In a world where there are 68 million searches for pornography every day and where over 70 percent of Christian men report viewing porn in the last year, it’s no surprise that more and more men struggle with an addiction to this false fantasy. Common wisdom says if they just had more willpower or more faith, their fight would be over. Is the answer really that simple? According to counselor and ministry leader Michael John Cusick, the answer is no - but the truth may be much more freeing.
Backed by Scripture, Cusick uses examples from his own life and from his 20 years of counseling experience to show us how the pursuit of empty pleasure is really a search for our heart’s deepest desire - and the real key to resistance is discovering and embracing the joy we truly want.
Cusick’s insights help readers understand how porn struggles begin, what to do to prevent them, and most importantly, how to overcome the compulsion once it begins. In the end, this powerful book shows us all how the barrier built by porn addiction can become a bridge to abundant life.
©2012 Michael John Cusick (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Wow! This is a powerful book especially if your struggling with both your faith and lust. This book is not the be all end all, it is a map that can lead you from the darkness. I have struggled for years now and this is the first book that put things into perspective for me. I highly recommend this book. I also thank God for putting this book into my hands when he did.
A slow reader, who likes books!
Personally this was a hard book to read/listen too, because the honest truth in it was overwhelming at times.
I didn't really the formula approach to over coming the addictions, but in all honestly and truth, it made sense. Fundamentally it holds true to the christian values that it is preaching.
One struggle I seemed to have with it, was the simple fact of announce you are a sinner and all will be good. That doesn't always happen. Your wife may not be able to forgive you because you acted on your sin desire. Personally that part was over looked.
But I agree with the concept that you have to acknowledged your sin, especially to the ones that are touched by your sin.
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