The Freedom Fight: The New Drug and the Truths That Set Us Free (by Ted Shimer)
Today’s pornography stimulates the brain like other addictive drugs and is hooking a generation. No one is immune–men, women, young, or old–to the destructive power of porn. It is waging war against a walk with Christ, a godly marriage (or future marriage), and is sidelining God’s people from Kingdom service.
This book …
- Not only shows how pornography use wages war on a person’s brain, relationships, and spiritual life, but it also identifies the six roots of a porn addiction and lays out a proven path to freedom.
- Helps not only those who struggle personally with porn but also those who want to be better equipped to help others.
- Is designed for both individuals and small groups with discussion questions included for each chapter.
Click here to download the Book Discussion Leader’s Guide to lead a group through the book.
- why a tsunami of addiction is coming and what we can do about it.
- the brutal impact of pornography on marriages, spiritual lives and churches.
- how to stop watching porn for good.
- how porn impacts the brain and how to renew your mind.
- why quitting porn is so hard and the keys to make it happen.
- the six roots of a porn addiction and how to effectively address each one.
- spiritual tools to help you resist temptation and build new brain pathways.
About the Author
Ted has mentored men since 1991 with the collegiate ministry Student Mobilization. He received his MABS from Dallas Seminary and was trained as a Pastoral Sex Addiction Professional-Supervisor.
His discipleship background, theological instruction and world class clinical training gives Ted a unique and grounded approach to porn addiction recovery that is biblically based, scientifically sound, gospel centered and effective.
Ted is the Founder of The Freedom Fight, an online porn addiction recovery program. Ted and his wife Amber have four adult children and live in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
What Leaders and Experts are saying…
Reviewed in the United States on June 28, 2022
I first listened to the entire audiobook during my driving. Then I came back to purchase a Kindle version to read more deeply. It helped me a lot and I want to dive deeper to train others. Praise the Lord! Awesome ministry!
Reviewed in the United States on February 9, 2022
This book has been incredible. I highly recommend for people looking to overcome their addiction. This book equips you so well. Check out their app as well!! It is a great resource to keep yourself and others around you accountable
Reviewed in the United States on December 30, 2021
This book isn’t like most books on this topic! It is way better! It educates and challenges. I think anyone that struggles with or is around people who struggle with this should read this book.
Reviewed in the United States on November 16, 2020
The Freedom Fight literally saved my life. This book isn’t just about changing your unwanted behavior. It’s about uncovering and dealing with the root issues that have allowed sexual sin to overtake your life. If you’ve ever tried to stop yourself from engaging in an unwanted sexual behavior and found that you couldn’t, I’m begging you to buy this book.
Reviewed in the United States on January 8, 2021
This was an incredible resource both for me to understand my own minds chemical process of addiction but also to see how this very specific sin paralyzes and erodes your ability to respond, confess, and repent. This a book is filled with hope when it was thought there was none, it provides a path to victory in Jesus!
Reviewed in the United States on December 14, 2020
This is the best book that I’ve ever read. Ted did such an amazing job at balancing the research with stories and personal thoughts. 12/10. Great, great, great read.
Reviewed in the United States on November 9, 2020
I have read at least a dozen works on this subject. This one is the best. If you want to understand the drivers of porn addiction, look no further.
I have looked for a resource I could recommend to people without qualification. This is that resource. I’ve encountered great books on this topic. Many are extremely helpful. This one achieves more than the rest and avoids some of the other’s excesses and reductionism. Further, this book gave me the categories, insights, and counter-formative practices needed to understand and overcome my own struggles with lust and pornography. Anyone can break free from unwanted sexual behaviors with a thorough grasp of the principles outlined in this book.
Reviewed in the United States on November 6, 2020
As someone who has studied pornography for the last twenty-five years, I can confidently say Shimer does a masterful job of weaving together accurate statistics, science, and personal stories that bring the material to life. The array of topics he covers so well in one book is very impressive. I highly recommend his landmark book.
Reviewed in the United States on November 5, 2020
Since I work with men who struggle with sexual addiction, I’m constantly looking for great resources. This is an excellent and comprehensive treatment of the problem as well as the solution. The author has keen insight into this issue drawing from scientific, psychological and spiritual truth. I especially like that he treats this as a female as well as a male issue with balanced examples from both genders. I can’t wait to get this book in the hands of the people I mentor. This is a must read for anyone struggling with sexual addiction or helping those who do to find freedom.
Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2020
With excruciating clarity Shimer pulls back the veil concealing a far great pandemic in America than COVID: the use of and addiction to pornography. But FREEDOM FIGHT goes far beyond the diagnostic. Shimer shows the reader how to identify and deal with the underlying roots of their addiction—offering practical ways to break the emotional power of their addiction—and conducting basic training in how to retrain the brain to function based on one’s true identity. This book offers ‘a positive way out’ for those trapped in addictive behavior of any kind.
Reviewed in the United States on November 9, 2020
Being in ministry for the last 12 years I’ve seen my fair share of casualties when it comes to sexual sin. Most people want to ignore this topic because they don’t know how to handle it. Not anymore! The Freedom Fight is the perfect tool to start helping find recovery from sexual sin and addiction. It uses Scripture as it’s the source to address the root of addiction but doesn’t ignore discoveries that have been made about brain science. Don’t try to address this topic anymore without using the tools in this book!