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Watching TV: Why We Love to Binge

We almost can't help ourselves when it comes to watching one more episode.
Posted Jan 08, 2016
"If you have ever watched three or more episodes of a series in a single day, congratulations! You are a binge-watcher. But if you think that makes you special, sorry. You share that experience with 92% of the people who participated in a 2015 TiVo survey (link is external). Ninety-two percent!"

source: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/living-single/201601/watching-tv-why-we-love-binge


TV appears at least to me to be written to titillate the viewers emotions!

Have you ever noticed how the main characters seem to have endless situations the are emotionally charged and seemingly leave the characters overwhelmed and in helpless,  trapped situations with little or no control?

Often the characters, protagonist included, respond to helpless situations with displaced emotional responses like getting out of control angry or drunk, shooting someone or some other violent or inappropriate behavior.  The entire show is one emotional turmoil followed by another.  The viewers like it, they can relate.

Is it any wonder society is rampant with addictive behaviors?  Addiction always serves an emotional purpose. Addiction is an attempt to regain control over helpless, powerless, trapped circumstances that render us feeling out of control.

With Christ driven behavior we can and do regain control over hurts, habits and hangups.  When we are willing to have a relationship with Christ, we become Christ like in our value system. We practice the fruits of the Holy Spirit. We don’t act with displaced behavior but instead direct healthy Christ Driven Behavior that honors God.  Understanding and controlling our emotions is the key to victory over all hurts, habits and hangups.

Give God control and He will return that control to you.

Understand your emotions, change your thinking and change your life.

"I am a Surrendered Believer in Jesus Christ with Free Will and I CHOSE Surrender (Intelligent Delegation) in my victory over, “Recreational Chemical Abuse, my weekend, "False Idols."
"I chose DIRECT health assertive Christ Driven Behavior (CDB) instead of DISPLACED behavior in order to regain control over feeling helpless, powerless, trapped and lacking control. I changed my, "Thinking," and God changed my life."
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There is no reason why anyone with any hurt, habit, or hang up cannot be helped. The Person-God partnership simply needs to be more powerful than any hurt, habit or hangup.

Behind everything you do is a THOUGHT.

Every BEHAVIOR is motivated by a BELIEF.

Every ACTION is prompted by an ATTITUDE.


With respect to behavior, life is about, emotions, beliefs, thinking and control.

"A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back."Proverbs 29:11 (Displaced Behaviors)

"Do not be conformed by this world but instead by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2 (Direct Behavior)

When you think and empower yourself and surrender control to God, when you Intelligently Delegate Control to God (2 Corinthians 12:9-10),

God returns that control to you with a, “Helper," the Holy Spirit, (John 14:16) a form of Reciprocal Innervation.

You regain control: "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.

No longer are you subject to corrupted displaced thinking but instead are transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2).

This is where science and scripture intertwine, where Christ Driven Behavior brings, values, control, cause, character and purpose driven behavior, the fruits of the spirit Galatians 5:22-23 .

“If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17.


Proverbs 29:11 "A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back."

Romans 12:2: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

2 Corinthians 12-9:“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”

John 14:16: "He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—"

Philippians 2:13: "for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure."

Galatians 5:22-23 "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Ephesians 4:22-23 "...put away the old person you used to be. Have nothing to do with your old sinful life. It was sinful because of being fooled into following bad desires. Let your minds and hearts be made new."

Life is about finding Purpose. When you have a, "Global Purpose," in life, healthy direct assertive thinking and behavior follow.

Change your thinking, change your life!

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