Chris, it is when we are "broken" that the true healing of God can be greatly manifested if we have the heart to hear him and the wisdom to acknowledge our condition. Thank you for your willingness and freedom to share your path of healing that you have been on these last few months. As we at five doves wait for the rapture, God is revealing himself more and more to his seeking people in the most amazing ways. With testimonies like your resonating with others experiences, I can really see how the demonic can attack and have strongholds in families that go generation to generation. Somehow we think that being a Christians eliminates us from satans battlefield and he can't have influence or sway over us. Maybe that is the first mistake of modern day Christianity, falling for that lie. If we don't know we have an opponent, we won't know or understand the need to discover his tactics or what is necessary to thwart his attacks. If we have a heart to hear, God will show us these strongholds, like he showed you yours. I have found that fasting is also an important part of confirming our intent to learn, with the Lord. Acknowledging that constricting our appetite for food can teach us that there are other appetites that need to be restricted as well. Our intent to learn from fasting will be used by God to teach us of other areas that need the same treatment. Isn't the Lord good. You can see why Paul embarrassed his hardships because he saw them as a tool for the Lord to show more of Himself to Paul, and also a chance to see more of what was being dominated in his life by evil spirits. This would result in God being more, and Paul being less. That would be my life goal as it seems is yours as well. God's blessing on you.