Researching the Spirituality of Sex Addicts Anonymous to Develop a Pastoral Guide to the Sexually Addicted
Dedrick J. Minor
The purpose of this project was to research the spirituality of Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA), a twelve-step program for individuals who desire to stop their sexual compulsive behaviors, to develop a pastoral guide for spiritual caregivers to sex addicts. Due to the contentiousness of the concept of sexual addiction, few pastoral care guides exist to reach sex addicts and this project addressed that need. The project director utilized both primary and secondary sources related to the fields of pastoral care and counseling while researching the spirituality of SAA, adapting his findings to the specific spiritual needs of sex addicts. This project culminated in the development of a pastoral care guide to be utilized by spiritual caregivers in the provision of pastoral care to the sexually addicted. The final state of this project was the completion of a pastoral care guide for spiritual caregivers to assist them in ministering to sex addicts.