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Sex Addiction/Healing/
Recovery/Restoration Resources
(Secular and Faith-Based)



Books on Sexual Addiction
  • Addicted to Love
    By Stephen Arterburn

  • An Affair of the Mind
    By Laurie Hall
    Focus on the Family Publishing

  • Breaking Free: Understanding Sexual Addiction and the Healing Power of Jesus
    By Bob Davies and Russell Willingham

  • Caught in the Net: How to Recognize the Signs of Internet Addiction
    By Kimberly S. Young
    John Wiley & Sons

  • Contrary to Love
    By Patrick Carnes
    CompCare Publishing

  • Crisis in Masculinity (Homosexuality)
    By Leanne Payne

  • Don't Call it Love
    By Patrick Carnes
    Bantam Books

  • The Drug of the New Millennium: The Science of How Internet Pornography Radically Alters the Human Brain and Body
    By Mark Kastleman
    Granite Publishing and Distribution, LLC

  • Every Man's Battle: Winning the War on Sexual Temptation One Victory at a Time
    By Stephen Arterburn and Fred Stoeker
    Waterbrook Press

  • Every Young Man's Battle: Strategies for Victory in the Real World of Sexual Temptation
    By Stephen Arterburn and Fred Stoeker with Mike Yorkey
    WaterBrook Press

  • Every Woman's Battle
    By Shannon Ethridge

  • Facing Love Addiction
    By Pia Melody

  • Facing the Shadow: Starting Sexual and Relationship Recovery
    By Patrick Carnes
    Gentle Path Press

  • Faithful and True: Sexual Integrity in a Fallen World
    By Mark Laaser

  • Faithful and True Workbook
    By Mark Laaser
    Lifeway Press

  • Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction
    By Dr. Mark Laaser

  • Illusions of Intimacy: Unmasking Patterns of Sexual Addiction and Bringing Deep Healing to Those Who Struggle
    By Signa Bodishbaugh
    Sovereign World

  • Lonely All the Time
    By Ralph Earle & Gregory Crow
    Pocket Books

  • Men's Secret Wars
    By Patrick Means
    Fleming H. Revell

  • No Stones: Women Redeemed from Sexual Shame
    By Marnie Ferree

  • Out of the Depths of Sexual Sin:
    The Story of My Life and Ministry

    By Steve Gallagher
    Pure Life Ministries

  • Out of the Shadows
    Patrick Carnes
    CompCare Publishers

  • Pornography Trap
    By Ralph Earle & Mark Laaser
    Beacon Hill Press

  • Sexual Addiction: The Way Out of the Web (mini-book)
    To order, call Hope For the Heart at 972-239-9999

  • Sexual Anorexia
    By Patrick Carnes

  • The Skinner Box Effect: Sexual Addiction and Online Pornography
    By T.M. Grundner
    Writers Club Press
Books on Coaddiction/Codependency
  • Back From Betrayal
    By Jennifer Schneider
    Recovery Resources Press

  • Beyond Codependency
    By Melody Beattie

  • Boundaries and Relationships
    By Charles L. Whitfield
    Deerfield Beach

  • Codependant No More
    By Melody Beattie

  • Living with Your Husband's Secret Wars
    By Marsha Means

  • Love is a Choice
    By Robert Hemfelt
    Thomas Nelson Publishing

  • Partner's Healing Journey Workbook
    By Marsha Means
    Prodigals International

  • Partner's Recovery Guide
    By Douglas Weiss Order from Heart to Heart Counseling Centers P.O. Box 51055
    Colorado Springs, CO 80949
    Voice: 719-278-3708

  • Women Who Love Too Much
    By Robin Norwood
    Pocket Books
Books on Sexual Abuse
  • Abused Boys: The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse
    By Mic Hunter
    Fawcett Books

  • Courage to Heal
    By Ellen Bass & Laura Davis
    Harper & Row

  • Emotional Incest Syndrome
    By Patricia Love
    Bantam Books

  • On the Threshold of Hope
    By Diane Langberg
    Tyndale House

  • Partners in Recovery
    By Beverly Engel
    Lowell House

  • Prisoner of Another War
    By Marilyn Murray
    PageMill Press

  • Secret Survivors
    By E. Sue Blume
    Ballantine Books

  • Silently Seduced: Understanding Covert Incest
    By Kenneth M. Adams
    Health Communications

  • Those are MY Private Parts
    By Diane Hansen
    Empowerment Productions
    (To order, call 310-379-8006 or go to

  • Victims No Longer: Men Recovering from Incest and Other Sexual Child Abuse
    By Mike Lew
    Harper & Row

  • The Wounded Heart
    By Dan B. Allender
Books on Family of Origin
  • Adult Children: The Secrets of Dysfunctional Families
    By John Friel & Linda Friel
    Health Communications

  • The Blessing Workbook
    By Gary Smalley & John Trent
    Thomas Nelson

  • Healing the Child Within
    By Charles Whitfield
    Health Communications

  • Healing the Shame That Binds You
    By John Bradshaw
    Health Communications

  • Homecoming
    By John Bradshaw
    Bantam Books

  • It Will Never Happen to Me
    By Claudia Black
    M.A.C. Publications

  • Kids Who Carry Our Pain
    By Robert Hemfelt & Paul Warren
    Thomas Nelson

  • Making Peace With Your Past: Help for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families
    By Tim Sledge
    Life Way Press

  • Strong at the Broken Places
    By Linda T. Sanford
    Avon Books

  • Trauma and Addiction
    By Tian Dayton
    Health Communications
Books on Couples Recovery
  • Before a Bad Goodbye
    By Tim Clinton

  • Confronting Your Spouse's Pornography Problem
    By Rory C. Reid and Dan Gray
    Silverleaf Press

  • Every Heart Restored: A Wife's Guide to Healing in the Wake of a Husband's Sexual Sin
    By Stephen Arterburn, Fred and Brenda Stoeker with Mike Yorkey
    Waterbrook Press

  • Forgiven Forever
    By Joe Beam
    Howard Publishing

  • His Needs, Her Needs: Building An Affair-Proof Marriage
    By Willard F. Harley, Jr.
    Fleming Revell

  • I Love You - Talk to Me
    By Donald Harvey
    Baker Books

  • Moments Together for Couples: Devotions for Drawing Near to God and One Another
    By Dennis and Barbara Rainey
    Regal Books

  • Open Hearts: Renewing Relationships with Recovery, Romance & Reality
    By Patrick Carnes, Debra Laaser, Mark Laaser
    Gentle Path Press

  • Torn Asunder: Recovering From Extramarital Affairs
    Moody Press

  • Torn Asunder Wookbook
    By Dave Carder
    Moody Press
Books on General Recovery
  • Addiction and Grace
    By Gerald May

  • Boundaries
    By Henry Cloud & John Townsend

  • Change Your Brain, Change Your Life
    By Daniel Amen
    Times Books

  • Craving for Ecstasy: The Consciousness and Chemistry of Escape
    By Harvey Milkman & Stanley Sunderwirth
    Lexington Press

  • Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps
    By Patrick Carnes

  • Real Solutions for Forgiving the Unforgivable
    By David Stoop
    Servant Publications

  • Released From Shame: Recovery for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families
    By Sandra Wilson
    InterVarsity Press

  • The Road Less Traveled
    By M. Scott Peck
    Simon & Schuster

  • Safe People
    By Henry Cloud & John Townsend

  • The Voice of the Heart
    By Chip Dodd
    Sage Hill Press
Books on Inner Healing/Restoration
  • Beyond Tolerable Recovery
    By Ed M. Smith Alathia Publishing

  • Biblical Foundations of Freedom:
    Destroying Satan's Lies with God's Truth

    By Art Mathias

  • The Bondage Breaker
    By Neil Anderson
    Harvest House Publishers

  • Boundaries: When to Say Yes When to Say No To Take Control of Your Life
    By Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
    Zondervan Publishing House

  • The Broken Image: Restoring Personal Wholeness Through Healing Prayer
    By Leanne Payne
    Crossway Books

  • Experiencing the Father's Embrace: Finding Acceptance in the Arms of a Loving God
    By Jack Frost
    Charisma House

  • Genuine Recovery: Orientation and Overview of the Basic Principles of Theophostic Ministry
    By Edward M. Smith
    Alathia Publishing
    To order, call 270-465-3757

  • The Healing Presence: Curing the Soul Through Union With Christ
    By Leanne Payne
    Baker Books

  • Lord, I Want to Be Whole: The Power of Prayer and Scripture in Emotional Healing
    By Stormie Omartian
    Thomas Nelson Publishers

  • Not Even a Hint: Guarding Your Heart Against Lust
    By Joshua Harris
    Multnomah Publishers

  • No Stones
    By Marnie Ferree
    Xulon Press

  • Overcoming Codependency
    By Pat Springle
    Rapha Publishing/Word Inc.

  • Rebonding: Preventing and Restoring Damaged Relationships
    By Donald M. Joy
    Word Publishing

  • Renewing Love: A Manual for Joyous Living
    By Jerry and Jo Anderson
    Renewing Love
    P.O. Box 118
    Annandale, Virginia 22003

  • Restoring the Christian Soul
    By Leanne Payne
    Baker Books

  • The Transformation of the Inner Man
    By John and Paula Sandford
    Victory House

  • Waking the Dead
    By John Eldredge
    Thomas Nelson Publishers
Books on Healthy Sexuality
  • The Celebration of Sex
    By Doug Rosenau
    Thomas Nelson

  • Every Woman's Battle: Discovering God's Plan for Sexual and Emotional Fulfillment
    By Shannon Ethridge
    Waterbrook Press

  • Every Young Woman's Battle: Guarding Your Mind, Heart, and Body in a Sex-Saturated World
    By Shannon Ethridge and Stephen Arterburn
    Waterbrook Press

  • Kissed the Girls and Made Them Cry: Why Women Lose When They Give In
    By Lisa Bevere Thomas Nelson Publishers

  • Preparing Your Son for Every Man's Battle: Honest Conversations About Sexual Integrity
    By Stephen Arterburn and Fred Stoeker with Mike Yorkey
    Waterbrook Press

  • Pure Sex
    By Dr. Edwin Young

  • Restoring the Pleasure
    By Cliff Penner & Joyce Penner

  • Secrets of Eve
    By Archibald Hart, Catherine Hart Weber, Debra Taylor

  • Sex…According to God:
    How to Walk with Purity in a World of Temptation

    By Kay Arthur

  • Sexual Healing Journey
    By Wendy Maltz
    Harper Perennial

  • The Sexual Man
    By Archibald Hart

  • Tactics: Securing the Victory in Every Young Man's Battle
    By Fred Stoeker with Mike Yorkey
    Waterbrook Press

  • Talking to Your Kids About Sex
    By Mark Laaser
    WaterBrook Press
Books on Spiritual Warfare
  • The Battle is the Lord's
    By Tony Evans

  • Kingdom Authority
    By Adrian Rogers

  • Reclaiming Surrendered Ground
    By Jim Logan

  • Shattering Your Strongholds: Freedom From Your Struggles
    By Liberty Savard
    Bridge-Logos Publishers

  • The Three Battlegrounds
    By Francis Frangipane
    Advancing Church Publications

General Books/Brochures

  • A Chicken's Guide to Talking Turkey With
    Your Kids About Sex

    By Dr. Kevin Leman and Kathy Flores Bell

  • Dealing With Pornography: A Practical Guide For Protecting Your Family and Your Community
    By Pat Trueman
    To order, call Family Research Council at 202/393-2100

  • Noble Savages: Exposing the Worldview of Pornographers and Their War Against Christian Civilization
    By R. J. Rushdoony
    Ross House Books

  • Pornified
    By Pamela Paul
    Henry Holt and Company


  • Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA)
    P.O. Box 33577
    Phoenix, AZ 85067-3577

  • Codependents of Sex Addicts (COSA)
    P.O. Box 14537
    Minneapolis, MN 55414

  • Co-Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (CO-SLAA)
    For partners of sex and love addicted people seeking support and recovery from their own addictive patterns with their sex and love addicted partners.
    P. O. Box 650010
    West Newton, MA 02165-0010

  • S-Anon
    S-Anon is a 12-step group that helps those who are affected by the sexual addiction of a family member or a friend.

    S-Anon International Family Groups
    P.O. Box 111242
    Nashville, TN 37222-1242

    Maryland/DC/Virginia S-Anon Intergroup
    P.O. Box 4053
    Alexandria, VA 22303
    Hotline numbers:
    Northern Virginia: 703-440-1875
    Maryland: 410-558-4510

  • Recovering Couples Anonymous
    For couples in which addiction (not just sex addiction) and codependency exist, who desire recovery from their addictive behavior with each other.
    P. O. Box 11872
    St. Louis, MO 63105


  • American Association of Christian Counselors
    Timothy Clinton - President
    PO Box 739
    Forest, VA 24551
    Phone (434) 525-9470

  • Authentic Relationships International
    Gene McConnell
    P.O. Box 31440
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45231-0440

  • Bethesda Workshops
    Marnie Ferree - Ministry Leader
    c/o Woodmont Hills Counsedling Center
    3710 Franklin Road
    Nashville, TN 37204
    866-464-HEAL or 615-269-6220

  • CBC Men's Ministry
    Freedom from Sexual Addictions
    Centreville Baptist Church
    15100 Lee Highway
    Centreville, VA 20120

  • Christian Counseling Center of Houston
    2350 North Belt East, Suite 270
    Houston, Texas 77032
    Fax: 281-590-5655

  • Christian Healing Ministries, Inc. Francis and Judith MacNutt
    P.O. Box 9520
    Jacksonville, FL 32208

  • Christos Therapy (Professional Counseling)
    644 Grand Avenue, Suite 4
    Billings, MT 59102
    888-245-4005 and 406-245-4005

  • Clergy Recovery Network
    Dale Wolery
    P.O. Box 215
    Brea, CA 92822

  • Covenant Centre International
    Pastor John Baudhuin
    10415 Riverside Drive
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

  • Evergreen
    Understanding female same-sex attraction (SSA) issues
    Resource for church leaders
    Evergreen International
    211 East 200 South, Suite 206
    Salt Lake city, UT 84111
    (801) 363-3837
    (800) 391-1000 (toll free)

  • Faithful and True Ministries
    Ministries for sexual wholeness, counseling, and consultation
    Mark Laaser, Ph.D.
    6542 Regency Lane
    Eden Prairie, MN 55344

  • Genesis Counseling Joe Dallas - Program Director
    17632 Irvine Boulevard, Suite 220
    Tustin, CA 92869 714-502-1463

  • Healing House Network
    PO Box 2339
    Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32456
    800-291-4706 or 850-835-4060

  • Healing Rooms Ministries
    112 E. First Avenue
    Spokane, WA 99202 509-456-0517

  • Heart to Heart Counseling Centers
    P.O. Box 51055
    Colorado Springs, CO 80949

  • Jericho Professional Counselling Services
    Mark Giesbrecht, MA, RCC
    #206 - 5050 Kingsway - Burnaby
    #101 - 2145 W Broadway - Van
    Office Phone: 604-639-3222
    Mark Cell: 604-619-0482

  • The Journey to Wholeness in Christ
    P.O. Box 50635
    Mobile, AL 36605
    Fax: 251-643-7626

  • L.I.F.E. Ministries
    Johna and Bob Hale
    P.O. Box 952317
    Lake Mary, FL 32795

  • Living Waters/Andrew Comiskey materials - Sexual and Relational Healing
    Desert Stream Ministries
    P.O. Box 17635
    AnaheimHills, California 92687-7635

  • The Meadows
    Patrick Carnes, Ph.D. - Director
    1655 N. Tegner
    Wickenburg, AZ 85390
    800-MEADOWS or 928-684-3926

  • National Association for Christian Recovery
    Dale Ryan
    P.O. Box 215
    Brea, CA 92822

  • National Council for Couple and Family Recovery
    (in Missouri)

  • National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity
    Offers information, resources, and referrals
    NCSAC/The National Office
    P.O. Box 725544
    Atlanta, GA 31139

  • New Life Ministries
    (Offer Every Man's Battle Workshops and Other Workshops. We encourage you to visit their website for information on all conferences.)
    P.O. BOX 650500
    Dallas, Texas 75265-0500
    1-800-NEW-LIFE (639-5433)

  • Out of the Darkness
    A relational healing ministry dedicated to supporting and equipping those who want to overcome sexual promiscuity and addiction, sexual abuse, same-sex attraction and other forms of sexual brokenness.
    McLean Bible Church.
    (703)790-5590 x1009

  • Outreach (American Family Association in Mississippi)
    Christian organization with a hotline, counseling, resources, etc.

  • Pastoral Care Ministries, Inc.
    Leanne Payne - Founder and President
    P.O. Box 1313
    Wheaton, Illinois 60189-1313

  • Prodigals International
    Pat and Marsha Means
    17530 NE Union Hill Road
    Suite 160
    Redmond, WA 98052
    888-535-5565 or 425-869-6468

  • Pure Intimacy (Focus on the Family)
    Offers information on pornography and sexual addiction

  • Pure Life Ministries
    Offers programs directed at breaking free from sexual sin

    Administration, Promotions & Resources Departments
    Pure Life Ministries
    14 School Street
    Dry Ridge, KY 41035

    Counseling Department
    Pure Life Ministries
    552 East Fairview Road
    Williamstown, KY 41097

    859.824.4444 - Administrative Offices
    859.824.0870 - Counseling Office
    800.635.1866 - To Request Information and Applications
    888.293.8714 - To Place an Order


  • Ransomed Heart Ministries
    P.O. Box 51065
    Colorado Springs, Colorado 80949-1065

  • Regeneration (Regional Ministry)
    Counseling, phone support, seminars, retreats/conferences, newsletter, books
    Baltimore: 410-661-0284
    Northern Virginia:
    Bob Ragan
    PO Box 1034
    Fairfax, VA 22030-1034

  • Restoring the Soul
    Rev. Michael Cusick
    7220 W Jefferson Ave, Suite 320
    Lakewood, CO 80235
    Fax: 303-932-7555

  • Setting Captives Free
    Offers online programs to help believers break free from addictive sins, including pornography

  • Shiloh Place Ministries
    P.O. Box 5
    Conway, SC 29528

  • Sozo Ministries International
    Sozo House,
    Alma Road,
    Romsey, Hampshire.
    SO51 8ED England
    Phone 01794 522511
    Fax 01794 522577

  • S.T.A.R. Group
    They can send you information on porn/sex addiction treatment programs for individuals and couples as well as resources (books, cassette tapes and videos on treatment and recovery). Training programs for therapists and counselors are also available.

    151 E. 5600 So., Suite 204
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84107

  • Theophostic Ministry
    P.O. Box 489
    Campbellsville, KY 42719

  • Woodmont Hills Counseling Ministry
    Offers workshops and a private counseling center that specializes in sexual addictions, especially in women
    866-464-HEAL (toll-free)

  • Ann Yeck, Ph.D
    Therapist for Adults and Adolescents


  • If you would like to hear audio tapes of one couple's real life story from sexual addiction to healing and restoration, email Amy at to request your free tapes.

  • "12 Steps to Victory" Audiotape Series
    Dr. Edwin Young Second Baptist Church
    6400 Woodway
    Houston, Texas 77057 (713) 465-3408

  • "Escaping the Porn Trap: Overcoming Pornography Addiction By the Power of God" Videotapes
    Gives powerful insight into breaking free from pornography and associated sexual addiction through the power of God. For Christian counselors, ministers, small group leaders, wives, and husbands seeking guidance on how to overcome this addiction.

  • From Slavery to Sonship CD/Audiotape Series
    By Jack Frost
    Shiloh Place Ministries
    P.O. Box 5
    Conway, SC 29528
    (843) 365-8990

  • Healing the Wounded Heart Videotape
    By Jack Frost
    Shiloh Place Ministries
    P.O. Box 5
    Conway, SC 29528
    (843) 365-8990

  • "Inner Healing - The Work of the Cross"
    Clay McLean Leanne Payne Ministries
    Cornerstone Communications
    P.O. Box 9427
    Paducah, KY 42002-9427

  • "The Liberated Christian" Audiotape Serires
    By Tony Evans 1-800-800-3222

  • "A Marriage Redeemed from Sexual Addiction" CD
    Julianne Cusick
    Restoring the Soul Ministry

  • Overcoming Sexual Temptations Video
    By Jack Frost
    Shiloh Place Ministries
    P.O. Box 5
    Conway, SC 29528
    (843) 365-8990

  • "Pastor to Pastor: Overcoming Sexual Addiction"
    Audiotape Series Volume 11
    Focus on the Family

  • Restoring the Father's Love Videotape
    By Jack Frost
    Shiloh Place Ministries
    P.O. Box 5
    Conway, SC 29528
    (843) 365-8990

  • "Somebody's Daughter" CD
    By Steve Siler
    Created with the input of over a dozen men who have recovered from pornography addiction, with content reviewed by a panel of five counselors with expertise in the field, this music & spoken word CD includes 9 songs, poetry, personal testimony, interviews, scripture, and an affirmation. The packaging includes The 25 Lies of Pornography, Senate testimony on the issue, an article written by a counselor, statistics, and the lyrics to all songs.

    To order, visit or call 615-297-8297

  • "The Song of Solomon" Audiotape Series
    By Tommy Nelson Hudson & Nelson

  • "Spiritual Warfare" Audiotape Series
    By Tony Evans


Our Resources list is a compilation based in part on our own familiarity with such resources and in combination with recommendations by others we respect professionally. Resources listed do not imply endorsement.

© 2001 by Donna Rice Hughes. Request permission if you wish to reprint or post.