Are Restoring the Years: A Healing Workbook for Women Dealing with Their Husband's Sexual Addiction and Restoring the Years: Winning the Battle over Sexual Addiction and Pornography meant to go together?
They can definitely be used together. The former can be used for a wife, and the latter for a husband, when a man is struggling with sexual addiction in a marriage.
However, Restoring the Years: Winning the Battle over Sexual Addiction and Pornography can be read by men and women, both single or married—who are seeking freedom from a sexual addiction or know someone who is.
Restoring the Years: A Healing Workbook for Women Dealing with Their Husband's Sexual Addiction can be read by anyone as well. The manual gives the reader a greater understanding of the impacts pornography and sexual addiction have on a spouse/partner—along with tools, tips, and insights for healing.
How many weeks will it take to complete the manuals?
There are no time requirements for completion of each manual—it's not about rushing to get the workbook done, but for each reader to receive everything he or she can out of it.
It's important to create a schedule, stick with it, and attend all meetings. Making commitments to groups like this can sometimes be challenging, but the healing and benefits that result are usually well worth the investment. Put your whole heart into each page and trust God to work mightily in your life and situation.
Some churches run small groups every Wednesday for several weeks, while other groups may meet bi-weekly for a few months. Every situation is different. Make it work for you and your group. If you decide to do some exercises with the group and others for homework, that's fine too.
I don't have a group to join. Can I still complete this manual?
Absolutely. The workbook can be done in a group, with a partner, or independently.
Should we do the chapters in order or can we skip around?
It's best to do the chapters in order.
Any final thoughts?
There are various chapters, sections, and appendices in the workbooks. If your group comes across anything that seems irrelevant, skip it. Take more time on the sections that are more applicable. Each person (or group) should move through the manual at a pace that is comforting, effective, and sensible.
Be sure to put aside time to really think through your responses to questions and initiate the action steps that are presented throughout the manual. You are not on the clock. Once the manual is done, it's helpful to go through it again in the future.
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