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Resources: Overcoming Sexual Brokenness


Overcoming Sexual Brokenness


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5 Steps to Breaking Free From Porn by Joe Dallas 
Dallas draws from his own experience and more than 25 years of counseling others to help you stop the cycle of pornography addiction.

AfterShock: Overcoming His Secret Life With Pornography by Joann Condie with Geremy Keeton
“A Plan for Recovery”

Beggar’s Daughter by Jessica Harris
“From the Rags of Pornography to the Riches of Grace” – a candid glimpse into the heart, mind, and struggle of a female porn addict who found healing in Christ.

Breaking Free by Russell Willingham 
“Understanding Sexual Addiction and the Healing Power of Jesus”

False Intimacy: Understanding the Struggle of Sexual Addiction by Harry Schaumburg 
Schaumburg offers biblical solutions to overcome the compulsion to act on false relationships and, instead, find true intimacy. Appendices include indicators of childhood sexual abuse, ministry resources, and a recommended reading list.

Fight for Love: How to Take Your Marriage Back from Porn by Rosie Makinney
Pornography is a mega-billion dollar industry, seeping into our homes and taking marriages captive. With God’s help and a battle plan in hand, wives and their husbands can face the darkness and emerge victorious, taking back their marriages and families.

The Game Plan: The Men’s 30-Day Strategy for Attaining Sexual Integrity by Joe Dallas 
Incorporating biblical principles and his own experiences, Dallas lays out a five-point plan for overcoming sexual addiction—whether pornography, extramarital affairs, or other sexual sins.

Grace-Based Transformation by Jonathan Daugherty 
Author and speaker Jonathan Daugherty draws on his personal transformation journey and over 20 years of professional ministry to individuals and families dealing with sexual brokenness.

Intimate Deception by Dr. Sheri Keffer 
“Healing the Wounds of Sexual Betrayal”

The Last Addiction: Why Self-Help Is Not Enough by Sharon Hersh 
Hersh explores why people are prone to addiction. When we’re ready to let go of our last idol—the belief that we can save ourselves—we can understand our own story and learn to break free from our compulsions.

No Stones: Women Redeemed from Sexual Addiction by Marnie Ferree
Ferree details the roots of female sexual addiction in family trauma and offers clear-eyed advice as both a counselor and a “grateful recovering sex addict” on how to achieve sobriety and healing.

Nothing to Hide (free downloadable PDF) by Joann Condie
“Hope for Marriages Hurt by Pornography and Infidelity”

Pure Desire by Ted Roberts 
Sharing his own story of struggle and recovery, Roberts addresses sexual addiction and pornography. Learn to make Jesus Lord over every area of your life.

Quenched by Jessica Harris
Lust and pornographic addiction are not exclusively male issues. Discover God’s abundant grace for women who struggle with pornography and sexual shame.

Rescued by Shelley Martinkus 
“A Woman’s Guide to Surviving and Thriving After Sexual Betrayal”

Rethinking Sexuality: God’s Design and Why It Matters by Dr. Julia Slattery
Sexual abuse, sex addiction, gender confusion, brokenness, and shame plague today’s world, and people are seeking clarity and hope. By contesting long-held cultural paradigms, this book equips you to see how sexuality is rooted in the broader context of God’s heart and His work for us on earth.

Surfing for God by Michael Cusick 
“Discovering the Divine Desire Beneath Sexual Struggle”

Swipe Right by Levi Lusko 
“The Life-and-Death Power of Sex and Romance”

Treading Boldly Through a Pornographic World by Daniel Weiss and Joshua Glaser
Practical and spiritual guidance for parents seeking to help their teens navigate today’s pornographic digital landscape.

Undefiled: Redemption From Sexual Sin—Restoration for Broken Relationships by Harry Schaumburg
Schaumburg discusses sexual sin that has pervaded the Christian community—adultery, pornography, gender confusion, prostitution, incest, and more. He offers hope for real change and genuine freedom through healing in Christ.

Unshackled: Finding God’s Freedom From Trauma by Dr. Elizabeth Stevens
Stevens uses her unique perspective as both a trauma survivor (including multiple sexual assaults) and a professional psychiatrist to help other victims learn to heal from their experiences so that they can experience the abundant life God has for them.

Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing by Jay Stringer
A ground-breaking resource that explores the “why” behind self-destructive sexual choices. The book is based on research from over 3,800 men and women seeking freedom from unwanted sexual behavior – be it the use of pornography, an affair, or buying sex.

When Good Men Are Tempted: Sexual Purity for Guys in the Real World by Bill Perkins
“Perkins taps into years of research, biblical study, and personal experience to provide a blueprint for sexual purity.”

When Young Men Are Tempted: Sexual Purity for Guys in the Real World by Bill Perkins and Randy Southern 
The authors help teens make decisions for sexual integrity.

Discovering God’s Freedom From Pornography (six-part online video series)
Pornography and sexual addiction can feel like an inescapable darkness. But God’s guidance through a healing journey can lead you to a place of renewal. 

Equipping Your Kids to Resist Pornography (Daniel Weiss, Joshua Glaser)
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A 2016 study found that roughly 2/3 of young adults – male and female – view pornography. Josh Glaser and Daniel Weiss offer practical suggestions for establishing healthy technology habits that will help guide your children safely through our porn-riddled culture.

Exposing the Lure of Romance and Erotica (Dr. Juli Slattery, Dannah Gresh)
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Slattery and Gresh discuss their book Pulling Back the Shades to define erotica, the lure behind it, and its impact on our culture. They explore the legitimate heart needs of women and how to fulfill those in God-honoring ways — whether married or single.

Finding an Escape From Sexual Addiction (Jonathan Daugherty)
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Daugherty discusses his former sex addiction and path to recovery, and he offers encouragement and hope to men struggling with similar issues. He and his wife help other sex addicts through Be Broken Ministries.

Finding God’s Healing for Sexual Brokenness (Sy Rogers, deceased)
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Sy Rogers suffered through a childhood marked by molestation and loss, which led to teen years of gay promiscuity and a brush with transgenderism. But his whole life changed when he discovered that God wanted to be his loving Father.

Finding Healing from Sexual Assault (Leila Sommerfeld, Kathleen Terrill)
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Our guests openly share about the pain and devastation they’ve each experienced as rape survivors and offer hope to other women who’ve been sexually assaulted. They discuss the healing and restoration they’ve found through the power of God’s love.

Finding True Healing From Trauma (Dr. Elizabeth Stevens)
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Dr. Elizabeth Stevens was a high-achieving psychiatrist in the U.S. Air Force. Her work came to an abrupt halt when she was debilitated by a traumatic brain injury and a series of other traumatic events (including multiple sexual assaults) which caused PTSD. In this conversation, Dr. Stevens offers hope to those who are bound by the pain of trauma and describes how spiritual healing was the turning point in her recovery.

Men: Maintaining Sexual Purity (Fred Stoeker)
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Speaking candidly of his struggle with pornography and sexual sin, Stoeker shares how faith in Christ helps him conquer the temptations of our media-saturated culture. He encourages men to be heroes to their wives by maintaining sexual purity.

Rethinking Sexuality: A Bible Based View of Sex (Dr. Juli Slattery)
Watch on YouTube
Sexual abuse, sex addiction, gender confusion, brokenness and shame plague today’s world, and people are seeking clarity and hope. By contesting long-held cultural paradigms, Dr. Juli Slattery equips viewers to see how sexuality is rooted in the broader context of God’s heart and His work for us on earth.

Returning to a Godly Perspective on Sex and Romance (Pastor Levi Lusko)
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Lusko describes his struggles with pornography. He talks about God’s design for healthy sexuality and how to protect ourselves from temptation and compromise. He also offers hope to those wounded by past sexual sin.

Why Waiting Until Marriage Matters (Dannah Gresh)
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Dannah speaks candidly about God’s design for sexuality. She also speaks about how she and her husband, Bob, overcame his struggle with pornography—and how Bob helped create safe space for their son to learn about biblical manhood.

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Authentic Intimacy
Authentic Intimacy is a unique teaching ministry devoted to teaching on God’s design for intimacy and sexuality. Our vision is represented by two words that are rarely put together: Sexual Discipleship.”

Be Broken Ministries
“Heal sexual brokenness. Grow in God’s grace. Serve every day.”

The Brushfires Foundation
This ministry helps people “discover and live toward God’s design for sexuality and relationships, equipping them to spark change by serving others.” They also host, “a global community that prays for spiritual, sexual, and relational wholeness, offers the love of God to those in pain, and invites the Holy Spirit to heal our deepest wounds.”

Desert Stream/Living Waters Ministries
Desert Stream offers Christ-centered help for those who struggle with sexual and relationship issues.

Enough Is Enough
This group seeks to make the internet safer for children and families by raising public awareness about the dangers of internet pornography and sexual predators.

Hope After Betrayal
Ministry offering help and healing to women who have been wounded/betrayed by their spouse’s sexual betrayal or sexual addiction.

“Whether you or someone you love is struggling with alcoholism, drug addiction, sex addiction or some other life-dominating behavior, we offer professional help in the context of safe spiritual community.”

Intentional Hearts
“Intentional Hearts, Inc. exists to provide professional-grade life coaching for Christian men, ministers, business professionals and parents by telephone and video calling, including a specialized focus for coaching Christian men in the recovery and pursuit of sexual integrity.”

The Medical Institute for Sexual Health
This organization provides guidance for establishing healthy sexuality through medically accurate, research-based materials and policy recommendations.

National Center on Sexual Exploitation (formerly Morality in Media)
The National Center on Sexual Exploitation combats pornography and obscenity, and they strive to uphold decency standards in the media.

New Creation Ministries
This ministry reaches out to the homosexual community, to those involved in infidelity, and to those with sexual or pornography addictions.

Pure Desire Ministries
Pure Desire exists “to provide hope, healing, and freedom from sexual brokenness through Jesus Christ.”

Pure Hope
This organization sponsors seminars for pastors and counselors who work with victims of sexual trauma or those addicted to pornography.

Restored Hope Network
This coalition of ministries reaches out to those who struggle with sexual sin.

Restoring Hearts Counseling
John Thorington helps teens and adults who struggle with sexual addiction.

Referrals to secular organizations dealing with specialized areas of knowledge shouldn’t be read as an indication that their stances necessarily align with Focus on the Family’s perspective in all areas.