Why can’t I control my anger? Or stop overeating? Or wasting time online?
Why can't I seem to finish my projects? Or make progress in my spiritual life?
Why do I fall for the same stupid temptations over and over again?
When we fail, its easy to make excuses or blame our circumstances.
But let’s face it: the biggest enemy is usually the one staring back at us
from the mirror every morning.
We lack self-control.
Self-control isn’t very popular these days. We tend to think of it as boring, confining, the cop that shows up and shuts down the party. But the truth is that people who cultivate this vital virtue lead freer, happier, and more meaningful lives. After all, our bad habits—from the slight to the serious—bring a host of painful consequences. Ultimately, they keep us from becoming the people God created us to be.
Your Future Self Will Thank You is a compassionate and humorous guide to breaking bad habits and growing willpower. It explores Scripture’s teachings on how to live a disciplined life while offering practical strategies for growth based on the science of self-control. Whether you want to deepen your spiritual life, conquer an addiction, or kick your nail-biting habit, this book will help you get motivated, stay on track, and achieve your goals.
Sure, self-control is hard, but it doesn’t have to be that hard. Get the help you need to be freer, happier, and more productive. Your future self will thank you!
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Drew Dyck is the author of Generation Ex-Christian: Why young adults are leaving the faith...and how to bring them back (2010), Yawning at Tigers: You Can't Tame God, So Stop Trying (2014). and Your Future Self Will Thank You: Secrets to Self-Control from the Bible and Brain Science (2019). Drew has a M.A. in Theology and is an acquisitions editor at Moody Publishers and a contributing editor at CTPastors.com. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including USA Today, The Huffington Post, and CNN.com. Drew grew up in Canada and now lives in the Portland area with his wife, Grace, and their children, Athanasius and Mary. They attend The Well Community Church in Portland. Connect with Drew at DrewDyck.com or follow him on Twitter @drewdyck.