Best Sexual Health Recovery Books
Here you will get Best Sexual Health Recovery Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Drop the Rock: Removing Character Defects – Steps Six and Seven
Author: by Bill P.
A crisis like the coronavirus pandemic can threaten our recovery; it’s unexpected, unfair, and not our fault. We can’t control the virus, or other people’s behavior, but we get to decide what to carry on our journey, and what to drop.
A practical guide to letting go of the character defects that get in the way of true and joyful recovery.Resentment.Fear.Self-Pity.Intolerance.Anger.As Bill P. Explains, these are the “rocks” that can sink recovery-or at the least, block further progress.
Based on the principles behind Steps Six and Seven, Drop the Rock combines personal stories, practical advice, and powerful insights to help readers move forward in recovery. The second edition features additional stories and a reference section.
2. Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today's Young Kids
Author: by Kristen A Jenson
Glen Cove Press LLC
Want a comfortable way to talk with your kids about pornography? This newly revised edition of the original bestseller from Defend Young Minds makes that daunting discussion easy! Good Pictures Bad Pictures is a read-aloud story about a mom and dad who explain what pornography is, why it’s dangerous, and how to reject it.
Featuring easy-to-understand science and simple analogies, this internationally-acclaimed book engages young kids to porn-proof their own brains. With Good Pictures Bad Pictures, your child will never be caught off guard by disturbing videos or peer pressure! The 5-point CAN DO Plan teaches kids exactly what to do to protect their young minds when they see pornography.
I am so grateful for this book! It was a great way to talk to my children about pornography without that awkward, uncomfortable feeling. LisaParents don’t need to wonder what to say-simply read Good Pictures Bad Pictures to your child and move forward with confidence!
You can even use this book before beginning the sex talks! Check out these new features in the second edition.”Let’s Talk!” discussion questions at the end of each chapter help kids deepen their understanding so they’ll be even more prepared to reject pornography.
3. Drop the Rock–The Ripple Effect: Using Step 10 to Work Steps 6 and 7 Every Day (1)
Author: by Fred H.
The recovery community is experiencing a time like no other during the coronavirus pandemic. In times of crisis, Step Ten helps us let go of fear and resentment and take up gratitude-one sure path to serenity. Drop the RockThe Ripple Effect provides multiple perspectives from people successfully working a Twelve Step Program, showing Step 10 as a key to a sober life free of fear and resentment and filled with serenity and gratitude.
When Drop the Rock: Removing Character Defects was first published in 1999, it quickly became the standard resource for working Steps 6 and 7, two of the most challenging of the Twelve Steps for many people in recovery. Learning what it means to fully surrender character defects frees you to make amends with Steps 8 and 9, realize the Big Book’s Promises, and move on to Step 10.
In this new follow-up resource, Fred H. Explores what he calls the ripple effect that can be created by using Step 10 to practice Steps 6 and 7 every day and avoid picking up the rock again. Drawing on his years of lecturing on the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, he reveals Step 10 as the natural culmination of working the previous Steps.
4. Your Brain on Porn: Internet Pornography and the Emerging Science of Addiction
Author: by Gary Wilson
Revised and updated in September 2018. When high speed internet became widely available a few years ago, growing numbers of people began to worry that their porn use was running out of control. Far from preparing them for fulfilling relationships, viewing an endless stream of porn videos led to unexpected symptoms.
Perhaps most surprisingly, for the first time in history erectile dysfunction was becoming a significant problem for young men. This led to one of the largest informal experiments in the history of science. Tens of thousands of people have tried abstaining from sexually stimulating material in a process they call ‘rebooting’. Many of them reported startling changes, from improved concentration and elevated mood to a greater capacity for real-life intimacy.
Gary Wilson has listened to the stories of those who have tried giving up internet porn and related them to an account of how the reward system of the brain interacts with its environment. And now a growing body of research in neuroscience is confirming what these pioneers have discovered for themselves – internet pornography can be seriously addictive and damaging.
5. Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction
Author: by Patrick J Carnes Ph.D
Unhooked from regular routines and healthy relationships by the coronavirus pandemic or other traumas, even our most basic human impulses and inputs can become addictive and destructive. An essential resource for those struggling with sexual addiction and compulsions, and those who love them.
With the revised information and up-to-date research, Out of the Shadows is the premier work on sex addiction, written by a pioneer in its treatment. Sex is at the core of our identities. And when it becomes a compulsion, it can unravel our lives.
Out of the Shadows is the premier work on this disorder, written by a pioneer in its treatment. Revised and updated to include the latest research-and to address the exploding phenomenon of cybersex addiction-this third edition identifies the danger signs, explains the dynamics, and describes the consequences of sexual addiction and dependency.
With practical wisdom and spiritual clarity, it points the way out of the shadows of sexual compulsion and back into the light and fullness of life.
6. Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Author: by Dan B. Allender
NavPress Publishing Group
For those who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and those who love and care for them, The Wounded Heart offers a tender, compassionate window into the psychological effects of abuse and the theological foundations for healing. Thirty years ago, with great courage and vision, Dan Allender brought Christians to the table to acknowledge, understand, and help victims heal from their experience of the evil of sexual abuse.
His work continues to help victims and those who love them to honestly acknowledge their abuse, understand the unique challenge of repentance for victims of abuse, and learn to love boldly in defiance of their trauma. Ultimately Dan offers the bold assurance to sexual abuse victims that even they can find their way to joy and hope in the comforting embrace of a good God.
The Wounded Heart has sold over 400,000 copies and has been the first book family, friends, counselors, pastors, and victims have turned to in search of Christian answers to the calamity of sexual abuse. With a new introduction reflecting on the ongoing importance of the book, and a companion workbook for personal and group recovery, The Wounded Heart continues to offer an urgently needed word of grace in a world ravaged by sexual abuse.
7. Finally Free: Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace
Author: by Heath Lambert
If you have struggled personally against the powerful draw of pornography, or if you have ever tried to help someone fighting this battle, you know how hard it is to break free. But real freedom isn’t found by trying harder to change.
Nor is it found in a particular method or program. Only Jesus Christ has the power to free people from the enslaving power of pornography. In Finally Free, Dr. Heath Lambert, a leader in the biblical counseling movement, lays out eight gospel-centered strategies for overcoming the deceitful lure of pornography.
Each chapter clearly demonstrates how the gospel applies to this particular battle and how Jesus can move readers from a life of struggle to a life of purity. If you or someone you care about is fighting this battle, there is good news: No matter how intense or long-standing the struggle, Jesus Christ can, will, and does set people free from the power of pornography.
I’ve read just about every Christian book on the topic of pornography. Finally Free is now the number one book I will recommend to pastors, counselors, strugglers, and those who love them.Bob Kellemen, Ph.D., Executive Director, The Biblical Counseling Coalition; Author, Sexual Abuse: Beauty for AshesThis book is richly biblical, soundly Christian, and centered in the gospel.
8. Courageous Love: A Couples Guide to Conquering Betrayal
Author: by Stefanie Carnes
Leading marriage expert Dr. Stefanie Carnes explains her time-tested strategy to help couples conquer fear and restore their trust, intimacy and connection following a betrayal. There is nothing that can rupture the loving connection between a couple like betrayal. Courageous Love provides a step-by-step guide for repairing your relationship, whether it is damaged by infidelity, pornography, or compulsive and addictive sexual behavior.
Dr. Carnes teaches couples how to respond to one another with compassion and empathy and how to hold onto hope for their relationship. This book is a must read for couples struggling with the aftermath of betrayal. Sexual betrayal is devastating.
It shatters the close connection you had with one of the most precious people in your life: your partner. At this moment, while the wound is still fresh, it may be hard to imagine how you and your partner are ever going to put the pieces of the puzzle back together.
Whatever it is that you are currently thinking, feeling, and fearing, you should know right now that if you’re willing to try to heal yourself and your relationship, you can succeed in that endeavor. If you and your partner are hurting but still genuinely love each other and want to make it work, that type of healing and restoration is possible.
Help Her Heal: An Empathy Workbook for Sex Addicts to Help their Partners Heal
Author: by Carol Juergensen Sheets
Carol Juergenen Sheets and Allan J. Katz have created a workbook/roadmap for rebuilding relationships damaged by sexual addiction and other forms of infidelity. With a focus on empathy understanding what the betrayed partner is feeling; the exercises in this guidebook will help sex addicts rebuild lost trust and intimacy.
This is a recipe for healing a broken relationship.
10. Facing Heartbreak: Steps to Recovery for Partners of Sex Addicts
Author: by Stefanie Carnes
Gentle Path Press
When you discover that the person you loved and trusted most in the world is hiding a secret life as a sex addict, the result can be devastating. Facing that heartbreak is what this book is all about. The healing process will take time regardless of whether you decide to stay in the relationship or leave.
Facing Heartbreak weaves real life stories with practical therapeutic advice and specific tasks that gently educate, empower, and guide the partner of the sex addict through a process of recovery. Using Dr. Patrick Carnes’ thirty-task sex recovery model, readers will learn to heal from the heartbreak and betrayal as they discover hope and healing.
Stefanie Carnes, Ph.D., has led numerous research projects on addiction and authored many publications including her nationally renowned book, Mending a Shattered Heart: A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts (2nd edition, Sept.2011). Dr. Carnes is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, an AAMFT clinical member and approved supervisor.
11. Sex Addicts Anonymous: 3rd Edition Conference Approved
Author: by SAA Fellowship
Sex Addicts Anonymous
The basic text of the SAA fellowship, Sex Addicts Anonymous explains sex addiction from the SAA perspective and demonstrates, through examples, how sex addiction worsens over time. It describes the personal powerlessness and unmanageability of sex addiction, and the damage to personal relationships, livelihood, and physical health that is often caused by addictive behavior.
Sex Addicts Anonymous conveys a vision of hope for the addict through a recovery program based on the time-honored Twelve Steps that were initially proposed for alcoholics. A separate section of the book offers a variety of personal stories from individual members of the fellowship to illustrate the challenges and the hope of recovery.
12. Staying Sober Without God: The Practical 12 Steps to Long-Term Recovery from Alcoholism and Addictions
Author: by Jeffrey Munn
Finally, a psychology-based approach to recovery that doesn’t require faith in a god or supernatural being. This book will guide you through a series of 12 steps designed to free you from the patterns that keep you stuck in your addictive cycle.
These 12 steps are developed to be workable whether you are currently in a traditional 12-step program or not. Cultivate genuine motivation to stop your addictive cycle. Find relief from the guilt of past actions and the resentments toward the people who hurt you.
Explore the patterns that keep you stuck and systematically remove them from your life. Heal the damage done to your loved ones. Discover powerful tools that help keep you grounded in the moment and free from overwhelming emotionsLive a full, healthy, balanced life free from the prison of addictive behavior.
One step at a time, you can end the cycle that causes suffering for you and your loved ones. With a detailed plan of action, you can stay sober without God.
13. Worthy of Her Trust: What You Need to Do to Rebuild Sexual Integrity and Win Her Back
Author: by Stephen Arterburn
You Can Win Her Back Few challenges in life are as difficult as regaining a wife’s trustand few are as ultimately worthwhile. Trust can be rebuilt in your marriage! With patient, loving, self-sacrificing effort, it’s possible that one day your wife will risk her heart with you again.
And she may even have more respect and love for you than before. In Worthy of Her Trust, Jason Martinkus relates how he repaired his own marriage after revelations of sexual addiction. Along with Stephen Arterburn, Jason offers exercises and tools rooted in counseling principles to help your marriage begin again.
This comprehensive guide discusses: How to be truly and effectively transparent Combating the he must not love me myth and other untruths What to do about the Internet, office temptations, and travel Encouragement for wives who wonder if trust can ever be restored The five-minute phone call and other daily trust-building strategies What meaningful forgiveness and restitution look like The Amends Matrixa concrete exercise to admit past wrongs and cast a vision for a faithful futureIncluding insights from Jason’s wife, Shelley, Worthy of Her Trust guides you through the process of rebuilding your relationship so it is stronger than ever.
14. Surfing for God: Discovering the Divine Desire Beneath Sexual Struggle
Author: by Michael John Cusick
Discover how the barrier built by porn addiction can become a bridge to abundant life. What if lust for porn is really a search for true passion? In a world where there are 68 million searches for pornography every day and where over 70 percent of Christian men report viewing porn in the last year, it’s no surprise that more and more men struggle with an addiction to this false fantasy.
Common wisdom says if they just had more willpower or more faith, their fight would be over. Is the answer really that simple? According to the counselor and ministry leader Michael John Cusick, the answer is nobut the big truth may be much more freeing.
Backed by scripture, Cusick uses examples from his own life and from his twenty years of counseling experience to show us how the pursuit of empty pleasure is really a search for our heart’s deepest desireand the real key to to resistance is discovering and embracing the joy we truly want.
Cusick’s insights help readers understandHow porn struggles beginWhat to do to prevent those strugglesHow to overcome the compulsion once it beginsEvery man who knocks on the door of a brothel is knocking for God.G.K.Chesterton
15. Healing Your Marriage When Trust Is Broken: Finding Forgiveness and Restoration
Author: by Cindy Beall
Harvest House Publishers
A few days after an ordinary Valentine’s Day, Cindy Beall’s life changed forever. She listened with disbelief to her husband, Chris, a respected pastor, confess to pornography addiction, numerous affairs, and the startling news that a woman was pregnant with his child.
With raw honesty and intimate knowledge of pain and of God’s power to resurrect something new out of the debris of betrayal, Cindy reveals how to:seek guidance, counseling, and prayer support when deceptions surfacehelp the family heal from the grief and humiliationrebuild trust after porn, sex, and other addictions undermine a relationshipprotect a marriage from lies and unfaithfulnessrely on God to pursue forgiveness and move forward in new promisesCindy’s compassion, grasp of God’s Word, and the Bealls’ remarkable story will help wives and husbands trust God with their broken hearts and follow His leading, hope, and redemption.
Foreword by Craig Groeschel, bestselling author and senior pastor of LifeChurch.Tv.
16. 30 Days of Sex Talks for Ages 8-11: Empowering Your Child with Knowledge of Sexual Intimacy (Volume 2)
Author: by Educate and Empower Kids
Educate & Empower Kids
Talking to your kids about healthy sexuality (the birds and the bees, sex education, the talk, etc. Doesn’t have to be awkward! It can be very empowering for you and your kids. Written by parents and professionals, 30 Days of Sex Talks makes it so easy for parents to talk to their children about intimacy and healthy sexuality, as well as address dangerous and misleading messages from media and various online sources (such as pornography).
To help you, we’ve broken down the the talk into 30 simple lessons for discussion including: puberty, curiosity, self-worth, gender roles, body image, media literacy, instincts that keep you safe, sexual identification, and intimate relationships, and much more. These topics can be used to start important dialogue with your child while allowing you to interject your feelings, thoughts, and cultural beliefs.
And more importantly, you and your child can talk about sex in the context in which it belongs; as part of a healthy relationship that also includes joy, laughter and the full range of emotion that defines human intimacy. This book also contains handy, downloadable, bonus content!