Stop Sex Addiction: Real Hope, True Freedom for Sex Addicts and Partners

Stop Sex Addiction: Real Hope, True Freedom for Sex Addicts and Partners

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by Milton S Magness
     
 

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Compulsive sexual behavior is often difficult to face. Sex addiction results in countless negative consequences and hurts many people. Relationships, marriages, families, and careers are destroyed. Anyone afflicted with sex addiction, as well as the people who love them, can find help within this book.

Milton Magness, D. Min., MA, LPC, CSAT, is the founder

Overview

Compulsive sexual behavior is often difficult to face. Sex addiction results in countless negative consequences and hurts many people. Relationships, marriages, families, and careers are destroyed. Anyone afflicted with sex addiction, as well as the people who love them, can find help within this book.

Milton Magness, D. Min., MA, LPC, CSAT, is the founder and director of Hope & Freedom Counseling Services in Houston, Texas. He is a licensed professional counselor and a certified sex addiction therapist.

Editorial Reviews

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“The most comprehensive text since Out of the Shadows. A must-read for every sex addict, their partner, and their family. Each page instills hope for those struggling with sexual addiction, while not minimizing the pain involved in the process. It will help newcomers and old-timers alike.”—David L. Delmonico, Ph.D., Author, In the Shadows of the Net and Cybersex Unhooked

“I’ve worked with many women who, along with their partner, have done a weekend intensive with Dr. Magness and I consistently see these marriages having higher success rates than those who don’t utilize his services. I’m delighted that now, between the covers of this book, many more couples and individuals will be able to take advantage of his wisdom, experience and guidance as they grapple with sexual addiction in their lives and marriages. This is a must read for anyone who falls into that painful category, and for everyone who seeks to help others dealing with this issue in their lives. I often tell people this is only book they really need to read if they want to know about sexual addiction. It is the best ‘bible’ on the subject.”—Marsha Means, MA, Author, Your Sexually Addicted Spouse and Living with Your Husband’s Secret Wars

Library Journal
Drawing from his professional experience working with sex addicts and their partners, Magness (founder, Hope & Freedom Counseling Svcs.) defines what sex addiction is and describes what is needed for successful recovery. This sometimes involves significant life changes, including actively working with an experienced sex addiction-experienced therapist, becoming involved with a 12-step sex addiction program, establishing lifetime accountability, and more. Magness also describes the challenges partners of sex addicts face; he includes a collection of survey responses from partners. VERDICT Sex addiction is a complicated subject in psychotherapy and has not yet been officially recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Clearly, many aspects of Magness's approach to sex addiction and recovery are informed by contemporary American Christian beliefs about family, gender, and sexuality, but that's true of our culture at large, too. It is this subtlety, turning the description of compulsive-impulsive-destructive behavior into the moralization of sexual behaviors and the limiting of sexual expression to a traditional, conservative Judeo-Christian framework, that is a problem for this book. Despite the author's intention to help individuals and relationships, he cannot avoid these pitfalls, and therefore this book is not recommended.—Scott Vieira, Sam Houston State Univ. Lib., Huntsville, TX

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781937612238
Publisher:
Central Recovery Press, LLC
Publication date:
04/02/2013
Pages:
310
Sales rank:
479,445
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


Milton Magness: Milton Magness, D. Min., MA, LPC, CSAT, is the founder and director of Hope & Freedom Counseling Services in Houston. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. He served five terms as president of the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH), the international professional organization for sexual addiction therapists. Dr. Magness has led national workshops on cybersex addiction and has conducted a multi-state research study that focused on cybersex behavior and recovery among self-identified sex addicts. Prior to becoming a therapist he was a pastor for twenty years. He holds the following advanced degrees: Doctor of Ministry from Luther Rice Seminary, Master of Arts in Psychology from Houston Baptist University, and Master of Arts in Religious Education from Southwestern Seminary. Dr. Magness is a native of Houston, TX, where he resides.

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Stop Sex Addiction: Real Hope, True Freedom for Sex Addicts and Partners 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a partner of a sex addict, I found this book very helpful in my recovery! One of my favorites.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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