Books on Sexual Addictions

Within the Christian community, there are people who suffer from sexual addiction.  Some are ministers.  It is a cycle of continuous unhealthy sexual behaviors which include:  a preoccupation or the thought of sexual acts, ritual acts, compulsive behavior and despair.  In most cases, sexual addiction always results to despair and guilt because the mind is engaged in a constant morale battle during these phases.  Printable version link is at the bottom of this page.


Listed below are a few books to consider.  (You can also download a copy of this list at the bottom of this page)




Anderson, Neil T.  1998.  A Way of Escape: Freedom from Sexual Strongholds.  Harvest House Publishing


Armstrong, Neil T.  1996.  Breaking the Bondage of Addiction and Finding Freedom in Christ.  Publishing Group


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.


Carnes, Ph,D., Patrick J. 2001.   Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction.  Hazelden Printing


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.


Gallagher, Steve.  2002.  At the Altar of Sexual Idolatry. Pure Life Ministries


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.


Hart, Dr. Archibald.  1995.  The Sexual Man.  Thomas Nelson


Hart, Dr. Archibald.  1998.  Secret of Eve: Understanding the Mystery of Female Sexuality.  Thomas Nelson


Laaser, Mark.  1996.  Faithful & True: Sexual Integrity in a Fallen World.  LifeWay Resources


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.


Roberts, Ted.  2008.  Pure Desire: How One Man’s Triumph Can Help Others break Free from Sexual Temptation.  Gospel Light Publishing


Schaumberg, Dr. Harry W.  1997.  False Intimacy: Understanding the Struggle of Sexual Addiction.  NavPress Pubishing


Schneider, Burt & Jennifer.  2008.  Sex, Lies, & Forgiveness: Couples Speaking Out on Healing from Sex Addiction.  Recovery Resources Press


Weiss, Ph.D., D.  2000.  She has a Secret: Understanding Female Sexual Addiction.  Discovery Press


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.


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