We’ve finalized the back cover copy for The Fantasy Fallacy: Exposing the Deeper Meaning Behind Sexual Thoughts, and I’m thrilled with how it reads! See what you think:
Erotica has invaded more than our minds – it has exploded
onto our bestseller lists and into our bedrooms!
Many are looking to sexual and emotional fantasies as an avenue to fulfillment. However, our fantasies aren’t a reliable road map into the future – they are actually a rocky road map from our past.
Best-selling author Shannon Ethridge theorizes, “Fantasies are simply the brain’s way of trying to heal itself from unresolved tragedies and traumas. We mentally compartmentalize our pain to make room for pleasure.”
Fantasies have deep psychological roots, and many can do deep psychological damage when acted upon! Rather than let fantasies rule us, it’s time to take the sting out of them and bring them under God’s rule – to let the Lord heal us from the brokenness and insecurities that cause inappropriate fantasies to haunt us in the first place.
Without judgment or condemnation, The Fantasy Fallacy helps readers dissect several common and often-disturbing topics such as:
- our distorted fascination with pornography
- the mental pursuit of multiple partners
- the lure of gay and lesbian desires
- bondage, domination, & sadomasochism (BDSM)
With helpful tips for controlling unwanted fantasies and resources for providing a safe haven for recovery, The Fantasy Fallacy will help you recognize and heal your emotional pain, and be equipped to help others do the same.
Would love to hear your thoughts! Is this a book you’d want to read? Is this a book you’d want to tell others about?
Please join us in prayer that God would USE the book in a MIGHTY way to usher in a whole NEW sort of Sexual Revolution – an amazingly healthy one that will bless marriages and benefit society for generations to come!
I am so looking forward to reading your new book, Shannon! I really enjoyed the Sexually Confident Wife – and I have a lot of problems with inappropriate fantasies – I think due to exposure to porn/adult material as a tween/young teenager. It really warped my ideas about normal, healthy sexuality. I want to clean my mental house so I can enjoy my husband as God intended!
Hurray! Glad to hear that it will be out earlier rather than later. I could write “ditto” after Meghan’s comment. I am not going to read 50 Shades, but I am looking forward to the information in the Fantasy Fallacy. I’ve read a few secular books on the subject of interpreting sexual fantasies but they didn’t get into how to get past them and live in real life with a fantastic husband.