Carlos Whittaker spent decades trying to end his harmful habits and figure out and why he felt so unworthy of his blessings. After attending therapy sessions twice-a- month for two years, he reluctantly signed up for an intensive seven-day experiential-therapy retreat – no cell phones or visitors allowed.
Much to his surprise, the retreat sessions brought him break-through moments of clarity, exposing the deep-rooted issue of the damaging patterns.
In his new book, Kill the Spider: Getting Rid of What’s Really Holding You Back (on sale October 3, 2017) Whittaker shows readers why it’s not enough to try and stop sinning. He teaches that ending addicting and destructive behavior comes from treating the issue, not just the symptoms. “You can’t just clear away the cobwebs,” says Whittaker. “You have to find the spider—the source of the issue—and take it out.” Whittaker vulnerably opens-up about the cobwebs in his life –severe anxiety ending his employment and impeding his ability to leave home, approval addiction and artificial intimacy which almost stole his family away, feeling like a fraud at the height of a successful music career with the biggest worship label in the world singing in front of 40,000 people – to vividly illustrate the four steps readers must take to kill their own spiders.
With his hilarious tone and passion-filled wisdom, Whittaker helps readers find practical solutions to the struggles that hold them back, while guiding them to find their identity in Christ.