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Secrets: A True Story of Addiction, Infidelity, and Second Chances
Everyone has a secret or two, a part of their life they would rather not share with the rest of the world. But for Jonathan Daugherty, his secret was so life-altering and relationship-ending that he fought to keep it hidden at all costs. And it did cost him. His secret kept him from contentment, peace, and the possibility of being known and loved for who he truly is. That’s what any secret addiction can do – but in particular a sex addiction.
After his wife finally discovered his secret, their marriage appeared to be over. In Secrets, Jonathan honestly and courageously shares his story of addiction to pornography and how he lost everything to it.
But that’s not how the story ends. While Jonathan struggled, someone else was at work his heavenly Father. At the lowest possible moment of his life, God stepped in and brought him hope and healing. This is a story of both loss and redemption that gives hope to anyone who has ever experienced the power and struggle of addiction and its life-destroying effects. Addiction doesn’t have the final say over Jonathan’s life or in his marriage. The God who finds the lost, heals the sick, and brings life from death has the last, victorious word.
This is a courageous, honest and open account of life as a sex addict and how sex addiction destroys marriages. Each chapter includes a Living in the Light section designed to equip and help readers find freedom from addiction. It can be used as a study for support groups of addicts and those who care about them.