Lust and Purity Resources

As a church, we're here for you. We know battling lust and sexuality is not easy, so we’ve compiled a list of pastoral resources to help address any issues you or a loved one may be facing. Below you'll find book recommendations, counseling and ministry referrals, and people ready to pray with you. 
 
"No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it." -1 Corinthians 10:13

 

Books:

The Bible 

Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing, Jay Stringer

Surfing for God, Michael Cusick 

Your Brain on Porn: Internet Pornography and the Emerging Science of Addiction, Gary Wilson

The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper PlaceAndy and Amy Crouch

Wired for Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain, William Struthers

The LIFE Recovery Guide

Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction, Mark Laaser

Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction, Patrick Carnes

Shattered Dreams, God’s Unexpected Path to Joy, Larry Crabb

Worthy of Her Trust: What You Need to Do to Rebuild Sexual Integrity and Win Her Back, Stephen Arterburn and Jason B. Martinkus

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

Just Friends, the Role of Friendship in our Lives, Lillian B. Rubin

Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers, Dane Portland

 

Referrals:

Recover Ministries at South Barrington

 

Men’s Sexual Addiction Recovery Group at Willow Crystal Lake, Living in Freedom Everyday (online and in-person)

 

Men’s Mixed Issues Group at Willow Crystal Lake, Men’s Recovery (in-person only)

 

DivorceCare at Willow Crystal Lake, DivorceCare (online and in-person)

 

Sex Addicts Anonymous: https://saa-recovery.org/

 

Counseling Referrals:

 

Betterhelp.com

 

Focus On The Family

 

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists

 

https://www.goodtherapy.org/about-us.html

 

Websites:

 

“Reclaim” - https://www.reclaim4men.com/

 

LGBTQ: https://www.leadthemhome.org/

 

Additional Resources: https://seekingintegrity.com/resources/

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