Every Man's Battle: Winning the War on Sexual Temptation One Victory at a Time

Every Man's Battle: Winning the War on Sexual Temptation One Victory at a Time

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Every Man's Battle: Winning the War on Sexual Temptation One Victory at a Time by Stephen Arterburn, Fred Stoeker

the challenge every man faces...the fight every man can win

From the television to the Internet, print media to videos, men are constantly faced with the assault of sensual images. It is impossible to avoid such temptations...but, thankfully, not impossible to rise above them.
Shattering the perception that men are unable to control their thought lives and roving eyes, Every Man's Battle shares the stories of dozens who have escaped the trap of sexual immorality and presents a practical, detailed plan for any man who desires sexual purity-perfect for men who have fallen in the past, those who want to remain strong today, and all who want to overcome temptation in the future.

Includes a special section for women, designed to help them understand and support the men they love.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578569694
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/20/2004
Series: The Every Man Series
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 84,586
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Stephen Arterburn is founder and chairman of New Life Clinics, host of the daily New Life Live! national radio program, creator of the Women of Faith Conferences, a nationally known speaker, and the best-selling author of more than two dozen books.

Fred Stoeker regularly writes and speaks to men about the subject of sexual purity and works with "restoration teams" set up to restore pastors to the ministry after they've repented of adultery.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Every Man's Battle: Winning the War on Sexual Temptation One Victory at a Time 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 78 reviews.
Nag_Reader More than 1 year ago
I have struggled in the area of my flesh and this book fueled that with the details it gave. If you are struggling with your thinking a lot then this book is not for you. I would highly recommend Joshua Harris's "Sex is Not the Problem (Lust Is) You can help people without going into details. This book is like taking a person struggling with drinking right into a bar and describing the scene.
ReformedScribe More than 1 year ago
This was a book I have read before but one that I really wanted to review for several reasons. First, due to the over stimulation of sexuality in our culture there is nothing more prominent or accessible than sex. When we consider that of all those things a man may be driven by in his life, sex is right there on the top of the list. Secondly, as a pastor I am always looking for spiritual helps in my endeavors to biblically adjust the powerful, fleshly drive shafts of humanity. This book was refreshing in that these authors have a personal history with the sexual issues they write about (and that most men deal with), but even more so in that they found victory over these struggles. The approach is Bible based, so those wanting a more humanist or philosophical approach (non-religious) to "curbing" the sexual appetite will not find what they are looking for here. They present biblical examples of men who disciplined their eyes and hearts. They give insights step by step concerning the sexual based sins and often times these "little" insights find themselves as "crucial" insights to those sexual based sins that have been so hard to break. There is also a workbook section in the back that I found helpful as a great review and reminder of the steps needed to be taken in my own life to ensure a victory over the battle of sexual temptation. This would be a help for a group leader who would lead a study of this book. The only negative that I had toward the book was that I felt an over-emphasis of the individual in the battle over sexual temptations. Due to my theological position and understanding several statements made me a little uncomfortable especially in the chapters titled, 'Choosing True Manhood' and 'The Time to Decide'. I felt, was laid too heavily on the powerless individual to somehow show power from within his sin-struck heart in breaking what he could not otherwise break. On this I would just like to counter with Phil. 2:13, "For it is God who is working in you, enabling you both to will and to act for His good purpose" (HCSB). I think the authors should have rested on the biblical reality that by God's Spirit in you and the Power of the Word before you, that obedience to both will prove that the victory is waiting for you. This is not to say that they don't make the effort to say this, they do. I just felt that the man who is all bound up in sexual captivity is going to wonder in what way is he ever going to start this whole unraveling process. He's bound up tight in it. In spite of my little, quirky, theological ought against its tone, the book was a tremendous enlightenment and encouragement. The book measures 8 in. long X 5 3/8 in. wide X 5/8 in. thick. It has a very attractive paper cover. The pages are made of the "newspaper" gray stuff. The text type is very readable, while the text size was about size 8 or 9 in my estimation. I would definitely recommend and use this book in my counseling, and teaching. I would say that this is a must read for every Christian man. I was hindered in going into too much detail due to the graphic nature of the book, but if a Christian man would trust the judgment and insight of another Christian man, then I tell him get it and read it. Mothers, wives, girlfriends, this would be a great gift to your beloved man (men.if you're a mother).
Jonny87 More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing!!! It literaly saved my life. Before I read this book I struggled with sexual purity. I did not know what God expected of me as a man. After reading this book I fully understood his plan. My mind and soul was sent in His direction and I am happier than I have ever been in my life. I know can be the man that God intends me to be. I would recommend all men to purchase this book and read it with the motivation to be loyal to yourself and to God.
AreteCenturion More than 1 year ago
This is not a book for the 'super spiritual' this is for the rest of us that must face the brutal facts of reality on a daily basis. I have yet to encounter any man who can not identify with something in this, it is truely Every Man's Battle and I would also encourage women to seek to gain a better understanding of what their men deal with.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Women should read this book before they embark on a serious relationship. It is helpful in understanding the temptation that men face and their shame in discussing it. I certainly wish I had read it before my marriage was shattered by infidelity via pornography, strip clubs and massage parlors...all very clandestine and secret avenues for sexual sin. A great gift for new husbands and husbands to be.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this book and I found it absolutely amazing. Dealing with a sexual struggle for a long time, I now feel I have the power to finally defeat it. This book just made me feel so relieved that so many men deal with my same battles and I now have gone the longest ever without giving into to sexual temptation. If you believe that any part of you is being brought down by sexual things in your life, this book is a must read. Every man really should pick this up!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great tool for any man who wants a closer relationship with God, a healthier relationship with the women in his life, and the peace of mind that comes from living a productive life outside of the snares of sensuality.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I haven't finished the book yet, but it is an awesome book & an excellent resource on sexual temptation. The Authors recognize the fact that men need to fight this battle & win the war on sexual temptation. I appreciate the stories these authors have shared, and they have all done a great job at giving the men many helpful ideas and Biblical counsel on how to overcome sexual temptation. If you are struggling in this area of Sexual Temptation, or know someone who is struggling in this area of Sexual Temptation, I would encourage you to get a copy of this book. This will change your life.
steve8a More than 1 year ago
Straight forward talk about a difficult topic. Practical, spiritual, biblical based help for overcoming our sinful nature.
The-Little-Man-in-China More than 1 year ago
This was a difficult book to review. The subject matter of Every Man's Battle is that of lust and the enslavement to which it inevitably leads men, and few writers can share in such vivid detail their own personal struggles and failures in this area so publicly. I personally lack the fortitude (or perhaps the motivation) to do so publicly, but Arteburn and Stoeker press on with sharing their own journeys through the valleys of sexual sin, and they do so with great honesty and tact. Ever since this book's release in 2000, I have desired to read it, just not enough to put my money down and, by doing so, admit that I had a problem with lust. Like many of the men depicted in the book, I had simply thought that time would heal all wounds; that maturity would squelch the addiction; that marriage would satisfy my every craving. And like all of the men depicted in the book (and like "every man" in the world otherwise, I suppose), I was also deceived. The authors of Battle succeed in pointing out the obvious sinfulness of every man's battle with lust, as well as in pointing out the not-so-obvious pitfalls we men tend to jump into. We claim that our struggles are just part of being male and, thus, not at all sinful. We tend to justify our cravings (and our acting on those cravings through fantasy, masturbation and possibly even adultery) by blaming our wives for being selfish or the world for being too vulgar. We shift the blame and minimize our sin continuously, and all the while we break God's commandments and break our wives hearts. True, comes from our being man: but it comes because we are sinful me, not godly men. If you desire true victory in this all-too-dangerous area of lust, you need to look no further than the example of Jesus Christ, "Who was tempted in every way that we are, but did not sin" (Hebrews 4:15, GNB). But if you need extra help in understanding just how this was possible for Christ and how this can be possible for you as well, then I encourage you to pick up Every Man's Battle. It can be a life-altering book, if you let. Give it a try and find out what freedom in Christ really means (Galatians 5:1). [Note: I received this book free through the Waterbrook-Multnomah Blogging for Books program] © 2010 E.T.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book proved enormously helpful in my life long struggle with my desire for sex with other men. Using many of the techniques outlined in the book I have managed to limit my experiences with other men, while maintaing and celebrating a healthy realtionship to my own desire
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read this book twice and plan on reading it again a third time. It is an excellent book for those struggling with sexual temptation. I have used the principles outlined in this book with great success! I highly recommend this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Bouncing' works!! I read this book in the spring and it has been a wonderful summer. I totally desire and appreciate my wife, and she in return has been a lot more sensual - just like the book describes. It is hard to realize how often we wonder, but focusing on your own relationship is tremendous!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although the beginning of this book is hard for a woman to read, I highly recommend it for both men and women. It is straightforward and painfully honest, but it truly has answers for the man who may be struggling. The best thing about this book is that it calls men to live by a higher standard (as God intended). As a wife, I find great comfort in the instructions the authors give to men about how to be pure.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book! We (woman) need to read it to understand the temptations that our husbands have to deal with daily and support them. A MUST read for EVERY MAN!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Awesome book open my eyes - by allowing God's power to work on you, you can overcome.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book will change your life. If you have battled with sexual tempation, since your were 14, and want the victory, start here. This message is candid, to the point and must be heard.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book caught my eye in a magazine, I went out and bought it out of curiosity, WOMEN, read this book! Your eyes will be opened and you will aquire understanding way beyond your own imagination! It did my marriage wonders, I handed it to my husband after I read it and he himself was amazed and relieved! Great wisdom and teaching, wish there was a book out for women, to help them understand the battles our men face eveyday! Excellent!!!!Excellent!!!!reading
Guest More than 1 year ago
After so many years of searching for help in this area, I found this book. It is truly a Godsend in the field of sexual temptation. Although the entire book is great, I would recommend skipping to the second section about developing strategies to counter sexual temptation. This is a must read for any man who wants to stay happily married the rest of his life!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Every man needs to read this book and then let his wife read it when he is through. This book will help men deal with being faithful to their wife.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book to help us men know that we are not alone when it comes to our attraction to women. Sometimes we feel that the way we react/feel is all us. Well this book gives some real life insight into the reality that all men share similar feelings that we keep deep inside of us. This was a real awakening for me... and may be for you to.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sometimes you may think you are alone in the way you react or feel towards women down deep within yourself. This book reveals just about every man's challenge in dealing with the opposite sex. You don't have to think of yourself as a 'pervert' or 'addict' because of how you feel... This book will give you new understanding of why we do the things we do... and how to overcome them. Practical, shared experiences make it good reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book while browsing in a Christian bookstore. Regardless of where you think you are on the issue of sexual purity, you can learn from this book. It will open your eyes and strengthen your marriage.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While listening to THE WORD 94.9, I heard one of the radio announcers mention this book that he said would be a blessing to the reader. I purchased the book, and it has made all the difference in my life. If you or someone you know has a problem with sexual immorality (roaming eyes, fantisizing, masturbation, pornography, adultury, etc.) this book is a must read. The author(s) give personal accounts of how they overcame their own out-of-control sexual desires. If you feel you are a slave to sin and sex, you no longer have to be. From a biblical and 'REAL' perspective, learn how you can overcome your sexual perversion and give your mate the true gift of love, honor, respect, and admiration. Also, learn how to love unconditionally and eternally.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every Man’s Battle, while preaching freedom from “the slavery of sexual sin” actually enslaves men to traditions and teachings of men. It treats “maleness” as the enemy and tries to make a false contrast between “maleness” and “true manhood”. The authors of this of this book, rather than calling men to war against their sin nature, calls them to war against the male nature that God designed them with. With their "bounce of eyes" methodology men are taught that it is a sin to enjoy the sight of a beautifully formed woman. They draw no distinction between what Lust actually is, and the normal pleasure men receive from seeing a woman's form. It is absolutely Biblically and biologically absurd to teach men that if they receive mental sexual pleasure from the mere site of any woman other than one they are married to that they are sinning. When Jesus taught about lusting after a woman, it was not some new commandment. He was referencing back to the 10th commandment that said a man should not covet his neighbor's wife. Lust is covetousness, no more, no less. So if you enjoy a woman's beauty without it leading to thoughts about how you can take possession of her, or get her to sleep with you outside of marriage then it is NOT lust. If you want to know see a more detailed review of why this book is Biblically wrong I invite you to go on Facebook and look up the "Every man's battle is wrong" community.