Sexual Detox: A Guide for Guys Who Are Sick of Porn
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Sexual Detox: A Guide for Guys Who Are Sick of Porn

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Sick of porn? Time to detox. A huge percentage of men need a porn detox, a moral and psychological reset. Do you? If so, whether you know it or not, pornography has corrupted your thinking, weakened your conscience, warped your sense of right and wrong, and twisted your understanding and expectations of sexuality. You need a reset by the One who created sex. In this book,...more
Paperback, 108 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Jonathan Beigle
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Every man deals with sexual temptation and Tim Challies believes that nearly every male struggles with pornography at some point in his life. He even assumes that almost every man he meets is either currently struggling with or has struggled with porn in his life. Battling sexual temptation and helping others do so has been a key focus of mine for several years and this short book helps men understand the struggles/temptations. Tim challenged the way I think a...more
Ryan Boomershine
Man up, guys. The temptation is universal. The Gospel is good enough to help. This books shows us.
Nate LaClaire
In Sexual Detox: A Guide for Guys Who are Sick of Porn, author and blogger Tim Challies addresses young, single men in an effort to help them discover God’s plan for sex and sexuality. He is writing to those who have grown up in a sex-saturated culture where pornography is far more accessible than it was as recently as when the 33-year-old author was growing up. Temptation is all around us and most of us have, he says, begun to give in.

Challies begins by discussing the problems that pornography...more
Travis
In his book, Sexual Detox, Tim challies offers simple, biblical counsel for men who are struggling with the tragic impact of pornography on their sexuality. Challies understands the prevalence and the destructiveness of pornography, and he speaks in his book to the hearts of men who need God’s help to again view sex rightly.

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Challies writes in a way that is open and frank without crossing the line into being crude. Often, in a book on this topic, the author, in order to prove he is a r...more
Aaron L. White
Every man should read this. Married, single, Christ-followers, and non-believers alike. Yes, the book approaches what healthy sexuality should look like as defined by God, but the end result is a loving and deeper marriage that all men should desire regardless of faith.

These five questions stuck out to me as helpful for me to think through in my own struggles regarding sexuality, masturbation, and pornography:

What is Your Heart in This?/What is my motivation?
Is this act of a conqueror or of a s...more
Andy
I got this book, mainly because I wanted to examine my own heart and my thought on sex. I came out of a pretty immoral background of my own, got saved by grace and transformed, but I never took the time to really look at how my heart was effected and numbed by years of exposure to almost anything and everything.

This is a great book, I recommend it for every guy, no matter what their background. I provides clear theological teaching on sex and why it's so important to have an accurate view of se...more
Rich
This simple little book surprised me in that it became the only book I've read on the topic to go beyond telling young men to "look the other way" and get an accountability partner -- it actually grounded the discussion in a theology of sin and a theology of sex. I have enough students confess their struggles in this area over the years that I'm going to make this "required reading" for the conversation.
Craig Houston
Porn is everywhere in our culture and almost impossible to escape. Often portrayed as a trivial issue in our society, we in the church must recognize It is a deadly cancer that needs to be eradicated from the lives of men and women who don't want to die spiritually, emotionally, and sexually. This book by Tim Challies was filled with Biblical perspective on God's gift of sex and the need to detox from the porn saturated culture, by recognizing the issue at its core is spiritual and not sexual. T...more
Jeff Bettger
Loved the way Tim Challies sets up a Biblically healthy view of sexuality. The rest of the book unfolds from there. It is a great reminder of the lies we men are prone to believe. Mainly our selfish attitude that fosters so much disbelief in the freedom we have in Christ to love one woman for the rest of our lives.
I enjoyed this book a lot. It was a great reminder of the deliverance I have experienced in the last few years of sexual bondage, and enslavement to pornography. My marriage was nearly...more
Mark A Powell
Pornography is a wicked perversion of God’s gracious and glorious gift of sexuality. Many who agree with that truth are nevertheless engaged in viewing pornography and perhaps even enslaved by the never-satisfied lust at work in their hearts. For people in such struggles, Challies offers hope in the power of Christ. This sin, often hidden, must be exposed and killed; if not, it will inevitably ruin your life. Heed this warning and the help provided here.
KC McCauley
I found this to be a very helpful resource for those who are struggling with pornography and sexual sin. Tim Challies gets down to the heart of the matter and explains sex, sexuality, pornography, and masturbation from a biblical worldview. Instead of just focusing on tactics and strategies, he gets to the root issues of why sexual sin occurs and how it can be overcome. This is guide will do just as it says, help "guys who are sick of porn."
Josh Cousineau
A very helpful little book. Each chapter has some deeply personal questions for the reader to work through. It would be a great book for a group of guys to work through, as it not only unpacks the dangers of pornography, but also our hope in Jesus. I have all my pre-marital guys read through this book, just to help them understand how much the things they have seen will impact their marriage.

Well worth the read.
Adam Ross
A solid little book for those who have struggled with porn addiction or know someone who is dealing with it. A lot of fantastic advice and suggestions. His discussion of masturbation is, however, the weak point of the book, and I highly recommend supplementing with the more balanced treatment in Douglas Wilson, Fidelity, ch. 10.
Jean Pierre
This book is a quick read that talks practically about something that many guys deal with, porn and lust. Although the book is only about 80 pages, there is a lot of convicting truth within the covers. All in all, this is a great book to read if someone needs to really understand porn and lust through the light of Scripture.
Ken Kunkel
Finally a resource that has the guts to get in the weeds and tell it like it is. Tim Challies does not mince words. I have given this out to those who I have counseled in this area and the results have been tremendous. As men, we should all read this once a year to remind us of how quickly we can fall into this trap.
Skipper Boatwright
This is a short read, but a good one. Challis seemed too rushed on some of his points, but I feel the main thesis was well argued. Essentially, this generation of men must learn to replace their pornographic eyes with the eyes of a selfless loving God when viewing their brides.
Anthony Alvarado
Solid booklet with really helpful and fresh thoughts on the battle against porn and lust. Worth reading for sure, I appreciate his perspective and his value of the Word as opposed to psychology or even other respected opinions.
Andrew
Really good base book to start out with. Definitely recommend if you struggle with this!
Lisab
This is by far one of the best books on the subject available.
Kevin
A very helpful approach to a difficult topic.
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Tim Challies is a leading evangelical blogger and editor of Discerning Reader, a site dedicated to discerning reviews of books that are of interest to Christians. A self-employed web designer, Tim lives in the outskirts of Toronto, Ontario with his wife and three children.
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