If we want to see change, it will not be enough to change our circumstances. It won't be enough to cut someone or something out of our lives, though those changes may be needed. It won't be enough to address some physiological problem. We ultimately need heart change, and it needs to be change on two levels: beliefs and desires.
– Rush Witt
About the Episode
In this episode of The Hope + Help Project, Christine Chappell guides a powerful conversation with Pastor/author Rush Witt on the topic of fighting against diehard sins and destructive daily habits. Rush shares about his personal experience with biblical counseling early in his marriage, helps listeners unpack the undercurrents of our heart struggles, gives practical steps for pursuing spiritual growth while avoiding the pitfall of morbid introspection, and ultimately offers courage and clarity for the Christian who is desperate for change but feels stuck in the struggle.
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About the Podcast
The Hope + Help Project podcast offers compassionate biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The purpose of the podcast is to share Christ-centered comfort and clarity for those seeking biblical solutions for the struggles they face. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell.
About the Guest
Rush Witt (MDiv, DMin, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is lead pastor of Paramount Church in Bexley, Ohio, and author of Diehard Sins: How to Fit Wisely Against Destructive Daily Habits and  A Strategy for Incorporating Biblical Counseling in North American Church Plants. Rush and his wife Kathryn have five children. They enjoy the Bexley pool in the summer, the snow in the winter, and at other times fishing from a tiny boat. Kathryn spends time homeschooling the kids and serving at Paramount. Along with his pastoral responsibilities, he works as Acquisitions Editor for P&R Publishing and as Chaplain for the Bexley Police Department. Rush is a certified biblical counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.
Other Helpful Podcast Appearances
Diehard Sins: Truth in Love Podcast
Dr. Rush Witt joins Dr. Dale Johnson to discuss the theme of his new book, Diehard Sins. This episode is from the Truth in Love podcast produced by the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.
Diehard Sins: Equipping You in Grace Podcast
Dave Jenkins and Rush Witt discuss how to address respectable and acceptable sins in the Christian life, and the Church. Learn about the acronym PEAR and how it helps Christians to plant the truth of God’s Word into their hearts and lives.
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Christine M. Chappell
Christine is the author of Clean Home, Messy Heart and Help! My Teen is Depressed (forthcoming with Shepherd Press in Spring 2020). She hosts The Hope + Help Project podcast, has completed biblical counseling certificates with the Institute for Biblical Counseling & Discipleship. She is passionate about advocating for biblical one-another care and discipleship in the context of the local church. Her writing has been featured at Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, Risen Motherhood, Servants of Grace, and other Christian platforms. Christine blogs regularly at christinemchappell.com and lives in South Carolina with her husband and three children.
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