In the Shadows of the Net

Breaking Free of Compulsive Online Sexual Behavior

Author: Patrick J Carnes,David L. Delmonico,Elizabeth Griffin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1592857868

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 264

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The much-anticipated second edition of the breakthrough book about recovering from online sexual addiction. As the Internet becomes a more powerful, imposing force in our lives, indeed becoming difficult to avoid, the potential for related problems also increases. This includes troubles of a sexual nature. When accessing porn no longer requires even a trip to the store, when we can view and participate in sexual activities anonymously, when younger and younger children are being exposed to sex online, when virtual interactions take over, limiting and even destroying real-time relationships, we are in crisis.Compulsive online sexual behavior is a real and growing problem. Yet the situation is not without hope. For those who are seeing signs of significant online problems in themselves or a loved one, this updated second edition of In the Shadows of the Net provides answers, understanding, and tools for recovery. With the latest statistics, discussion of recent technologies and devices, and new thinking on developing a healthy relationship with the Internet and avoiding relapse, this book offers authoritative, professional advice for achieving lasting, healthy change and healing.

Out of the Shadows

Understanding Sexual Addiction

Author: Patrick J Carnes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1592857698

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

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With the revised information and up-to-date research, Out of the Shadows is the premier work on sex addiction, written by a pioneer in its treatment. Sex is at the core of our identities. And when it becomes a compulsion, it can unravel our lives.Out of the Shadows is the premier work on this disorder, written by a pioneer in its treatment. Revised and updated to include the latest research--and to address the exploding phenomenon of cybersex addiction--this third edition identifies the danger signs, explains the dynamics, and describes the consequences of sexual addiction and dependency. With practical wisdom and spiritual clarity, it points the way out of the shadows of sexual compulsion and back into the light and fullness of life.

Clinical Management of Sex Addiction

Author: Patrick Carnes,Kenneth M. Adams

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781583913611

Category: Medical

Page: 403

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This is the first comprehensive volume of the clinical management of sex addiction. Collecting the work of 28 leaders in this emerging field, the editors provide a long-needed primary text about how to approach treatment with these challenging patients. The book serves as an excellent introduction for professionals new to the field as well as serving as a useful reference tool. The contributors are literally the pioneers of one of the last frontiers of addiction medicine and sex therapy. With a growing awareness of sex addiction as a problem, plus the advent of cybersex compulsion, professional clinicians are being confronted with sexual compulsion with little clinical or academic preparation. This is the first book distilling the experience of the leaders in this emerging field. With a focus on special populations, it also becomes a handy problem-solving tool. Readable, concise, and filled with useful interventions, it is a key text for a problem clinicians must be able to identify. It is destined to be a classic reference.

A Couple's Guide to Sexual Addiction

A Step-by-Step Plan to Rebuild Trust and Restore Intimacy

Author: Paldrom Collins,George N. Collins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440526974

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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Like other psychiatric disorders, sexual addiction is a condition that affects peoples' relationships with others as much as it affects their own mental state. Individuals suffering from sexual addiction typically pursue sex through any means possible and often engage in risky forms of sexual activity such as exhibitionism, promiscuous sex with multiple partners, online sex, etc. It's easy to see how a couple's relationship may be challenged by the manifestations and reality of a disorder like this one. A Couple's Guide to Sexual Addiction discusses common relationship issues within the context of sexual addiction and provides the reader with exercises, information, and advice on the following topics: Trust Communication Healthy sexuality & sexual behaviors Family By understanding the reality of sexual addiction and what it means for a relationship, couples will be able to better relate to each other and plan for a successful future.

Tangled in the Web

Understanding Cybersex from Fantasy to Addiction

Author: Kimberly S. Young

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 0759622884

Category: Computers

Page: 129

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A Teen's Story is about a young girl in high school dealing with everyday life. Her boyfriend is telling the story of how he met her and what happened to her while they were together. He wanted her to move out of the state with him before she got herself into a lot of things she could not get herself out of with the wrong people. Her mom had to approve of them getting married at a young age she only had one more year in school left while he was off to college. This story takes place in the early 90's.

Cybersex Exposed

Simple Fantasy Or Obsession?

Author: Jennifer P. Schneider,Robert Weiss

Publisher: Hazelden

ISBN: 9781568386195

Category: Self-Help

Page: 235

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Examining the negative consequences of Internet sex addiction on health, career, intimacy and family relationships, this guide provides a test to help readers evaluate their own behaviour. The guide also discusses the negative impact of cybersex on partners and presents stories of recovery.

Sexual Anorexia

Overcoming Sexual Self-Hatred

Author: Patrick J Carnes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1592857647

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 420

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A first-time examination of sexual anorexia, an extreme fear of sexual intimacy and obsessive avoidance of sex, by the acknowledged leader in the treatment of compulsive sexual behavior and recovery. A first-time examination of sexual anorexia, an extreme fear of sexual intimacy and obsessive avoidance of sex, by the acknowledged leader in the treatment of compulsive sexual behavior and recovery.Author Dr. Patrick Carnes begins by defining sexual anorexia and demonstrating how it and its parallel disorder, sexual addiction and compulsivity, often arise from a background of childhood sexual trauma, neglect, and other forms of abuse, Carnes explores the numerous dimensions of sexual health, examining key issues which must be addressed and resolved for recovery to proceed. Utilizing extensive research and elucidating case studies, Carnes develops concrete tasks and plans for restoring nurturing and sensuality, building fulfilling relationships, exploring intimacy, and creating healthy sexuality. Woven throughout the book are stories of recovery which illustrate sexual healing principles, model new behavior, and support motivation for change. Sexual Anorexia enables those suffering from this disorder to recognize that sex need not be a furtive enemy to be fought and defeated but, instead, a deeply sensual, passionate, fulfilling, and spiritual experience that all human beings are innately entitled to.

Don't Call It Love

Recovery From Sexual Addiction

Author: Patrick Carnes

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0804152209

Category: Psychology

Page: 448

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"Dr. Patrick Carnes is a creative, pioneering, and courageous human being. His books are changing the lives of thousands!" "I lost three marriages, all because of affairs." "I became suicidal because of multiple intense involvements." "I spent money on sex when I needed it for children's clothes." "I lost promotion opportunities and a special scholarship because my co-workers found out about my sex life." Every day they face the possibility of destruction, risking their families, fiances, jobs, dignity, and health. They come from all walks of life: ministers, physicians, therapists, politicians, executives, blue-collar workers. Most were abused as children--sexually, physically or emotionally--and saw addictive behavior in their early lives. Most grapple with other addictions as well, but their fiercest battle is with the most astounding prevalent "secret" disorder in America: sexual addiction. Here is a ground-breaking work by the nation's leading professional expert on sexual addiction, based on the candid testimony of more than one thousand recovering sexual addicts in the first major scientific study of the disorder. This essential volume includes not only the revealing findings of Dr. Carne's research with recovering addicts but also advice from the addicts and co-addicts themselves as they work to overcome their compulsive behavior. Positive, hopeful, and practical, Don't Call It Love is a landmark book that helps us better understand all addictions, their causes, and the difficult path to recovery.

Contrary to Love

Helping the Sexual Addict

Author: Patrick J Carnes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1592858120

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

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This resource identifies the stages and progression of sex addiction, including assessment, intervention, and treatment methods. This resource identifies the stages and progression of sex addiction, including assessment, intervention, and treatment methods. It also covers family structure, bonding, boundaries, and recovery topics.

Close Calls

What Adulterers Want You to Know About Protecting Your Marriage

Author: David Carder

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9780802479815

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

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Never say never; because just when you think your marriage is safe from adultery is when you may be the most vulnerable. Dave Carder, counselor, author of the bestselling Torn Asunder (100,000 in print), and a sought-after expert on issues of adultery. Now, with eye-opening stories, clinical insights, and up-to-date data, he reveals what adulterers learned the hard way- and want the rest of us to know. For example, every spouse has a "Dangerous Partner Profile" of the kind of person who tempts them. Close Calls should be on every church leader's and marriage counselor's required reading list. Includes charts and assessments.

Out of the Shadows

Understanding Sexual Addiction

Author: Patrick Carnes

Publisher: Hazelden Publishing

ISBN: 9781568386218

Category: Self-Help

Page: 219

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Out of the Shadows Third Edition

Breaking the Cycle

Free Yourself from Sex Addiction, Porn Obsession, and Shame

Author: George Collins,Andrew Adleman

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608820858

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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Anyone who has struggled with sex addiction knows that living with constant sexual compulsions can be extremely difficult. But summoning the courage to find help for this condition can be even more of a challenge. If addictions to pornography, strip clubs, massage parlors, prostitutes, phone sex, or chat rooms have made you feel trapped, this book can help you find a way to break free. Written by a former sex addict who specializes in counseling people who suffer from sexually compulsive behavior, Breaking the Cycle presents a step-by-step plan to enjoying a life of productivity and purpose. You can free yourself from the powerful, compulsive urges that may have damaged your career, finances, or relationships with friends and family. The exercises in this book will show you how to regain control of your life and build meaningful intimate connections with others.

Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction

Author: Mark Laaser

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310559766

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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“Mark has eloquently unraveled the mystery behind addictive behavior: when our relationships are not alive and growing, the temptation for various kinds of addictions is unleashed..”—Dr. Gary Smalley With today’s rampant availability of Internet pornography, sexual addiction has become a national epidemic that affects up to 10 percent of Christians. As devastating as any drug habit, it brings heartbreak and despair to those it entangles. But there is help for men and women caught in sexual addiction’s downward spiral. This book offers a path that leads beyond compulsive thoughts and behaviors to healing and transformation. Sensitive to the shame of sexual addiction without minimizing its sinfulness, Dr. Mark Laaser traces the roots of the problem, discusses its patterns and impact, and maps out a biblical approach to self-control and sexual integrity. Previously titled Faithful and True, this revision includes an all-new section that deals with sexual addiction in the church. Other important changes reflect cultural trends, incorporate current research, and place a greater emphasis on spiritual growth. This book also addresses the unique needs and issues of female sex addicts. Whether you know someone with a sexual addiction or struggle yourself, Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction points the way to understanding, wholeness, and holiness.

The Storm of Sex Addiction

Rescue and Recovery

Author: Connie A. Lofgreen

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 0985761806

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 202

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The most comprehensive, informative, accessible, and readable primer on sex addiction.

A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps

The Classic Guide for All People in the Process of Recovery

Author: Patrick Carnes

Publisher: Hazelden Publishing

ISBN: 1592858430

Category: Self-Help

Page: 377

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A Gentle Path through the Twelve Steps Updated and Expanded

The Betrayal Bond

Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships

Author: Patrick Carnes, Ph.D.

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 0757397190

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 250

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Exploitive relationships can create trauma bonds--chains that link a victim to someone who is dangerous to them. Divorce, employee relations, litigation of any type, incest and child abuse, family and marital systems, domestic violence, hostage negotiations, kidnapping, professional exploitation and religious abuse are all areas of trauma bonding. All these relationships share one thing: they are situations of incredible intensity or importance where there is an exploitation of trust or power. In The Betrayal Bond Patrick Carnes presents an in-depth study of these relationships, why they form, who is most susceptible, and how they become so powerful. He shows how to recognize when traumatic bonding has occurred and gives a checklist for examining relationships. He then provides steps to safely extricate from these relationships. This is a book you will turn to again and again for inspiration and insight, while professionals will find it an invaluable reference work.

Intimate Kisses

The Poetry of Sexual Pleasure

Author: Wendy Maltz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781577311331

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 203

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The therapist-author collects poetry about sexuality from a wide array of sources--featuring 121 poems by Rumi, Emily Dickinson, Octavio Paz, Anne Sexton, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and other notable writers--in an anthology designed to help readers overcome hangups about sex.

Cybersex Unhooked

A Workbook for Breaking Free of Compulsive Online Sexual Behavior

Author: David Delmonico,Elizabeth Griffin,Joseph Moriarity

Publisher: Hazelden

ISBN: 9780970884503

Category: Self-Help

Page: 225

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These recent recordings of a centuries-old musical form were made in Kashmir and in Varanasi, India. Five exquisite songs speak of love, life and death, of God, of the Prophet Muhammad and his early followers. Qawali in its current musical form was introduced in India toward the end of the 13th century. It is sung in both Hindi and Urdu-speaking regions of North India, usually by professional Muslim Qawals (singers), while the musicians are generally Hindus. The instruments used are those popular with the folk musicians of North India: the harmonium, the sarangi or broad-necked fiddle, the barrel-shaped double-headed drum (dholak) and a pair of cymbals. 60-minute CD; includes photos, introduction and song lyrics.

Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography

Author: Peter C. Kleponis

Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing

ISBN: 1940329914

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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WHY WRITE A BOOK ON PORNOGRAPHY ADDICTION FOR CATHOLICS? The answer is simple. There’s a great need for one! Pornography is no longer just a men’s issue. Dr. Peter Kleponis presents an alarming in-depth look at the pornography epidemic that is ruining lives, marriages, families, and careers—and hindering life-giving relationships with God. Read the stories of real people—men, women, clergy, seminarians, and teens—who’ve suffered from frequent or habitual pornography use and went on to find healing. Freedom is possible. Integrity can be restored.