Three Steps Forward, Two Steps Back

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  • Edition: Revised
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  • Copyright: 1990-04-01
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
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Chuck Swindoll talks about standing firm when faced with life's deepest problem, growing and finding spiritual help in lonely times of crisis and pain, and walking through setbacks to emerge a stronger person on the other side.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
Perseverance: Archaic Word of Relevancep. 1
Realistic Expectationsp. 2
The Four Spiritual Flawsp. 4
What Is Christian Maturity?p. 6
External Pressuresp. 13
Misunderstanding: Paralyzing Sting of Humanityp. 15
Analyzing Misunderstandingp. 19
Illustrating Misunderstandingp. 21
Understanding Misunderstandingp. 23
Overcoming Misunderstandingp. 28
Stress: Threatening Storm of Anxietyp. 33
Analysis of Stressp. 35
Units of Stressp. 36
A Psalm for the Stressedp. 38
Standing Fastp. 45
My Stress--God's Strengthp. 51
Loss: Lonely Times of Crisisp. 56
The Loss of Those You Lovep. 57
The Loss of Things You Lovep. 58
God's Great Goalp. 70
The Right Perspectivep. 74
Impossibilities: Uncrossable Rivers of Lifep. 79
"Impossible" Scripturesp. 80
One "Impossible" Eventp. 84
Releasing Our Gripp. 96
Believing the Unbelievablep. 100
Waiting: Lingering Test of Patiencep. 104
A Psalm Encouraging Patiencep. 108
Insight on Patiencep. 115
Benefit of Waitingp. 117
Temptation: Vulnerable Flaw of Weaknessp. 121
Trials or Temptations? Knowing the Differencep. 122
There Is a Simple Answerp. 125
Four Facts About Temptationp. 128
Practical Ways to Handle Temptationsp. 139
Internal Affairsp. 155
Mistakes: Inevitable Marks of Imperfectionp. 157
Panic-Prompted Mistakesp. 158
"Good-Intentioned" Mistakesp. 161
Negligent Mistakesp. 164
Unrestrained-Curiosity Mistakesp. 166
Blind-Spot Mistakesp. 167
A Psalm of Balm--for the Mistakenp. 169
Inferiority: Contagious Plague of Self-Doubtp. 178
Some Helpful Observationsp. 180
Three Biblical Candidates for an Inferiority Complexp. 184
A Scriptural Viewpointp. 198
Beauty in the Bodyp. 203
Usefulness in the Bodyp. 204
A Prescriptionp. 207
Fear: Fierce Grip of Panicp. 212
Understanding Fearp. 215
Overcoming Intimidationp. 216
Maintaining Confidencep. 221
Staying Balancedp. 225
Releasing Fear's Fierce Gripp. 226
Anger: Burning Fuse of Hostilityp. 232
What Is Anger?p. 234
The Scriptures May Surprise You!p. 235
When Is Anger Justified?p. 241
Unjustified Angerp. 251
Winning Over Angerp. 262
Defection: Final Stage of Compromisep. 268
An Expert on Defectionp. 272
Doomsday Declarationp. 273
Five Signposts of Defectionp. 277
The Antidotep. 290
A Final Warningp. 292
Epilogue: Some Final Reflections on Perseveringp. 296
Notesp. 301
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