Motives: Why Do I Do the Things I Do

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About: Motives.

People are complex. There is behavior that we see and motives that we don't. Behind the "what we do" of our lives is the "why we do it."

Edward T. Welch challenges us to peer more closely into the "why." He insightfully reveals that, according to God's Word, the heart is the source of all human motivation. Our hearts contain motives such as: Pleasure, Happiness, Meaning, Power, Comfort, Control, Success, Peace, Freedom, Reputation, Respect, Love/Intimacy

Welch encourages us to ask questions to discover some of our deeper motives:

• What do we hope for, want, crave?
• What do you fear? What do you worry about?
• When do you say, "If only..."?

About the Author

Edward T. Welch (PhD, University of Utah) serves both the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) and Westminster Theological Seminary. At CCEF, he is director of counseling and academic dean, as well as a counselor and faculty member. At Westminster, he is professor of practical theology. He is author of Blame It on the Brain and When People Are Big and God Is Small and has contributed to several other books and journals, including the Journal of Psychology and Christianity.

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