This review is of the book Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction written by Dr. Laaser. In the book Dr. Laaser writes about sexual addiction from his own experiences and others as sex addicts. I summarize the book and highlight the important sections he discusses on sexual...
The source of addiction can range in many forms be it food, drugs, gambling, alcohol even sex.
Addiction is commonly characterized as the inability to abstain or lack of control given to some
form of habit of dependency. However, sex addiction can be best defined as a continuous
progressive disorder characterized by compulsive sexual acts. Our society exploits sex throu...
Dr Laaser in his book, “Healing Wounds of Sexual Addiction (2009), takes to light the sexual obsessions that has overwhelmed our society for both Christians and non-Christians alike. It shares information of how the trauma may have started and human have suffered over the guiltiness, embarrassment, abjuration and brokenness of the endemic. The impact on the churches have given much cause to the author, who himself have suffered from the obsession.
The book gives great vision into the restorative and recovery of addiction .It also point the distinct or family to excessive and helpful resources. Laaser have gone ahead this path appreciate fully that his experience can help others in the materialistic and spiritual world. Something must be done to stop this behavior from spreading Too often there is evidence that this behavior is in the church and one phenomena if God allows it.”Expert says about 10% of the church population in the USA is sexually addicted, two thirds of all Christian men confesses to struggle with pornography and 40 % of pastor surveyed confessed to considering at pornography”. (Laaser 2004,p.15)
The authors shares his proficiency that its start from not being able to control certain behaviors which spiral out of control and could conceivable lead to other addictions. Sexual addiction has no less inference than other addiction, however one may not appreciated that it is an obsession, and he or she fails to disruption the cycle. There is nothing wrong with healthy sexuality but been fearful of affection, not sharing your true feeling in a godly, respectable manner could conceivable push the individual into obsessive behavior that can bring impairment, embarrassment, guiltiness and possible death to him and others.
Dr Laaser address how the addict has to take itself out the behavior that has been concealed, for e.g., the child that has been mistreated will began to either turn to other sexual activities like pornography or other sexual addiction. The addict’s willingness to seek help will conclude the next step to retrieval. According to Laaser, “The healing process is a lot of work. It can feel very discouraging and disheartening- and it is. But the work is worth it”. (2004).
The road to recovery may be painful but with family and other enthusia...