Every Young Man's Battle: Strategies for Victory in the Real World of Sexual Temptation
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Book ISBN: 9781578565375
Author(s): Stephen Arterburn
Document type: Trade Paper
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A Few Great Ideas... And some Really Bad Ones
What the author has to say about guarding your eyes and not staring at women is great (helped me a lot). But I felt like when I had completed the book, that as a male I was the problem. The book spells out that men initiate sexually related problems in relationships and women are not sexually inclined (if at all minimally). Many of my male youth group kids who read this novel agreed it left them feeling confused about the opposite gender. This idea creates an unrealistic picture of female sexuality and character (sadly not all women are completely innocent). A more balanced view would be that sexual problems are caused by both people in the relationship making mistakes.
In short I wish that I had never read this book because it set me up to enter into an extremely disastrous relationship. I will never recommend this book to anyone and always discourage its usage.
Charles E. Brindle (Amazon.com)
Uncritical and unscientific
The authors rely on little more than personal anecdotal experience. Their personal stories take too much space and cut out room for practical advice. They rely little on what mainstream sexology has to say becuase of their unquestioned committment to the sinfulness of "even a hint" of lust after a woman--based largely on an uncritical, literal reading of Matthew 5:28. Their reasoning embodies a perfect example of slippery-slope reasoning that I will use in the future when I teach critical thinking classes: 'if it goes that far, it'll end up going quite a bit farther.' The fact that there is no index helps the case for saying that this book is more like a novel about the consequences of sexual repression on one's emotional well-being and self-control, and a documentary of the bad advice that comes from it, than a helpful guide for young men trying to understand how to handle their bodily needs.
Relevant and Challenging
I really recomend this book...i have found it very relavent and challenging giving practical advice i recommend this to any guy (unmarried - otherwise get every Mans battle)to any guy struggling with lust
David Adams (Amazon.com)
excellent for every dad and son
Excellent book for every dad wanting to instruct and lead his son in how to be a real man!
Jeffrey W Brown (Amazon.com)
I ordered Every Young Mans Battle for my 16 year old grandson. It came promptly and in a-1 condition. He is still in the process of reading it and finds it very helpful.
Mamaw Linda (Amazon.com)
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