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Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction

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Hope--real hope--for recovery is within reach. This book goes beyond cliché answers and offers meaningful, spiritual, and practical steps to healing and freedom from sexual addiction--or any addiction. 

With today's rampant availability of Internet pornography, sexual addiction has become a national epidemic that affects an increasing number of Christians, even pastors and
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published August 2nd 2004 by Zondervan (first published July 9th 2004)
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David Clouse
May 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
I didn’t agree with every theory, conclusion, or explanation the author presented throughout the book, but it’s a great starting place for a greater understanding on the topic. This is also a great resource for someone who may personally struggle with this. The book usually centers more around extremes that people may experience, but even if your personal life seems minor, the principles and information throughout will be very helpful.
Luke Merrick
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
An excellent and in depth study into the roots of sexual addiction, how to diagnosis it, how to find healing and eventually recover.

I was immediately struck by the seriousness of Laaser's tone, and for good reason - sexual addiction holds within it the same consequences to gambling or drug addictions. in understanding sexual addiction in this way I find myself at once sad that so many people live their lives in despair and depression and at the same time anger that the church has not done enoug
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Sally
May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sexual addiction is a deep dark secret that can stay in the shadows unnoticed and at the same time be devastating multiple lives. It is far more prevalent than people think, especially in the church. This book is written for the church. It’s time for the church to recognize and acknowledge this issue and deal with it openly and swiftly.
Laaser does a nice job explaining who a sex addict is, why they are a SA and what that road looks leading into addiction and out of addiction. He is very honest
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Fernando González
Este libro llegó a mis manos por la gracia de Dios y terminó arrojando luz y entendimiento a alguien que estaba totalmente inconsciente de su padecimiento. Definitivamente es el libro más completo con respecto al tema ya que abarca lo que es la enfermedad en todas sus vertientes y ofrece un planteamiento desde el punto de vista médico y el Espiritual.

Aquí está la realidad de una condición existente, no mencionada y poco tratada en un mundo lleno de mentiras. Todo desde la pluma de un hombre rest
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Channing Hardy
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Truly the best, most comprehensive publication on possibly the most addictive behavior experienced by man; lust. I've read all of the popular titles including those who poorly introduce the 12-step process that they believe is the cure-all to everything that is bad for us. I'm drawn back to Laasar's work again and again as it chooses to focus on the biological roots of this epidemic issue instead of the behaviorist view which may lead to management but not recovery from the addiction.
Rebecca Trent
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One of the best books I’ve read pertaining to my education as a counselor. So much insight and from a first hand point of view.
Rebecca Kelly
Jun 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I read this book for one of my college classes. It was very informative, and I learned a lot about the life of someone struggling with sexual addiction. A good read if you are a Christian Counselor.
Patrick
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very educational.
Jonathan Costa
Jun 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow!!!

Life changing reading. It is a powerful tool I will go back to constantly. I highly suggest this reading! It is for everyone.
Blake Moore
Jul 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Very good, vocab is key ! Recommend.
Doug
Apr 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: integrity
Laaser has done a good job of writing an overview of the issues related to sexual addiction from many different angles. This book is accessible for the lay person as opposed to being more clinical (as "Out of the Shadows" for instance). The many aspects Laaser addresses include the wounded and abusive roots of addiction, family dysfunction, treatment, co-addiction and co-dependency, and confronting an addict. There is a section on churches and clergy which make this book a much needed and valuab ...more
Evan G
Nov 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
This was a good book. It helped me to understand something's.
Rachel
Apr 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: counseling
Very helpful for exploring the beginnings and patterns in sexual addiction. Also, it gives great insight in healing and supporting others as they heal.
Tim
Aug 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Very good book. Great information and spiritual perspective to 12 steps.
Sam
Feb 05, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I spoke to the men of the church on pornography. Laaser has lots of very practical suggestions.
Albert Griffin
Feb 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Excellent resource as a primer to understanding the protocols of addiction as related to virtually any form of trauma including the affect upon church congregations.
Michael
Jun 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was critical in both my personal recovery and as a guidebook for setting up our church's recovery group.
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Mark is the President and Director of Faithful & True and the host of The Men of Valor Program, Faithful & True's online radio show. Dr. Laaser is nationally recognized as the leading authority in the field of sexual addiction with over 27 years of recovery experience. Mark has written a dozen books on the subject of sexual addiction, including his groundbreaking book, Healing The Wounds of Sexual ...more

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