Books – DVDS for Personal, Spiritual and Relational Growth

Marriage and Relationships

1. Twelve Hours to a Great Marriage by  by Howard Markman, Scott Stanley, Susan L. Blumberg, Dean S. Edell

2. Love Dare by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick is a 40-day guided devotional experience that will lead your heart back to truly loving your spouse while learning more about the design, nature, and source of true love. The Love Dare is meant to be taken after watching Fireproof the movie (DVD): starring Kirk Cameron and Jason McCleod.  Fireproof has a strong agenda: stay married, lead an honest life, and let your faith in a higher power help guide you.

3. A Lasting Promise: A Christian Guide to Fighting for Your Marriage by Scott Stanley, Howard Markman, Susan Blumberg, Dean Edell

4. The Power of Commitment A Guide to Active, Lifelong Loveby Scott Stanley and Gary Smalley

5. Becoming One: Emotionally, Spiritually and Sexually by Joe Beam

6. Falling in Love for All the Right Reasons: How to Find Your Soul Mate by Neil Clark Warren

7. Relationships : An Open and Honest Guide to Making Bad Relationships Better and Good Relationships Great by Les Parrott, Leslie Parrott;

8. The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts (2010 – revised) by Gary Chapman

9. His Needs, Her Needs by Willard F. Harley

10. Love Busters: Overcoming Habits that Destroy Romantic Loveby Willard F. Harley

11. Surviving an Affair by Willard F., Jr. Harley, Jennifer Harley Chalmers

12. After the Affair Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful by Janis A. Spring.

13. Love is a Decision by Gary Smalley

14. Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs

15. The Gift of Sex: A Guide to Sexual Fulfillment by Clifford and Joyce Penner

16. Restoring the Pleasure: Complete Step-by-Step Programs to Help Couples Overcome the Most Common Sexual Barriers by Clifford L. Penner, Joyce J. Penner

17. Loving Solutions Overcoming Barriers in Your Marriage by Gary Chapman

18. Before You Say I Do: A Marriage Preparation Manual for Couples by Norman H. Wright

19. Getting Your Sex Life Off to a Great Start : A Guide for Engaged and Newlywed Couples by Clifford L., Ph.D. Penner, Joyce J., R.N. Penner

20. Why Marriage Matters: Reasons to Believe in Marriage in a Postmodern Society by Glenn T. Stanton

21. Divorce Busting: A Revolutionary and Rapid Program for Staying Together by Michele Weiner-Davis

22. Hedges: Loving Your Marriage Enough to Protect It by Jerry Jenkins

23. An Affair of the Mind: One Woman’s Battle to Salvage Her Family from the Devastation of Pornography by Laurie Hall

24. We Can Work It Out : How to Solve Conflicts, Save Your Marriage, and Strengthen Your Love for Each Other  by  Clifford I. Notarius (Editor), Howard Markman

25. Fall in Love – Stay in Love by Willard Harley

26. When a Mate Wants Out : Secrets for Saving a Marriage by Jim Conway, Sally Conway

27. Torn Asunder: Recovering from Extramarital Affairs by Dave Carder

28. Love Must be Tough: New Hope for Marriages in Crisis by James Dobson

29. Boy Meets Girl: Say Hello to Courtship by Joshua Haris

30. Did I Kiss Marriage Goodbye? Trusting God with a Hope Deferred by Carolyn McCulley and Joshua Harris

31. Finding True Love by Josh McDowell and Ed Harris

32. Sex is not the Problem: (Lust Is) Sexual Purity in a Lust-Saturated World by Joshua Harris

33. Before You Remarry : A Guide to Successful Remarriage by H. Norman Wright

34. Marriage Savers : Helping Your Friends and Family  Avoid Divorce by Michael J. McManus

35. What’s Good About Anger? – Anger Management for Couples by Lynette J. Hoy

36. Beloved Unbeliever by Jo Berry

37. Healing the Hurt in Your Marriage by Dr. Rosberg

38. Divorce-Proof Your Marriage by Gary Dr. Rosberg,  Barbara Rosberg

40. How to Know if You’re Really In Love by Dawson McAllister

41. When You Love Too Much: Walking the Road to Healthy Intimacy by Stephen Arterburn

Faith and Spiritual Growth

1. Finding God When You Need Him Most by Chip Ingram

2. Faith and Doubt by John Ortberg demonstrates how doubt is very much a part of faith and how uncertainty can lead to trust.

3. The Healing Power of Forgiveness by Dr. Ray Pritchard

4. Credo: Believing in Something to Die For by Dr. Ray Pritchard

5. Discovering God’s Will for Your Life by Ray Pritchard

6. The Case for Faith: A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity by Lee Strobel

7. The Apologetics Study Bible: Understand Why You Believe (Apologetics Bible) by Chuck Colson, Norm Geisler, Hank Hanegraaff, and Josh McDowell

8. Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design by Stephen Meyer

9. The Best of Josh McDowell : A Ready Defense by Josh McDowell, Bill Wilson

10. Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist by John Piper

11. The Passion of Christ: Fifty Reasons Why He Came to Die by John Piper

12. Answers to Tough Questions Skeptics Ask about the Christian Faith by Josh McDowell and Don Stewart

13. How You Can be Sure You will Spend Eternity with God by Erwin Lutzer

14. An Anchor for the Soul: Help for the Present, Hope for the Futureby Ray Pritchard

15. Letters from a Skeptic by Gregory & Edward Boyd

16. Christianity 101 : Your Guide to Eight Basic Christian Beliefs by Gilbert Bilezikian, Bill Hybels

17. Larson’s Book of World Religions and Alternative Spirituality by Bob Larson

18. Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan

19. Handbook of Todays Religions Bible/Revised by McDowell, Stewart, John Stewart, Josh McDowell;

20. Stealth Attack: Protecting Yourself Against Satan’s Plan to Destroy Your Life by Ray Pritchard

21. FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions About the Christian Life by Ray Pritchard

22. Ask Billy Graham The World’s Best-Loved Preacher Answers Your Most Important Questions by Bill Adler Sr. (Compiler)

23. ESV Study Bible: combines the best and most recent evangelical Christian scholarship with the highly regarded ESV Bible text. The result is the most comprehensive study Bible ever published!

24. Readings for Meditation and Reflection by C. S. Lewis

25. C. S. Lewis Signature Classics: Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, A Grief Observed, The Problem of Pain, Miracles, and The Great Divorce (Boxed Set) by C. S. Lewis

26. Heaven by Randy Alcorn The author, has spent years studying what the Bible says about heaven, and in this compelling and comprehensive resource, he offers every conceivable question about heaven, or the “New Earth,” as a Christian believer’s ultimate destination. Alcorn answers the expected queries on heavenly life as well as quirkier ones: will Christians drink coffee in heaven? Will there be homeownership, and what about sex? Will our pets be in heaven?

Personal Growth

Self-Esteem, Depression, Anxiety, Forgiveness, Homosexuality, Codependence, Anger Management, Sexual Integrity, Lay Counseling Resources:

1. The Search for Significance: Seeing Your True Worth Through God’s Eyes (workbook included) by Robert McGee

2. Putting Your Past Behind You: Finding Hope for Life’s Deepest Hurts by Erwin Lutzer

3. Finding God When You Need Him Most by Chip Ingram

4. Unmasking Male Depression by Dr. Archibald Hart

5. The Freedom from Depression Workbook by Les Carter, Frank Minirth

6. What’s Good About Anger? – Putting Your Anger to Work for Good. Third (2010) Edition by Lynette J.  Hoy and Ted Griffin

7. Asserting Yourself by Sharon Anthony Bower, Gordon H. Bower, Susan Anthony Bower

8. To Forgive is Human : How to Put Your Past in the Past by Michael E. McCullough, Everett L. Worthington (Contributor), Steven Sandage (Contributor)

9. Total Forgiveness by R.T. Kendall

10. The New Freedom of Forgiveness by David Augsburger

11. Forgive and Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don’t Deserve by Lewis Smedes

12. Homosexuality and the Politics of Truth by Jeffrey Satinover

13. Codependent No More : How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourselfby Melody Beattie

14. The Wounded Heart Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse by Dan Allender and Larry Crabb

15. Relationships : An Open and Honest Guide to Making Bad Relationships Better and Good Relationships Great by Les Parrott, Leslie Parrott

16. Anger Management Programs and Certificates: What’s Good About Anger? books, DVDs or courses.

17. Bold Love by Dan B., Dr. Allender, Tremper, Iii, Dr. Longman

18. Healing is a Choice: 10 Decisions that will Transform Your Life and 10 Lies that can Prevent You from Making Them  by Stephen Arterburn

19. Christian Counseling: 3rd Edition Revised and Updated by Gary Collins

20. The Anger Workbook (Minirth-Meier Clinic Series) by Les Carter, Frank Minirth, Paul Meier

21.  Love Is a Choice : The Definitive Book on Letting Go of Unhealthy Relationships by Robert Hemfelt

22. The Anxiety Cure : You Can Find Emotional Tranquility and Wholeness by Archibald D. Hart Relaxation and Christian Meditation Audio CD

23. The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse by David Johnson, Jeff Vanvonderen (Contributor)

24. How to Be a People Helper by Gary R. Collins

25. Lay Counseling Training Certification by Lynette Hoy, NCC, LCPC

26. Lay Counseling by Siang-Yang Tan, Gary Collins

27. False Intimacy: Understanding the Struggle of Sexual Addiction by Harry Schaumberg

28. Sexual Addiction (audiotape) by Stephen Arterburn, Paul Meier, David Stoop

29. Every Man’s Battle The Path to Sexual Integrity by Stephen Artenburn

30. Every Woman’s Battle : Discovering God’s Plan for Sexual and Emotional Fulfillment(Paperback)
by STEPHEN ARTERBURN (Afterword), SHANNON ETHRIDGE

31. Gentle Eating Workbook: Achieve Permanent Weight Loss Through Gradual Life Changes by Stephen Arterburn, Vivian Lamphear

32. Discovering God’s Will for Your Life by Ray Pritchard

33. Sex : It’s Worth Waiting for by Greg Speck, Greg Speck, Corbin Hillam (Illustrator)

34. Thrilled to Death: How the Endless Pursuit of Pleasure Is Leaving Us Numb by Archibald D. Hart

35. Learning to Tell Myself the Truth by William Backus

Parenting, Discipline of Children and Teens

1. Teaching Hearts – Training Minds Family Devotions Based on the Shorter Catechism by Starr Meade

2. Discipline with Love by James Dobson

3. The New Strong-willed Child: by James Dobson

4. The New Dare to Discipline by James Dobson

5. Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp

6. Parenting Teens with Love and Logic: Preparing Adolescents for Responsible Adulthood by Foster Cline, M.D. and Jim Fay

7. Sex : It’s Worth Waiting for by Greg Speck, Greg Speck, Corbin Hillam (Illustrator)

8. Helping the Struggling Adolescent : A Guide to Thirty Common Problems for Parents, Counselors & Youth Workers by Les Parrott

9.  Eyes Wide Open: Avoiding the Heartbreak of Sexual Promiscuityby Brienne Murk

10. Tough Love : How Parents Can Deal With Drug Abuse by Pauline Neff

11. Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens by Paul David Tripp

12.  Teen Anger Management Program with innovative workbook and new DVD!
by Lynette Hoy, NCC, LCPC, Steve Yeschek, LCSW and Ted Griffin, Editor/writer

13. Teen Anger Management Program and curriculum for Leaders and Groups:  with   DVD, Teen workbook, Leader’s Guide, Power Point and new book!

Separation, Abuse, Divorce, Remarriage

1.Divorce Busting: A Revolutionary and Rapid Program for Staying Together by Michele Weiner-Davis

2. Hope for the Separated: Wounded Marriages Can Be Healed by Gary Chapman

3. Reconciliable Differences/With Study Guide by Jim Talley

4. When a Mate Wants Out : Secrets for Saving a Marriage by Jim Conway, Sally Conway

5.When the Vow Breaks: A Survival and Recovery Guide for Christians Facing Divorce  byJoseph Warren Kniskern

6. Growing Through Divorce by Jim Smoke

7. Before You Remarry : A Guide to Successful Remarriage by H. Norman Wright

8. Battered into Submission by James Alsdurf, Phyllis Alsdurf

9. Domestic Violence Manual, audio CD and Women’s Serieswith a Christian  Perspective by Lynette Hoy, NCC, LCPC

Teens

Special:Teen Anger Management Program by Lynette Hoy, NCC, LCPC

1.Eyes Wide Open: Avoiding the Heartbreak of Sexual Promiscuityby Brienne Murk

2. Don’t Check Your Brains At the Door by Josh McDowell

3. Answers to Tough Questions Skeptics Ask about the Christian Faith by Josh McDowell and Don Stewart

4. How to Know If You’re Really In Love by Dawson McAllister

5.Boy Meets Girl: Say Hello to Courtship by Joshua Harris

6. Please Don’t Tell My Parents by Dawson McAlister

7. Relationships : An Open and Honest Guide to Making Bad Relationships Better and Good Relationships Great by Les Parrott, Leslie Parrott

8. The Search for Significanceby Robert McGee

9.Teenage Q and A Book by Josh McDowell, Bill Jones (contributor)

10. What Now: Help for Pregnant Teens by Linda Shands

11. Where is God When it Hurts by Phillip Yancy

12. Winners and Losers : Quiet Times Between Teens and God by Stephen Bly, Janet Bly

13. I Don’t Remember Dropping the Skunk, but I Do Remember Trying to Breathe : A Survival Guide for Teenagers by Ken Davis

14.Falling In Love for All the Right Reasons: How to Find Your Soul Mate by Neil Clark Warren

15. How to Live With Your Parents Without Losing Your Mind by Ken Davis

16. Living for Jesus When the Party’s over by Greg Speck

17. Sex : It’s Worth Waiting for by Greg Speck, Greg Speck, Corbin Hillam (Illustrator)

18.  Anchor for the Soul: Help for the Present, Hope for the Future by Ray Pritchard

19.  Armageddon (Left Behind #11) by Tim F. Lahaye, Jerry B. Jenkins

20. Putting Your Past Behind You: Finding Hope for Life’s Deepest Hurts by Erwin Lutzer

21. The Freedom & Power of Forgiveness  by John MacArthur

22.Discovering God’s Will for Your Life by Ray Pritchard

23. How You Can be Sure You will Spend Eternity with God by Erwin Lutzer

24. Teen Anger Management Program for Leaders and Groups

Suffering and Grief

1. Where is God When it Hurts by Phillip Yancy

2. The Problem of Pain by C. S. Lewis

3. Putting Your Past Behind You: Finding Hope for Life’s Deepest Hurts by Erwin Lutzer

4.  An Anchor for the Soul: Help for the Present, Hope for the Future  by Ray Pritchard

5. Door of Hope: Recognizing and Resolving the Pains of Your Past by Jan Frank

6. Experiencing Grief by H. Norman Wright

7. Recovering from the Losses of Life  by H. Norman Wright

8. Disappointment with God by Phillip Yancey