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Clean: A Proven Plan for Men Committed to Sexual Integrity

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A leading expert in sexual addiction recovery offers Christian men a clear path to wholeness and victory.

The American church is in the battle of its life. Sexual addiction has grown into a serious problem in nearly every local church, regardless of denomination. The proliferation of explicit material on the internet, cable television, and various forms of multimedia has fu
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ebook, 256 pages
Published May 7th 2013 by Thomas Nelson
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Andrew
Aug 06, 2013 Andrew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Clean is written to guide readers into becoming clean and living a life with sexual integrity and purity. Douglas Weiss is a nationally known psychologist, speaker, and an author. He is also the president of the American Association for Sex Addiction Therapy. He is also a committed Christian who had written an excellent book on the subject of staying clean from all bad forms of sexual perversity. He was very transparent and open about his own personal struggle with masturbation and pornography w ...more
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I don't think many people would argue the fact that we live in a culture saturated with sexual temptations, where porn is easily available with the click of a button, kids are exposed to graphic images earlier and earlier, and the church is filled with men riddled with guilt about their secret sins. Douglas Weiss argues that the church today is under attack, as the evil one tries to tear down men (and women) with sexual sin, robbing them of their God-given destinies - and I completely agree! In ...more
Matthew
Jul 08, 2013 Matthew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Clean:A Proven Plan for Men Committed to Sexual Integrity was a very challenging read considering I am struggling with this very issue myself and have been for quite some time. Maybe the issue is that I keep claiming that I am in fact “struggling”. This is a very practical book; more so than any other book I have read on this subject.

In this day and age, the struggle with porn is not just with the men anymore, it has affected woman as well. This may be a good book for women to read as well to he
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Michael Boling
Apr 28, 2013 Michael Boling rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. (I Cor. 6:18-20)

The Apostle Paul in the above passage admonishes the believer to at all costs flee from sexual immorality. In an
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Stacie Wyatt
May 03, 2014 Stacie Wyatt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read Clean A proven plan for men committed to sexual integrity, in exchange for honest review by Douglas Weiss. The book was published by Thomas Nelson. I chose this book because, even though I am not a man, I can still find some insight to apply to my celibacy.When I noticed the book on Booksneeze, I had to have it.

Some of the highlights from the book:
Many church leaders fall to temptation themselves, and the ones who do stay pure are often at a loss as to how to help those struggling (p. xvi
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Liam Degnan
Jul 19, 2016 Liam Degnan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book was excellent. Only reason I subtracted one star is because occasionally, I felt that the author delved a little too deep into behavioristic and psychological solutions.

With that being said, however, there's not much I could say to refute those aspects of the book, because while they might be extra-biblical, they are certainly not unbiblical, and many people could benefit from them.

Overall, a much needed book in today's world. I would give it both to people who are counseling people
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John
Nov 24, 2015 John rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This a well written book on the topic of getting free of sexual addiction. Do keep in mind that this is NOT a self-help book. One of the primary points is that this is not a problem that can be beaten alone. Breaking the cycles of denial, shame and secrecy are key to getting "Clean". I have read many books on this subject, and participated in a recovery group for several years, so I can't really comment on how this will be received by a man who is currently struggling. Having said that they poin ...more
Caleb Wunderlich
Dr. Weiss' take on Purity on today's culture is very good. He actually addresses the brain and goes into the science rather than takes the popular/ineffective Christian take of "just read the Bible and pray more". For any person seeking to understand the male brain from a Christian perspective I would recommend.
Heather
Aug 10, 2015 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would recommend this to every man in my life. Ultimately it's about the battle against sex outside of marriage in our world today. Whether it be with another person or if it is what the modern world would consider merely lust. This book really talks about the damages all of these things do to society and the women in those mens' lives. It's a fascinating read. Fight the battle to be clean.
Calvin Habig
Incredibly behavioralistic

A disappointing read. Strictly behavioralistic. Does not deal with the heart which is the only thing that will keep sexual addiction from flaring back up, no matter how red your wrist is from snapping a rubber band on it
Temidayo Makinwa
A refernce book for christian men aiming to stay committed and clean from fornication
Bryan Vashus
Jan 01, 2015 Bryan Vashus rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Every Christian man should have to read this book.
Doug
Aug 11, 2013 Doug rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Not long ago I read "The Final Freedom" by Dr. Doug Weiss. It contains a significant overview of all of the different factors which can be involved in sexual addiction. So Dr. Weiss seems to be quite knowledgable. Unfortunately, "Clean" feels almost as if it were written by a different person. I was admittedly disappointed. Click here to continue reading...
Don
Jul 18, 2013 Don rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a life-changing book for anyone struggling with addictions
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“The opening of this letter is the easy part. Jesus praises the church for the positive things it is being and doing. The Lord repeats this pattern of opening each letter with encouraging words throughout this section of Scripture. Ironically, praise is crucial to recovery. It instills hope. Most men who struggle sexually have hidden their secret lives of sin for so long that they are hounded by a tremendous fear of being found out. If their fears come true, they may fall into a pit of despair. By contrast, it is the Lord’s nature to be gentle with his people, even when they are in sin. He truly is longsuffering. As the second chapter in Romans points out, “Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness leads you toward repentance?” (2:4). By offering praise, Jesus gently affirms his love for them. He continued to John in Revelation, “Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols” (2:20). The Lord now transitions into the real issue. First, notice the use of the word tolerate. It appears this church knew what was going on but just looked the other way. Were the leaders merely putting up with open immorality? Not only that, but the woman somehow worked her way into a position of authority—a self-made leader. This situation isn’t unique to the first century. We see the same thing happening today. Many pastors refuse to believe that the men, women, and youth in their churches are viewing pornography and engaging in immoral sexual behaviors. Either they simply don’t want to believe it or they are trapped by the same problems and feel a lack of credibility to address those who are in the wrong. Today, the word tolerance is used as if it were a great virtue. I want to dispel this myth. No doubt God is patient, and we are all living proof of his patience. However, God is not tolerant in that he is consistent in what he does and doesn’t like in our behaviors and hearts. Otherwise Jesus would not have had to die for the sin of the world. The same things that upset him in Genesis upset him throughout Scripture. Remember, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).” 0 likes
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