Upon graduation from the University of Florida in 1980, Monte served for seven years as a U.S. Army Intelligence Officer. He and his wife, Sandy, served in the ministry for 16 years in non-denominational churches in the Southeast. In 2003 they moved to the Orlando, Florida, area and established More Than Conquerors (MTC) Counseling. Monte holds a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling and is also a Certified Addictions Professional. Monte has vast experience counseling individuals, couples, and families with complex mental health and substance abuse issues. He also provides spiritual life coaching, staff training, and church workshops. Monte and Sandy recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary and have two adult daughters who reside in Charlotte, NC. Excerpt from Spiritual Breakthroughs: What exactly is a spiritual breakthrough? For the purposes of this book, a spiritual breakthrough is "an obvious and observable change in controlling thoughts, feelings, or behaviors, resulting in dramatic spiritual growth." The bottom line is, when you make a spiritual breakthrough, it will be obvious. You will know it, and others will see it, too. Making and sustaining spiritual breakthroughs will transform you into a drastically different person. That is what the power of God can do if we allow it. Yes, you read that correctly; we must allow the most powerful force in the universe to work in our lives. We can stop the power of God simply by deciding not to change. I made the decision to hinder His power many times in the past, and perhaps you are making it right now. My prayer is that by picking up this book, you made the first step towards opening your heart and mind to the power of God and are ready to delve into His Scriptures.