Christopher West is a renowned educator, best-selling author, cultural commentator, and popular theologian who specializes in making the dense scholarship of Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body accessible to a wide audience. He has been teaching graduate and undergraduate courses on Theology of the Body and sexual ethics since the late 1990s at several institutions around the world, and serves as a research fellow and faculty member of the Theology of the Body Institute. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife Wendy and their five children.
Mark R. Laaser, M.Div., Ph.D. is the Founder and President of Faithful and True, a Christian-based treatment center located in Eden Prairie, MN, specializing in sexual addiction. Dr. Laaser is nationally regarded as the leading Christian authority in the field of sexual addiction. Mark has published 10 books on the subject, including his groundbreaking book, Healing The Wounds of Sexual Addiction, and his 3-book Men of Valor series. Dr. Laaser lectures around the world and teaches at religious organizations, colleges, universities and addiction treatment centers. He holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Iowa and a divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. Together with his wife, Debbie, Mark has worked in the field of sexual addiction for over 25 years.