The Fight of Your Life – Manning Up to the Challenge of Sexual Purity
By Tim Clinton and Mark Laaser
Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257
978-0768406993, $ 15.99, 2015, 240 pages
Reviewed by Richard R. Blake
Conquering the Bondage of Sexual Addiction – Finding Freedom, Integrity, and Purity
Tim Clinton, Ed. D. and Mark Laaser, M.Div., Ph.D. alert the reader to the sobering reality of the devastating role of pornography on the breakdown of Christian marriages, families, churches, and friendships in the book “The Fight of Your Life – Manning Up to the Challenge of Sexual Purity.”
The book discusses strategies for conquering the strongholds that lead to the bondage of sexual addiction; the biological, emotional, and spiritual consequences of these strongholds, the principles of accountability, healing, and restoring broken relationships.
Story and metaphor used for illustrations help the reader identify with cycle of addiction, the things that accompany the feelings of guilt, shame, emptiness, and loneliness. The central message of God’s love, grace, and forgiveness give the reader hope for the future.
The book contains shocking statistics on the impact of the internet over the last 15 to 20 years. Thorough research and careful documentation add to the credibility of the book. Extensive resource lists are provided for additional reinforcement, reading, and study. “Strategy” or “Action” exercises and thought provoking questions for reflection and practical application are included throughout the book for added emphasis.
Dr. Clinton and Dr. Laaser are highly recognized as men of faith and for their work in Christian counseling, mental health issues, sexual health and addiction. “The Fight of Your Life – Manning Up to the Challenge of Sexual Purity” is a timely and important wake up call for men of all ages. Must reading for pastors, counselors, and youth leaders.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.