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How to Stop Recurring Sin, Part 2


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In the first part of this two part series on stopping recurring sin we looked at the five elements of repentance and five prayers we can engage in to spiritually attack our sinful desire. If you didn’t listen to that, it was episode 11.

Today, we are going to look at six simple strategies you can use to eliminate recurring sin once and for all. Today’s strategies are intended to cut off or avoid those things that lead us to sin and to help you replace your sin with

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Repentance Prayers–How to Stop Recurring Sin, Part 1 [Episode 11]


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Sin Cycle

If you have a recurring sin that you can’t seem to escape, expanding repentance prayers by doing more than just asking for forgiveness can often break the cycle. When you understand that something is wrong (sinful), you pray that you will stop, and yet you don’t, then you have gotten trapped in what I call a sin cycle.
The danger of a sin cycle is that it can trap you spiritually from moving forward. You are like a man trying to walk down a path with one foot

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Escaping the Mine Field of Sin

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Mine Field Warning Sign

In a recent post on prayer pitfalls I shared that sometimes I fail to plan for changed behavior around sins I have confessed.  That insight came to me several years ago while reflecting upon how to get out of sins I couldn’t seem to escape. Also, around that time I realized that repentance was a process and that if I missed parts of the process then I got stuck in certain sins.  If you want to know more about that process then please read the post, The Process of Repenting. You may gain from that article some understanding of why you are

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