Books & Media

Books & Media

There are plenty of great books and media available on the topics of pornography and sexual addiction, and we’ve attempted to categorize them by topic below. Note that many of the “Testimonies” and “Taking Action” books tend to touch on both topics, so there may be some overlap between these categories.

Personal Testimonies

Real stories of hope and recovery

image011‘I wish it never happened.’ These are the words of Jonathan Daugherty, a man who had a secret, one that shaped his view of life and relationships for thirteen years. Secrets is his story of overcoming addiction, infidelity, and finally finding the path that led him to a place of true peace and freedom. In this powerful and personal book, Jonathan reveals: the nature and danger of secrets, the consequences of emotional detachment, insights for dealing with addiction, death, brokenness, and healing, and the secret to living a life of peace and joy.

image013Porn Nation (Michael Leahy)
Porn Nation captivates readers with the true story of Michael Leahy, a sex addict who only came to terms with his problem after losing his marriage and children. But it’s also the story of the rest of us. It’s the story of America- our porn nation. How is it affecting us? How is it changing the way we see ourselves and others? And what can be done about it?

image015I Surrender All: Rebuilding a Marriage Broken by Pornography (Clay and Renee Crosse)
Contemporary Christian singer Clay Crosse shares his journey as a performer whose 1994 number-one hit, “I Surrender All,” captured the attention of the Christian music scene as he secretly battled a consuming addiction to pornography. Telling his sobering story, Crosse takes turns with wife, Renee, as they candidly reveal the desperate condition to which their spiritual and marital lives had deteriorated before Crosse acknowledged his addiction. After he confessed that he would have had sex with any woman who offered, Crosse and his wife started a harrowing journey toward building a relationship characterized by trust and accountability.

Taking Action

Practical plans for addressing your struggle with pornography or other sexual addictions

image017Every Man’s Battle (Fred Stoeker)
Every Man’s Battle shares the stories of dozens who have escaped the trap of immorality, and offers a practical, detailed plan for any man who wants to re-align his eyes, mind, and heart with the God-given standard. It’s mandatory reading for men who have fallen in the past, and who want to overcome temptation now and in the future. Written in a brother-to-brother style, Every Man’s Battle also includes sections for women, designed to help them understand, empathize, and support the men they love.

image019Untangled ( Jonathan Daugherty)
Untangled is a book that can help you sort through the tangled web of your life and come out on the other side free, victorious, and transformed. You don’t have to remain bound up in the suffocating complications of stress, addiction, or secrets. You can live a truly abundant life; one filled with love, joy, and peace.

image021Every Woman’s Battle (Shannon Ethridge)
The only way women can survive the intense struggle for sexual integrity is by guarding not just your body, but your mind and heart as well. Every Woman’s Battle can help you learn to do that. Using real-life stories and examples from her own struggle, Shannon Ethridge helps women like you–whether married, engaged, or planning to marry someday.

image023No Stones (Marnie Ferree)
You’ll be surprised at the definition of female sexual addiction and the numbers of women who struggle with it. No Stones: Women Redeemed from Sexual Shame is a powerful and provocative book about the Christian woman’s secrets about her sexual behavior and her relationships. It bravely addresses this taboo subject with frankness, compassion, and vulnerability. This definitive work combines the best clinical knowledge with the truth of biblical principles. For those women shackled with sexual shame, No Stones points the way to redemption.

Books for Spouses, Family or Friends

Although these are primarily targeted towards wives, they offer counsel that can also apply to affected family or friends.

image025Living with Your Husband’s Secret Wars (Marsha Means)
When you discover your husband is involved in sexual sin–whether it’s lust, pornography, infidelity, or some other behavior–pain whips through you like a tornado. You wonder: will I survive this betrayal, will my marriage survive–and do I even want it to, and where is God in all of this? If you’re struggling with questions like these, you’ll find hope and healing in this book.

image027Hope After Betrayal: Healing When Sexual Addiction Invades Your Marriage (Meg Wilson)
Countless women have been blindsided by their husband’s sexual addiction. It is a shocking discovery that can leave women feeling hurt, ashamed, and even guilty. In Hope After Betrayal, Meg Wilson offers reassuring counsel, compassionate insight, and wise discretion – gently taking her readers through the steps to recovery.

image029Every Heart Restored: A Wife’s Guide to Healing in the Wake of a Husband’s Sexual Sin (Stephen Arterburn and Fred Stoeker with Mike Yorkey)
Here is the book for every woman who has become a casualty in the fight for sexual purity. Filled with stories from wives and husbands at every stage in the struggle for sexual purity, this book addresses the questions and real-life issues that matter to you most.


image031Every Man’s Battle video series
Based on the best selling book, this is a practical DVD series for individuals and men’s groups, designed to help you win the war on sexual temptation. The package includes a book, workbook, and eight video lessons.

image034X3Pure Online Workshops
Developed from a Christian perspective, this website offers 30 day online workshops for individuals struggling with sexual temptations. In addition to online lessons, the package also include a downloadable workbook and a copy of the Safe Eyes Internet filtering and accountability software.