How do I know if I have a sexual addiction? The premier text in the field of sexual addiction is Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction, by Patrick Carnes. Carnes shares key information on the addiction cycle, levels of addiction, family and the addict, co-addiction (people who are in close relationship with addicts), and recovery. His stories provide insight into the world of sexual addiction from which so many suffer these days. His practical knowledge can literally save lives. (Available from www.amazon.com –new from $9.75 or used from $4.22 + shipping).
Adult Children Secrets of Dysfunctional Families by John C. Friel, Ph.D. and Linda D. Friel, M.A. This easy-to-read book holds a key to freedom from the craziness some have experienced. For many, this book provides a first glimpse into the truth of a dysfunctional family and a way to make sense of it all. (Available from www.amazon.com – new from $9.56 or used from $0.01 + shipping)
Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage with Mark Gungor. Go to www.laughyourway.com to view resources, thoughts, ideas, and event opportunities. You can also do a “FLAG PAGE evaluation” online for $15.00. This great tool facilitates conversation, and gives you insight in a fun, non-threatening way. There’s a kid’s flag page too, which helps you discover your child’s heart and gives you great parenting ideas. I have a copy of the DVD which can be checked out. (It’s out at this moment, but should be returning soon.)