The Quick-Reference Guide to Sexuality & Relationship Counseling

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Wise counsel on sexual and relational issues

One of the foremost counseling needs of our day is help with sexuality and relationship issues. Those who are faced with such challenging concerns can readily use expert help with the problems that people bring to them. The Quick-Reference Guide to Sexuality and Relationship Counseling provides the answers.

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Overview

Wise counsel on sexual and relational issues

One of the foremost counseling needs of our day is help with sexuality and relationship issues. Those who are faced with such challenging concerns can readily use expert help with the problems that people bring to them. The Quick-Reference Guide to Sexuality and Relationship Counseling provides the answers.

This guide gives pastors, counselors, and everyday believers the information they need to help congregants, clients, and friends with their most intimate issues, including
-sexual expectations and satisfaction
-infidelity, forgiveness, and trust
-sexual addictions
-gender identity issues
-raising sexually healthy kids

Each of the forty topics covered follows a helpful eight-part outline and identifies typical symptoms and patterns, definitions and key thoughts, questions to ask, directions for the conversation, action steps, biblical insights, prayer starters, and recommended resources.

"If you do relationship counseling of any kind, you'll want to have this book as a handy resource. It's filled with practical helps."--Dr. Les Parrott, founder of RealRelationships.com; author, Crazy Good Sex

"Slow down! You may have picked up The Quick-Reference Guide to Sexuality and Relationship Counseling, but you're going to want to slowly read your way through the practical, biblical counsel that's here. This is a much-needed tool for helping couples and individuals with sexual questions and issues, as well as understanding the impact you can bring to their relationship."--Dr. John Trent, president, StrongFamilies.com

"Practical and easy to use. You can never get enough good advice about sex. Drs. Clinton and Laaser have done a great job."--Dr. Kevin Leman, author, Sheet Music and Have a New Husband by Friday

Tim Clinton (EdD, The College of William and Mary) is president of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), executive director of the Center for Counseling and Family Studies, professor of counseling and pastoral care at Liberty University and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and a licensed professional counselor. He is the author or editor of many books.

Mark Laaser (PhD, University of Iowa) is an internationally known author and speaker who has written six books, including Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction. He and his wife, Debbie, are the founders of Faithful and True Ministries and the Laaser Center for the Family in Minnesota.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801072369
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 875,275
  • Product dimensions: 10.02 (w) x 7.02 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Tim Clinton (EdD, The College of William and Mary) is president of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), executive director of the Center for Counseling and Family Studies, professor of counseling and pastoral care at Liberty University and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and a licensed professional counselor. He's the author or editor of more than fifteen books.

Mark Laaser (PhD, University of Iowa) is an internationally known author and speaker who has written six books, including Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction. He and his wife, Debbie, are the founders of Faithful and True Ministries and the Laaser Center for the Family counseling center based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

Part 1 Sex and Relationships

1 Sexual Intimacy and Delight 16

2 Sexual Desire and Expectations 23

3 Threats to Sexual Intimacy 30

4 Increasing Sexual Satisfaction 36

5 Stress and Sex 43

6 Birth Control and Reproduction 50

7 Infertility 61

Part 2 Sexual Problems and Relationship Challenges

8 Low Sexual Desire 70

9 Orgasmic Disorders 77

10 Premature Ejaculation 82

11 Sexual Arousal Disorder 88

12 Sexual Pain Disorder 94

13 Masturbation and Self-Sex 100

14 Oral Sex 105

15 Anal Sex 110

16 Sexually Transmitted Diseases 115

17 HIV Transmission and AIDS 120

18 Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse 127

19 Infidelity and Affairs 135

20 Forgiveness and Rebuilding Trust 143

Part 3 Sexual Addiction and Deviance

21 Sex and Romance Addiction 150

22 Pornography 157

23 Polyamory and Group Sex 166

24 Exhibitionism and Voyeurism 171

25 Fetishism 177

26 Frotteurism 182

27 Sadism and Masochism 188

28 Sexual Violence and Rape 195

29 Prostitution and Sexual Exploitation 202

30 Pedophilia 209

31 Sexual Harassment 215

Part 4 Gender Identity Issues

32 Homosexuality 224

33 Gender Identity Disorder 231

34 Transvestic Fetishism 237

Part 5 Sexual Issues in Parenting and Family Life

35 Raising Sexually Healthy Children 244

36 Sexually Active Kids and Teens 249

37 Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting 257

38 Incest 264

39 Singles and Sexuality 271

40 Elder Sex 278

Notes 285

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