Wired for Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brainby William M. Struthers
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Pornography is powerful. Our contemporary culture as been pornified, and it shapes our assumptions about identity, sexuality, the value of women and the nature of relationships. Countless Christian men struggle with the addictive power of porn. But common spiritual approaches of more prayer and accountability groups are often of limited help.
In this book neuroscientist and researcher William Struthers explains how pornography affects the male brain and what we can do about it. Because we are embodied beings, viewing pornography changes how the brain works, how we form memories and make attachments. By better understanding the biological realities of our sexual development, we can cultivate healthier sexual perspectives and interpersonal relationships. Struthers exposes false assumptions and casts a vision for a redeemed masculinity, showing how our sexual longings can actually propel us toward sanctification and holiness in our bodies.
With insights for both married and single men alike, this book offers hope for freedom from pornography.
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Douglas Weiss, Ph.D., author of Sex, Men and God, president of the American Association for Sex Addiction Therapy
Russell Willingham, author of Breaking Free: Understanding Sexual Addiction and the Healing Power of Jesus
Marnie C. Ferree, M.A, LMFT, director of Bethesda Workshops, author of No Stones: Women Redeemed from Sexual Addiction
Meet the Author
William Struthers (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago), is associate professor of psychology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois where he teaches courses on behavioral neuroscience, men and addictions and the biological bases of behavior. His theoretical research is in the area of neuroethics, the biological bases of spirituality and personhood, and the nature of integration in psychology. He is also interested in the Anglican tradition and in science/faith dialogue issues.
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I have found few books that deal both theologically and scientifically with the reality of porn addiction. While this book is about porn it is also about how men's brains are wired and how we need to be careful with what we look at and consume visually.
You will learn why men urge porno, how it effects them, and how to liberate themselves from it