In this mini-podcast episode, Tim Mavergeorge and Doug discuss some great recovery books as resources for those seeking help and healing. Our spiritual path needs guidance from those that have gone before us, so they share a few resources that can be beneficial to those looking for something better.

This list isn’t designed to be exhaustive, but it should allow those to have a starting point for those looking to replace certain behaviors with reading resources that can lead to increased positive relationships, thinking, and living.

Please email us at with more book suggestions that we can add to future resource podcasts.

Here are the books that were discussed (in order):

Patrick Carnes — “Don’t Call it Love” and “Out of the Shadows” — workbook available

Milton Magness — “Stop Sex Addiction”

Joe Dallas — “The Game Plan” — 30 day plan

Russell Willingham — “Breaking Free”

William Struthers — “Wired for Intimacy” (Medical and brain chemistry in addiction)

Mark Laaser — “Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction”

Stephen Arterburn — “Every Man’s Battle” (not specific for sex addiction)

Deb Laaser — “Shattered Vows” (for wives)

Barbara Steffens — “Your Sexually Addicted Spouse”

Jason Martinkus — “Worthy of Her Trust”

Al Cole — “Shadow Christian”

Donald Miller — “Scary Close”

Kristen A. Jenson — “Good Pictures, Bad Pictures” (resource for talking to kids)

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Great follow-up video by Brené Brown who originally spoke about vulnerability:

Tim Mavergeorge is a Christian counselor that manages the branches of the Houston Center for Christian Counseling, and he has extensive experience dealing with addictions and sexual compulsive behaviors. He is personal in his approach with each client, and he looks to find the root cause that is driving the medication.

In this podcast episode, he explains the addiction cycle as well as many of the root causes that are common among his patients. He offers insights and suggestions for how to find help as well as guidance in our thought patterns in fighting false beliefs.  

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Please take a minute to watch this promotional video about our Paratus Men’s Retreat coming this November 11th – 13th.  Sign up soon, early bird spots are filling up fast!

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More information on the retreat is below:

Castimonia’s Paratus Retreat is sponsored by Armaturam, LLC and is a retreat for any man who struggles with any type of sexual purity.  Paratus, Latin for equipped.

If you are wondering about whether to attend this retreat, ask yourself these questions:

  • Are you fully equipped for the spiritual battle that is raging around us right now?
  • Are you a man who strives for biblical sexual purity?
  • Are you a man who struggles with maintaining that sexual purity?
  • Do you want a circle of brothers helping you in your sexual purity journey?

Join us for a weekend dedicated to equipping adult men of all ages, all walks of life, and various levels of struggle with the tools necessary to wage this spiritual battle and emerge on the other side as the sexually pure men that God intended us to be.

At the Paratus Retreat, we will discuss strategies for equipping ourselves with tactics necessary for battling the enemy. We will discover the true meaning of brotherhood and fellowship. The leaders of the Paratus Retreat will set the example of vulnerability and accountability. We hope to pave the way for all men to be fully equipped to wage war against Satan’s tempting assaults and emerge VICTORIOUS.

The ultimate affirmation for all men is to hear at the end of days, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

A wise man is strong, And a man of knowledge increases power. For by wise guidance you will wage war, And in abundance of counselors there is victory.
Proverbs 24:5-6

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Great video on being vulnerable.




Click below for the Ted Bundy interview by Dr. James Dobson.

Ted Bundy Interview

Sean walks us through his early years, addiction, progression, discovery, and recovery. It is a powerful story of the search for significance that can drive us all in the wrong direction.

His honesty is inspiring, and it is evident that his openness and venerability are clearly helping him remain healthy and sexually sober.

Doug and Sean discuss the power of addiction, the denial process, and the freedom in truth.

If you are struggling and looking for help, realize that you are not alone. Utilize this testimony as hope that there are better days and better relationships possible.  We are all broken and in need of help.  We pray that you are able to find help, if you need it.  

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