Losing the Bond with God: Sexual Addiction and Evangelical Men

Losing the Bond with God: Sexual Addiction and Evangelical Men

Losing the Bond with God: Sexual Addiction and Evangelical Men

Losing the Bond with God: Sexual Addiction and Evangelical Men

Synopsis

Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases is a practical, up-to-date resource covering the most important and cutting-edge advances in the field. Presented by a seasoned educator in a concise, highly visual format, this innovative guide keeps you current with the latest advances in this ever-changing field. 80 case studies illustrate the clinical relevance of the major infectious disease chapters.



  • Well-organized Major Infectious Diseases chapters break down content by etiologic agent and epidemiology, clinical signs and their pathophysiology, physical examination findings, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis, immunity, prevention, and public health implications.
  • Over 80 case studies illustrate how the information provided can be applied in everyday practice.
  • Logical approach to laboratory diagnosis guides you through all the steps needed to accurately diagnose and treat viral, bacterial, fungal, protozoal, and algal diseases.
  • Practical protocols provided by expert clinicians guide you in the management of canine and feline patients suspected to have infectious diseases, including handling, disinfection, isolation, and vaccination protocols.
  • Over 500 full color images - geographic distribution maps, life cycle drawings, and hundreds of color photographs - visually illustrate and clarify complex issues.
  • Easy-to-understand tables and boxes make content quickly accessible, eliminating the need to sort through dense text for critical information in the clinical setting.

Excerpt

What do Jesus, Freud, the 12-Step Program and I-Thou existentialism have to do with each other? Everything, in Kailla Edger’s exploration of the plight of evangelical men suffering from sexual addiction. In her eye-opening and intellectually challenging book, Losing the Bond with God: Sexual Addiction and Evangelical Men, Edger brilliantly weaves men’s personal accounts about their sexual behavior with academic knowledge and religious, sociological, cultural, and psychological inquiry to give the reader insight into a world to which few would have access. Amidst the recent years of scandals within the evangelical sect and its very public figures (such as Jimmy Swaggart and Jim Bakker), this book takes us through the lives of eight evangelical Christian men who self-identify as sex addicts and their journey through risk and surrender to reach a new understanding of God, giving us a profound perspective that enlightens all professionals and the public. Put in a framework of the newer modes of accepted research that uses qualitative methods, we learn about the deep dynamics and conflicts as well as the process of recovery of a group of men who subscribe to a particular set of morals that further complicates their urges. Edger, a former therapist at Pittsburgh’s Gateway Rehabilitation Center, knows full well about the nature and process of addiction, which shows in her book. As a psychologist myself who honors personal inquiries, appreciates understanding cultural issues, and thrives on dynamic and existential exploration, I knew this book would be a fascinating exploration. Through testimonies and the author’s expert commentary and analysis, we are led not only to understand, but also to confront, deep questions about religion, sexuality, and . . .

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