I would recommend William M. Struthers’ Wired for Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain. I was provided a complimentary copy of the book in a special pre-release directly from the publisher for review purposes. You can purchase the paper book edition directly from Amazon for under thirteen dollars.
My favorite chapter quote can be found in Instagram.
Now, more than ever, healthy marriages are needed in the church. Husbands and wives have the honor and privilege of displaying Christ’s love for the church (and vice versa) to a world wandering and wondering. Men (and women) must examine their hearts for any ounce of sexual immorality. Pornography has never been more accessible. Pornography has never been more celebrated. Pornography is becoming more of an issue for both genders. How can we shed good news on the subject?
Official Author Biography: William Struthers (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago), is associate professor of psychology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois where he teaches courses on behavioral neuroscience, men and addictions and the biological bases of behavior. His theoretical research is in the area of neuroethics, the biological bases of spirituality and personhood, and the nature of integration in psychology. He is also interested in the Anglican tradition and in science/faith dialogue issues.
Official Book Description: Pornography is powerful. Our contemporary culture as been pornified, and it shapes our assumptions about identity, sexuality, the value of women and the nature of relationships. Countless Christian men struggle with the addictive power of porn. But common spiritual approaches of more prayer and accountability groups are often of limited help.
In this book neuroscientist and researcher William Struthers explains how pornography affects the male brain and what we can do about it. Because we are embodied beings, viewing pornography changes how the brain works, how we form memories and make attachments. By better understanding the biological realities of our sexual development, we can cultivate healthier sexual perspectives and interpersonal relationships. Struthers exposes false assumptions and casts a vision for a redeemed masculinity, showing how our sexual longings can actually propel us toward sanctification and holiness in our bodies.
With insights for both married and single men alike, this book offers hope for freedom from pornography.