Resources for Female Sex Addiction Recovery

This page contains resources that we have personally reviewed or that have been recommended to us.  Most of the listings contain a link to Christianbook.com, where your purchase will help support this website.

Breaking Free:  Making Liberty in Christ a Reality in Life  by Beth Moore
Although we have not personally reviewed this book, we have heard wonderful things about Beth's studies.   Regarding this book, Lifeway.com says "What has a "strong hold" on your life?  Breaking Free: Making Liberty in Christ a Reality in Life is a personal journey to help you identify  and remove spiritual obstacles and enjoy the abundant life promised every believer.  You'll discover several parallels between the captive Israelites and today's believers.  Breaking Free explores five benefits of our relationship with God and five obstacles that hinder that relationship."

Don't Call it Love: Recovery from Sexual Addiction by Patrick Carnes
"This ground-breaking work by the nation's leading professional expert on sexual addiction is based on the candid testimony of more than one thousand recovering sexual addicts in the first major scientific study of the disorder. This essential volume includes not only the revealing findings of Dr. Carnes's research but also advice from the addicts and co-addicts themselves as they work to overcome their compulsive behavior. Positive, hopeful, and practical, Don't Call It Love helps addicts, friends and family of addicts, the general public and the scientific community better understand all addictions, their causes, and the difficult path to recovery."

Fulfulling Love - from sin to surrender by Stacey Lynn
Fulfilling Love exposes the lies of the sexual world around us.  As a Christian woman is led down the destructive path of sexual sin, valuable lessons are learned dealing with the true meaning of sex, which was created by God.  The deception of the enemy began in a marriage bed and destroyed a home.  A real woman becomes trapped in real sin and is saved by the real God.  The world is shouting sex, and the Lord is calling the Church to boldly speak out and address the reality.

Love Hunger: A Harrowing Journey from Sexual Addiction to True Fulfillment by David Kyle Foster
Homosexuality, prostitution, pornography, cults--secret sins rival the glitter of Hollywood for young actor David Kyle Foster. Winning wholesome television roles, his star on the rise, he is relieved to be free from his father's harshness. But the desperate loneliness and sexual obsession that characterized his youth now accompany his rise to success--and bondage to a double life seems the only answer. Can Jesus' love reach one so broken?
Whether you're grappling with your own darkness or know someone who is, this gripping and inspiring memoir shows you that, no matter how bleak it may seem, there is always hope: God can heal and restore the soul that hungers for love.

Porn and You by Joshua Wong
How porn harms you, children, families, and women. Assess if you have an addiction and learn how to break free from porn today.

The Betrayal Bond by Patrick Carnes
"Exploitive relationships can create trauma bonds - chains of trust that link you to someone who is dangerous, abusive and toxic. Dr. Carnes will guide you toward freedom from an abusive cycle of destruction and betrayal. By its very nature, this journey to freedom and well-being takes courage and effort. Reading this book, and having its wisdom and guidance assist you at every step, will help make this journey easier by lending much-needed support and understanding. Dr. Carnes's deep compassion and abundant insights make this book invaluable to you as you take the courageous steps necessary to break free of your bonds and embrace healing."

Will I cry tomorrow?: Healing Post-Abortion Trauma By Susan Stanford-Rue, Ph.D.
Many of the women who abort their babies later suffer from consuming guilt and depression. Others continue to live in denial, yet are unable to completely shut out the feelings and memories.  This book is Susan's poignant story of her own abortion experience.  She writes knowingly about God's unconditional, forgiving love, which led to her remarkable, long-term healing.  She offers hope to women who have had abortions, and helps counselors understand their pain. By proving that women as well as infants are the victims of abortions, this timely, evocative book guides readers in reaching out with compassion and insight.  (book only available through Dr. Stanford-Rue's office at 904-292-0085 (USA))

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