PORNOGRAPHY ADDICTION

Pornography Addiction

Resources

MINISTRY RESOURCES

  • faithfulandtrue.com   Faithful & True is a Christian counseling center led by Dr. Mark & Debbie Laaser, Christian leaders in the field of sex addiction.  Located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, specializing in the treatment of sexual addiction for men, support for their spouses, and guidance for couples who have experienced relational betrayal. 3-Day Intensive Workshops are offered for men, women, and couples to transforms lives, rebuilds trust and helps to heal marriage.  healingforthesoul.org 

  • A ministry led by Jason Graves, M.MFT, Sexual Addiction Specialist.  Based out of Colorado Springs, Healing for the Soul serves individuals, couples and families, dealing with sexual addictions and unwanted same sex attractions. The Healing for the Soul team uses innovative, faith-based approaches.  They offer over the phone counseling, call in groups for men & women, groups for those struggling with sex addictions and for the affected spouses.  They offer intensive 3 day retreats.  Also, their website contains many articles, blogs, and podcasts about sexual addiction.

 

  • sa.org

    SA (Sexaholics Anonymous) describes themselves as a solution to the problems of lust, sex, and pornography addiction.  This is a 12-step program focusing sex addiction.  Sexaholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others recover.  Meetings are offered face-to-face, through email, and over the phone.  No fee to participate.

 

  • XXXchurch.com

    This is a non-profit Christian website that aims to help those who struggle with pornography. The organization is “designed to bring awareness, openness, and accountability to those affected by pornography. It participates in “The Porn Debate” on College campuses about the negative effects of porn culture.  It offers accountability software, podcasts, & radio service announcements.

 

 

Accountability and/or Filtering Software

  • X3watch:  An accountability software produces by XXXchurch.com The software maintains a log of questionable websites that a user accesses based on content type, and then sends a report to an “accountability partner” of the person’s choosing.

 

  • Covenant EyesCovenant Eyes is designed to help you and those you love live free from pornography.

 

  • NetNannyNet Nanny is a content-controlled web filtering software. It provides complete visibility and control over online computer and phone activity, including instant reporting of online searches and realtime alerts.

 

  •  Accountable2You It monitors in real-time the searches, web content, and sends immediate alerts to indicated “accountability partners.” This is not filtering software.  It does not block content.
Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing,

Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing,

by Jay Stringer

“A ground-breaking resource that explores the “why” behind self-destructive sexual choices. The book is based on research from over 3,800 men and women seeking freedom from unwanted sexual behavior, be that the use of pornography, an affair, or buying sex.”

Surfing for God: Discovering the Divine Desire Beneath Sexual Struggle

Surfing for God: Discovering the Divine Desire Beneath Sexual Struggle

by Michael John Cusick

“Cusick’s insights help readers understand how porn struggles begin, what to do to prevent them, and most importantly, how to overcome the compulsion once it begins. In the end, this powerful book shows us all how the barrier built by porn addiction can become a bridge to abundant life.”

Love you, Hate the Porn: Healing a Relationship Damaged

Love you, Hate the Porn: Healing a Relationship Damaged

by Virtual Infidelity, a book by Mark Chamberlain, Phd. And Geoff Steurer, LMFT.

“A pornography addiction can feel like real infidelity to a spouse. There’s nothing virtual about the damage done to a relationship, and the wounds are reopened each time a relapse is discovered… For spouses, it’s not enough for their partners to simply stop looking at porn. They need healing themselves.”  This book “shows couples how to identify and address vulnerabilities in their relationship, offers healing advice for spouses, provides help for the struggling partner to avoid relapse, and focuses on how to make the marriage relationship stronger.”

Closing the Window: Steps to Living Porn Free

Closing the Window: Steps to Living Porn Free

by Tim Chester

“Chester offers spiritual, practical and corporate resources for living porn free. He exposes the false promises of porn and redirects us to the true promises of God. With assurance of God’s grace and cleansing power, we can change our desires and escape the traps and temptations of pornography… Close the window on porn. And open the door to freedom, integrity and new life.”

Wired for Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain

Wired for Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain

by William M. Struthers.

In this book neuroscientist and researcher William Struthers explains how pornography affects the male brain and what we can do about it… With insights for both married and single men alike, this book offers hope for freedom from pornography.

L.I.F.E. Guide for Men: A Workbook for Men Seeking Freedom from Sexual Addiction

L.I.F.E. Guide for Men: A Workbook for Men Seeking Freedom from Sexual Addiction

by Mark Laaser

“The L.I.F.E. Guide for Men is a 21-assignment recovery workbook based on Dr. Mark Laaser’s Seven Principles for living in freedom every day. The L.I.F.E. Guide workbook is a biblically-based, time-tested, effective tool in restoring sexual integrity in men. This workbook will introduce a new way of looking at recovery and transformation in our lives. While the workbook is easy enough to follow alone, it is highly recommended that it be used in conjunction with a L.I.F.E. support group.”

Worthy of Her Trust: What You Need to Do to Rebuild Sexual Integrity and Win Her Back

Worthy of Her Trust: What You Need to Do to Rebuild Sexual Integrity and Win Her Back

by Stephen Arterburn and Jason Martinkus

“Few challenges in life are as difficult as regaining a wife’s trust—and few are as ultimately worthwhile… In Worthy of Her Trust, Jason Martinkus relates how he repaired his own marriage after revelations of sexual addiction. Along with Stephen Arterburn, Jason offers exercises and tools rooted in counseling principles to help your marriage begin again.” 

This book includes stories those who have escaped the trap of sexual immorality and presents a practical, detailed plan for any man who desires sexual integrity.   Other books in this series include:  Every Young Man’s Battle,  Preparing Your Son for Every Young Man’s Battle Every Woman’s Battle Every Young Woman’s Battle Every Heart Restored: A Wife’s Guide to Healing in the Wake of Her Husband’s Sexual Sin

This book includes stories those who have escaped the trap of sexual immorality and presents a practical, detailed plan for any man who desires sexual integrity. Other books in this series include: Every Young Man’s Battle, Preparing Your Son for Every Young Man’s Battle Every Woman’s Battle Every Young Woman’s Battle Every Heart Restored: A Wife’s Guide to Healing in the Wake of Her Husband’s Sexual Sin

by Steve Arterburn, Fred Stoeker, et al.

This book includes stories those who have escaped the trap of sexual immorality and presents a practical, detailed plan for any man who desires sexual integrity.

Other books in this series include:

  • Every Young Man’s Battle,
  • Preparing Your Son for Every Young Man’s Battle
  • Every Woman’s Battle
  • Every Young Woman’s Battle
  • Every Heart Restored: A Wife’s Guide to Healing in the Wake of Her Husband’s Sexual Sin

 

Resources for Wives dealing with their Husband’s Addiction

Shattered Vows: Hope and Healing for Women Who Have Been Sexually Betrayed

Shattered Vows: Hope and Healing for Women Who Have Been Sexually Betrayed

by Debra Laaser

Shattered Vows is inspired by Debra Laaser’s own journey through betrayal, her extensive work with hundreds of hurting women as a licensed marriage and family therapist, and her healed marriage after her husband’s infidelity.  In this book, she gives you the emotional tools to develop greater intimacy in your life, spiritual tools to transform your suffering, and meaningful answers to the questions that arise amid the complex fallout of broken vows.

Every Heart Restored: A Wife’s Guide to Healing in the Wake of Her Husband’s Sexual Sin

Every Heart Restored: A Wife’s Guide to Healing in the Wake of Her Husband’s Sexual Sin

by Fred and Brenda Stoeker

Wholeness and Healing for Women Caught in the Crossfire.

As the wife of a man who is addicted to lust, pornography, or masturbation, you are not alone. Millions of men can’t get through the day or the week without clicking on to their favorite Internet porn sites, thumbing through adult magazines, or watching sensual videos–and millions of wives suffer as a result.

Over the past decade, nearly 400,000 men have found inspiration and hope in Every Man’s Battle, the best-selling men’s guide to victory over sexual sin. Now, here at last is the book for every woman who has become a casualty in the fight for sexual purity. Every Heart Restored offers godly guidance and wisdom for a woman facing such personal betrayal.

“WHAT DOES GOD EXPECT FROM ME?”

“HOW CAN I TRUST AGAIN?”

“IS IT POSSIBLE TO OVERCOME PAIN AND UNFORGIVENESS?”

“CAN MY MARRIAGE BE REBUILT?”

“WHAT IF I JUST WANT OUT?”

Filled with stories from wives and husbands at every stage in the struggle for sexual purity, Every Heart Restored addresses the questions and real-life issues that matter to you most. Whether you are facing the startling new revelation of your husband’s sin, dealing with a long-term problem, or cleaning out an old wound, Every Heart Restored will meet you where you are and guide you to healing greater than you imagine possible.fe.”

Restore, A 3-Day Intensive Workshop for Wives

A ministry of New Life & Every Man’s Battle, “Restore: Hope for a Woman’s Heart” is an intensive 3-day workshops with licensed Christian counselors for wives affected by their husband’s sexual addiction.  For dates and locations, check out https://newlife.com/workshops/restore-intensive-workshop/ or call 1 800 NEW LIFE.

L.I.F.E. Recovery Guide for Spouses: A Workbook for Living in Freedom Everyday in Sexual Wholeness and Integrity

L.I.F.E. Recovery Guide for Spouses: A Workbook for Living in Freedom Everyday in Sexual Wholeness and Integrity

by Melissa Haas

“The L.I.F.E. Guide for spouses is a 21-assignment recovery workbook for spouses of men or women battling sexual addiction. The L.I.F.E. Guide workbook is a biblically-based, time-tested, effective tool in assisting spouses to recover from their partner’s sexual addiction – whether the addict is in recovery or not. This workbook is not for women dealing with sexual addiction. This workbook will introduce a new way of looking at recovery and transformation in our lives. While the workbook is easy enough to follow alone, it is highly recommended that it be used in conjunction with a L.I.F.E. support group.”

Healing for the Soul offers over the phone therapy and call in groups for women working through the betrayal of their husband’s sex addiction.

Resources for Women’s Sexual Addiction

Every Woman’s Battle

Every Woman’s Battle

by Shannon Ethridge

Your sexual needs are far different from your man’s.
And they may be more dangerous.

When does an affair begin? Not with the first forbidden touch…but with the first forbidden thought. Unexpectedly, you find yourself enjoying a powerful emotional bond with another man. You feel like you matter to someone again. And the door you thought was locked so firmly–the door to sexual infidelity–is suddenly ajar.

The only way women can survive the intense struggle for sexual integrity is by guarding not just your body, but your mind and heart as well. Every Woman’s Battle can help you learn to do that.

Using real-life stories and examples from her own struggle, Shannon Ethridge helps women like you–whether married, engaged, or planning to marry someday–to:

·     Understand the four unique components of female sexuality
·     Discern the common myths that keep women standing in the line of fire
·     Design a new defense to protect every aspect of your life
·     Cultivate an unimaginable level of intimacy with your husband or husband-to-be
·     Develop an affair with the one and only Lover who will truly satisfy your innermost desires: Jesus Christ
 
Written in the honest style of the best-selling Every Man Series but with a uniquely female perspective, Every Woman’s Battle will lead you on a lifelong path to true joy and fulfillment—sexually, emotionally, and spiritually.

Every Young Woman’s Battle

Every Young Woman’s Battle

by Shannon Eldridge

Guys Aren’t the Only Ones Fighting a Battle for Purity

The world you live in promotes sex as the answer to just about everything. The pressure to go along with the crowd is greater than ever before, and it’s easy to compromise in little ways that are a lot more harmful than they seem. You and your friends may become caught up in destructive relationships or sexual activities without even knowing how you got there. You just want to be normal–to fit in, to be liked, to look attractive to the opposite sex. But are you paying too high a price?

This counterpart to the award-winning Every Young Man’s Battle can help you:

· learn how the sexual battle begins in your heart and mind
· understand your hunger for attention from guys
· recognize and avoid the potential pitfalls awaiting young women on the journey toward adulthood and possibly marriage
· find out how the media, novels, fashion, internet chat rooms, and body and beauty obsessions influence your sexual choices–and what you can do about it
· guard your mind, heart, and body against sexual and emotional compromise
· develop a deeper, more satisfying level of intimacy with God

Whether you have so far protected yourself emotionally and sexually, feel that you’ve been robbed of your purity, or have given in to temptation in some way, this book can help you achieve or reclaim sexual integrity. It can also guide you through the temptations and pressures of young adulthood while demonstrating how you can live your life to the fullest–without regrets.

Includes a comprehensive workbook for individual or group study.

L.I.F.E. Guide for Women: A Workbook for Women Seeking Recovery from Sexual Addiction

L.I.F.E. Guide for Women: A Workbook for Women Seeking Recovery from Sexual Addiction

by Marnie Ferree

“The L.I.F.E. Guide for Women is a 21-assignment recovery workbook based on Dr. Mark Laaser’s Seven Principles for living in freedom every day. The L.I.F.E. Guide workbook is a biblically-based, time-tested, effective tool in restoring sexual integrity in women. This workbook will introduce a new way of looking at recovery and transformation in our lives. This workbook is not for spouses of addicts. While the workbook is easy enough to follow alone, it is highly recommended that it be used in conjunction with a L.I.F.E. support group.” 

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