Recognize the descriptions of core longings, of dysfunctional behaviors and of dysfunction as sin.
1. Core longings are meant to draw us into God’s embrace, where we find rest and contentment.
2. Dysfunctional behaviors are ungodly attempts to fill unmet core longings and are sinful responses to the emotional pain that results from our core.
3. Dysfunctional behaviors are, at the core, idolatrous choices away from God. Theologically, they are sinful acts that spring from desire that is twisted away from God