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Workbooks—workbooks focused specifically on recovery for women
Psychological—books for women that take a mostly psychological approach to recovery
Spiritual/Relational—books for women that take a mostly relational and spiritual approach to recovery
Personal Stories—stories from women who have faced sexual brokenness and who found healing
Related Topics—books that are highly relevant to issues women in recovery

Workbooks


New Connections New Connections
by Kim Jones & Darrell Brazell

Connect with Self, God and Others to Disconnect from Destructive Sexual and Relational Behaviors offers a new paradigm of hope, healing and restoration for women struggling to overcome behaviors such as these: sexual promiscuity; pornography, cybersex, sexual chat rooms, etc.; romantic fantasies, addiction to romance novels; inability to thrive if not in a romantic or enmeshed relationship and/or compulsive sexual acting out with self (masturbation).

LIFE Guide for Women L.I.F.E. Guide for Women
by Marnie Ferree

The L.I.F.E. Guide workbook is a biblically-based, time-tested, effective tool in restoring sexual integrity in women. This workbook will introduce a new way of looking at recovery and transformation in our lives.

8 Pillars of Freedom Eight Pillars of Freedom
by Diane Roberts

Eight Pillars is designed to help bring healing to women who have experienced love/sexual addiction and whose behaviors have led to destructive lifestyles. Each pillar will bring biblical truth and life competencies that will give women the opportunity to re-build their lives in a way that releases healing, freedom, and glory to God. There are two workbooks in the series.

Psychological Approaches


Ready to Heal Ready to Heal
by Kelly McDaniel

No woman dreams of becoming a nymphomaniac. Many women are puzzled why they continually struggle with unmanageable behavior when it comes to sex and love. Shame settles in and refuses to leave. But there is hope and a way out of this shame. As you begin to understand the nature of love and sex addiction –how it forms in infancy and how culturally you’ve been set up for it – shame diminishes, and your spirit is freed up for healing.

Women Who Love Too Much Women Who Love Too Much
by Robin Norwood

Do you find yourself attracted again and again to troubled, distant, moody men -- while "nice guys" seem boring? Do you obsess over men who are emotionally unavailable, addicted to work, hobbies, alcohol, or other women? Do you neglect your friends and your own interests to be immediately available to him? Do you feel empty without him, even though being with him is torment?

Robin Norwood's groundbreaking work will enable you to recognize the roots of your destructive patterns of relating and provide you with a step-by-step guide to a more rewarding way of living and loving.

Escape from Intimacy Escape from Intimacy
by Anne Wilson Schaef

How can relationships be bad for your health? The answer is that many, if not all, are involved in addictive pseudo-relationships that lead not to real love and intimacy but to all the unwelcome, even destructive, side-effects of any other addictive process. "Love" addictions are initially hard to admit and get to grips with because thay are so well integrated into society and even encouraged, but they are diseases that are ultimately as fatal to individuals, families and societies as substance addictions. This book demonstrates that there are three different types of love addiction - sex, romance and relationships.

Boundaries Boundaries
by Henry Cloud & John Townsend

Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible. In other words, boundaries define who we are and who we are not. Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend offer biblically-based answers to these and other tough questions, showing us how to set healthy boundaries with our parents, spouses, children, friends, co-workers, and even ourselves.


The Emotionally Abusive Relationship The Emotionally Abusive Relationship: How to Stop Being Abused and How to Stop Abusing
by Beverly Engel

This book provides education on emotional abuse and helps individuals recognize the patterns of abuse. It also offers strategies on how to stop the cycle of abuse.


The Twelve Steps for Christians The Twelve Steps for Christians
by Friends in Recovery

This revised edition is a powerful resource for merging the practical wisdom of the Twelve Steps with the spiritual truths of the Bible.

Spiritual/Relational Approaches


Grace Based Recovery
Grace Based Recovery
by Jonathan Daugherty

One of the most exciting and original books we've seen in a long time. What Grace-Based recovery is, what it is not, and principles to help deepen recovery.


False Intimacy
False Intimacy
by Harry Schaumburg

A very different look at recovery from the standpoint of relationships between spouses and between each of us and God. Not a "just try harder" book. Particularly good for men starting their second or third year of recovery.

Ragamuffin Gospel The Ragamuffin Gospel
by Brennan Manning

For more than 15 years, Manning's bestseller The Ragamuffin Gospel has reminded us that Jesus did not come for the pretty, pious and powerful. Instead, he came for the "bedraggled, beat-up and burnt-out" ragamuffins who desperately need his grace. Dispelling the myth that you must work to receive God's gift of grace and joy, Manning, a fellow ragamuffin, reveals the true nature of a freely-given and unrelenting grace that's available to all. Drop the burden of never measuring up and revel in the comfort of a God who loves you for who you are - not for who you think you should be. This 2005 release includes a new epilogue, "The Scandal of Grace: Fifteen Years Later," and a new section "19 Mercies: A Spiritual Journey" of reading, prayer, and contemplation.

Personal Stories


Facing Love Addiction Facing Love Addiction
by Pia Melody 

Melody has written a lucid and informative book on a subject little understood: love addiction. Speaking both from personal experience and a clinical standpoint, she very carefully defines her terms, including "love addict," "avoidance addict," and, of course, codependence. The last term she carefully distinguishes from love addiction. She also includes information on the recovery process, the marks of a healthy relationship, and the process of en tering into a healthy relationship. The book concludes with a set of journal exercises designed to help someone in recovery. Worthwhile reading that is recommended for libraries serving both the professional and general reader.

No StonesNo Stones: Women Redeemed from Sexual Addiction
by Marnie C. Ferree 

Women Redeemed from Sexual Shame bravely addresses the taboo subject of female sexual addiction with frankness, compassion, and vulnerability. Readers will be surprised at the definition of this problem and the number of women who struggle with it. This definitive work combines the best clinical knowledge with the truth of biblical principles. No Stones points the way to redemption.

Related Topics


Captivating Captivating
by John & Stasi Eldredge

Every woman was once a little girl. And every little girl holds in her heart her most precious dreams. She longs to be swept up into a romance, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, to be the beauty of the story. Those desires are far more than child's play. They are the secret to the feminine heart.

And yet―how many women do you know who ever find that life? As the years pass by, the heart of a woman gets pushed aside, wounded, buried. She finds no romance except in novels, no adventure except on television, and she doubts very much that she will ever be the Beauty in any tale.

Hope for Victims
The Wounded Heart
by Dan Allender

Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse. Almost everybody knows a victim of childhood sexual abuse---perhaps the most soul-deadening trauma there is. In this Christ-centered resource, Allender assures adult survivors that there is a way out of the rage, fear, and confusion - and offers their spouses, families, friends, and counselors specific ways to help the healing process.

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