Making Advances: A Comprehensive Guide for Treating Female Sex and Love Addicts
Marnie C. Ferree
A ground-breaking work, Making Advances is the first book to offer a targeted approach for effectively treating women who struggle with sex and love addiction. This long-overlooked population faces significant challenges, including a lack of trained therapists who understand their unique pain. Making Advances describes the problem, explores its biopsychosocial roots, and thoroughly outlines the assessment and diagnosis process. This critical text emphasizes the importance of the therapeutic relationship and describes how treating female sex and love addicts is different from treating men. It delineates the best practices for conducting group therapy, arresting acting out, addressing attachment injuries, and working with male partners of female sex addicts as well as other special populations.
Finally, Making Advances explores the process of a female sex addict’s growth into a woman of grace and integrity through building healthy relationships, healthy sexuality, and healthy living practices. Editor Marnie C. Ferree and the gifted writers provide a research and attachment-based treatment guide that is already the standard in the field.
S-Anon 12 Steps
This guide is for those who are dealing with the sexaholism of a relative or friend. It contains a S-Anon Checklist and the Twelve Steps of S-Anon. Each Step is thoroughly discussed, including members’ stories and suggestions for practicing these principles. It also contains questions suitable for individual writing or group work. The S-Anon 12 Steps encourages readers to stay focused on their own personal paths of recovery and to allow the sex addict to do the same.
SA Big Book
The “White Book” of SA is the official “big book” of Sexaholics Anonymous. It offers beautifully written descriptions of the problem, the solution (including a thorough outline of the Twelve Steps), and the fellowship of sobriety. It’s an absolutely “must have” book for anyone struggling with compulsive sexual behavior.
Patrick Carnes, Debra Laaser, & Mark Laaser
Like other books on the market, Open Hearts teaches the relationship skills required for an intimate marriage. What makes it different is that Open Hearts is drawn from the lives of couples shattered by the ultimate betrayals of sexual addiction. It takes principles learned in treating couples shellshocked by shame and pain. Then it mixes them with insight drawn from the authors’ own recovery to find healing after unimaginable hurt. Open Hearts is a book a couple does together through a series of individual and joint exercises. It looks at tough issues: shame, anger, money, betrayal, sex, parenting. It encourages fun: drawing up a family motto, expressing spirituality together, and taking gentleness breaks. It can be used by an individual couple or as a workbook for a couples’ group.
Talking to Your Kids About Sex
“The greatest enemy of sexual wholeness today is silence,” asserts Mark. Talking to Your Kids About Sex guides parents in breaking the silence and offers specific suggestions for how to have age-appropriate conversations with your children. Mark also helps parents take the difficult step that should come before talking to their kids: talking to each other. He leads parents to consider how their own sexual experiences and attitudes impact their approach with their children. ~CURRENTLY ON BACK ORDER~
Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction
Previously published as “The Secret Sin” and “Faithful and True,” this third edition of Mark Laaser’s book was pubished in August 2004. This classic work offers a path that leads beyond compulsive thoughts and behaviors toward sexual integrity and self-control. Sensitive to the shame of sexual addiction without minimizing its sinfulness, Mark traces the roots of sexual addiction in families and in culture, shows how sexual sin poisons lives, and provides a complete 12-Step program for treatment and recovery. It offers help and hope to steer addicts to understanding, wholeness, and holiness.
No Stones: Women Redeemed from Sexual Addiction
Marnie C. Ferree
This pioneering book by Marnie Ferree bravely addresses the taboo subject of female sexual addiction with frankness, compassion, and vulnerability. Readers learn the comprehensive definition of this problem and the surprising number of women who struggle with it. Women receive practical help and assurance that they are not alone in their struggle. This definitive work combines the best clinical knowledge with the truth of biblical principles. No Stones points the way to redemption.
L.I.F.E. Guide for Women
Marnie C. Ferree, M.A.
The L.I.F.E. Guide for Women is a Christ-centered workbook for women who seek to be free from sexual and relationship addiction. This first workbook specifically written for female addicts is designed for use by support groups in weekly meetings. The L.I.F.E. Guide is based on the principles of the Twelve Steps, which have been modified into Seven Principles. Marnie Ferree adapts Mark Laaser’s core material for Christian women who have long needed a practical guide for recovery. The L.I.F.E. Guide uses Marnie’s book No Stones as a source text.
L.I.F.E. Guide for Men
This workbook for male sex addicts is the first in a series of L.I.F.E. Guides edited by Mark Laaser. Its foundation is Mark’s “Seven Principles of Being Faithful and True,” which are based on the Twelve Steps. The workbook is meant to be used by support groups in weekly meetings.
L.I.F.E. Guide for Spouses
The L.I.F.E. Guide for Spouses is a Christ-centered workbook for those whose spouse struggles with sexual and relationship addiction. The workbook guides spouses into changing themselves, instead of focusing on the addict. It deals with the grief associated with a mate’s addiction, then gently leads a wife (or husband) into looking at her own less-than-healthy behaviors. The workbook is designed for use by support groups in weekly meetings. The L.I.F.E. Guide is based on the principles of the Twelve Steps, which have been modified into Seven Principles. Melissa Haas adapts Mark Laaser’s core material for Christian spouses who have long needed a practical guide for recovery.
AA Big Book
This classic basic text for the 12 Step fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous has helped millions of alcoholics and addicts find a program of sobriety and healthy living. Its principles are applicable to all recovery people and is a must have for all.
SLAA Big Book
This basic text for Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous describes the origin of SLAA through the personal story of its founder, as well as other members’ stories. It contains helpful insights for those whose acting out is primarily relational.