Pure Desire: How One Man's Triumph Over His Greatest Struggle Can Help Others Break Free

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830723355
  • Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
  • Publication date: 4/28/1999
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.85 (d)

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 December 15, 2005

    helpful to me and to my group

    This is the featured book of our men's group. It is very practical with helpful insights and real-life examples from the author and his wife as well as many anonymous people that he can worked with. He uses a lot of illustrations from his time as a fighter pilot. This seems to strike a good balance between the Christian aspects and the more psychologically-oriented things.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2005

    Real useful help

    If a Man will read this fine resource and put it into practice He can defenitly defeat this addiction. God has blessed this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2003


    This is a very useful book, both for men and for women whose husbands are caught in the cycle of sexual addiction. This book is a dynamic exploration of the thought life and behaviors that contribute to sexual addiction. It digs up the issues that lie beneath the surface and addresses the codependent relationships inherent to the addicted lifestyle. Also, this would serve as an enlightening reference for teachers or pastors in the Christian church.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2000

    Excellent Book!

    One of the best books on sexual addiction I have ever personally read. Combines the knowledge and truth of some of the secular books on sexual addiction but takes it much further to include Christ's ministry to heal the whole man and provide a whole new vision for life. Goes much further than any other book I have read on the subject. The author's openness and honesty about his own struggle is dynamic and his use of metaphors serves to provide pictures of great truth about addiction, roots of addiction, other issues in path to healing. I would recommend it as a true and absolute blessing for anyone struggling with these issues. It is very much needed for a world steeped in these issues

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