Pornography is powerful. Our contemporary culture as been pornified, and it shapes our assumptions about identity, sexuality, the value of women and the nature of relationships. Countless Christian men struggle with the addictive power of porn. But common spiritual approaches of more prayer and accountability groups are often of limited help.
In this book neuroscientist and researcher William Struthers explains how pornography affects the male brain and what we can do about it. Because we are embodied beings, viewing pornography changes how the brain works, how we form memories and make attachments. By better understanding the biological realities of our sexual development, we can cultivate healthier sexual perspectives and interpersonal relationships. Struthers exposes false assumptions and casts a vision for a redeemed masculinity, showing how our sexual longings can actually propel us toward sanctification and holiness in our bodies.
With insights for both married and single men alike, this book offers hope for freedom from pornography.
William M. Struthers
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I usually do not get books on pornography or the subject of sex because they are often more explicit than I want them to be. Wired for Intimacy started out fairly well in not being too explicit but I wasn't even through the first chapter when I decided I couldn't read the rest of the book.. I am trying to keep my mind free from thinking about the details of sex which is pretty hard to do in our sex crazed society and reading this book brought to mind many thoughts that I did not want to dwell on. I've committed myself not to read books that describe the details of sexual pleasure because I want a pure mind as talked about in the Bible. I thought a professor at Wheaton College might be a safe author to read. I graduated from Wheaton College. Maybe for others they would not have a problem with this book. It wasn't a safe book for me.
***DISCLAIMER: I'd hope when reading any sort of scientific or recovery book, people would take the time to research the author and specifically what school he researches at before purchasing their book. This is definitely a Christian book intended mostly for a Christian audience or someone open to that.***
Author William Struthers teaches the subject of neurology with a Ph.D at Wheaton. This means this book has a very unique, neurological perspective, as most books on pornography are going to be by counselors and/or pastors. This book tends to take a much more scientific approach in some chapters, lending to a better understanding for just how porn latches on to the brain. This is both tragic to see and wonderful to learn -- it's much easier to avoid touching a stove when you comprehend exactly how the burns would destroy your hand.
This is not a typical recovery book. The author will not simply give you practical ways to stop watching porn. He instead addresses...
No really, I've bought this book four times so I can lend/give them away. This is a book that is half science, half advice about how to deal with the very real problem of porn addiction. As someone who's been addicted to porn for the majority of my life, this understanding of how my brain physically works and how it effects how I treat women is something I can't recommend highly enough.
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