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NavPress False Intimacy: Understanding the Struggle of Sexual Addiction

You pursue sexual behavior to numb your emotional pain and feel more in control of your life. And it's becoming harder all the time to avoid giving in to these activities. For men and women, the addicted and those who want to help them, False Intimacy offers honest biblical solutions to help overcome the compulsion to act on false "relationships" and find true intimacy. A Focus on the Family Recommendation.
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Customer Reviews for False Intimacy: Understanding the Struggle of Sexual Addiction
Review 1 for False Intimacy: Understanding the Struggle of Sexual Addiction
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This book is light for a sex addict

Date:March 1, 2014
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Gavin
Location:Cumberland, MD
Age:35-44
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The author gives powerful Biblical insight into such a hard subject for a Christian who is effected by the lie of sex addiction. It also provides a starting point for healing for those whose lives have been impacted by the addict.
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Review 2 for False Intimacy: Understanding the Struggle of Sexual Addiction
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Outstanding

Date:February 12, 2014
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mark c
Age:55-65
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Outstanding book to understand the root of your addiction.
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Review 3 for False Intimacy: Understanding the Struggle of Sexual Addiction
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Date:April 25, 2012
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Sarah
Location:Phoenix, AZ
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This book is filled with excellent information for any reader who is interested in or dealing with sexual addiction no matter what form it occurs. It also deals with sexual addiction within Christians. The author covers the earliest beginnings of addiction, the many ramifications of addiction as well as providing a clear process of the necessary components for a full recovery.
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Review 4 for False Intimacy: Understanding the Struggle of Sexual Addiction
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Book is an excellent resource

Date:August 24, 2011
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Crystal
Location:Cheney, WA
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This book is a great resource for counselors, pastors, and others who are wanting to help others cope with sexual addiction. It is an honest, frank look at an issue that is all to common in our churches today.
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Review 5 for False Intimacy: Understanding the Struggle of Sexual Addiction
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A difficult topic that was handled well

Date:March 18, 2011
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Denny
Location:Peekskill, NY
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The author did excellent research on a topic that is increasingly an issue in christian circles. I have been a pastor for 36 years and think every Pastor should read this book.
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Review 6 for False Intimacy: Understanding the Struggle of Sexual Addiction
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Understanding sexual addiction

Date:March 3, 2011
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Annette Kostelnik
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Excellent comprehensive book on understanding the roots of sexual addiction from a Christian perspective and how to "lay the ax to the root" of sin!
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Review 7 for False Intimacy: Understanding the Struggle of Sexual Addiction
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Date:December 18, 2009
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Dennis Miner
A great Christian guide for a background on the causes of Sexual Addiction. It provides the answer to this sin by having a personal relationship with Christ on an intimate level when underlying issues are addressed with repentance and forgiveness.
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Review 8 for False Intimacy: Understanding the Struggle of Sexual Addiction
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Date:July 20, 2009
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Robert Wood
Very well written and informative Bible based directives for all men or women who face any type of lust and or sexual type of temptation. Good for helping to counsel others in their struggles as well as ourselves.
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Review 9 for False Intimacy: Understanding the Struggle of Sexual Addiction
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Date:September 16, 2007
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SEK
False Intimacy was a book I desired to read simply by the title. As one who was caught in bondage to sexual immorality, true intimacy was something I desperately desired but settled for false intimacy in pornography in all its forms, eventually leading to adultery and idolatry. Dr. Schaumburg offers hope and help through the ministry of this book and also the ministry God has called him to in Stone Gate Resources, a program for those caught up in sexual immorality. If you, like me, desire true intimacy with God and others, read this book and be open to God's leading to wholeness.
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Review 10 for False Intimacy: Understanding the Struggle of Sexual Addiction
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Date:August 7, 2005
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Dr. Robert W. Kellemen
"False Intimacy" is actually a much better and broader title than the subtitle, for Schaumburg's work is not only about sexual addiction. It is about what the Puritans called "overmuch love"--loving anything more than we love God. It is about what the Reformers called "idols of the heart"--placing anything in first place above God. Schaumburg biblically develops a theology of relational sin based upon the premise that God, the ultimate Relational Being (the eternally Trinitarian Community of Oneness), created us in His image (the imago Dei) to relationally long for communion with Him and connection with one another. As designed by God, intimacy is true and pure and results in shalom--personal and interpersonal wholeness and harmony. As depraved by sin, false intimacy is selfish and impure and results in shame--personal and interpersonal alienation and separation. Schaumburg moves from this Creation and Fall theology to Redemptive theology--what difference does our newness in Christ make in how we overcome our addictions. His wisdom principles are excellent both for the addicted person and for those who love them and desire to help them. As other reviewers have noted, Schaumburg writes "False Intimacy" from a decidedly Christian perspective with the most relevant application for those who identify themselves as committed to Christ. However, the insights of the book, drawn as they are from the Word of God and from Schaumburg's insights working with literally 1000s of addicted people, have application to everyone. Reviewer: Dr. Robert W. Kellemen is the author of "Soul Physicians," "Spiritual Friends," "Biblical Psychology," "Martin Luther's Counseling," and the forthcoming "Sacred Companions: The Story of African American Soul Care and Spiritual Direction."
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Review 11 for False Intimacy: Understanding the Struggle of Sexual Addiction
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Date:October 23, 2004
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JA
I've read many books on this subject, and this is the best! Dr. Schaumburg does not give superficial solutions to the deep problem of sexual sin. Thank God that he both exposes the real depth of this sin and points us to a brokenness that allows us to restore our relationships with God and others.
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Review 12 for False Intimacy: Understanding the Struggle of Sexual Addiction
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Date:April 22, 2000
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Marlen Miller
A "must have" book for anyone who knows someone who is struggling, or is struggling themselves with sexual addiction. The author details the roots of addiction, the necessity for professional counseling, and shares insight into the devastation sexual addiction and disconnected relationships can bring. I recommend this highly for counselors and pastors within the church who are unaware that this problem is rampant and pervasive within the church. It will give "alongsiders" insight into how to stretch past denial, and onto healing and reconciliation.
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