Breaking Free: Understanding Sexual Addiction the Healing Power of Jesus

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InterVarsity Press, 2010 M09 28 - 219 páginas
Our world is awash in sex. We are bombarded with it everywhere we turn--TV, newspapers and magazines, music, movies and the Internet. When this ever-present temptation mixes with human weaknesses and unmet needs, many get pulled into addiction to sexually sinful behavior. They may detest their own habits, but they can't seem to break free. Is there any hope? Russell Willingham speaks from his own experience and that of the many he has counseled. His answer? "Yes! There is hope. Jesus offers forgiveness and healing." True stories show how the principles in this book can be put into action. The essentials are spelled out in practical steps that can help people begin to break free. Willingham deals with such issues as
  • what all addicts have in common
  • the hunt of the malnourished heart
  • where to find the courage to face the dark side
  • wrestling with shame and grace
  • the healing effect of radical honesty
This realistic yet hopeful book offers a new way to see the world for every person who wants to understand and break free from sexual addiction.

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great book

Crítica de los usuarios  - andy - Christianbook.com

this book has a lot of deep thoughts and is great for helping Leer comentario completo

Crítica de los usuarios  - Josh Glaser - Christianbook.com

As a ministry dedicated to helping men and women walk in freedom from sexual sins and brokenness, we use several resources for men dealing with sexual addictions. Repeatedly, men point to Breaking Free by Russell Willingham as one of the most helpful books we recommend. Leer comentario completo

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2 The Dynamics of Sexual Addiction What All Addicts Have in Common
35
Aligning Ourselves with God
50
The Power of Genuine Friendship
65
Exploring Family Issues
74
Taking Ownership of Our Choices
87
Will the Real God Please Stand Up?
98
The Biblical Basis of Our Identity
110
Admitting Our True State
121
Radical Honesty Its Evangelizing Effect
178
Working Together
194
What Is a Wife to Do? Help for Spouses of the Sexually Broken
196
The Twelve Essentials
207
Further Reading
209
Resources for Additional Help
211
Notes
212
Praise for Breaking Free
214

Wrestling with Grace
130
Facing Our Dark Side
139
Dealing with the Lonely Abuser Within
149
Bringing God into the Area of Need
164
About the Author
215
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Página 120 - If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.
Página 16 - LORD has anointed me to bring good tidings to the afflicted; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the LORD'S favor, and the day of vengeance of our God...
Página 118 - Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
Página 125 - Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Página 147 - When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
Página 61 - And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another — and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Página 52 - This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye no longer walk as the Gentiles also walk, in the vanity of their mind, being darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them...
Página 54 - Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart. For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.
Página 101 - I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. So I was afraid and went out and hid your talent in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.
Página 67 - See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness.

Acerca del autor (2010)

Russell Willingham is executive director of New Creation Ministries, based in Fresno, California. He counsels, leads groups and speaks nationwide on issues related to sexual addiction. He has presented workshops at several annual conferences of Exodus International, at the American Association of Christian Counselors World Conference (2001) and at the AACC Superconference on Sexuality (2002). He is also a participant in AACC's video curriculum on healthy sexuality. He is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God International Fellowship and works under the supervision of Dr. Jonathan Olford, Ph.D. of the Link Care Counseling Center in Fresno, California.

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