Finding Freedom From Habits That Bind You
by Erin M. Straza
"Comfort Detox exposes the way our everyday complacencies keep us from seeing and responding to the needs of those both near and far." —Karen Swallow Prior, author of "Booked" and "Fierce Convictions"
Erin Straza has gone on a journey of self-discovery, awakening to her own inherent drive for a comfort that cannot truly fulfill or satisfy. She depicts her struggles with vulnerability and honesty, and shares stories of other women who are on this same path. Straza also provides practical insights and exercises to help you find freedom from the lure of the comfortable.
"My own comfort detox began with putting off the sluggish and selfish thought-habits I had always practiced. And this is where your comfort detox begins as well: on the inside, dealing with the way you process information to make everyday decisions."
"We want what we want, when we want it. Whatever the need of the moment—whether it be convenience, relational security, increased status, and so on—self-satisfaction is the driving factor underneath the surface."
Discomfort is essential to the spiritual journey.
The primacy of comfort leaves us shielded and padded and insulated from the raw needs of a broken world. We become unable to embrace the discomfort of vulnerability, both to others and to God.