From time to time, I get asked about good resources for individuals and families struggling with sexual addictions. So, here is a short annotated bibliography of my go-to print resources:
- Hide or Seek: When Men Get Real with God About Sex, by John Freeman
- Sexual Sanity for Women (Ellen Dykas), and Sexual Sanity for Men (David White)
John’s book is just published but brings together a number of talks he has done over the last several decades representing www.harvestusa.org. This book is written to men who are struggling and hopeless. John writes to men who are hopeless and afraid of feeling even more shame after reading about their sexual struggles. This book oozes truth AND compassion. It is the place to start even if you are ambivalent about change.
Also employed at HarvestUSA, Ellen and David have developed devotional/workbook type books that are excellent resources for church-based accountability groups to read together. Both have short chapters, opportunities to reflect on questions and passages that relate to the topic being discussed. Again, you get the sense of hope and action without being overly focused on presenting the sure-fire 3 steps to ending an addiction (something that doesn’t work!).