This book is a complete revision of Dr. Mark Laaser's best-selling book, Faithful and True. Things have changed a lot in ten years, when the original edition was published, including in the area of sexual addition. Since then, internet pornography has become the number one form of sexual addiction. With pornography so readily available, maintaining a wholesome, biblical sexuality seems hopelessly beyond reach. Deeply ingrained patterns of thought and behavior keep people stuck on a treadmill of sin, even as they long for a walk of purity. This book offers a path that leads beyond compulsive thoughts and behaviors toward sexual integrity, and self-control. Sensitive to the shame of sexual addiction without minimizing its sinfulness, Dr. Laaser traces the roots of sexual addiction in families and in culture, shows how sexual sin poisons the lives of pastors and laypeople alike. He provides a complete program for treatment and recovery from sexual addiction, including the all-pervasive internet pornography.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 208 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2004 Dimensions: 8 X 5.31 (inches)
ISBN: 0310256577 ISBN-13: 9780310256571 UPC: 025986256579 Availability: In Stock
'Mark has eloquently unraveled the mystery behind addictive behavior: when our relationships are not alive and growing, the temptation for various kinds of addictions is unleashed..'---Dr. Gary Smalley With today's rampant availability of Internet pornography, sexual addiction has become a national epidemic that affects up to 10 percent of Christians. As devastating as any drug habit, it brings heartbreak and despair to those it entangles. But there is help for men and women caught in sexual addiction's downward spiral. This book offers a path that leads beyond compulsive thoughts and behaviors to healing and transformation. Sensitive to the shame of sexual addiction without minimizing its sinfulness, Dr. Mark Laaser traces the roots of the problem, discusses its patterns and impact, and maps out a biblical approach to self-control and sexual integrity. Previously titled Faithful and True, this revision includes an all-new section that deals with sexual addiction in the church. Other important changes reflect cultural trends, incorporate current research, and place a greater emphasis on spiritual growth. This book also addresses the unique needs and issues of female sex addicts. Whether you know someone with a sexual addiction or struggle yourself, Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction points the way to understanding, wholeness, and holiness.
Mark Laaser, MDiv, PhD, is the founder of Faithful andamp; True, a Christian-based counseling center in Minneapolis, specializing in sexual addiction. Dr. Laaser is regarded as the leading sexual addiction authority in the Christian counseling community. He is author of many books, including Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction, Becoming a Man of Valor, Taking Every Thought Captive, and The 7 Principles of Highly Accountable Men. SPANISH BIO: Mark R. Laaser, Ph.D., fundador de Faithful y True Ministries habla nacionalmente y consulta en hospitales y centros de tratamientos alrededor del pais. Es el autor de The Pornography Trap, Hablando a su hijos sobre sexo, y otros libros tambien.
'A must read for anyone who has a sexual addiction. Pastors, counselors, and lay leaders will also greatly benefit from it....Highly recommended.' -- Enrichment journal