Pornography is a growing societal problem. Images and scenes that would have been available in only a few select hard to get publications 10-20 years ago are now a normal part of advertising media and primetime television. With the advent easy access to pornography on the internet and a broader acceptance within society, addiction to pornography is rampant both inside and and outside the church. By God’s grace, we’ve seen numerous excellent books focused on helping men find deliverance from this destructive addiction. While books focused on helping men are plentiful, books focused on helping the wives of these men are few. This is a trend that needs to change, which is why I’m very excited about Vicki Tiede’s new book When Your Husband is Addicted to Pornography. I feel like Vicki is somewhat of a pioneer with this new work and I pray that many will find great encouragement through this book and that others would be spurred on to produce additional resources that will minister to this oft neglected part of the pornography addiction equation.
When your Husband is Addicted to Pornography is a book that can be worked through little by little, one day at a time. It is designed to be read over the course of six weeks, focusing on the following themes:
“God hates divorce (Malachi 2:16 NIV), and I have never met anyone who has gone through a divorce who doesn’t agree with God on this one. It is God’s desire that every heart and marriage be restored (Job 22:23). Some issues may make a marriage irreconcilable, but the purpose of this book is not to point you in that direction. Rather, it is to point you to the One who can bring about restoration and reconciliation.” (p. xi)
Readers will also want to take note of the additional resources listed in appendix a. It’s chock full of many of the best books, websites and ministries that can help you and your husband as you journey towards recovery and healing.
So who needs to read this book? I’d recommend it for every woman who has been affected by their husband’s secret addiction to lust, masturbation, and pornography. The format of the book would make it ideal for use in a small group. I could also see Christian counselors making good use of this book as they minister to the wives of husbands steeped in addiction to pornography. I would also recommend this book to men who have been delivered from addiction to pornography. God will use this book to remind you of what He delivered you from and equip you to minister to other men and women, who are at an earlier stage of their journey to recovery.
I can’t recommend this book highly enough. Buy it, read it, share it. It’s just that good! My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.
About the Author:
Vicki Tiede, MEd, MMin, is a Bible teacher; conference speaker; author of Plug Me In and Let Me Charge Overnight (2009); and a contributing author for five other books. Her passion is to share God’s grace and faithfulness with women through the Scriptures. Vicki transparently relates life experiences that resonate and draw others into a lifelong pursuit of knowing God. Living in Rochester, Minnesota, Vicki is also a wife, homeschooling mom, and women’s ministries coordinator at her local church.
This book was provided by New Growth Press. The reviewer was under no obligation to offer a favorable review.
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