- Just getting started in biblical counseling?
- Need insight to help a homosexual or pastor who has failed morally?
- Wondering how to counsel a hurting wife or teenager fighting porn's grip?
- Starting a support group?
Steve Gallagher, speaking from over 20 years of counseling experience, addresses all these issues and more in a biblically sound manner that will help you minister to people in bondage to sexual sin.
“A logical, practical, field-tested and proven method of counseling
that has the power to lift the sexual addict out of bondage.”
Dennis D. Frey, Th.D., President of Master’s Divinity School
“This is not a book of theory, but of proven successful practice taking place continually at Pure Life Ministries.”
Dr. Ed Bulkley, Author and host of Return to the Word
“Steve Gallagher’s latest work is like a pair of pliers in your toolbox—helpful in a variety of circumstances.
Just getting started in biblical counseling?
Need insight to help a homosexual or pastor who has failed morally?
Wondering how to counsel a hurting wife or teenager fighting porn's grip?
Steve addresses all these issues and more in a biblically sound manner that will help you minister to people in bondage to sexual sin.
Whether you are counseling, running a support group or looking for answers yourself, I urge you to read this book and use what you learn. Pliers aren’t meant to be kept in the toolbox!”
Randy Patten, Executive Director for the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors
“This man knows what he is talking about! I give my highest and best
recommendation for A Biblical Guide to Counseling the Sexual Addict.”
Dawson McAllister, Author and host of Dawson McAllister Live
“With the depth which comes through years of experience, Steve gives us a
plan of action that will honor God, restore the sinner and heal
Dr. Bill Hines, Author and Dean at Master’s Divinity School
“This straightforward book lays out specific steps toward healing, and
will help you deliver real hope to the addict who is desperate for
June Hunt, Author and host of Hope for the Heart
Like any other kind of compulsive behavior that rises to the level of mental illness, sexual addiction, the victim must deal not only with the self-destructive behaviors, but also the social and spiritual stigma associated with sexual promiscuity or deviancy, and the condemnation of them by the Christian community as sexual sinners. Steve Gallagher (Founder and President of Pure Life Ministries) has come to the aid of such unfortunates and the clergy charged with the responsibility of providing them with pastoral counseling with A Biblical Guide to Counseling the Sexual Addict. Organized into three major sections (Applying the Fundamentals of Biblical Counseling; Counseling Specifics; Running A Successful Support Group), A Biblical Guide To Counseling The Sexual Addict is a complete course in a single volume that will materially assist any pastor, priest, or lay leader in effectively assisting their afflicted brothers and sisters in Christ to understand and ultimately end their compulsive behavior. Enhanced with a Bibliography, a Recommended Reading list, and indexes by Scriptures and by Subjects, A Biblical Guide to Counseling the Sexual Addict is an essential and strongly recommended instructional reference. Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI USA)
Steve Gallagher’s book, "A Biblical Guide to Counseling the Sexual Addict" is appropriate and timely for the American culture today! Sexual addiction has created more social problems and destroyed more families than probably alcohol addiction. Social problems arising from sexual addiction are a daily staple on the evening news now. However, what is even more important about this book is that Mr. Gallagher's approach is firmly from the Bible in its directives and principles. As he points out and illustrates, the Bible is our tool for healing. Christians are to live a holy and godly life. Whatever obstacle they face in doing so can be overcome with God's help - yet He helps us best when we seek His ways and His methods to overcome those obstacles. What is more, the obstacles will stay removed from the individual if that person walks close to the Lord. Mr. G.'s approach is very closely aligned with the practice of Biblical Counseling (for which there are post-graduate degrees available in many seminaries). This book is a must reading for anyone who desires to help people through their addictions in general, and specifically, for helping those with sexual addiction.
Dr. Rick (WINSLOW, AZ)
This is a tough read but I believe that if you have friends that have been involved with any sexual addictions this give you a guide to help them to get away from it. This reminds me of a new movie as of 2008 call Fireproof, this is a must see because it pin points the truth of porn and what it does to a marriage.
Daniel R. Hutchinson