For porn and lust addicts in the age of the internet, even with all the amazing online resources we have available these days, it can still feel as if the cards are stacked against us. So, why not try an escape from the online world? Do something really crazy: read a book on how to live free from pornography and lust addiction. Call it a leap of faith.
In a world driven by instant gratification and quick information (more-so now than ever before), reading a book can sound like a rather boring idea. Honestly, it did to part of me too. But that's where the addiction tries to get the better of us: by appealing to our complacency. But the truth is, not only is this book the exact resource (in my opinion) which no recovering addict should do without, but you'll find that reading it is actually a deeply enjoyable process. This book really builds you up!
Life After Lust is not only closely identifiable, written from a very personable, relatable place, it is also comprehensive, leaving what seems like no stone unturned. For a recovery that must also leave no stone unturned, this is exactly the guide you need to build your comeback strategy on. For that, you'll feel right away that this book is putting something into your recovery that you've been needing.
In writing an effective guide to addiction and recovery, there are certain key needs that have to be met, and Forest meets them all. What he has written in the pages of this book clearly comes from the heart, with all of the indispensably-important compassion, honesty, and empathy coming through just as they should. Life After Lust boasts the "just right" tone that it needs in order to effectively communicate the truths and strategies recovering addicts need in order to take back control of their lives. Here there is no guilt-tripping, no condescension, and no bragging about personal successes. Instead, there is a very real sense that the author is writing this book not as some form of "making amends" in their own recovery, but as a labor of love to all those who are suffering and don't know what to do next. This is a first step towards reclaiming what's yours.
Life After Lust is an attention-grabber. Here there are familiar and engaging stories, effective film allegories, and brand new recovery tips to make your recovery feel alive again, and even, at times, kind of fun! As always, you get out of it what you put into it; it works if you work it, so putting your heart into it, and using your passions to your advantage, can really make recovery feel less like the repressive weight it's probably felt like so far, and more like something that really is going to free you mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Recovery shouldn't feel like a burden. It should feel empowering, even exciting!
Where empowerment is concerned, there are so many great topics to be found broken-down in this book. Topics which, when we educate ourselves on them, not only can they teach us something new, but they can even change the way we look at and think about addiction, forever. Those topics include: blame, excuses, and responsibility; what makes lust addictions different from other addictions; what lust is and isn't; how our "evil genius" tries to get the better of us; "prelapse" and the dangers of passivity; making the necessary cuts on our journey to freedom; how to disclose the truth about our addiction with our loved ones, with the help of a therapist; the importance of self-care; maintaining a recovery-based attitude towards setbacks; how to prepare our children for their inevitable first encounter with porn; pain and purpose; and the pitfalls and possibilities of long-term recovery.
This is the "Porn and Lust Addict's Recovery Bible". For most (heck, probably all), this book will be challenging. There will be areas where changes need to take place that you may not (at first) feel comfortable with. But Life After Lust will walk you through those necessary changes in a way that makes you feel hopeful, strong, and able, more-so than you ever have before. Recovery is hard. But this book, in Forest's words "a field guide" to recovery, can, in my opinion, make that recovery just a little easier. You don't have to go-it alone. Take this book with you on your journey to freedom! For addiction, it will prove a powerful foe. For you, it will prove a powerful ally.
As a "weapon of mass recovery", I can't recommend this book enough!
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 936 KB
- Print Length: 293 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0998468215
- Publisher: Visionary Books, LLC (24 February 2017)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06VW1GQHS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 37 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #72,745 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)