A passive approach is not the way that gives us this book nor should we use it passively. This book also addresses the unique needs and issues of female sex addicts. North Star is not owned by or affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and site content should not be interpreted as official statements of Church doctrine, belief, or practice. As in Nehemiah the addict must have someone to be accountable to. This book offers a path that leads beyond compulsive thoughts and behaviors to healing and transformation. It heals at a predictable and expected rate according to the normal wound healing process. Rules are another force at work contributing to unhealthy families.
Sexual addiction is a sin that Dr. Mark Laaser traces the roots of the problem, discusses its patterns and impact, and maps out a biblical approach to self-control and sexual integrity. Mark Laaser traces the roots of the problem, discusses its patterns and impact, and maps out a biblical approach to self-control and sexual integrity. Some authors combine the first two phases. When the time came to discuss the birds and the bees, I almost felt embarrassed because I did not want to have that conversation with my mother. Laaser 2004 provides a detailed look into sexual addiction from a Christian viewpoint in Healing Wounds of Sexual Addiction.
Whether you know someone with a sexual addiction or struggle yourself, Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction points the way to understanding, wholeness, and holiness. It is believed that chronic wounds must also go through the same basic phases. As devastating as any drug habit, it brings heartbreak and despair to those it entangles. It has been misnamed and has gone undiagnosed for centuries, there still is a few who does not believe in its existence Lasser, 2004, pp. The reader can almost feel the care and love that went into writing the book even if they are not Christian.
Mark Laaser set out to increase understanding of sexual addiction as a disease. He is author of many books, including Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction, Becoming a Man of Valor, Taking Every Thought Captive, and The 7 Principles of Highly Accountable Men. As with all sin, it escalates into a downward spiral that if left untreated can cause death to the sinner. How Sex Addicts Cope with Abuse 109 Part 3: Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction 8. Conclusion With much research, I have concluded that Laaser is on to something that is heaven sent and wonderful in the field of sexual addiction. Treatment of Sexual Addiction When seeing new patients Dr.
He leads us to discover how sexual addiction takes over the life of the sexually addicted person and causes devastation from a Christian world view. Exploring the different areas of how sexual addiction and how it can affect the life of the addicted individual will be assessed. When the person reaches adulthood untreated it becomes worse over time, if left along it could lead to death. This is an excellent book for those in need of information pertaining to sexual addiction and how to recover from it. It is a great resource for sexual healing and freedom.
There is a section on churches and clergy which make this book a much needed and valuable resource on their own. I also believe that an addict cannot get out of the cycle of sexual addiction without help. Previously titled Faithful and True, this revision includes an all-new section that deals with sexual addiction in the church. I also agree that we must speak out and not hide any indiscretion in the church and when there is an incidence it should be brought out in the open. According to Laaser 2004 there are a growing number of Christian Counselors trained to give a formal diagnosis. Elements of all five of these are required for an effective treatment plan Laaser, 2004. Here is a pastor, once driven from his ministry due to his own sex addition, a man who almost lost his family and all that was precious to him, who has the courage to take up a ministry toward Christians with sex addictions.
North Star International is a 501 C 3 non-profit organization. Other important changes reflect cultural trends, incorporate current research, and place a greater emphasis on spiritual growth. An acute wound is an injury to the skin that occurs suddenly rather than over time. Mark Laaser 2004 , is a recovering sex addict whose desire is to provide people with a knowledge of sexual addiction. Therefore, it addressed the effects of a commonplaces stressor, examination stress, on wound healing.
There is particular value in reading about how to recover from sex addiction from a Christian perspective. Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction written by Dr. It is easy to vilify sexual offenders and addicts, however, compassion comes in truly understanding the causes and realities involved. Sorry, but copying text is forbidden on this website! The cycle will continue if not addressed and the addict may do what was done to them, to their children or others. The focus of this assignment will be to gain knowledge of what sexual addiction is, how family dynamics are affected, treatment of sexual addiction, and lastly addressing sexual addiction in the church. You could honestly see the rebirth she had over a course of a year.