Each of us are responsible for our own recovery, but we can't do it alone. Only Jesus can forgive, heal and renew us. Books, programs, podcasts and counsellors can't "fix" us. But they can be helpful tools. Approach each of them prayerfully, humbly and critically.
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Morning and Evening is a classic Christian devotional by Charles H. Spurgeon that is used by many guys in Men's Group. There's a page for every day of the year with a verse and valuable insights/teaching. A modern version (e.g. ESV, NIV) is recommended.
An online version is available here for free
The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer is a refreshing call for followers of Jesus to not just know his teachings and seek him as Lord, but also to live as he did. It makes the powerful case to radically change our technology-obsessed busy lives and instead simplify and slow down to really live as God intended. Highly recommended and very helpful in recovery.
The Case for Christ: A Journalists Personal Investigation into the Evidence for Jesus is a great basic starting point for taking the Bible and Jesus seriously. It tackles basic questions like: How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event?
The Essential Tozer Collection includes three of A.W. Tozer's most widely read works:
The Pursuit of God is a about a life spent in God's presence
The Purpose of Man is a call to worship as God reprioritizes your life and fills your soul
The Crucified Life will lead you to the cross so you can be raised to new life in Christ
The Unsaved Christian: Reaching Cultural Christianity with the Gospel by Dean Inserra has spoken to guys who have attended church their whole lives or thought of themselves as Christians, but have been living in sexual sin for decades. As Philippians 2:12 says, we are to work out our salvation with fear and trembling.
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At the Altar of Sexual Idolatry by Steve Gallagher is available as a book and video-series on RightNow Media. It is a powerful and deep look into the spiritual aspects of sexual sin and addiction.
Finally Free: Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace by Health Lambert: "real freedom isn’t found by trying harder to change. Nor is it found in a particular method or program. Only Jesus Christ has the power to free people from the enslaving power of pornography."
The Setting Captives Free purity bootcamp is "a 30 lesson course designed to help men and women be free from lust and sexual impurity of all kinds, through the life-changing power of the gospel." There's also a 60-lesson follow-up course too.
Soul Refiner is a streaming service that offers individuals, groups, and churches access to recovery programs, including Conquer Series - The Battle Plan for Purity and Warpath. You can get access to digital workbooks as well as a range of other upcoming courses.
Pure Desire Ministries has a terrific podcast, set out online tools, conferences and groups for both struggling (7 Pillars of Freedom) and betrayed (Betrayal and Beyond) men and women.
Worthy of Her Trust: What You Need to Do to Rebuild Sexual Integrity and Win Her Back by Stephen Arterburn and Jason Martinkus work through how to begin to rebuild trust with your wife.
Intimate Deception: Healing the Wounds of Sexual Betrayal by Dr. Sheri Keffer and Stefanie Carnes is for women impacted by betrayal.
Dr. Doug Weiss' books include Clean: A Proven Plan for Men Committed to Sexual Integrity and a wide range of books and DVDs for both unfaithful and hurt spouses.
Timothy Keller Sermons Podcast by Gospel in Life has classic sermons by Tim Keller, Pastor Emeritus of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City and NY Times best-selling author of "The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism."
The Spurgeon Gems website is a repository of 63 volumes of sermons as well as audiobooks and quotes from preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892). Always incisive, thought-provoking and insightful.
Porn Free Radio has over 200 episodes with Matt Dobschuetz. This is the podcast for "motivated guys, who want to quit looking at porn, get hope and take action."
Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology book in handy podcast edition. Bible-based answers to fundamental questions like: how do we know the Bible includes the right books and only the right books? How to read and interpret the Bible? Who is God and how do we understand the Trinity? What does faith and repentance mean? And many more.
Affair Recovery supports both unfaithful and hurt spouses. Hope for Healing is a 17-week online course and group for unfaithful partners; Harbouring Hope is a 12-week online course and group for hurt partners; both programs have separate groups for men and women; there is a couples course also and extensive online Recovery Library.
Heart to Heart Counselling Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado offers 3 and 5-day intensives for individuals and couples; individual and couples counselling in-person and remotely; in-person and phone groups as well as an extensive library for both betrayed and unfaithful partners.
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