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Resources For Addictions
Every Man’s Battle by Steve Arterburn
We live in a world awash with sensual images 24/7. The exponential growth of pornography and internet infidelity has men locked in a battle of spiritual warfare against these temptations, often drowning in addiction, defeat, and shame. But you can be victorious in the battle for sexual integrity. Every Man’s Battle reveals a detailed strategy that has helped millions of men win the war against temptation. This revised and updated edition of the bestselling classic offers a practical, biblical plan to help you experience victory and wholeness, as well as a comprehensive workbook for group discussion or personal reflection.
Living a Pure Life by John Coblentz
In this book you will find the principles and guidance of God’s Word regarding moral purity. It faces honestly what happens when moral sins are committed and lays out the requirements for dealing with sexual sin.
Unwanted 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. Jay Stringer’s (M.Div, MA, LMHC) original research found that unwanted sexual behavior can be both shaped by and predicted based on the parts of our story―past and present―that remain unaddressed. When we pay attention to our unwanted sexual desires and identify the unique reasons that trigger them, the path of healing is revealed. Counselors, pastors, and accountability partners of those who experience sexual shame will also find in this book the deep spiritual and psychological guidance they need to effectively minister to the sexually broken around them.
Unless listed otherwise, these books are available from one of the following websites:
Websites and Programs
A 10 episode series teaching men to walk in freedom from pornography addiction. TRY SMARTER, NOT HARDER. What starts out as a moral problem quickly becomes a brain problem. Often men who have tried to quit have failed because they don’t understand the brain. Men in sexual bondage go through a cycle of triggering, ritual, and acting out. Discover how to renew your mind and break destructive patterns.
Pure Desire Ministries
Pure Desire Ministries International is a biblically-based and clinically-informed ministry committed to true revival in the church through the healing of the present day epidemic of sexual brokenness. Over the course of two decades, they have developed a strategy that is biblically based, clinically informed, and highly successful in creating lasting change.
This kit is a good addition or sequel to the Conquer series. Through the Seven Pillars of Freedom you’ll start to understand your whole story and identify what contributes to your sexual brokenness. You will begin your recovery from unwanted sexual behavior with a trusted group of men on the same journey. Through Seven Pillar’s guided lessons and a trusted community, you will develop the tools necessary to break free, heal your relationship, and take back your life.
HOPE IN HEALING
Phone ~(209) 617-0265
Ryan has real life experience with healing from a sexual addiction. After 20 years of struggling, he committed to going for help. This became a life changing experience and Ryan is now living victoriously as a member of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. Because of this, Hope in Healing is available to help others who are fighting similar battles..
The following is included in the 2-year program
– A personal assessment phone consultation
– Weekly classes
– 24/7 group support
– Separate groups for married and single men
Contact Ryan for costs and more details.