S-x addiction is an affliction that carries with it shame, hurt, and degradation. Society places a stigma upon it. It takes a great deal of courage to approach someone for help and to admit, “I’m a s-x addict”. The dismissive attitude created by the refusal of clergy and counselors to acknowledge that women suffer from s-x addiction prevents healing in the family and helps to perpetuate the shame felt by the woman. She may go on feeling as though even God cannot or will not help her because she is undeserving of being healed. For the single woman, she may spend years bouncing from one unhealthy relationship to another.
When the InterVarsity catalog of upcoming releases hit my mailbox several months ago, I was very excited to see No Stones as a book choice. Marnie C. Ferree takes the reader to the root of the problem. No Stones provides an in-depth explanation of the causes, behaviors, types of addiction (romance,s-x, exhibitionism, etc.), emotional and physical damage, actions of co-addicts, and steps to healing. Each chapter provides study questions for group discussion. If you are a pastor, counselor, or lay person who is involved with women, I would highly recommend this book as a resource.
Disclaimer: This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.
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