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Ashamed No More

Ashamed No More

A Pastor's Journey Through Sex Addiction

By T.C. Ryan

"...of wonderful value to any Christian anywhere, since the addict's experience becomes a metaphor that illuminates significant elements of everyone's spiritual life."

—Walter Wangerin Jr., theologian and author

About Ashamed No More

About Ashamed No More

Former Pastor T.C. Ryan takes us on an unsettling journey through his lifelong struggle with sexual addiction and charts a course towards healing.

Discovering Sexual Wholeness: A Pastor-to-Pastor Interview

Discovering Sexual Wholeness: A Pastor-to-Pastor Interview

Tim Keel

Tim Keel from Jacob's Well interviews friend and fellow pastor T.C. Ryan about sexual addiction and the need for a healthy ethic of sexual wholeness in the Church.

What People Are Saying

What People Are Saying

Read what Tim Keel, Walter Wangerin, Jr., and others are saying about this new book on sexuality, addiction, and the church's role in grace and recovery.

Read a Book Excerpt

Read a Book Excerpt

T.C. Ryan

"My story is no more unique or special than anyone else's. But it is worth sharing because for a long, long time I lived without hope, and now I have hope."

A Pastor's Journey Through Sex Addiction: A Q&A with T.C. Ryan

A Pastor's Journey Through Sex Addiction: A Q&A with T.C. Ryan

"We must learn to speak openly, honestly and unapologetically about the wonder of God's gift of sexuality, that there is no shame in struggling with our sexuality, and that hiding our struggles only intensifies their hold on us."

Healing Sexual Addiction: Seven Things the Church Must Do

Healing Sexual Addiction: Seven Things the Church Must Do

T.C. Ryan

Half the people who will attend church this Sunday are dealing with unhealthy attachments and compulsive sexual behaviors.

Book Club Roundtable

Radio Interview with T.C. Ryan

Radio Interview with T.C. Ryan

Doug Pagitt

Doug Pagitt interviews T.C. Ryan about sexual addiction on his weekly radio show, Religious Radio That's Not Quite Right.

No Simple Way to Recovery

No Simple Way to Recovery

Lia Scholl

Ryan's book is brave. It is smart. And it is touching. And although I wanted to hate it, I didn't.

Understanding Sexual Addiction

Understanding Sexual Addiction

Timothy Dalrymple

None of us — not a single one — has good reason to look down on addicts. We are all sinners; ergo, we’re all addicts.

The Mormon Therapist on Sexual Addiction

The Mormon Therapist on Sexual Addiction

Natasha Helfer Parker

I appreciated Ryan’s willingness to share his personal story, his framing of information regarding sexual compulsion and the shame cycle, his respectful challenge to church organizations and Christian individuals, and his scripturally based perspectives regarding our relationship with a divine being who is willing to engage with us towards transcendence and wholeness.

Ashamed, from a Catholic Perpective

Ashamed, from a Catholic Perpective

If you haven't read it, even if you're not Catholic, it's worth reading. It's biblical. It's true. And it is all about how our sexuality is designed by God, for our good, in His image.

Opening the Window

Opening the Window

Aric Clark

Even if you don’t share his ethics, this book is a great opportunity to get a window inside a type of addiction which needs more exposure.

The Gift of a Broken Leader

The Gift of a Broken Leader

Laura Paskell-Brown

Discussing the crucial role that honesty and humility plays in spiritual leadership, Ryan states that transformation occurs when we are candid about our failings, as well as the tools that have helped us to deal with them.

Ashamed No More: A Q&A with T.C. Ryan

T.C. Ryan, author of Ashamed No More, InterVarsity Press

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