"It's normal." "Everyone does it." "Nobody gets hurt." These are some commonly held beliefs about sexual fantasy and masturbation, but are they really true? Are sexual fantasies and masturbation harmless ways of dealing with sexual frustration?
Marriage and family counselor Winston T. Smith uses his counseling experience and biblical knowledge to show how these seemingly "harmless" pursuits negatively impact you and your ability to have healthy relationships with the people in your real life. Then he shares how you can build a new inner world founded on Christ's love, instead of your imaginary fantasies. As you do so, your life will grow richer in real relationships and your fantasy life will pale by comparison.
Winston T. Smith, MDiv, is a counselor and faculty member at the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF) and has extensive experience as a marriage and family counselor, and teaches seminary students how to counsel couples. He has been counseling for more than fifteen years and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary.
Winston Smith is the author of Marriage Matters as well as the minibooks Divorce Recovery: Growing and Healing God's Way; Help for Stepfamilies: Avoiding the Pitfalls and Learning to Love; It's All about Me: The Problem with Masturbation; Who Does the Dishes? Decision Making in Marriage; and Burned Out? Trusting God with Your "To-Do" List.
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