It is our intention to equip clinical, pastoral, and lay care-givers with biblical truth and psychosocial insights that minister to hurting persons and helps them move to personal wholeness, interpersonal competence, mental stability, and spiritual maturity. Visit American Association of Christian Counselors. Bethesda Workshops The mission of Bethesda Workshops is to encourage sexual wholeness by ministering to those damaged by sexual abuse, sin, and addiction.
This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information. English and Spanish are available if you select the option to speak with a national representative.
Sexually Compulsive Behavior, clinically referred to as Sexual Addiction, is a multi-faceted problem with roots sourced deep in the spiritual, emotional, cognitive, relational and physical functioning of an individual. All of these areas must be fully assessed and treated in order for the individual to begin their recovery journey. Sex addiction is present when sex becomes the core principle around which life is organized. We would like to suggest that sex addiction is not about sex, but rather, an attempt to meet intimacy and emotional needs in inappropriate ways.
My sexual addiction manifested in the form of infidelity; I had short-term sexual relationships with multiple men. Other forms of sex addiction can include masturbating, sexual fantasies, pornography, promiscuity, homosexuality, etc. Regardless, sexual addiction is real and Christians aren't exempt.
While most people tend to assume that sexual addiction is a problem only for men, the evidence suggests the contrary. Addictions, all addictions, are pretty much equal opportunity diseases. And sexual addiction is no exception.
Women having autonomy over their own bodies and physical expression. Dinner with a person of the opposite sex who is not your spouse. Two consenting adults doing what they choose to behind closed doors.
Part of the Pornography Series. Love and Sex. Due to the nature of this testimony, Physician has agreed to keep in confidence the identities of those involved.
O ne by one, men trickle into the unadorned upstairs church classroom for their regular Thursday night meeting. But the gathering isn't to discuss plans for evangelism outreach, worship-song selection, or expanding the nursery. Each man talks uninterruptedly for up to five minutes about how he's faced a myriad of sexual temptations.
He understands sexual addiction from both personal experience and from working with sex addicts in several treatment programs. In his books and seminars Mark has offered hope and healing to thousands of co-strugglers. We interviewed him recently by phone from his home near Minneapolis, Minnesota. First of all, there have been quite a few stories in the news recently about sexual offenders.