5 Stars Out Of 5
Put Me on the Road to Recovery
June 2, 2015
Maybe it was reading Dr. Struthers book at this point in life but it really felt as if God had directed me to this book out of many others.
I had just committed to my wife to go to counseling and turn my back on a twenty year struggle with pornography when I ran across a copy of this book at a closeout store. I showed it to my wife and she agreed we would read it out loud together.
As we read, Dr. Struthers's descriptions of what porn does and how it becomes addictive, and how we have to realize what broken aspects of our life history and personality traits make us so vulnerable, it was almost like a diagnostic checklist of my life - check, check, CHECK, oh my goodness CHECK, check, check.........
When one has been drowning in porn as long as I was you just don't realize that the first thing to do, as Will Rogers famously remarked about being trapped in a hole, is to stop digging! Dr. Struthers words made me stop digging and start connecting to God and my wife again to build the ladder out of the hole I had placed myself all my relationships in.
It hasn't been easy, and we have had lots of help from our therapist, a support group, and our pastor, but this book nailed me and my pathology and addiction to the wall. We have shared many other books since then and several have been very helpful and inspirational, but without this book I might never have developed the roadmap from "how and why did I get here (the depths of addiction)" to "I (we) have help and a plan of day to day success and we know with the guidance of God we will prevail and prosper!"
Give this book to anyone you know who is at risk - single men and boys, newlyweds, sons-in-law, any man (and more women than you could imagine) who has a computer and an Internet connection or even a cable subscription. Ask them to pass it on once they have read it.