New Book Poses the Question: Do Christians Struggle with Sex Addiction Too?

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‘Shadows of the Cross’ Authored by Cashwell, Johnson, and Carnes Offers Hope for Christian Sex Addicts

'Shadows of the Cross' by Craig Cashwell, Pennie Johnson & Patrick Carnes

‘Shadows of the Cross’ provides an early spiritual focus to recovery while addressing issues of sexuality in a non-shaming way using Biblical scripture to encourage long-term recovery.

While there is no actual statistic on how many Christians are sex addicts, it is estimated that three to six percent of the United States general population suffers from some form of addictive sexual behavior with self or others. Authors Craig Cashwell, Pennie Johnson, and Patrick Carnes have teamed up to write ‘Shadows of the Cross’ (Gentle Path Press, 2015) a companion piece to ‘Facing the Shadow’, a Patrick Carnes classic book in the world of sex addiction in order to help Christian sex addicts early in recovery.

Often, Christians who struggle with sex addiction live the ultimate “Jekyll and Hyde” existence, being active in their church communities even as they hide their addiction. The Christian church, in general, struggles to address issues of sexuality in a non-shaming way, which further supports the hidden nature of the addiction. For these men and women, spirituality and sexuality have become compartmentalized. Recovery, then, must involve the integration of healthy spiritual beliefs and practices with healthy sexuality. ‘Shadows of the Cross’ used in conjunction with Dr. Patrick Carnes’ book ‘Facing the Shadow’ will provide a roadmap for this healing journey.

‘Shadows of the Cross’ provides an early spiritual focus to recovery while addressing issues of sexuality in a non-shaming way using Biblical scripture to encourage long-term recovery. ‘Shadows of the Cross’ offers unique guidance on spiritual practices such as Christian meditation, contemplative reading, solitude, confession, study and prayer. Each spiritual practice plays a unique role in assisting readers in their own personal recovery process. Throughout the book, the authors encourage readers to take comfort in knowing that God desires them to live a sexually healthy life.

‘Shadows of the Cross’ is published in e-book format by eBookIt.com, and is currently available in both e-book and paperback from online retailers including Amazon.com and BN.com.

About Craig Cashwell
Craig S. Cashwell, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro who maintains a part-time private practice focused on sex addiction and couples counseling.

About Pennie Johnson
Pennie K. Johnson, LPC, CSAT is a clinical therapist who has a passion for working with congregations and their members who are suffering with addiction, primarily sex addiction.

About Patrick Carnes
Patrick J. Carnes, PhD is an internationally known educator, researcher, author and speaker on addiction and recovery issues.

About eBookIt.com
Since 2010, eBookIt.com (based in Sudbury, Massachusetts) has helped thousands of authors and publishers get their books converted to ebook format, and distributed to all the major ebook retailers, including Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, Apple iBookstore, Kobo, Sony Readerstore, Ingram Digital, and Google eBookstore.

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