The Fantasy Fallacy: Exposing the Deeper Meaning Behind Sexual Thoughts

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Thomas Nelson Inc, 2012 - Religion - 227 pages
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Erotica has invaded more than our minds - it has exploded onto our bestseller lists and into our bedrooms.

Many are looking to sexual and emotional fantasies as avenues to fulfillment.
Our fantasies, however, are not reliable guides into the future--they are actually rocky road maps from our past. Best-selling author Shannon Ethridge theorizes, "Fantasies are simply the brain's way of trying to heal itself from unresolved tragedies and traumas. We mentally compartmentalize our pain to make room for pleasure."

Fantasies have deep psychological roots, and if acted on many of them can do deep psychological damage. Rather than let fantasies rule us, let's take out the sting and bring them under God's rule, allowing the Lord to heal us from the brokenness and insecurities that cause inappropriate fantasies to haunt us.

Without being judgmental or condemning, Shannon helps us dissect several common and often-disturbing topics, such as:

* a distorted fascination with pornography
* the mental pursuit of multiple partners
* the lure of gay and lesbian desires
* bondage, domination, and sadomasochism (BDSM)

With tips for controlling unwanted fantasies and resources for providing a safe haven for recovery, The Fantasy Fallacy helps us recognize and heal our emotional pain and equips us to help others do the same.

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Review: The Fantasy Fallacy: Exposing the Deeper Meaning Behind Sexual Thoughts

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Very good, kind of a response to the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon as it says. This book was really good and helped bring a complex and sometimes scary topic into a hopeful and understandable light ... Read full review

Review: The Fantasy Fallacy: Exposing the Deeper Meaning Behind Sexual Thoughts

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My wife read this book and put it on my pile of books. It's a very good read, and I'm impressed with Shannon's look at how our fantasies are linked to our past. I'll be spending some time journaling about some of the insights this book provided. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Shannon Ethridge is a best-selling author, speaker, and certified life coach with a master's degree in counseling/human relations from Liberty University. She has spoken to college students and adults since 1989 and is the author of 21 books, including the million-copy best-selling Every Woman's Battle series. She is a frequent guest on TV and radio programs and mentors aspiring writers and speakers through her BLAST Program. Twitter: @ShannonEthridge Facebook: shannonethridgefan

Steve Arterburn is a bestselling author, radio host, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and chairman of New Life Ministries, the largest faith-based broadcast counseling and treatment ministry. He is also the host of "New Life Live!"--a nationally syndicated daily radio program--and founder of Women of Faith conferences. He is the author of many bestselling books, such as the Every Man's Battle series and The God of Second Chances . Arterburn lives in Indianapolis with his family.

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