Partners: Healing from His Addition by Douglas Weiss is an accumulation of wives’ testimonies married to sexually dominated husbands. The stories are moving and create a tremendous compassion for the pain that sexual immorality causes in homes across America.
I was asked to read this book for my perspective. This was helpful to get a clearer picture of the pain many wives live through because of the despicable deceit husbands dive into called sexual immorality. The term “sexual immorality” needs to be very broad, because it’s not just an adulterous relationship, but it includes husbands who spiral down into pornography, prostitution, all forms of fornication, incest, mistresses as well as sexual abuse in his own marriage. Wives are in a very difficult position, because wired as responders and designed by God to support their husbands, many wives have not been discipled to know how to carefront their husbands in his sexual downward spiral. A wife needs a good, mature Christian confidant who can guide her into Scripture to the freedom she can have in Christ alone.
There is a corresponding workbook called “Partner’s Recovery Guide: 100 Empowering Exercises.” Many of the exercises are similar to the exercises discussed in the workbook, “A Christian Guide for Sex Addiction Recovery.” There may be several exercises that could help a wife deal with her wayward husband. However, there are many exercises completely dependent on Scripture that would avoid the infiltration of humanistic agenda.