Freedom From Compulsive Behavior
If you’re struggling with a sexual addiction of any sort, you understand that feeling of being trapped, out of control, and afraid of being found out. No matter what you try, it seems impossible to break free from the lure of illicit sexual thoughts and practices. David Powlison encourages those who want to overcome their compulsive sexual behavior to remember that lasting change comes in degrees and is often a slow progressive process. Addiction sufferers will discover powerful action steps to take and introspective heart questions to ask as they seek to conquer this harmful sin issue. Even though sexual temptation is everywhere, God’s power and resource is closer still because the Holy Spirit resides within us to meet our every need.
About the Author
David Powlison, M.Div., Ph.D., is a faculty member and counselor at the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF) with over thirty years of experience. He has written several books, including The Biblical Counseling Movement: History and Context, Seeing with New Eyes, and Speaking Truth in Love, many minibooks, including Facing Death with Hope; Healing after Abortion; Recovering from Child Abuse; and Renewing Marital Intimacy.
Other Booklets in the Series
-Angry Children: Understanding and Helping Your Child Regain Control by Michael R. Emlet
-Divorce Recovery: Growing and Healing God’s Way by Winston Smith
-Freedom from Addiction: Turning from Your Compulsive Behavior by Edward T. Welch
-Hope for the Depressed: Beyond a Cheer Up Theology by Edward T. Welch
-I Just Want to Die: Replacing Suicidal Thoughts with Hope by David Powlison
-Peer Pressure: Recognizing the Warning Signs and Giving New Direction by Paul David Tripp
-PTSD: Healing for Bad Memories by Timothy Lane
-Sex Before Marriage: How Far is Too Far? by Timothy S. Lane
-Sexual Assault: Healing Steps for Victims by David Powlison
-When Your Kid’s in Trouble: How to Intervene Constructively by William P. Smith