Love in Recovery

One Woman's Story of Breaking Free from Shame and Healing from Pornography Addiction

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Pub Date 05 May 2023 | Archive Date 08 Jun 2023

Description

Love in Recovery is shame-free essential reading for Catholic women who want real answers about how to handle sexual desire and addiction to pornography and masturbation.

Rachael Killackey, founder and executive director of Magdala Ministries—an organization that helps women heal from sexual addiction—shares her personal story as she helps you to overcome your dependency, be free from shame, and live in hope.

In this much-needed and practical resource, Killackey offers compassionate, down-to-earth advice and identifies the gateways to pornography addiction, its complexities, and the path to healing. You will learn that you can:

  • understand that your first exposure to porn was not your fault;
  • forgive yourself;
  • be honest with the Lord through the Sacrament of Confession;
  • seek accountability and help in a group setting and professional, counseling or spiritual direction, if needed;
  • replace old habits of lust with new ways to love; and
  • share your story for the sake of freeing others.
 

Love in Recovery is also the perfect resource for those working to minister to sexually broken women.

Love in Recovery is shame-free essential reading for Catholic women who want real answers about how to handle sexual desire and addiction to pornography and masturbation.

Rachael Killackey, founder...


A Note From the Publisher

Rachael Killackey is the founder and executive director of Magdala Ministries, which helps women find hope and healing from sexual addiction.

She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in theology from Ave Maria University and is pursuing a certification in sex addiction therapy from MidAmerica Nazarene University. She previously worked as the assistant director of faith formation for catechesis for the Diocese of Nashville.

Killackey has been a guest on various podcasts, including Lust is Boring with Jason Evert, Pints with Aquinas with Matt Fradd, The Covenant Eyes Podcast, Wide Open Spaces, Wellness Wednesday, and Edify. Killackey is a contributing writer for The Young Catholic Woman website and its magazine, Vigil.

Rachael Killackey is the founder and executive director of Magdala Ministries, which helps women find hope and healing from sexual addiction.

She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in theology...


Advance Praise

Love in Recovery is brilliantly written, theologically sound, and refreshingly real. Rachael Killackey’s vulnerability in sharing her story offers hope to all who suffer in silence with pornography and sexual compulsion. I will recommend this book often!”
Bob Schuchts
Author of Be Healed

“Whether porn is a part of your past or your present, Rachael's authenticity, practical wisdom, and—above all—her compassion will shed healing light on your own story, as it did for me.”
Beth Davis
Director of Mission Advancement
Blessed is She

“I have been praying for the day when a woman (or an army of women) like Killackey would find the courage to share their own stories of addiction and recovery. This book is going to be a light and a balm to many. I'm so glad it exists.”
Matt Fradd
Author of The Porn Myth

Love in Recovery is brilliantly written, theologically sound, and refreshingly real. Rachael Killackey’s vulnerability in sharing her story offers hope to all who suffer in silence with pornography...


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Love in Recovery is shame-free for women who want real answers about how to handle sexual desire and addiction to pornography and masturbation. Rachael Killackey does amazing job retelling her own story and experiences to captivate you and really help understand the message in what she is conveying. This book is a great resource for women's group at any church!!

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Love in Recovery is a self-help guide as well as the author's personal story of how women can break free from pornography addiction. I really appreciate that this book even exists because it's such a shameful topic (which the book wonderfully addresses) and so much written about pornography addiction is geared towards men.

The book breaks down the reasons we gravitate towards pornography and how to fight the addiction. Killackey addresses the root of the problem, and offers many practical steps to move forward. I have read quite a bit on this topic, and there were tips mentioned here that I hadn't heard before. I personally found chapters 9 and 10 to be the most helpful. The author offers a fresh perspective with a Christian message, and I believe that many women will benefit from the wisdom here. Sometimes Christian books lack the practicality that non-religious books offer, but Love in Recovery is both practical and rooted in biblical truth.

Shining light on such a private topic is much needed, and the author really succeeded here. I'll be recommending this to many.

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Very interesting and eye opening. This will be very helpful for someone struggling with the same addiction. Well written and personal

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Addiction is a problem that has deep roots in our countries and in many of our families. It can be easy to become discouraged when facing substance abuse--or when seeing someone we love struggle with it.

But what about when the "substance" is a video or visual imagery? How can we deal with it then?

Love in Recovery: One Woman's Story of Breaking Free from Shame and Healing from Pornography Addiction is a fascinating read. Author Rachael Killackey has done an incredible job of exploring the root causes of this addiction, which is often hidden from view.

Killackey offers the possibility of healing and hope to those mired in an addiction which touches so many lives. Her honest depiction of her personal struggles is both refreshing and powerful.

The author has created a work which is one of the best I have ever read on the issue of recovery. She is to be commended for taking on a tough subject and revealing the enlightenment and freedom that can result by walking with Christ.

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