Pure Desire: How One Man's Triumph Can Help Others Break Free From Sexual Temptation

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Hope and Healing to Break Free From Sexual Addiction

There is a battle going on. Millions of victims are trapped in the struggle of sexual addiction with no apparent way out. Pure Desire is the answer to this desperate cry for help from men and women who have tried to build sexual holiness into their lives and failed...and failed...and failed. This book is also for the shattered souls of mates who are puzzled, shamed, and wounded by their ...

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Overview

Hope and Healing to Break Free From Sexual Addiction

There is a battle going on. Millions of victims are trapped in the struggle of sexual addiction with no apparent way out. Pure Desire is the answer to this desperate cry for help from men and women who have tried to build sexual holiness into their lives and failed...and failed...and failed. This book is also for the shattered souls of mates who are puzzled, shamed, and wounded by their husband's or wife's sexual bondage and secret life. And, this book is for the Church to come alongside those who have come to them for help.

Here is hope for establishing healthy personal boundaries with proven, practical applications to claim Christ's healing power and presence, perhaps for the first time. If you, someone you love, or someone you are counseling struggles with sexual addiction, Pure Desire is an anchor amid rough waters and the offer of a new appreciation for Christ's healing power and presence. The time is now to begin walking in victory and help others to do the same. Learn how to tackle this issue with confidence, clarity, and biblical perspective.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830745401
  • Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 194,947
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Ted Roberts is the founder of Pure Desire Ministries International and was the senior pastor of East Hill Church in Gresham, Oregon, from 1984-2007. He is the author of several books including Pure Desire, For Men Only, Living Life Boldly, Going Deeper, and Failing Forward. A sought after speaker in the United States and around the world, Dr. Roberts is a certified sexual addiction therapist and enjoys scuba diving, triathalons, and underwater photography.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 9
Introduction 11
Section I A Place of Hope
Chapter 1 Dr. Ted Roberts: Sex Expert? 17
Chapter 2 Spirituality Is Sexy 29
Chapter 3 When Sex Gets Sick in the Heart 43
Chapter 4 Clueless in the Midst of the Battle 61
Chapter 5 The Answer to a Wounded Heart 79
Chapter 6 When Sex Is Lord 93
Chapter 7 When Jesus Starts Becoming Lord 113
Section II A Place of Healing
Chapter 8 The Cleansing Hope of a Vision 135
Chapter 9 The Power of Vision 147
Chapter 10 The Bitter Waters of Healing 167
Chapter 11 Values: The Titanic Challenge 185
Chapter 12 Kingdom Toughness 203
Chapter 13 Lord of the Mulligans 221
Chapter 14 The Ultimate Challenge 237
Chapter 15 His Realities and Her Realities: A Perspective by Diane Roberts 253
Chapter 16 Accept No Substitutes: A Perspective by Diane Roberts 273
Appendix A Testimonies 289
Appendix B The Sexual Addiction Screening Test (SAST) 295
Appendix C Suggested Resources 299
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2009

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    An excellent book

    This book goes into excellent detail in explaining the true scope of this addiction. While a lot of other books may get lost in the clinical definitions, this book explains in real life terms how this addiction truly affects a person and those around them, as well as its root causes. If there was any disappointment with the book, it is in the solution to the problem - join a 12 step program. Given how difficult the addiction is to overcome, I understand that this is what needs to be done. I guess I just expected a bit more from the book in this area however.

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  • Posted April 20, 2009

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    All the 5-Star ratings I put on this review were due to how it changed our married life forever.

    These are hard subjects for the average man to grasp. First, that you have a problem with let's say pornography like I had, and being unfaithful to your spouse....like I did. Yes, I was like alot of you might be now. Thinking why on earth would I ever come clean with my wife about ALL my past sexual relationships outside our marriage? One of my closest friends, Dave, thought I had gone off the deep end and lost my ever-lovin' mind!!!

    However, after the initial shock was over, and my wife had time to gather her thoughts, and also see how I was truly humbled, and wanted us to heal and grow "together" there has been such a bonding between us. "No more secrets, and no more lies" between us now.

    There was lots and lots of questions she asked me, obviously, and lots of questions this book asks you to answer. You must allow Christ Jesus to do all He can to change your hearts, and bring the two of you into His Perfect Will. This has made all the difference in our healing process. To quote my wife; "I'm in love with the new you" Intimacy has never been closer and sweeter than after I read, and followed the suggestions in this book.

    No one can force you to change. However, if you truly want your marriage to last, I highly recommend your buying this book and seeing just what you're made of...Spiritually. Your marriage will never be the same. I promise! Joseph.

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