Item description for My Husband Has a Secret: Finding Healing for the Betrayal of Sexual Addiction by Molly Ann Miller...
Overview She could be your neighbor, your child's teacher, your friend. She could be you. And she is dealing with the fastest-growing addiction in the U.S. today. Fifteen years ago, the author learned of her husband's sexual addiction. She shares her struggles, and she shares the failures and successes of her journey. Her experiences will help you understand *Codependence *Co-addiction *Your grief *Setting boundaries *Recovery *The impact on your children If your spouse is one of the victims of the epidemic of sexual addiction, this book will give you comfort, information you need, and, most of all, faith and hope for your future.
Publishers Description Pornography and sexual addiction have become epidemics in society today, and Christians are not exempt from their traps. Recovering from the pain and loneliness that comes with the betrayal of sexual addiction is not an easy task, but there is hope.In My Husband Has a Secret, Molly Ann Miller shares her personal struggle with her husband's sexual betrayal and offers compassion, comfort, and encouragement for women in similar situations. She stresses that the battle should not be for one's marriage, but for one's heart, and the only control women have is to take responsibility for themselves. Molly doesn't offer easy answers. She doesn't even claim to be past the struggle herself. Instead she points the way to a loving Savior who offers hope and healing to everyone involved, and who is willing to lead wives on the difficult journey to wholeness and peace.My Husband Has a Secret will help you: Understand co-dependence and addiction, set boundaries, and work toward forgivenessLearn to live fully - no longer giving in to the thoughts that feed your brokennessFeel understood, comforted, and encouraged.And know that you are not alone
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Studio: Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.96" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.41 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2006
Publisher BEACON HILL PRESS #29
ISBN 0834121840 ISBN13 9780834121843
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More About Molly Ann Miller
Molly Ann Miller is a graduate of the University of California at Irvine. She works as a nurse and also uses her experience and knowledge to speak and teach about sexually transmitted diseases and sexual abstinence. Molly lives in California near Yosemite with her husband and children.
Reviews - What do customers think about My Husband Has a Secret: Finding Healing for the Betrayal of Sexual Addiction?
Jill Suzanne Shook, Author/Editor, of Making Housing Happen Jan 6, 2007
I didn't want to put this book down. It was engaging and surprisingly relevant to anyone. Yet, by listening to Townsend and Cloud on their New Life radio program, and hearing of the popularity of their "Every Man's Battle" workshop, I would have to sadly conclude that sexual addiction is more common than most of us think. One friend didn't know it was possible to be addicted to sex. And one pastor said the same. The awareness of this addiction and how it is destroying families must be raised as well as the hope of healing. This book does both. I found My Husband Has a Secret quite practical at the skill development level, for example, the how to's of active listening and why that form of communication is so essential. I have shared this book with a number of friends and some of my students. They have described it with words like "compelling" "empowering" "sad but hopeful." Others have wondered if this couple is still together after what they have gone through. I had the joy of speaking with Molly Ann, the author, and she and Timothy today enjoy a very strong marriage and their children all have a strong faith in Christ. God has obviously brought much healing to this family. This book is a witness of the power and love of God when God's principles for life are followed.
Empathetic, Caring, and Powerful Dec 11, 2006
If you have experienced the betrayal of spousal infidelity then this book is a must. Miller's vulnerability lets you know that you are not alone in the pain of this type of experience. She also provides some powerful healing tools for taking responsibility for yourself and dealing with the many challenging family issues that come up. Miller writes openly as she shares her hurt, pain, faith, and hope. It is an easy and encouraging read.
Very insightful! Dec 10, 2006
Though I have not experienced the particular problem that the book addresses, Ms. Miller's insights are clear and helpful in so many areas of life. I have worked on co-dependency issues for several years and grown a lot, but she has made certain recovery concepts more clear and simple than anyone else I have ever read!
HOPE AND HEALING ARE POSSIBLE Dec 8, 2006
EXCELLENT BOOK, SO NEEDED , THE AUTHOR'S OPENNESS AND HONESTY IS VERY REFRESHING AND HELPS TO BRING HOPE TO A DISEASE THAT HAS ONLY BROUGHT SHAME AND MORE PAIN. HER COURAGE IN HER SITUATION, SEEMS TO HAVE BROUGHT A LOT OF GROWTH TO HERSELF AND THE REST OF THE FAMILY, WHICH IS A TRUE TESTIMONY OF HOW GOOD CAN COME OUT OF OUR PAIN WHEN IT IS FACED HONESTLY, AND GODS HELP IS SOUGHT. IBELIEVE THIS BOOK WOULD BRING REAL HELP TO ANYONE WHO IS SUFFERING AS A RESULT OF SEX ADDICTION. IT IS TIME TO TALK ABOUT SEX ADDITION OPENLY AND MOLLY CERTAINLY DOES THAT
Helpful, but there are disappointing aspects Jan 3, 2006
The first half of this book is a good book for a wife who just discovers her husband's sexual addiction. It stresses the importance of knowing you are not alone and how helpful being in a support group for wives of sex addicts can be. I found the information about talking to children, age appropriately, about the addiction to be very wise since children often sense SOMETHING is wrong and are apt to be very insecure about not knowing what is going on. I found so much of what the author wrote about her feelings of betrayal completely resonating with my range of emotions in a very similar situation. There are many books that deal with the addict and his (or her) pain, but very few that focus on healing for the betrayed spouse and the issue of the codependency in the relationship as this one does. This book is helpful if you do want to work on your marriage after the disclosure of a sexual addiction rather than calling it quits immediately. However, I was very dismayed to read how often the author's husband relapsed into sexually acting out and lying for years at a time. I think it is very important to understand your codependency and move away from enabling your husband. At some point you have to respect yourself enough to remove yourself from the situation if relapse continues. I applaud the author's efforts to work on her marriage, but I encourage readers to read a variety of books on the topic so they realize leaving is a very real option if the husband is not recovering. A book I recommend is Love, Infidelity, and Sexual Addiction by Christine Adams.