Books on Online Safety, Pornography, and Recovery

On online safety for children.

The Parent’s Guide to Protecting Your Children in Cyberspace
by Dr. Parry Aftab

This no-nonsense guide for keeping kids protected and informed on the Internet is an essential book for any family with a home computer.

Kids Online by Donna Rice Hughes

This is a powerful tool for parents to safeguard their children’s safety while using the Internet. Offers hope and help to parents with simple step-by-step directions.

Youth, Pornography and the Internet
by National Research Council

Compiled by the National Research Council, this book examines approaches to protecting children and teens from Internet pornography, threats from sexual predators operating on-line, and other inappropriate material on the Internet.

Smut: A Sex-Industry Insider (and Concerned Father) Says Enough is Enough by Gil Reavill

A writer for Penthouse and Maxim magazines and the father of a middle-school aged daughter, the author argues quite compellingly that we have to balance the rights of those who want to buy smut with the rights of those who want to avoid it.

h2. On the issue of pornography and other sexual temptations.

Every Man’s Battle
by Stephen Arterburn, Fred Stoeker, and Mike Yorkey

For the challenge every man faces…the fight every man can win, this book 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.

Every Woman’s Battle by Shannon Ethridge

Using real-life stories and examples from the author’s own struggle, this book helps women survive the intense struggle for sexual integrity by guarding not just your body, but your mind and heart as well.

Pursuing Sexual Wholeness by Andrew Comiskey

Full of practical insights and scriptural support for anyone seeking to understand sexual brokenness and the pursuit of sexual wholeness in Christ.

Men’s Secret Wars by Patrick A. Means

This book helps readers recognize the “at-risk” factors that precede the development of a secret life which can include workaholism, sexual addiction, substance abuse, pornography, and extramarital affairs. The author provides tested strategies for defeating the habits and secrets that threaten men’s private lives.

At the Altar of Sexual Idolatry by Steve Gallagher

Sexual temptation is undeniably the greatest struggle Christian men face. Here’s a book that digs deep and has the answers men are looking for—the kind that actually work.

Pornified : How Pornography Is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families
by Pamela Paul

In this shocking and insightful investigation, Pamela Paul shows how pornography has become a big part of the personal lives of many Americans. She details the costs and consequences of pornography, as intimacy is replaced by fantasy, distrust, dissatisfaction, and emotional isolation.

On sexual addiction and recovery.

Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction
by Patrick Carnes

This breakthrough work, among the first to describe sexual addiction, is still invaluable for recognizing and overcoming this destructive behavior.

Don’t Call It Love : Recovery From Sexual Addiction
by Patrick Carnes
Through clinical insights and testimonies of recovering addicts, this book points the way toward healing and healthy sexuality.

Strength in Weakness by Andrew Comiskey

This book gives help and hope for wounded men and women who desire transformation in the areas of sexual and relational brokenness. Strength in Weakness makes clear the way to the cross—God’s sufficient answer to our deepest needs.

Pure Desire by Tim Roberts

While sharing his personal story of recovery from pornography addiction, the author presents an effective battle plan and strategy for dealing with sexual addiction.

Impossible Joy—The Good News for Lust and Sex Addicts and Other Sinners by Ron J

A long-missing link between religious belief and a recovery that works, the book bridges the 12-step model of recovery with a Biblical, evangelistic perspective that is applied practically and specifically to lust and sex addiction.

She Has a Secret: Understanding Female Sexual Addiction
by Douglas Weiss, Ph.D.

Twenty-four recovering female sex addicts share their stories of addiction, consequences and their recovery. This book is the most current book in the field of sex addiction for women and is packed with new statistics to further our understanding of female sexual addiction. This is a must read for any woman struggling in this addiction as well as for professionals working in this field.

An Affair of the Mind by Laurie Hall

Told in first-person authenticity, this is one of the most important books on the impact of a man’s pornography use on his wife.

Living With Your Husband’s Secret Wars by Marsha Means

A compassionate portrayal of women whose lives have been shattered by their husbands’ secrets and an instruction manual to putting the pieces of life back together.

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