Recommended sexuality-related resources

Books and resources
  • Every Man’s Battle by Stephen Arterburn and Fred Stoeker. An introductory book for helping men to see their problems of pornography and to begin the healing journey.
  • Every Man's Marriage by Stephen Arterburn and Fred Stoeker. The main focus is on winning the heart of a woman.
  • Breaking Free from the Power of Lust by Jeff Colon (audio CD set of 4)
  • At the Altar of Sexual Idolatry by Steve Gallagher
  • At the Altar of Sexual Idolatry Workbook by Steve Gallagher
  • Intoxicated with Babylon by Steve Gallagher
  • Irresistible to God by Steve Gallagher
  • Faithful and True by Mark Laser
  • Out of the Shadows by Patrick Carnes
  • Out of the Shadows workbook by Patrick Carnes
  • Addicted to “Love” by Steve Arterburn
  • Fatal Attractions by Bill Perkins
  • Breaking Free by Russell Willingham. It helps with understanding sexual addiction and the power of Jesus to help bring victory. It also has a helpful appendix for wives of the sexually broken.
  • False Intimacy by Harry Schaumburg
  • Pornography: Lies, truth and hope by Mennonite Central Committee. Find online at mcc.org/media/resources/1125.

Books for spouses of men in addictions
  • Every Heart Restored by Fred and Brenda Stoeker. A wife’s guide to healing in the wake of a husband’s sexual sin.
  • From Bondage to Bonding by Nancy Groom. An honest book on the subject of codependency.
  • An Affair of the Mind by Laurie Hall. A book written by the wife of a sex addict, detailing how God led her to wholeness as she confronted her husband’s sickness as well as her own.
  • Love is a Choice by Robert Hemfelt, Frank Minirth, and Paul Meier. On understanding codependency from a Christian perspective.

Women in addiction
  • Every Woman’s Battle by Shannon Ethridge
  • Exposed: A Novel by Ashley Weis

For couples where there has been pornography
  • Resurrection: Discovering the Beauty of Marriage in the Cross by Ashley Weis (Amazon)

What parents need to know
    What Every Parent Needs to Know About ...  
    Four small booklets from the National Coalition for the Protection of Children and Families
    1. Addressing the Sexualized Culture
    2. Raising Kids in a XXX Culture
    3. Wireless Technology and Mobile Entertainment
    4. Leaving a Godly Legacy

Websites
  • purelifeministries.org -- a Christian ministry for sexual addictions; free resources online; men's rehab; and phone counseling (biblically-based)
  • dayseven.net -- a Christian ministry of counseling in Lancaster and Harrisburg, Pa., for those dealing with sexual addictions; 717-735-0690 or 1-866-301-3297
  • blazinggrace.org -- biblically-based resourcing
  • faithfulandtrue.com -- Mark Laser in Minnesota
  • bethesdaworkshops.org -- Nashville, Tennesee
  • NewLife.com
  • harvestusa.org -- Philadelphia, Pa., ministry for those with sexual addictions
  • x3pure.com -- offers workshops and resources for those struggling with pornography
  • sa.org -- offers support groups for those struggling with sex additions

Personal accountability software filters
  • xxxchurch.com -- accountability software program helping with online integrity
  • covenanteyes.com -- accountability program for online integrity; has a monthly fee
  • safefamilies.org -- free internet filtering and parental control software

Software filters for children

Retreats/seminars/workshops
  • Every Man’s Battle Workshops (1-800-NEW-LIFE), everymansbattle.com 
  • Bethesda Workshops, bethesdaworkshops.org 
  • American Family Association in Tupelo, Ms., has workshops for sex addicts and their spouses and offers outstanding resources.
  • Pure Life Ministries offers seminars, counseling, and a men's rehabilitation facility; purelifeministries.org

Email contacts

Counseling options
  • Pure Life Ministries counseling (includes phone counseling); purelifeministries.org
  • Focus on the Family (719-531-3400 ext. 2700) can give a referral in your area.
  • Rapha (800-383-HOPE) can give a referral in your area.
  • Day Seven Ministries in Lancaster, Pa. (717-735-0690)
  • CrossRoads Counseling of the Rockies (719-395-4673); crossroadscounseling.net or hope@crossroadscounseling.net
Last updated January 2015
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