Books by David D. Edgington, Ph.D

The wife is the “unexpected” abuser/reviler in a marriage. Biblically, the term “revile” speaks of the verbal aspect of mistreatment of others. It is a “non-contact” weapon in the arsenal of the bitter, controlling person. Both in society and in the Church, it is assumed that the husband is the one who reviles the wife, yet there is a growing trend where the opposite is the case. And this trend will continue to get worse as role confusion in marriage and relationships escalates in the modern world. Men in marriages where they are reviled feel alone, judged, and hopeless. Most men in this kind of marriage suffer silently since to openly admit this problem calls into question one’s masculinity. Being reviled is so painful and debilitating that most men seriously contemplate suicide. It is no wonder then, that the sin of “reviling” requires church discipline (1 Cor. 5:11; 6:10), yet how many churches practice this? This book is a must-read both for the husband living in a reviling marriage, but also for the Pastor who wishes to minister to his people according to the Scriptures. Drawing on his vast experience as a full-time Biblical Counselor, Dr. Edgington examines this pressing issue from both his experience in counseling husbands and wives, and also from the practical application of the Word of God.
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Biblical Meditation is commanded in Scripture, but Bible Memory is not. This is not a statement to discourage Bible memory, but rather it is meant to encourage Bible Meditation. Biblical Meditation is: “To dwell, ponder, muse, think upon or linger upon the truths given us in God’s Word until our hearts are affected by them.” You will find Biblical Meditation to be one of the most powerful and beneficial disciplines that you will ever learn. It changes the heart more effectively than anything else we do. The key word in the above definition is the word “until.” This is more than a cursory glance at Scripture or a “read-through-the-Bible-in-a-year” program. Biblical Meditation is beautiful because it involves a deliberate, prolonged gaze whereby our hearts are moved and stirred by the Holy Spirit as He changes us through the Living Word of God. He impresses and imprints the truths of Scripture on us and stirs our affections for Jesus Christ. Biblical Meditation is about application, not just academic or intellectual exercises.
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The title of this book may seem contradictory – porn “murders” yet your soul commits “suicide.” So, which is it – murder or suicide? Actually it is both. Pornography is a murderer, but it doesn’t just murder in isolation. It murders romance. It murders a relationship with your spouse. And the list goes on. But pornography is also suicide to the soul. It is self-destructive. If you view yourself as a “victim” of pornography, you will not find freedom. If you believe you are helpless in the face of this foe, you will not find hope. The ones who merely institute rules, put filters on their phones, have an “accountability” partner and make outward behavioral changes never see their change last for very long. But the ones whose hearts truly change by the power of God using the Word of God – the ones who truly deal with their own lusts, their own demands, their own temper tantrums, their own entitlement mindset – these are the ones who find freedom and peace and contentment and joy in the Holy Spirit. The good news has to be grasped as “the best news ever” not merely as facts to which we assent. God’s amazing grace must be seen in its “abounding abundance” not simply as information or as intellectual facts. The idols have to be smashed and obliterated. The reality of spiritual warfare needs to not only be respected, but also strategically fought by the weapons of God not the weapons of our flesh (2 Corinthians 10:3-4). You can overcome the lure of pornography. My deepest desire is that this book will lead you to find the freedom that can only come through seeking the Lord Jesus Christ through the Word of God by means of the Spirit of God.
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