Describes a “pyramid” of desires, where the sexual lust object is only the most obvious, top level of ruling desires. At a second level are relational lusts: for safety, risk, distance, intimacy, and the like. At a third level are life-meaning lusts: the heart desires regarding what a person thinks is important and what makes life meaningful. Gives a brief case study and illustrates how counseling can address all three levels.
When the Problem is Sexual Sin: A Counseling Model
Author: John F. Bettler Date: January 01, 1995
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Other Articles Included in This Issue
- Queries & Controversies: How Can Accountability Relationships be Used to Encourage a Person in Biblical Change?
- Annotated Bibliography for Biblical Counseling: 1995 Additions
- Book Review: Bad Habits: Drinking, Smoking, Taking Drugs, Gambling, Sexual Misbehavior, and Swearing in American History by John Burnham
- Book Review: Can Fallen Pastors Be Restored? by John Armstrong
- The Tenderness Trap
- The Way of the Wise: Teaching our Teenagers About Sex
- “I was a Transsexual Male…”: A Testimony to the Grace of God
- Homosexuality: Current Thinking and Biblical Guidelines
- When the Problem is Sexual Sin: A Counseling Model
- Slaying the Dragon
- Getting Serious About Lust in an Age of Smirks
- Pornography, Masturbation, and Other Private Misuses: A Perversion of Intimacy
- Sex, Truth and Scripture