Title

A Phenomenological Study: Evangelical Christian Men Who Self-Identify as Sex Addicts

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Originally Published In

SAGE Research Methods Cases

Abstract

Sexual addiction issues have concerned the evangelical community for years, evidenced by the creation of self-help literature, men's movements, and sex manuals that continue to multiply today. The purpose of this research was to examine the lived experiences of evangelical Christian men who self-identify as sex addicts. This qualitative method was phenomenological, focusing on the lived experiences of participants. Analysis of individual interviews and follow-up individual interviews of eight self-identified evangelical male sex addicts required the creation of meaning units and narratives. Heideggarian philosophy served as the groundwork for this research.