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Sex is Not the Problem (Lust Is)

Joshua Harris
Sex is Not the Problem (Lust Is)
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Sex is Not the Problem (Lust Is)

Joshua Harris

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Previously published as NOT EVEN A HINT.

God detests lust. It can destroy your life and relationships. Learn to fight back with Joshua Harris's practical anti-lust handbook for men and women. . . before it's too late. Lust isn't just a guy problem - it's a human problem. And unless we honestly confront it, lust will destroy our relationships and our lives. Joshua Harris, author of the runaway bestseller I Kissed Dating Goodbye, calls a generation bombarded with images of sexual sin back to the freedom and joy of holiness. This "PG-rated" book - straightforward without being graphic - speaks to those entrenched in lust or just flirting with temptation. Honestly sharing his own struggles, Harris exposes lust's tactics and helps readers create a personal plan for fighting back. Men and women will find hope in God's grace and learn the secrets to lasting change.
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About "Sex is Not the Problem (Lust Is)"

Previously published as NOT EVEN A HINT.

God detests lust. It can destroy your life and relationships. Learn to fight back with Joshua Harris's practical anti-lust handbook for men and women. . . before it's too late. Lust isn't just a guy problem - it's a human problem. And unless we honestly confront it, lust will destroy our relationships and our lives. Joshua Harris, author of the runaway bestseller I Kissed Dating Goodbye, calls a generation bombarded with images of sexual sin back to the freedom and joy of holiness. This "PG-rated" book - straightforward without being graphic - speaks to those entrenched in lust or just flirting with temptation. Honestly sharing his own struggles, Harris exposes lust's tactics and helps readers create a personal plan for fighting back. Men and women will find hope in God's grace and learn the secrets to lasting change.
- Publisher.

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Lust isn't just a guy problem – it's a human problem. And unless we honestly confront it, lust will destroy our relationships and our lives. Joshua Harris, author of the runaway bestseller I Kissed Dating Goodbye, calls a generation bombarded with images of sexual sin back to the freedom and joy of holiness. This "PG-rated" book – straightforward without being graphic – speaks to those entrenched in lust or just flirting with temptation. Honestly sharing his own struggles, Harris exposes lust's tactics and helps readers create a personal plan for fighting back. Men and women will find hope in God's grace and learn the secrets to lasting change.

Neither sex nor sexuality is our enemy. We need to rescue our sexuality from lust so we can experience it as God intended.

Bestselling author Joshua Harris shows you how lust deceives you. Specific and honest without being graphic, this book–for both men and women–will guide you in creating a custom plan for fighting lust and celebrating purity.

Praise for Sex Is Not the Problem (Lust Is)

“For your joy and Christ’s honor, I commend this book to you. It is realistic, practical, and hope-giving.”
-John Piper, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis

“A beautiful blend of grace and truth. Joshua Harris raises high standards of holiness while carefully avoiding legalism. I highly recommend it.”
-Randy Alcorn, bestselling author of The Treasure Principle and The Purity Principle

“I am very encouraged that my longtime friend Josh Harris has written a book about lust. May God use this book to keep many from allowing their minds to become ‘the devil’s playground.’”
-Rebecca St. James, singer/songwriter

Story Behind the Book

“I was preparing a message on lust when I realized that the book I wanted to consult hadn’t been written. That book would make it clear that only Jesus Christ can free us from the hopeless treadmill of shame and guilt that so many well-intentioned people end up on. It would instill a love for holiness and a hatred for sin without dragging the reader’s imagination through the gutter. And it would be for both men and women, because I’ve learned that lust isn’t just a guy problem–it’ s a human problem.”
–Joshua Harris

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Meet the Author

Joshua Harris

Joshua Harris lives outside Washington, D.C., in Gaithersburg, Maryland, where he is senior pastor at Covenant Life Church . He speaks nationally and has led the New Attitude conferences for college students for six years. Joshua's bestselling books include I Kissed Dating Goodbye, Boy Meets Girl, Not Even a Hint, and Stop Dating the Church. He and his wife, Shannon, have two children, Emma Grace and Joshua Quinn.

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A quick yet essential read
5 stars By Stephen, Jan 08 2017
This little book is great in delivering hard truths which may be difficult to talk about. It is also encouraging and facilitates practical steps to tackle the issue of lust. I would highly recommend all growing men and women to read this book in shaping their development. It is a quick read but its content does not fail to deliver and cause you to consider your own actions and attitude.
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Biblical and Practical
4 stars By Julz, Nov 02 2015
This book gives biblical perspective on sexuality, i.e. sex is good because God invented it to be enjoyed in the context of marriage, it is lust that is sin. I like this book not only because it is biblical, but it is honest as the author writes from his experience, and gives practical tips on how to fight lust. I have been helped with this book and would like to recommend it to those who struggle with lust.
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Gets to the heart of the problem of sex
5 stars By Joel Radford, Mar 20 2013
Sexual immorality is a huge problem in our culture. And Christians are not free from this favourite technique of Satan for ensnaring people in sin. Not surprisingly then, Harris' book is just one among many Christian books on sex. But what makes his different is that he calls attention to the fact that sex is not the problem, lust is. Thus in his second chapter Harris rightly shows that the sex drive is a good drive to drive us in a healthy direction toward the opposite sex - a strong desire to have sex is not wrong. But lust is wrong. What is lust? 'Lust is an idolatrous and ultimately insatiable desire that rejects God's rule and seeks satisfaction apart from Him.'

And once Harris has established that lust is clearly the problem, he spends the rest of the book equipping the Christian soldier in their battle against lust. The most important chapter is chapter three which shares the gospel with the reader - as without a correct understanding of the gospel you will never come close to conquering the sin of lust. Then chapters follow on:
- identifying when you are most vulnerable to lust so you can address those times (e.g. time of day, in front of the internet);
- how men and women can help each other in the struggle;
- masturbation (don't do it, it's self-centred sex);
- the media (primarily television);
- accountability partners;
- common lies you feed yourself about lust and their Scriptural antidotes (e.g. I can't control my sex drive; porn won't affect me);
- encouragement to work on spiritual disciplines in general (e.g. prayer, scripture, local church);
- the internet.

The book is well written and contains many illustrations throughout, both from Harris' own experience and the experiences of others.

If you want to get serious about sexual immorality in your life, you must start by conquering lust. And Harris' book is a most helpful weapon against it. 
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  • Catalogue Code 232171
  • Product Code 1590525191
  • EAN 9781590525197
  • Pages 192
  • Department General Books
  • Category Relationships
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Multnomah Publishers
  • Publication Date Jul 2005
  • Sales Rank #30074
  • Dimensions 184 x 131 x 17 mm
  • Weight 0.244kg

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