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Connecting the Hope of the Gospel with the Heart of Addiction


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The Addiction Connection is a collective of biblical counselors and ministries united for the purpose of training and equipping the Body of Christ in biblically helping addicts and their loved ones.

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The Addiction Connection is a team of biblical counselors who have united to help equip the Body of Christ bring transformation to those who struggle with addiction.

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Announcing the 2018 TAC Summit!

We are so excited to announce the 2nd Annual TAC Summit! The Summit is all set for December 6-8, 2018. Grace Fellowship Church in Florence, KY has graciously agreed to host us this year. The Summit is perhaps one of the only opportunities of the year to gather with like minded addictions biblical counselors. Last year offered much encouragement and comraderie.  We heard over and over how glad everyone was to have attended and would we please do it again. While it has been an eventful year, holding another summit has remained a priority. By God’s grace, it is happening! We have created a page just for the Summit right HERE. Go check it out if you are interested. We’d love to see you there!

BCC review of The Heart of Addiction

“What makes a resource on the topic of addiction worth reading? In short, a resource that is based in Scripture and balances truth with tools. Dr. Mark E. Shaw takes exactly this approach in his book The Heart of Addiction: A Biblical Perspective by writing to Christians and non-Christians in need of care and transformation from addiction.”   Back in the Fall of 2011, the Biblical Counseling Coalition wrote a review of Mark Shaw’s book The Heart of Addiction: A Biblical Perspective. The above quote is from that review, which gives a concise overview of the book and also states:  “The world’s approach is man-centric versus God’s approach which is Christ-centric. Shaw repeatedly brings the reader back to this understanding.” Read the entire review from the Biblical Counseling Coalition’s website here. ~Mary (Mark’s wife for all of this life)

Dr. Shaw’s Recent Podcast with the Biblical Counseling Coalition

Dr. Mark E. Shaw had the opportunity to be interviewed by Curtis Solomon via the Biblical Counseling Coalition Podcast.Curtis and Mark had a fascinating video discussion of biblical counseling and addictions and covered a lot of ground in this 35 minute or so video: 3 basic heart issues in the struggle to overcome any sin in our lives (these are taught extensively in Understanding Temptation) What is meant by the term “worship disorder” What about the biological aspects of substance abuse? The great opportunity for local churches to get involved in reaching addicts for Christ Truth in Love Ministry’s training around the country, with potential local church partnerships The need for residential programs Some of the resources and programs Dr. Shaw personally recommends around the country And finally, a fun “2 Minute Favorites” in which some of Mark’s favorite earthly things are revealed:) Please Watch and Share! The entire interview can be found on the BCC website here. ~Mary (Mark’s wife for all of this earthly life)

“Is Alcoholics Anonymous biblical?” Hear Mark’s answer on the Moody Radio Network

Today, on the Moody Radio Network, Dr. Mark E. Shaw and Ken B., son of Dick B., were invited to debate the topic, “Is AA biblical?” You can listen to the full LIVE call-in debate show, with host Julie Roys, that happened today, May 14, 2016, at this link. Up For Debate Also if you scroll down on that same link you can see another link to ACBC’s podcast in which Heath Lambert candidly interviewed Mark as well about the same topic back in February of this year. Editor’s note, April 2018: The weblinks have since been moved (and thus updated). Now the ACBC podcast with Dr. Shaw and Dr. Lambert entitled, “The Bible and Alcoholics Anonymous” can be found here. Mark is faithfully seizing opportunities to speak God’s truth in love to all who come across his path. Keep praying for souls to find Jesus and be free from the enslaving habits of sin, through Jesus Christ alone. ~Mary (Thankful to be Mark’s wife for this life and a Daughter of the King forever)