Christian Counseling Resources

Please note that the resource links are provided as a service by TrueNorth Christian Counseling; however, TrueNorth Christian Counseling does not endorse or recommend the use of any specific treatment or medication that may be listed in these books. For guidance about any specific treatment or medication, please consult your physician and/or mental health professional.

Marriage and Family Reading List

Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts: Seven Questions to Ask Before and After You Marry — by Les and Leslie Parrott Encouragment by Crabb
Preparing for Marriage — by David Boehi, Brent Nelson, Jeff Schulte, and Lloyd Shadrach
The Four Seasons of Marriage
— by Gary Chapman
Spiritually Single Moms: Raising Godly Kids When Dad Doesn't Believe
— by Nancy Sebastian Meyer
Parenting Teens With Love & Logic: Preparing Adolescents for Responsible Adulthood — by Cline and Fay
Torn Asunder: Recovering From Extramarital Affairs
— by Dave Carder
— by Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. John Townsend
Boundaries in Marriage — by Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. John Townsend
Boundaries with Kids — by Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. John Townsend, Lisa Guest
Getting the Love you Want — by Harvelle Hendrix
Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents
— by Russell A. Barkley
The Everything Toddler Book: From Controlling Tantrums to Potty Training, Practical Advice to Get You and Your Toddler Through the Formative Years — by Linda Sonna
The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate — by Gary Chapman
The Five Love Languages of Children
— by Gary Chapman & Ross Campbell, M.D.

Abundant Life Reading List

Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God, Member Book UPDATED by Henry Blackaby; Richard Blackaby; Claude King
The Purpose Driven Life
— by Rick Warren
Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God : Youth Edition by Henry T. Blackaby and Claude V. King
Encouragement: The Key to Caring by Larry Crabb and PLLC, Dan B. Allender
Wild at Heart
— by John Eldredge
The Servant: A Simple Story About the True Essence of Leadership — by James C. Hunter
Addiction and Grace — by Gerald May
Power of a Praying Wife
— by Stormie Omartian  
Power of a Praying Husband
— by Stormie Omartian
Power of a Praying Parent — by Stormie Omartian
Battfield of the Mind
— by Joyce Meyer

Substance Abuse Reading List

I Am Your Disease: The Many Faces of Addiction — by Sheryl Letzgus McGinnis and Heiko Ganzer
Adult Children of Alcoholics
— by Janet Geringer Woititz
Getting Sober
— by Priscilla Cane
Alcoholics Anonymous - Big Book 4th Edition
— by AA Services

Anger Management Reading List

Anger & Stress Management God's Way — by Wayne Mack
The Anger Workbook — by Les Carter, Frank Minirth
The Anger Trap
— by Les Carter
The Verbally Abusive Relationship — by Patricia Evans
Beyond Anger — by Thomas Harbin
It's My Life Now : Starting Over After an Abusive Relationship or Domestic Violence — by Meg Kennedy Dugan & Roger R. Hock

Depression and Anxiety Reading List

The Depression Workbook — by Mary Ellen Copeland & Matthew McKay
The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook — by Edmund J. Bourne
Encouragement: The Key to Caring — by Larry Crabb and PLLC, Dan B. Allender
Healing Anxiety and Depression — by Daniel G. Amen and Lisa C. Routh

Grief and Loss Reading List

The Colors of Grief: Understanding a Child's Journey Through Loss from Birth to Adulthood — by Janis A., Ph.D. Di Ciacco
This Thing Called Grief: New Understandings of Loss
— by Thomas M. Ellis
I Never Held You: A book about miscarriage, healing, and recovery — by Ellen M. DuBois
Don’t Take My Grief Away — by Doug Manning
Getting to The Other Side of Grief — by Susan J. Zonnebelt-Smeenge & Robert C. DeVries
The Mourning Handbook
— by Helen Fitzgerald
How to Survive the Loss of a Child — by Catherine M. Sanders
How to Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies — by Therese A. Rando
A Decembered Grief
— by Harold Ivan Smith
Recovering From Losses Of Life — by H. Norman Wright
Beyond Grief
— by Carol Staudacher
Good Grief — by Granger Westberg
— by Dr. Joyce Brothers
But I Never Thought He’d Die — by Miriam Baker Nye
Learning to Say Goodbye When A Parent Dies — by Eda LeShan
Encouragement: The Key to Caring — by Larry Crabb and PLLC, Dan B. Allender
Roses In December — by Marilyn Willett Heavilin

Sexual Addiction Reading List

Breaking Free: Understanding Sexual Addiction & the Healing Power of Jesus — by Russell Willingham
Stolen hours: Breaking Free from Secret Addiction — by John Howard Prin
Out of the Shadows — by Patrick Carnes
Don't Call it Love — by Patrick Carnes
Every Man's Battle : Winning the War on Sexual Temptation One Victory at a Time
— by Stephen Arterburn and Fred Stoeker
Faithful and True — by Mark R. Laaser
An Affair of the Mind — by Laurie Hall
At the Altar of Sexual Idolatry
— by Steve Gallagher
Hope and Recovery : A Twelve Step Guide for Healing From Compulsive Sexual Behavior — by Mic Hunter
Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse — by Mike Lew
Restoring Sexual Identity: Hope for Women Who Struggle with Same-Sex Attraction — by Anne Paulk

Bipolar Reading List

So, You're Bipolar. Now What? — by Catherine Ehlers, Donna G. Crabtree, and Melissa Armbruster
The Bipolar Child: The Definitive and Reassuring Guide to Childhood's Most Misunderstood Disorder -- Third Edition
— by Demitri Md Papolos and Janice Papolos
The Bipolar Teen: What You Can Do to Help Your Child and Your Family
— by David J. Miklowitz and Elizabeth L. Georg
Parenting a Bipolar Child: What to Do & Why — by Gianni L. Faedda and Nancy B. Austin
Depression and Bipolar Disorders: Everything You Need to Know (Your Personal Health) — by Virginia Edwards
Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder — by Julie A. Fast and John D. Preston

Parenting Reading List

The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children — by Ross W. Greene
Spiritually Single Moms: Raising Godly Kids When Dad Doesn't Believe — by Nancy Sebastian Meyer
Raising Kids for True Greatness: Redefine Success for You and Your Child
— by Tim Kimmel

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