Losing the Bond with God: Sexual Addiction and Evangelical Men

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Losing the Bond with God: Sexual Addiction and Evangelical Men offers a humane and constructive understanding of this issue, treating it from an objective perspective rather than the Christian perspective that is common to writings on the subject. Based on her own qualitative study of self-identified evangelical sex addicts, the author shows how these men must overcome the compartmentalization of their lives and improve the integration of religion, marriage, and sexuality if ...

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Overview

Losing the Bond with God: Sexual Addiction and Evangelical Men offers a humane and constructive understanding of this issue, treating it from an objective perspective rather than the Christian perspective that is common to writings on the subject. Based on her own qualitative study of self-identified evangelical sex addicts, the author shows how these men must overcome the compartmentalization of their lives and improve the integration of religion, marriage, and sexuality if they are to break their destructive patterns.

The book addresses many of the most dominant issues specific to sexuality within the evangelical movement, such as sexual purity, gender roles, attitudes regarding homosexuality, and marriage. It begins with a framework for understanding the evangelical movement and its stance on sexual issues. and ends with a cumulative summary about evangelical men who self-identify as sexual addicts. Direct quotes and personal experiences from interviews are woven throughout the study, and appendices provide a detailed description of the author's research.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313393297
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/7/2011
  • Series: Sex, Love, and Psychology Series
  • Pages: 199
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword Dr. Judy Kuriansky ix

Introduction xi

Part I The Framework

1 A Changing Evangelical Movement and the Concept of Absolute Truth 3

2 The Loss of Man's Bond with God 7

3 Sexual Morality 11

4 The Sexually Addicted Evangelical Man 17

5 What Is Sexual Addiction? 26

6 Gender Roles 36

7 The Saving Grace of Marriage 44

8 Homosexuality and the Evangelical Sexual Addict 50

9 The Power of Churchly Influence 66

Part II The Analysis

10 Escaping Personal Responsibility 77

11 From Childhood to Adulthood as an Evangelical Sexual Addict 82

12 Losing the Bond with God 104

13 Recovering the Bond with God 118

14 The Evangelical Sexual Addict: A New Understanding 130

Conclusion 149

Appendix 1 The Participants 153

Appendix 2 Research Design 157

Appendix 3 Data Analysis 161

Appendix 4 Definition of Terms 175

Notes 177

Index 195

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