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Perry and Shawna Mornings

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June 07, 2024

Addiction Is Not a Disease

As Christians we’re called to forgive one another. But does that mean we don’t recognize what others did as wrong? When do we cross a line into enabling others to continue in their sin?

Travis Thompson, drawing from his own personal addiction and recovery, helps us navigate the challenges of addiction to develop sustainable recovery strategies.

Travis is a licensed marriage and family therapist and the author of To Those With Faith: Helping the Church Understand and Support Healing for Those in Addiction.

In this episode he also shares what we can learn from the life of David. There were bread crumbs of sin in David’s life that lead right up to his sin with Bathsheba.

Travis believes that the Bible is more than an instruction manual for Christian living – it’s the most applicable document to healing the soul for believers and nonbelievers alike.  

Also, Shawna shares that following Jesus is a lifestyle of one eighties. The Bible calls it “repentance.”

As a kid, before Perry gave his live over to Jesus, he was asked by a young pastor, “Perry are you saved yet?” Perry’s answer then tells us so much about the default mode of the human heart: “I’m working on it!”

Lastly, though it’s painful to have to stop and look at our sin, to name it and own it – being specific with God in confessing our sin can help us to avoid the same sin in the future. In confession we are reminded of God’s faithfulness to forgive us and cleanse us.


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Perry LaHaie

Perry LaHaie's passion is to know Jesus and make Him known. “I’m all in with Jesus but not all put together. I need Jesus right now as much as I did when I first started following Him!” Perry says. In addition to co-hosting Perry and Shawna Mornings, Perry is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, and advocate for those who haven’t yet heard the gospel, especially those in the Muslim world. Born and raised in northern Michigan, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a graduate degree in Cross- cultural Communications. Perry also serves with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his bride, Teresa, call Holland, Michigan home. They have two adult children, Kali and Taylor, and Taylor’s bride, Bri.


Shawna Beyer

Shawna Beyer has a way of telling stories that create personal connection— to her, to one another, and to God. She has been a homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a consulting company, and church staff member. Though she’s been involved in ministry with her husband (Dan) in Iowa, Arizona, and now Michigan, she was born and raised in Southern California and as they say, “You can take the girl out of California . . .” She is mom to four grown kids (Bryn, Drayson, Eden, and Haven) who no longer need her but humor her anyway. Shawna is passionate about the rhythms we weave into the fabric of our lives to fall more in love with God each day. Healthy foods are her go-to, but she will abandon that whole track in a heartbeat for a homemade cinnamon roll like Grandma used to make.

Perry and Shawna Mornings

The Perry and Shawna Podcast: Real life conversations reminding you that you’re Abba’s child and that you’re blessed to be a blessing and loved to share Jesus’ love.