Resources For Sexual Concerns
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Here are some resources for strengthening virtue and avoiding porn:
BOOKS/RESOURCES especially for users/addicts
Addiction Recovery Program: A Guide to Addiction Recovery and Healing
A 78 page self-help workbook. Based on LDS Family Services’ 12-Step program by LDS Family Services.
How Do I Strengthen Virtue and Avoid Porn?
Voices For Virtue summarizes specific activities to avoid porn.
CombatingPornography.Com – Help For Individuals.
Official site of the LDS Church. Has a variety of helpful resources.
He Restoreth My Soul
A 284 page book focused on “Understanding and Breaking The Chemical and Spiritual Chains of Pornography Addiction Through The Atonement of Jesus Christ.” (2009) by S.A. Lifeline Foundation.
Clean Hands, Pure Heart: Overcoming Addiction to Pornography Through the Redeeming Power of Jesus Christ
The book explains how the Twelve Steps help a person connect with the power of Jesus Christ to lift him or her out of this devastating form of slavery. It offers hope to those who are struggling and those who love them. By Heart-t-Heart.
The Drug of the New Millennium – The Brain Science Behind Internet Pornography Use
The brain science behind Internet pornography use. Provides parents, spouses, clergy and counselors with the 3 Power Principles guaranteed to protect children, marriages and families against pornographic addiction. 228 pages.
Confronting Pornography: A Guide to Prevention and Recovery for Individuals, Loved Ones, and Leaders
Confronting Pornography is filled with answers. A collection of articles from professional counselors, leaders, and individuals who have dealt with pornography problems personally, this useful book is an invaluable resource. It offers understanding, powerful tools based in gospel principles, and, most of all, hope.
Willpower Is Not Enough: Why We Don’t Succeed at Change
Addresses the topic of self-control, exploring it in the framework of doctrine and counsel from Church leaders and their own professional experiences. The authors have discovered that people who are successful in maintaining self-control rely less on willpower than on what might be called heart-power.
Putting on the Armor of God: How to Win Your Battles with Satan
When we understand the adversary, his methods and modern and ancient arguments, we are prepared to resist them.
Worth of a Soul: Personal Account of Excommunication & Conversion.
The strength of the atonement of Jesus Christ reaches the very soul through this personal account of excommunication and reconversion. Though he had taught priesthood lessons, gospel doctrine classes and even been a Bishop, Stephen Cramer finally came to understand the personal nature of the atonement as he faced the buffeting of Satan through excommunication.
Presents a simple four-step method for overcoming OCD. Proven by brain-imaging tests to actually alter the brain. Patients use cognitive self-therapy and behavior modification to develop new patterns of response to their obsessions.
Out Of The Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction
Patrick Carnes outlines how to identify a sexual addict, recognize the way others may unwittingly become codependent, and change the patterns that support the addiction.
The Purity Project
A group of inter-denominational Christian men who teach Christian based sexual integrity. Our website is dedicated to assisting men and women who are seeking help for overcoming inappropriate sexual behaviors and addictions.
There are support groups for those with addiction, including pornography addiction sponsored by the LDS Church. For general information check here: Addiction Recovery Programs. They also have a self-help manual check here: A Guide To Addiction Recovery and Healing. To find a support group near you check here: Support Groups. They have support groups for both the addict and the family member. The program is FREE and follows a traditional 12-Step Recovery program. The LDS Church has a new recovery manual FOR SPOUSES/PARENTS. This manual is ONLY available AT THE ARP groups or through your local LDS Family Services.
Heart t’ Heart Meetings. An LDS 12 Step Addiction Recovery Support Group. Online meetings. Meetings for both addicts and family members.
Sexaholics Anonymous (SA) Meetings. A national 12 step program for sexual addicts and sexual offenders. Mostly males in attendance. National: (615) 331-6230
Sexual Addicts Anonymous (SAA) Meetings. A national 12 step program for sexual addicts and some sexual offenders. Scattered meetings have female attendance. National: (713) 869-4902.
S-Anon Meetings. National 12 step program for spouses of sexual addicts and partners of sexual offenders. Primarily married women in attendance. Companion program to SA. National: (615) 833-3152.
COSA Meetings. National 12 step program for partners and significant others of sexual addicts and sexual offenders. Both men and women in attendance. Companion program to SAA. National: 612-537-6904.
BOOKS/RESOURCES especially for spouses
Out in the Light-Women Uniting Against Pornography
This web based resource has a variety of resources including videos- Don’t miss Healling The Broken Hearted.
Discussing Pornography Problems with a Spouse: Confronting and Disclosing Secret Behaviors
Whether you want to confront or disclose secret behaviors related to pornography problems, this book contains valuable information gathered from clinical experience, research, and the testimonies of clients struggling to overcome these issues.
CombatingPornography.Com Help for Spouses
Official site of the LDS Church. Has a variety of helpful resources.
After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust
Provides strategies for surviving the crisis and rebuilding the relationship — written by a nationally known therapist considered an expert on infidelity.
How Can I Forgive You?: The Courage to Forgive, the Freedom Not To.
Draws on many case studies to fully analyze four categories of forgiveness: cheap forgiveness, refusing to forgive, acceptance and genuine forgiveness.
Codependent No More: Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself.
Recovery has begun for millions of individuals with this straightforward guide. Through personal examples and exercises, readers are shown how controlling others forces them to lose sight of their own needs and happiness.
Hold On To Hope: Help for LDS Addicts and Their Families.
Identifies the different types of codependent behaviors and the replacement behaviors. Principles based on LDS doctrine.
Boundaries and Relationships: Knowing, Protecting, and Enjoying the Self.
A renowned psychotherapist explores healthy and unhealthy relationships and personal boundaries, with self-assessment tests, descriptions of ten types of human interaction, and more.
Purity and Passion: Spiritual Truths about Intimacy That Will Strengthen Your Marriage.
Build a more intimate relationship with your spouse.
Love You, Hate the Porn.
Offers healing advice for spouses. Provides help for the struggling partner to avoid relapse. Focuses on how to make the marriage relationship stronger than it was before.
RECOVERY RESOURCES WITH A FEE
LDS Hope and Recovery. LDS Hope and Recovery provides qualified counseling, education, and group therapy via online tools for those that suffer from pornography & sexual addiction and their partners.
Sons Of Helaman. The Sons of Helaman is a group of young men who have dedicated themselves to helping each other overcome pornography and/or masturbation. In a “Knights of the Round Table” environment. There is a cost. Available along the Wasatch Front in Utah.
Candeo Healthy Sexuality. The Candeo Healthy Sexuality program is a professional and science-based program designed to help individuals overcome the most common unwanted sexual behaviors. Provided online. There is a cost. To apply for scholarships go to: TheLifeIChoose.org.
“Dear Brother Letters ” are a series of letters written by a recoverying porn addict. He shares his personal story and gives advice and counsel.
Dr. Chamberlain’s Blog
Mark Chamberlain Ph.D. is a psychologist specializing in the treatment of sexual issues, addiction, and marriage.
HELP FOR PARENTS
A Parent’s Guide
This is the Church manual devoted to help parents teach their children about sexuality.