34 years of integrating biblical truth and psychology

How to Take Charge of Your Mind

Watch God Transform You Into a New Person 

As You Change How You Think 

True story . . .

Some years ago a well-spoken, bright-eyed 8 year-old girl with light brown hair in pigtails and a sprinkling of freckles on her nose came to a counseling session with her mom in tow. They sat down on the couch across from me (Susan).

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

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

Over the next 20 minutes both she and her mom filled out the picture 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 believed 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 it looks 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 scared a bit.”

This simple exercise helped her see that all those terrifying emotions she felt in a thunderstorm had nothing to do with the thunderstorm itself. All her terror was coming from the words inside her own head about the storm.

What does this story mean for you?

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 . . .

Nobody wants to be afraid.  Nobody likes worrying.  Nobody enjoys stressful thoughts. 

So why don’t we just quit this madness? Just stop?

Let me answer that with an analogy.

Let’s say you have a car that sputters, stalls, and backfires. Clearly, that car is malfunctioning. It is in a state of disrepair. You can fix your car—provided you understand auto mechanics and have the necessary tools. It would be absurd to say to your car, “just stop this . . . stop running like crap!”

Likewise, a mind controlled by fear, anger, worry, anxiety, bitterness and the like is malfunctioning. It, too, is in a state of disrepair. As with your car, you can “repair” your thinking, putting it aright, once you understand how the mind works and acquire the necessary tools

But it’s even better than that! 

As a Christian, you have two master mechanics” working right along with you, guaranteeing that your mind runs dynamically and efficiently, just as it was designed to.

“But how do I learn to repair my thinking?”

That’s where we come in. 

Everything you need to know to take control of your mind and make it work for you instead of against you is contained in our training, How to Build an Unbreakable Mind. And it’s ready for you to access right now.

But before I tell you more about the course and how you can get it, let me introduce the author, Dr Michael Ruth.

Dr Mike Ruth

For the last 34 years Dr Mike has been helping people from all walks of life overcome almost every kind of challenge you can think of in our clinical practice. 

More recently, however, he has begun focusing specifically on helping believers take charge of their mind by integrating biblical truth with sound psychology.

And here’s why . . .

Most of our emotional suffering is directly caused by what’s going on in our mind.

This explains why our mission at GRO in 2024 is very simple. We want to show you how . . . 
You can eliminate emotional suffering when you learn to master your thoughts using the principles taught in Scripture

And we do this in our latest course . . .

How to Build an Unbreakable Mind

the biblical strategy for mental invincibility

A 10-week guided program equipping you —

perhaps for the first time ever — to be in charge of your thinking 

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Enrollment is now open!

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.” Which is to say, as you change the way you think, God will do His work of transformation in you!
How to Build an Unbreakable Mind is a guided, 10-week training “roadmap” that provides you with everything you need (including live group Q&A and even individual attention if you get stuck), laid out for you in a user-friendly, conveniently accessible environment, so you can know what it feels like to take back control of your mind and experience the incredible transformation that comes with it.

“You’ve helped me so much… I feel like a different person!”

Alan (Client)

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Here’s what you get when you register for How to Build an Unbreakable Mind:

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This course features specific results-oriented strategies compiled from biblical teachings, our decades of research, and in-the-trenches experience with clients who have been where you are.

This means you get real help for real-life situations that create real transformation!

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We are available to connect with you directly inside our private online community Monday through Friday at specified times for the duration of this 10-week program. 

We respond to all questions posted in the Community Q&A either individually or in the weekly live Q&A call.

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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 calls, etc.) provided on a weekly basis inside the community for the duration of the 10-week 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.

Lessons are in pdf, mp3, and powerpoint formats. Guided exercises and downloadable worksheets are also provided inside the portal. 


You Also Get These Bonuses When You Enroll Today!

Anxiety Proof Your Mind

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


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Bonus #3

This Bonus is our commitment to actively partner with you on this journey to take charge of your mind and take back your life. 

For the duration of the course (a total of 10 weeks, though you progress at your own pace) we host weekly live 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 you did the work required to see success, we offer you the opportunity to apply the cost of the 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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Our team proudly carries the following certifications:

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