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  The Definitive Christian Work on Sexual AddictionLiving in the 21st century is like swimming in a sea of sensuality. With no possibility of insulating themselves from sexual temptation, countless numbers of Christian men are drowning in this...

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Sexual addiction life preserver

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If you or someone that you know struggles with sexual addictions, this is the book to get. It is a tough read unless someone is really desparate to change. If they are, then it as absolute life preserver. He wrote it 20+ years ago and it's still the seminal read on this issue.


Sound Biblical Teaching

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Great insight and understanding, a real help for wives to see what's going on!


Speaking the truth in love.

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I work with crack-addicted homeless men in Washington, DC. For three years I've used the book "Every Man's Battle" by Steve Arterburn along with other materials to teach a class in sexual purity. Last year I began incorporating "At the Altar of Sexual Idolatry" into the curriculum. This year I've thrown out the "Every Man's Battle" book, not because it's no good, but because it's not good enough. Whereas "Every Man's Battle" just touches the tip of the iceberg and is useful for men who are not sure if they've crossed the line, the population I work with has gotten so far over the line they don't even know where it is anymore. Time is of the essence, and "At the Altar of Sexual Idolatry" saves valuable time by rapidly focusing on the core problem and identifying factors. Over and over again men have remarked "I really understand what you mean by the sex problem" after reading 'Sexual Addiction' (the first chapter). Sexual addiction, especially among the drug addicted population is getting worse. Ninety percent of those who relapse back into drugs start with a hook-up with a female. For those I work with it's an epidemic. Any tool that will save a life is worth using. For some, Steve Gallagher's approach may be overwhelming, but for those who have been risen from the dead it is a breath of fresh air.


Terrific Teaching

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Much thanks to the author for this valuable testimony and teaching on how to overcome sexual idolatry. It seems that every American is caught up in this! In addition to my personal enrichment and growth I used this book to teach a men's class on the subject. I have never seen a "textbook" in a class I taught so thoroughly read by the men. In the class this book was read, talked about, debated about, prayed over, cried over, related to, and appreciated. Gallagher was so vulnerable and transparent in this testimony it seemed to remove the issue from off the table for the men. The the teaching that followed led step by step to a life of victory and blessing. I wish every men's group would read and study this book. A great discipleship book!


Thank you, Mr. Gallagher!

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Written from a contemporary protestant Christian perspective, the information given here is vital to any man (or woman dealing with a man) seeking to understand and ultimately reject the self-destructive life of sex addiction. There's more to it than "just saying no" and he explains this complex process remarkably well. If you're ready to face reality... and the reality of Jesus Christ whom you may only THINK you know... then you can do no better than to read this book cover to cover. He tells the truth ... which is the only thing that can set you free.