Jay Stringer: Unwanted

How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing
(NavPress, 2018)

WHO: Jay Stringer, a licensed mental health counselor and an ordained minister.

HE SAYS: “The overwhelmingly standard evangelical response to sexual brokenness has been to address it through the lens of lust management, even declaring war on it. This approach has oversimplified and trivialized a far more complex issue within human sexuality.”

THE BIG IDEA: There is hope after sexual brokenness, but you have to look at the underlying issues and ask God to help you understand it rather than just steeling against it.

Part 1, “How Did I Get Here?” helps readers consider the most formative years of their lives, looking at key events and relational dynamics.
Part 2, “Why Do I Stay?” is an exploration of the readers’ current activities that are most common with remaining trapped in sexual brokenness.
Finally, Part 3, “How Do I get Out of Here?” builds on the previous sections to help readers transform themselves and their relationships.

“Your behavior can be an invitation to become an adult and heal the pain driving your directions, or it will inevitably be irrefutable evidence that proves how pathetic you have become. To write a new sexual story for yourself, something must shift in your commitment to hiding the anxiety, shame and anger in your life.”

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A 2019 Outreach Resource of the Year—Counseling and Relationships Category

Unwanted is a deep dive into biblical wisdom that will help anyone struggling to find sexual restoration, healing, wholeness and health.”

Evaluated by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, founders of the marriage assessment SYMBIS.com.