffers. Rather, the law of the LORD is their joy; Gods law they study day and night."). Those two skills fulfill Jesus directive in John 4:24 God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship in Spirit and truth.
Then the last piece of the puzzle is that our will (that is, us, the executive decision maker of our lives) makes doing what the Bible and Holy Spirit say the TOP priority of our life... instead of following the world, the media, other peoples opinions, books, mainstream thinking, our thoughts or our feelings (many of which are triggered by our subconscious, which has had many of its [now automatic] attitudes, approaches and feelings about life formed by bad experiences in our past). James 1:22 "Be doers of the word and not hearers only, deluding yourselves." Matthew 7:24 Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock.
My work as a counselor and teacher is to convince a person why and how to do all three of the above mentioned things and then working with them to make those things a reality in their life by not only being a teacher, but also as someone who they can be accountable to that progress is happening and their goals are being accomplished, as they transform to a high state of Christian maturity. Achieving this high state is what gives a person the strength, peace, deep fulfillment and great purpose that will eliminate their problems and from future ones happening. I cite my experience, the experiences of many others, and the promises in the Bible as testimony to that fact.
(Jesus said "My yoke is easy and my burden is light." Matthew 11:30
TBut a big part of the problem of transforming to Christian ways is the lifetime of accumulating traumas and the "world's" ways. So part of our work together is to clean all of that out so that it has no negative effects on you in the present.
"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2
My story, and what I can do for you
I once was lost, but now Im found, was blind but now I see.
Hi! I dont quote that song lyric flippantly, but rather it tells the story of my life in a nutshell. I grew up believing in and following the ways of the mainstream and other subcultures. Eventually that proved not to work in being able to bring me peace, clarity, strength and deep fulfillment. So I started a search to find out how to have those things.
Feeling like someone or some organization in this world must know how to accomplish that, I started my investigation by trying to see which organizations, authorities and philosophies struck me as having the wisdom, knowledge, understanding and methods that I was seeking. Then I would fully giving myself to their program, methods, social organization/group lifestyle, or philosophy. When I eventually realized that the ultimately effective approach to life and truth was not going to be found with that group or philosophy, I moved on to the next group.
To make a long, many-year story short, I went through 20 approaches before finally landing on the ultimate approach: Christianity ... but not just a casual involvement, but a full and continuous relationship with God's Spirit and Bible. So after my long search and involvement in many groups, philosophies and approaches to lifestyle, I can now happily say that Ive enjoyed the inner strength, peace and clarity that I searched for and a lack of personal angst that I sought to escape. And Ive been enjoying those things (along with very high purpose in my life) for 27 years now :-) But I do have to say that the best of what I learned along the way in various psychology, spiritual and lifestyle approaches remained valuable in my overall development.
So now my main desire with the rest of my time on this planet is to help others find the same answers and solutions that I have found. And finding those answers turned out to reveal itself as the ultimate reason why we are alive. I want to help spare others the time and expense of giving themselves to things that will prove to not be completely fruitful in them getting the basic answers and ultimate approaches to life, and to get them on to the things that will.
And it all boils down to understanding this existence that weve been placed in, why weve been placed here, and how to be in harmony with the being and universes (physical and spiritual) that we now find ourselves in.
So towards the end of passing on the effective KUW (Knowledge, Understanding and Wisdom) and methods that Ive come upon, Ive written books, made CDs and DVDs, speak, and also have developed courses and do one-on-one counseling. This website will offer all of those.
It is good to be a seeker. But sooner or later you will become a finder. And then it is good to give what youve found into the world as a gift to whoever can receive it.
Jonathon Livingston Seagull
Here are some emails of success stories of transformation I recently received:
I wanted to write to you to thank you for saving my life, literally. Not long ago, I was in despair and ready to take my own life. I have been an alcoholic for several years and lost everything that has been important to me because of that. But most recently, I had gotten engaged to a person who I consider an angel from God. Well my drinking and lack of success with my work lead to her leaving me and not wanting to continue together. I was completely broken and ready to take my own life. And when I say ready, I'm talking about seconds away from squeezing the trigger. Somehow by the grace of God I didn't and today I feel better than ever. Although I have a long way to go, I feel more strongly that I will come out of this on top and most importantly be closer to God. God somehow lead my online to order your book and I did. I was broken down, crying and ready to end it and somehow I found your book online and ordered it right away. Well I wanted to say thank you for saving my life. That's not a joke. Between what you had written in your book, plus the strength that God put in me, I did not take my own life. Because of alcohol, I lost everything in my life. Money, a good job, and the most important person in my life. Well NO MORE!! I will never take another drink in my life, and I can say that without a problem. I almost checked myself into a rehab facility but instead just followed your book and took Jesus into my heart as my savior and ever since have been on my way to a better more fulfilling life. I wanted to thank you for everything. I often sit down and read your book over and over because it just makes more sense every time I read it. Dennis, you and God together saved my life!!! I have an 11 year old daughter who obviously has no idea mentally where I was or how close I was to ending it. So I want to say thank you on behalf of her and myself. I'm on my way to a better life, and a life that leads me closer to God. For anyone out there who thinks youre better off dead, I'm here to tell you you're wrong. One more little story and I will close. I was traveling with my daughter and we were having a discussion about God and how he takes care of us without us even realizing it. I had told her that my work was not going well and quite frankly I was just about broke, but I had faith that God would take care of me and so I wasn't stressed about it. Literally within 15 seconds of finishing that conversation, I received a phone call from a customer that said he wanted to go ahead and redo his roof. This is a $34,000 job that came out of nowhere. I fully believe that it was my believing in the fact that God would find a way to take care of me and he did. My daughter looked at me in amazement. The fact is, without God in my life this wouldn't have happened, but I believe more now than I ever have in my life and I'm not stopping here. Dennis, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart, and on behalf of my daughter too. I will never go back to the person I was and will continue to follow the Lord and lead a Christian life. If ever I can help you, don't ever hesitate to give me a call.
Thank you again (New Jersey)
(More feedback from others who tried my addiction program)
"I was severely addicted to alcohol and cocaine. I'd tried everything I could find, including AA and Narc-Anon. But it wasn't until I followed the Addiction Free Forever program that I finally experienced an inner strength that allowed me to conquer my addiction problem."
Quote from a pilot for a major airline who flunked his drug test (Arkansas)
"I was addicted to Oxycontin and your great program freed me from that. And I was a Christian. I will be forever grateful to you." (Oregon)
Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
All I have to say about your program is good news. My name is Ben ****** from Wisconsin. I had been involved with drugs and alcohal for 5 years of my life through High School and a year after High school. I had struggled for a year or so before I was successful and did it God's way (took an owi to get there). I was surprised how fast the lord worked in me. It was the most amazing thing I had ever experienced. I have no desire to use drugs or alcohal anymore, all I am interested in doing is trying to get myself to follow the Bible as best as I can to try and get as close to 100% as I possibly can. I will never forget the first time I felt the presence of the lord. I have been listening to 89.5 a christian radio station in our area and they where talking about how god loves when we work hard so I decided to take that advice and not be a slacker in my job at the hospital, which quite frankly it was very easy to get away with being a slacker at that establishment. I did just that and then I was also talking with god throughout that whole day and I decided or rather he decided that I should tell a prior addict buddy of mine about this program. That was hard for me to do but I knew god had wanted me to do it. I cried in front of him but I didn't really care because my life was starting to go on the upsweep by following your program. Then later that night I had been reading the bible with my mom, she has helped me so much she was the one who told me about your program. I was reading from the bible and everything I read seemed to be the perfect truth to me and then it hit me I felt his spirit within me. I had such a feeling of peace and love come over me I felt high. It wasn't quite as strong as you described some of yours but it was definitely awesome. It never really went away either I still feel it within me as I write this to you. I never really quite understood it until I actually felt it. I wanted to share my good news with you I no longer smoke, drink or do anything risky to get an unnatural high anymore and life is excellent for me now. I just recently went to church and I love to go it makes that feeling of peace and love even more intense. I'm going to paint the gym for that church sometime next week and I hope to meet friends who are just as excited about the lord as I now am because I don't have many friends cause I ditched the old ones whom I thought were my friends. Thanks so much for getting my christian foundation started and God Bless for he is good and the world not so much but hey it's only for a while then we get to meet him and live free for eternity. I would like to meet you some day either in this life or the next whichever comes soonest I know you must be a busy man. Thank you again Ben (Wisconsin)
So you can see why I'm excited to share what I've found with others, because I know that this same method can work for ANYBODY... regardless of their circumstances, level of desperation, level of spiritual maturity, or problems they are having. I say that because when I started the methods in my programs, I was weak, alone, in pain, broke, shy, living in a bad neighborhood, and without hope because I had tried nearly everything and everyone else over the span of many years. I could find nothing great or effective "out there".
The many years I spent searching for the answers to my inner problems took me through 20 different approaches to lifestyle and personal growth and problem solving before finding what really works. Now I am totally inspired and even feel driven to share the answers and method I found that completely transformed my life.
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FREE: The Best Life Possible e-Newsletter
This newsletter has insights on THE ultimate truths about life and
articles on how to have your best life possible.
"The Best Life Possible" doesn't have to do with material wealth (which is what many think). It has to do with "experiential wealth". And that makes sense because if we really look deeply at it, people seek material wealth and things because of how they make the person feel. Therefore, it is wiser to directly approach the end result desired (good and not bad feelings), and pursue advancement in our feelings and not our material wealth (above and beyond our material needs). And in the realm of our inner feelings, there is a fixed science as to how to make things better there (which is what this newsletter and my courses and counseling are all about).
An example of what you get in the Newsletter is from a series that I call "Wisdom Gems". Here is one:
Wisdom Gem #5
Pray without ceasing. 1Thessalonians 5:17. That means: having as a part of our conscious awareness a continuous focus on the guiding messages and inSpirations that come from the Holy Spirit within us. And then trusting and following all of those movements by the Holy Spirit, even when we dont immediately understand them. But let me be clear
this is all based on us first having developed the ability to discern between that which is coming from the Holy Spirit and those things that are feelings coming from our heart and body or triggered by our conscious mind or subconscious brain. (I teach how to have that ability.)