34 years of integrating biblical truth and psychology

Master Your Mind

How to Let God Transform You Into a New Person 

by Changing the Way You Think 

I want to share a true story with you . . .

Some years ago a well-spoken, bright-eyed 8 year-old girl with light brown pigtails and a sprinkling of freckles on her nose came to a counseling session along with her mom. And they sat down on the couch across from me.

After commenting on her cool tennis shoes, I said, “So, tell me what’s bothering you.” 

“I’m afraid of thunderstorms,” she answered, without a bit of hesitation.

“Gotcha. So can you tell me how you feel inside when a thunderstorm comes . . . and what you do when that happens?” I asked.

Over the next 20 minutes or so both she and her mom filled out the picture for me so I could better understand the intensity of this little girl’s fear of storms, a fear that was almost unbearable for her.

Inside the conversation she happened to mention her older brother. “He’s not afraid of storms at all.”

Immediately I saw an opportunity that I hoped would help her move beyond her fear . . . 

“So I want you to imagine something with me. And when I tell you what it is, I know how funny it’s gonna look. But I still want you to imagine this could really happen, okay?”


“I’d like you to first close your eyes . . .

“And now I want you to imagine that when the next thunderstorm comes, you and your brother quickly switch heads.

“So you would still be you . . . and your brother would still be your brother. But until the storm is over, you have your brother’s head instead of yours.

“Now I know that’s gonna look really weird, but can you see that?”

With her eyes still closed she chuckled, and then nodded excitedly, “Uh huh!”

“Okay. Now tell me . . .

“If you had your brother’s head during that whole storm, would you still be afraid?”

It took her no time at all to answer.

Shaking her head, she instantly said, “No. I wouldn’t be afraid a bit.”

This simple exercise helped this wonderful 8 year-old girl realize that all those terribly frightening emotions she felt in a thunderstorm had nothing to do with the thunderstorm itself.

She could see that the reason she felt so afraid was because of what she was saying to herself about it, inside her own head.

And keep in mind . . . she was just 8 years old.

If you allow yourself, you can relate to this little girl’s story.

The plain truth is, as much as we hate to admit it, most of our ongoing suffering is caused by nothing more than what’s going on in our head . . .

Self-defeating messages. Dooms-day dreads. Fear of the unknown. Worries about what might come your way that you won’t be able to manage. Anxiety over the fact that you have little control over most of what happens in your life.

Now, you may believe you can’t change the way you think. It’s just who you are. So what’s the use in trying?

Well, for starters, consider what Paul tells the believers in Philippi, “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,” (Philippians 2:5).

(Sounds a bit like our story above, doesn’t it?)

But is it really possible to shift our way of thinking to line up with how Christ thinks? In other words, can I really put Christ’s head on my shoulders? 

Yes. In the way I mean it here, you can. Otherwise Scripture wouldn’t encourage us to do it.

BUT you cannot do it without the one and only weapon capable of defeating destructive thinking. 

Nobody wants to be afraid. Nobody likes worrying. Nobody enjoys hearing self-defeating messages play on loop in their head. 

So why don’t we just quit? Just stop?

The answer is simple. 

You cannot defeat destructive habit patterns of thought in your own power.

Let me say it again . . . 

There is one and only one weapon capable of destroying your mental and emotional enemies and replacing them with dynamic, life-enriching thoughts and feelings. 

And Dr Mike tells you exactly what that weapon is . . . and how to use it . . . so you can begin taking charge of your mind as soon as today in his newly-revised, expanded course:

How to Build an Unbreakable Mind

the biblical strategy for mental invincibility

A strategic, actionable guide for replacing destructive mental and emotional enemies like anxiety, bitterness, fear, depression, insecurity, and worry with dynamic, beneficial thoughts and feelings.

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This newly-released Course from Growth Resources Online (GRO) . . . 

Course registration is now open!

How to Build an Unbreakable Mind is an insightful, straightforward, and easy to follow 4-step strategy that Dr Mike developed that integrates Scripture with sound psychology, which means you can trust its validity and reliability!
Gaining mastery of your mind is the most important skill you can ever learn because, as explained in the Introduction to this life-changing course, whoever or whatever controls your mind controls you.
Of course, Scripture is very clear on this as well. In fact, Romans 12:2 (NLT) states, “Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.”
How to Build an Unbreakable Mind guides you through this step-by-step process, moving you from beginner to expert, in the all-important job of taking back control of your mind.
Just one final note . . . 
This course, like all GRO materials, is one-of-a-kind in that it comes directly from our biblical and clinical training and 3+ decades in private practice working with people just like you. In short, our courses are only available here through Growth Resources Online because each one is compiled from unique content created by us in-house. 

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This means you get real help for real-life situations that bring positive, lasting changes to your life! 

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We are available to interact with you directly inside our private online community Monday through Friday at specified times for the duration of the course.

We also respond to all questions posted in the Q&A tab inside the community.

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This private “no judgment zone” is a safe place where you can ask questions, help one another, and share successes and challenges. 

Additional trainings (group coaching, Q&A, etc.) may also be provided inside the community at members’ request during the course.

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Our user-friendly Member Portal allows you to easily progress through the course, access the community, and connect directly to us.

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Bonus #1

Suppose you’re driving to work one morning and seemingly out of nowhere you get hit with a rush of anxiety. If you take a deep breath and pause long enough to consider what you were thinking right before it happened, you’ll likely be able to figure out what thought triggered those anxious feelings.

But the thoughts that keep playing over and over in your head after that experience are the lies your anxiety wants you to believe to keep you where you are.

The Great Deception helps you uncover those lies so you can begin telling yourself the truth instead. Because it is the truth that sets you free!

Bonus #2

Psychiatrist and New York Times best-selling author of The Road Less Traveled, M. Scott Peck, MD, says that Shadow Work is “one of the truly great and well-written books about our human journey.” 

And I believe after reading it, you’ll agree!

This remarkable book offers encouraging assistance to those of us navigating life in today’s society… and your copy will be delivered directly by mail on request after you enroll in this course!


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This Bonus is our commitment to partner with you on this journey to take back your life. 

For the duration of the course (a total of 8 weeks, though you progress at your own pace) we host weekly online group study sessions inside the Community to answer your questions, support your understanding, and help you if you get stuck. 

We also provide daily support inside the Community for more individual, immediate assistance.  

So even though this is a “self-study” course, you are always heard and supported here! 

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We are fully vested in exceeding your expectations for the duration of this course and are committed to doing everything we can to insure and support your success

For this reason, rather than refunding the price you paid for the course in the event that you’re unhappy with your results, as long as you can document that you did the work required to see success, we offer you the opportunity to apply the cost of your course to individual coaching sessions for a more strategic, personalized solution. 

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Dr. Michael Ruth, now in his 34th year of private practice, is Board Certified in counseling, family therapy, life coaching, and NLP. He is author of three books and chief course creator for GRO.

Dr Mike holds degrees in history, theology, counseling, and religion and society. 

He received the Chalice Award in recognition of outstanding doctoral research for his PhD dissertation – The Virulent Personality: A Proposal for the Clinical Classification of Pathological Evil as a Psychiatric Disorder

Susan Ruth, co-practitioner in our private practice, is a Board Certified Life Coach as well as co-course creator for GRO. An award-winning educator, she holds a BS in Education and a Master’s degree in Counseling.

She has also ghostwritten five books on topics including personal achievement, biography and business, and spiritual development. 

Susan specializes in helping parents grow emotionally healthy kids and helping you discover the treasures hidden in your personality and personal story.

Both Dr Mike and Susan are board certified in Applied Positive Psychology

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