Pornography addiction has a staggering effect on the life of one suffering from its clutches. Today, statistics show that alarming numbers of men, women, and teens struggle with frequent or habitual pornography use. Clinical therapist Dr. Peter Kleponis shares his expertise in addiction recovery to prove healing is possible. Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography outlines the rise of pornography use in America and proposes a path of recovery.
Divided into two parts, Integrity Restored first looks at the development of the pornography epidemic in America and its impact on individuals, families, and the Church, then Dr. Kleponis outlines a program of recovery and hope, drawing heavily from Church teaching on human sexuality. An appendix of recommended resources is included.
This collection of real stories and professional wisdom is a much-needed contribution to the discussion of this pervasive problem. Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography is highly recommended for parents, educators, and pastors.
About the Author
Peter Kleponis is a licensed clinical therapist and assistant director of Comprehensive Counseling Services in West Conshohocken, PA. He specializes in marriage and family therapy, pastoral counseling, and pornography addiction recovery. Dr. Kleponis travels throughout the country raising awareness of pornography addiction and offering hope for healing.
The most comprehensive work I have read on one of the most pressing problems in the world—and in the Church—today. With wisdom and grace, Dr. Kleponis gives insight and real life answers to deal with today’s elephant in the room.”
—Gus Lloyd, Host of “Seize the Day” on Sirius XM’s The Catholic Channel
“A sound pastoral perspective which makes his book a “must” in the library of not only individuals looking for personal guidance in this area of behavior, but also for every Catholic leader responsible for the formative development of others.”
—Fr. Joseph M. Mele, PhD, Secretary for Leadership Development and Director for Post-Ordination Formation in the Diocese of Pittsburgh