Sexual Addiction Reading List


The following books and articles are suggested to help pornography users and their spouses or family members. Note: Except for the Ensign articles listed below, these resources are not official Church publications.

Books to Help Pornography Users

  • Confronting Pornography: A Guide to Prevention and Recovery for Individuals, Loved Onces, and Leaders, edited by Mark Chamberlain, Dan Gray, and Rory Reid
  • Willpower Is Not Enough: Why We Don’t Succeed at Change, Dean Byrd and Mark Chamberlain
  • Putting on the Armor of God, Steven A. Cramer
  • The Worth of a Soul: A Personal Account of Excommunication and Conversion, Steven A. Cramer
  • Turn Yourselves and Live, Rod W. Jeppsen
  • Line upon Line, Precept upon Precept . . .,  Rod W. Jeppsen
  • Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior, Jeffrey M. Schwartz
  • Wanting More: The Challenge of Enjoyment in the Age of Addiction, Mark Chamberlain
  • The Drug of the New Millennium: The Brain Science behind Internet Pornography Use, Mark Kastleman
  • Where Do You Draw the Line?: An Exploration into Media Violence, Pornography, and Censorship, Victor Cline
  • Breaking the Cycle of Compulsive Behavior, Martha Nibley Beck and John C. Beck
  • Facing the Shadow: Starting Sexual and Relationship Recovery, Patrick Carnes
  • He Did Deliver Me from Bondage, Colleen Harrison
  • Out Of The Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction, Patrick Carnes
  • Contrary to Love: Helping the Sexual Addict, Patrick Carnes
  • Sexaholics Anonymous White Book

Books to Help Spouses and Family Members

  • Boundaries and Relationships: Knowing, Protecting, and Enjoying the Self, Charles Whitfield
  • Discussing Pornography Problems with a Spouse: Confronting and Disclosing Secret Behaviors, Rory C. Reid and Dan Gray
  • Dance of Intimacy: A Woman's Guide to Courageous Act of Change in Key Relationships, Harriet Lerner
  • Purity and Passion: Spiritual Truths about Intimacy That Will Strengthen Your Marriage, Wendy L. Watson
  • After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful, Janis A. Spring
  • How Can I Forgive You?: The Courage to Forgive, the Freedom Not To, Janis A. Spring
  • Codependent No More: Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself, Melody Beattie
  • Lord, I Believe; Help Thou Mine Unbelief, Rod W. Jeppsen

Articles to Help Pornography Users and Their Loved Ones