Resources for people who know a sex addict

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

For Parents

A Parent's Guide to Preventing Homosexuality by Dr. Joseph Nicolosi
In this groundbreaking book Joseph and Linda Ames Nicolosi uncover the most significant factors that contribute to children's healthy sense of themselves as male or female. The Nicolosis provide clear insight for identifying potential developmental roadblocks and give practical advice to parents for helping their children. This book offers compassion and hope for all those parents who seek to lay a foundation for a healthy
heterosexual identity in their children.

For Spouses

Healing the Wounds of Divorce: A Spiritual Guide to Recovery  by Barbara Leahy Shlemon
This book was recommended to us by a respected colleague in prayer ministry. "All those who have experienced the pain of divorce, regardless of their age or sex, will find in Barbara Shlemon a sensitive and wise companion. Whether the wounds of divorce are new or old, her faith-story will help readers discover the healing compassion of God."

I Surrender All: Rebuilding a Marriage Broken by Pornography  by Clay & Renee Crosse
"Clay Crosse was a soaring success in Christian music, but his secret sin threatened everything... He was addicted to pornography. No one knew he had a problem-not even Clay-until the day God took away his singing voice. What followed was the story of the power of grace and forgiveness. Now Clay and Renee tell their story with the prayer that it will help countless other marriages-perhaps even yours."

Love Must Be Tough by Dr. James Dobson
If your mate wants out, you want to know exactly what you can do to better the odds of saving your marriage. Here's the essential resource for any union in crisis, complete with the "do's" and the "don'ts."  This book should be a must read for wives of porn addicts, as "tough love" is often needed to deal with the difficulties porn addiction causes in a marriage.  Dr. Dobson explains the importance of mutual respect and self-confidence, and offers guidance for holding a marriage together, even in the face of serious conflict.  This message provides new hope for anyone seeking a relationship grounded in love and strength. 
(Also available in audio book format)

  Porn & Your Husband, A Recovery Guide For Wives by Covenant Eyes
Discovering your husband uses porn may be one of the most emotionally devastating experiences of your life. You may wonder if you did something wrong, or why you didnít notice the signs, or whether you will ever be able to trust him again. Porn and Your Husband: A Recovery Guide for Wives will help you begin to answer some of the big questions:
Why does he look at porn?
Is this my fault?
Is our marriage over?
Youíll also learn some practical tips for bringing healing and reconciliation to your relationship:
Communicating productively
Setting boundaries for healing
Finding intensive counseling to help him stop

For Anyone

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.

Someone I Love is Gay by Anita Worthen
"A great book for family and friends of those who struggle with homosexual confusion" - Dr. David K. Foster

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."

When Homosexuality Hits Home by Joe Dallas
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In this straightforward book, Joe Dallas offers practical counsel on how to deal with the many conflicts and emotions parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters, or any family member will experience when learning of a loved one's homosexuality. Drawing from his own experience and from his many years of helping families work through this perplexing and unexpected situation, Joe offers scriptural and compassionate advice to both struggling gays and those who love them."

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