Books on General Recovery



Amen, Daniel. 1999. Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessions, Anger, and Impulsiveness. New York, NY: Three Rivers Press.


Cloud, Henry and John Townsend. 1996. Safe People. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.


Cloud, Henry. 2002. Boundaries.Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.


Dodd, Chip. 2001. The Voice of the Heart. Franklin, TN: Sage Hills Resources.


May, Gerald. 1991. Addiction and Grace. San Francisco, CA: Harper.


Milkman, Harvey and Stanley Sunderwirth. 1987. Craving for Ecstasy: The Consciousness and Chemistry of Escape. Lexington, MA: Lexington Press.


Peck, M. Scott. 2003. The Road Less Traveled, 25th Anniversary Edition: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values, and Spiritual Growth. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster.


Stoop, David. 2005. Real Solutions for Forgiving the Unforgivable. Ventura, CA: Regal.




“Pastor to Pastor: Overcoming Sexual Addiction”. Audiotape series, vol. 11, Focus on the Family. Phone: 800-A-Family


Online Resources

Covenant Eyes. Internet Accountability Resource


Books on Sex Adiction (We have another section under Pastoral Addiction on books on sexual addictions that is more complete)


Anterburn, Stephen. 2003. Addiction to “Love”: Understanding Dependencies of the Heart: Romance, Relationships, and Sex. Ann Arbor, MI: Vine Books.


Bodishbaugh, Signa, and Conlee Bodishbaugh. 2004. Illustrations of Intimacy: Unmasking Patterns of Sexual Addiction and Bringing Deep Healing to Those Who Struggle. Waynesboro, GA: Send The Light, Inc.


Carnes, Patrick. 2001. Facing the Shadow: Starting Sexual and Relationship Recovery. Center City, MN: Hazelden Publishing and Educational Services.


Davis, Bob and Russell Willingham. 1999. Breaking Free: Understanding Sexual Addictions and the Healing Power of Jesus. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity.


Durfield, Richard and Renee. 2005. Raising Pure Kids in a Pure World. Grand Rapids, MI: Bethany House Publishers.


Earle, Ralph and Gregory Crow. 1998. Lonely All The Time: Recognizing, Understanding, and Overcoming Sex Addiction, for Addicts and Co-dependents. New York, NY: Brady Publications.


Grundner, T.M. 2000. The Skinner Box Effect: Sexual Addiction and Online Pornography. Lincoln, NE: Writers Club Press.


Hall, Laurie. 1998. An Affair of the Mind: One Woman’s Courageous Battle To Salvage Her Family from the Devastation of Pornography. Colorado Springs, CO: Focus on the Family Publishing.


Means, Patrick. 1999. Men’s Secret Wars. Grand Rapids, MI: Fleming H. Revell.


McBurney. Louis and Melissa. 2005. Real Questions About Sex. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.


Payne, Leanne. 1995. Crisis in Masculinity. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.


Pia, Melody. 1992. Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love-The Love Connection to Co-dependence. San Francisco, CA: Harper San Francisco.


Young, Kimberly. 1998. Caught in the Net: How To Recognize the Signs of Internet Addiction-and a Winning Strategy for Recovery. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons.


             Books on Coaddictions/Codependency


Beattie, Melody. 1996. Beyond Codependency: And Getting Better All the Time. Center City, MN: Hazelden Publishing and Educational Services.


Beattie, Melody. 1998. Codependency No More: How To Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself. Center City, MN: Hazelden Publishing and Educational Services.


Henfelt, Robert. 1996. Love Is a Choice: Breaking the Cycle of Addictive Relationships. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishing.


Means, Marsha. 1999. Living with Your Husband’s Secret Wars. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell.


Norwood, Robin. 1990. Women Who Love Too Much. New York, NY: Pocket Books.


Scneider, Robin. 2004. Back from Betrayal: Saving a Marriage, a Family, a Life. South Boardman, MI: Crofton Creek Press.


Weiss, Douglas. 1997. Partners Recovery Guide: 100 Empowering Exercises. Denver, CO: Discovery Press Publications.



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