A life-controlling problem is anything that masters our lives.
’Everything is permissible for me’—but not everything is beneficial. ‘Everything is permissible for me’—but I will not be mastered by anything. I Corinthians 6:12
Life-controlling problems fall into three categories:
drugs, alcohol, food, prescription medications
Gambling, pornography, outbursts of anger, etc.
Co-dependent, unhealthy, or enmeshed relationships