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EPUB á MOBI Wired for Intimacy · 9780830837007 Ð NATURALTREATMENT ✓ 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 Hier 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 pornograph I thought the book was informative and helpful as far as coming to a better and fuller understanding concerning the way pornography affects men My one criticism is that the book seems to be marketed as a book that takes a predominantly biological materialistic view of pornography rather than a spiritual one but the book spends a great deal time on the spiritual implication of porn than it does on the neurological This isn't necessarily a bad thing but if you are looking for a scientific companion book to put along side the great number of pornography books that deal with the spiritual and theological sides of pornography and you feel that this book will deliver you might be let down

Wired for IntimacyHier 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 pornograph I thought the book was informative and helpful as far as coming to a better and fuller understanding concerning the way pornography affects men My one criticism is that the book seems to be marketed as a book that takes a predominantly biological materialistic view of pornography rather than a spiritual one but the book spends a great deal time on the spiritual implication of porn than it does on the neurological This isn't necessarily a bad thing but if you are looking for a scientific companion book to put along side the great number of pornography books that deal with the spiritual and theological sides of pornography and you feel that this book will deliver you might be let down

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Wired for Intimacy é 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 prayer and accountability groups are often of limited help In this boo A fascinating work that often strays off topic Wired For Intimacy is better in parts than its whole When discussing porn addiction and sexual deviance the book is incredibly insightful but down other roads it loses focus even when the material is still interesting It is almost like two books twisted together for an awkward fit First the negatives The author Dr Struthers is obviously well studied in neurology and psychology but presents an overload of research that many will and can gloss over Again while insightful it does not accomplish the goal of the book to discuss porn addiction Dr Struthers does not clearly explain why so much information is necessary to know I never sensed he was showing off but it did bloat the length and throw off the pacing Some of the pop psychology I rolled my eyes at Maslow's hierarchy is rather unbiblical or at least unhelpful There is also little methodology offered to uit porn There are better books for that And I was surprised to find that Dr Struthers at one point criticizes John Piper on defining biblical manhood and even surprised when I agreed with Dr Struthers Positives The book delves extremely deep into the human soul and psyche elaborating on every possible scenario of how men get trapped into porn The destructive power of sexual addiction actually has physiological conseuences for the brain There are also a host of reasons men feel the need for porn which is critical to know to battle against it When Dr Struthers focuses on how the brain reacts to porn it's highly captivating and liberating I also learned much about the masculine voice and its power in shaping children both male and female to be fully realized individuals The last chapter brings it back to pornography and offers practical wisdom Bottom Line If you can get past the heavy terminology and some of the straying sections you'll find great knowledge here that perhaps no one else in the Christian or medical world can provide I do hope Dr Struthers keeps writing on the topic perhaps with greater focus than before BOOK ç Wired for Intimacy È William M. Struthers

William M. Struthers È Wired for Intimacy TEXT

William M. Struthers È Wired for Intimacy TEXT K 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 healt According to the latest numbers I've seen 53% of Christian men consume pornography and 37% of pastors say it's currently a struggle stats from xxxchurchcom Clearly according to the numbers it is a much bigger problem than is being talked about and being a pastor of a church virtually guarantees that I and many of our readers will deal with someone in the cross section sooner or later Thus William Struthers has done the entire believing body a service in writing Wired For Intimacy How pornography hijacks the male brainPerhaps the most interesting and helpful information Struthers provides is on the fact that pornography acts on the male brain much like drugs such as cocaine and heroin do Both cause the body to release dopamine and with repeated use the body develops a tolerance and needs greater stimulation to get the same dopamine high thus the law of diminishing returns is eually true of pornography Just as a path in the forest becomes wider and defined as hikers use it so do the neural pathways with repeated pornography use until as Struthers puts it one has created a neurological superhighway where a man's mental life is over sexualized and narrowed they become the automatic pathway through which interactions with women are routedStruthers however resists the temptation to color pornography use in particular and sin in general as simply a problem of the mind He writes a book that plays to his strengths but balances his expertise with the proper biblical picture of sin and temptation While this book is not for everyone obviously the subject matter is explicit given the stats cited earlier I cannot recommend this book enough for every Christian male especially those in ministryRecommended for Christian men; especially pastors and counselorsRating 5 out of 5 starsThis book was a free review copy provided by InterVarsity Press