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Doug Britton Legacy Newsletter — February 28, 2006

Pray to see sin as disgusting, unpleasant and unappealing

February 28, 2006

Dear __________:

Here’s my latest news. In this newsletter:

In this newsletter:
– New online Bible study: Overcoming Temptation—Pray to see sin as disgusting, unpleasant and unappealing
– Pastor’s testimonial: Results of marriage seminar in Church of the Nazarene, Susanville, Calif.
– Reader’s testimonial: Overcoming anger and drug use
– Workshops at Rocklin women’s retreat this weekend

Overcoming Temptation—Pray to see sin as disgusting, unpleasant and unappealing
Pray to see sin through God’s eyes
A powerful way to overcome temptation is to pray to see sin through God’s eyes. This Bible study helps us experience sin as evil, disgusting, unpleasant and unappealing. It can be an invaluable aid for personal transformation as well as helping others break free from sin’s grasp.

Pastor’s testimonial:
I would highly recommend Doug Britton and his wife Skeeter as speakers for marriage seminars, retreats, and church workshops. They were just great! They came to our church and really gave us useful, hands-on information that has helped our couples grow closer together and closer to God.
After their weekend seminar on “Keys To A Great Marriage,” we planned to start a couples Bible study utilizing Doug’s exciting “Marriage By The Book” series. We prayed that a few couples would be motivated to attend this follow-up class; we had twelve couples the first night! Thank you Doug and Skeeter. I look forward to having you come back to our church in the near future.
— Mike Cornelison, Family Ministries, Church of the Nazarene, Susanville, Calif.

Reader’s testimonial (gaining freedom from anger and drugs)
Our group has been going through Victory Over Anger, Grumpiness and Irritation. Well, I am happy to report that our group has grown to about twice its original size!
We were all dealing with anger issues. I always thought I was the only one who had grumpiness and anger issues, but it was wonderful getting together with a group of people, most of whom were previously not really known to me. I was able to share some very very deep thoughts with them, and guess what?
As it turned out, my biggest problem was an addiction I had with smoking marijuana. I realized somewhere along the way that my grumpiness often stemmed from my addiction and my inability to share that with anyone, and most importantly, my unwillingness to give it up. But, during your study, I had a revelation one night and decided that I could no longer go on “leading” this group the way I was hiding my true self from the whole world!

One night as I was reading through one of the chapters to the group, I stopped and I confessed what I had been doing and that I didn’t feel worthy of leading them anymore! Well, they were more than understanding. They in fact found me to be human! Imagine that.

And well, ever since that night I confessed to them, I started cleaning out all the junk I had accumulated over the years (paraphernalia, seeds, rolling papers and the like) and I threw it all in the trash!!! I’m not smoking pot anymore, and I owe it all to my group and your study! I finally got the courage to say “Hey, I need to change this,” and I did it.
— {Name withheld for privacy}

Workshops this weekend at Rocklin, Calif. women’s retreat:

“Who Do You Think You Are?” and “Releasing the Man of God in Your Husband” – Rocklin, Calif.
What: Two workshops as part of “A New Season” women’s conference
When: Conference is from 10:00 a.m. March 3 – 1:00 p.m. March 4
(My two workshops are at 2:00 p.m. March 3 and 9:00 a.m. March 4)
Where: Sunset Christian Center, Rocklin, Calif.
Sponsor: Assemblies of God No. CA/Nevada women’s ministries
Cost: $85
Information: (916) 379-9600 (Ask for Susan Rees)

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May God continue to bless you!

In Christ,

Doug Britton
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