Counseling

And She Was a Christian: Why Do Believers Commit Suicide?

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And She Was a Christian: Why Do Believers Commit Suicide?
$25.99
Suicide has been a historically difficult and taboo topic for the church. Christians, perhaps even more so than nonbelievers, are often appalled or distressed by this horrific act and can struggle to understand it. This is especially true when it is a fellow believer who takes his or her own life.

And She Was a Christian provides answers straight from God's Word, with a strong emphasis on the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Ideal for Christian counselors or anyone who has been affected by suicide, this book offers helpful guidance and comfort when dealing with this disturbing reality.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780810023437

Cancer Now What?

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Cancer Now What?
$26.99
ISBN/SKU: 
9781930445048

Christian Guide to Mental Illness Vol. 2: Helping Christians Obtain Treatment for Mental Illness

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Christian Guide to Mental Illness Vol. 2: Helping Christians Obtain Treatment for Mental Illness
$49.99
ISBN/SKU: 
9780810029217

Christian Guide to Mental Illness: Vol 1 Recognizing Mental Illness in the Church and School

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Christian Guide to Mental Illness: Recognizing Mental Illness in the Church and School Vol. 1
$42.99
ISBN/SKU: 
9780810027060
Publication Date: 
2017-08-01

Counseling and Confession

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Counseling and Confession
$19.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9780911770766

Defending Marriage: Twelve Arguments for Sanity

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Defending Marriage: Twelve Arguments for Sanity
$14.95
Defending Marriage: Twelve Arguments for Sanity is a rousing, compelling defense of traditional, natural marriage. Here, Anthony Esolen-professor at Providence College and a prolific writer uses moral, theological, and cultural arguments to defend this holy and ancient institution, bedrock of society-and to illuminate the threats it faces from modern revolutions in law, public policy, and sexual morality. Inside, discover: - Traditional marriage's roots in age-old religious, cultural, and natural laws - Why gay marriage is a metaphysical impossibility - How acceptance and legal sanction of gay marriage threatens the family - How the state becomes a religion when it attempts to elevate gay marriage, and enshrine as a civil right all consensual sex - How divorce and sexual license have brought marriage to the brink - How today's culture has impoverished and emptied love of its true meaning In Defending Marriage, Esolen expertly and succinctly identifies the cultural dangers of gay marriage and the Sexual Revolution which paved its way. He offers a stirring defense of true marriage, the family, culture, and love-and provides the compelling arguments that will return us to sanity, and out of our current morass.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781618906045
Publication Date: 
2014-05-01
Author: 
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Don't Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart: How to Relate to Those Who Are Suffering

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Don't Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart: How to Relate to Those Who Are Suffering
$19.99
Solid, gently used paperback. Stephen Ministries, 3rd printing, 2007
ISBN/SKU: 
9781930445123
Publication Date: 
2016-02-10

Finding Jesus in the Storm: The Spiritual Lives of Christians with Mental Health Challenges

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Finding Jesus in the Storm: The Spiritual Lives of Christians with Mental Health Challenges
$25.00

People living with mental health challenges are not excluded from God's love or even the fullness of life promised by Jesus. Unfortunately, this hope is often lost amid the well-meaning labels and medical treatments that dominate the mental health field today. In Finding Jesus in the Storm, John Swinton makes the case for reclaiming that hope by changing the way we talk about mental health and remembering that, above all, people are people, regardless of how unconventionally they experience life.

Finding Jesus in the Storm is a call for the church to be an epicenter of compassion for those experiencing depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and related difficulties. That means breaking free of the assumptions that often accompany these diagnoses, allowing for the possibility that people living within unconventional states of mental health might experience God in unique ways that are real and perhaps even revelatory. In each chapter, Swinton gives voice to those experiencing the mental health challenges in question, so readers can see firsthand what God's healing looks like in a variety of circumstances. The result is a book about people instead of symptoms, description instead of diagnosis, and lifegiving hope for everyone in the midst of the storm.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780802873729
Publication Date: 
2020-09-22

Getting Through Grief for Youth: Eight Biblical Gifts for Living with Loss

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Getting Through Grief for Youth: Eight Biblical Gifts for Living with Loss
$5.99
At this moment, you may be feeling really sad, or hurt, or heartbroken. Your emotions are valid. Loss feels terrible. It is terrible. But before you give up, know that there is hope. You can't get through grief by your own power. God is ready to help. He understands, and He hears you. That's why He sent Jesus to lift you up. Getting Through Grief For Youth: Eight Biblical Gifts for Living with Loss shares eight gifts to help you in your hurt, including forgiveness, love, faith, community, and more. Each gift is explained through short devotions, Scripture readings, prayer prompts, and conversation starters. Each devotion is intended to show you how God can get you through it. That's His specialty.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758669650
Publication Date: 
2021-03-09

Getting Through Grief: Eight Biblical Gifts for Living with Loss

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Getting Through Grief: Eight Biblical Gifts for Living with Loss
$5.99
Grief is an emotion that can make you feel as if there is no way out. But before you give in, know that that is not true. Your loss and pain do not have the last word. Jesus does. In Getting Through Grief: Eight Biblical Gifts for Living with Loss, author Michael Newman tells us to look to the Word to wrestle and watch as God's promise to make all things new and His promise of life transform hope. While heartbreak will always be a part of our lives, God pursues, draws near, and gives us gifts - in particular, these eight gifts - to get through it.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758667120
Publication Date: 
2021-03-09

Helping Those Who Hurt: A Handbook for Caring and Crisis

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Helping Those Who Hurt: A Handbook for Caring and Crisis
$13.99
Whether you're a layperson or a professional counselor, Helping Those Who Hurt will help you care for others encountering life crises such as:
  • Illness, hospitalization, and death
  • A troubled marriage
  • Addiction
  • Suicide
  • ISBN/SKU: 
    9781600063824
    Publication Date: 
    2009-03-15

    I Trust When Dark My Road: A Lutheran View of Depression

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    I Trust When Dark My Road: A Lutheran View of Depression
    $5.99

    Delving into the somewhat taboo topic of clergy and mental illness, this 100-page book written by Rev. Todd Peperkorn, offers a rare glimpse into one LCMS pastor’s personal journey through depression while remaining reliant upon God’s grace. The book also offers suggestions to help a loved one battling depression.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    160200014

    I Understand: Pain, Love, and Healing After Suicide

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    I Understand: Pain, Love, and Healing After Suicide
    $14.99

    Time doesn't heal--love heals

    When Vonnie Woodrick lost her husband Rob to suicide in 2003, she was faced with a series of decisions. How would she move on? How would she support and raise her three children as a young widow? How would she talk about Rob and honor his memory? These questions had no easy answers, but Vonnie found herself longing for one thing in particular: understanding. The stigma of mental illness loomed large over Rob's death and made healing difficult. But Vonnie found the common assumptions surrounding suicide to be false. Rob was not "crazy." He did not choose to take his own life. He was in agony and only wanted the pain to end. His death was a direct result of his mental illness. Why didn't more people understand this?

    Over a decade later, Vonnie and her children created the nonprofit organization i understand to help others enduring this same grief and loneliness. Since its founding in 2014, i understand has become a haven of compassionate comfort and a powerful voice in the movement to change the way we talk about suicide so that it can be seen for what it truly is: a terminal effect of mental illness, rather than a deliberate choice.

    This is the story of how love transformed Vonnie's brokenness into hope--not only for herself and her family, but for anyone struggling to emerge from the darkness of suicide.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780802878045
    Publication Date: 
    2020-09-01

    Journeying through Grief Pack

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    Journeying through Grief Pack
    $15.00
    ISBN/SKU: 
    0025654004087

    Making Christian Counseling More Christ Centered

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    Making Christian Counseling More Christ Centered
    $19.95

    Many Christian counselors and pastors want to bring Christ's Gospel and forgiveness into their soul care, but don't know how. Luther's very Christ-centered theology, based in his desire for care of souls, can provide us with that foundation. Various techniques flowing from that foundation are shared.

    "Martin Luther formulated his proclamation of the message of Scripture for his contemporaries between the poles of God's voice in the pages of the Bible and the needs and afflictions of his hearers and readers. Marrs brings twenty-first century readers into that exchange and demonstrates how Luther's insights into the gospel of Jesus Christ help bring healing and comfort to those struggling with guilt, shame, fear, loneliness, and other spiritual afflictions in our day. This volume provides those who are engaged in conversation with the troubled and distressed rich resources for fostering peace and joy in the midst of such trouble and distress."

    Robert Kolb, PhD, professor of systematic theology emeritus, Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis USA

    "If all good theology is pastoral in its orientation, then this groundbreaking, practical, biblical study is well worth careful consideration by any pastor or Christian counsellor. In it Marrs engages in a conversation with the teaching of Luther as a Christ-centered pastoral theologian and the practical insights of psychologists on the personal care of their clients, with a special emphasis on Luther's insistence on the need to distinguish between law and gospel in the proper application of God's gracious word with the delivery of soul care to God's people."

    John W. Kleinig, PhD Professor Emeritus, Australian Lutheran College University of Divinity, Adelaide, South Australia

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781973672371
    Publication Date: 
    2019-09-13
    Author: 
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    Never Forsaken: God’s Mercy in the Midst of Miscarriage

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    Never Forsaken: God’s Mercy in the Midst of Miscarriage
    $15.99
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780758660053
    Publication Date: 
    2018-08-28

    Pastoral Care Under the Cross - Revised Ed

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    Pastoral Care Under the Cross - Revised Ed
    $20.99
    Pastoral Care Under the Cross points to the cross as the paradigm for pastoral care when counseling suffering people. This book offers insight that is useful not only for pastors but also Christian counselors, chaplains, nurses, doctors, and social workers who interact with the elderly, dying, mourning, mentally ill, or depressed.

    The expanded edition features:

    A variety of common pastoral situations

    Christian responses to medical/ethical questions

    Resources for pastoral care of those suffering from difficulties of body or mind

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780758647382
    Publication Date: 
    2014-05-02

    Preventing Suicide: A Handbook for Pastors, Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors

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    Preventing Suicide: A Handbook for Pastors, Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors
    $24.00

    12th Annual Outreach Resource of the Year

    What is the church's role in suicide prevention?

    While we tend to view the work of suicide prevention as the task of professional therapists and doctors, the church can also play a vital role. Studies show that religious faith is an important factor reducing the risk of suicide. Yet many pastors, chaplains and pastoral counselors feel overwhelmed and unprepared to prevent suicides.

    In this practical handbook, psychologist Karen Mason equips ministry professionals to work with suicidal individuals. Integrating theology and psychology, she shows how pastoral caregivers can be agents of hope, teaching the significance of life, monitoring those at risk and intervening when they need help. Because church leaders are often present in people's lives in seasons of trouble and times of crisis, they can provide comfort in the midst of suffering and offer guidance for the future.

    When our church members struggle in the darkness, the darkness need not overcome them. Discover how you and your church can be proactive in caring for those at risk of self-harm.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780830841172
    Publication Date: 
    2014-08-26
    Author: 
    Publisher: 

    Quick-Reference Guide to Counseling Women

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    Quick-Reference Guide to Counseling Women
    $28.00
    The newest addition to the popular Quick-Reference Guide collection, The Quick-Reference Guide to Counseling Women focuses on the special needs of women in counseling situations. It is an A-Z guide for assisting people-helpers--pastors, professional counselors, youth workers, and everyday believers--to easily access a full array of information to aid them in formal and informal counseling situations. Each of the 40 topics covered follows a helpful eight-part outline and identifies (1) typical symptoms and patterns, (2) definitions and key thoughts, (3) questions to ask, (4) directions for the conversation, (5) action steps, (6) biblical insights, (7) prayer starters, and (8) recommended resources.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780801072345
    Publication Date: 
    2011-09-01
    Author: 
    Publisher: 

    Solution-Focused Pastoral Counseling: An Effective Short-Term Approach for Getting People Back on Track (Special)

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    Solution-Focused Pastoral Counseling: An Effective Short-Term Approach for Getting People Back on Track (Special)
    $24.99
    This groundbreaking book, now updated and expanded, furthers its original, effective, time-saving approach that benefits pastors overtaxed by counseling demands. Dr. Charles Kollar presents a departure in pastoral counseling, showing that counseling need not be long-term or depend on psychological manipulation to produce dramatic results. In most cases, the solution lies with the counselees themselves. Using the tested methods found in Solution-Focused Pastoral Counseling, pastors, apart from counselors, will be well equipped to help their counselees discover a solution and put it in motion speedily and productively.SFPC is short-term--typically one to five sessions, in which the counselor seeks to create solutions with--not for--the counselee. The focus is on the possibility of life without the problem through an understanding of what is different when the problem does not occur or is less intrusive. The goal is healthy change, sooner rather than later, by helping the counselee see and work on the solution with God's activity already present in his or her life.The solution-focused approach does not require the counselor to be a highly trained psychological expert. It requires biblically based sensitivity and common sense. Yet this approach also recognizes its limitations and understands that there are situations in which other professional and/or medical help is required.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780310329299
    Publication Date: 
    2011-05-07
    Publisher: 

    The Problem of Suffering: A Fathers Hope

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    The Problem of Suffering: A Fathers Hope
    $15.99
    As a Christian father, the author shares his very personal, difficult struggle of dealing with years of pain and suffering and questions. Without relying on clichs and offering no immediate fix, Schulz protests against Gods abusive actions, a cry that rings true to anyone whos suffering of body or spirit is compounded by the deeper agony of a bewildered, uncertain faith.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780758626615
    Publication Date: 
    2012-01-02

    Treatment of Childhood Disorders: Evidence-Based Practice in Christian Perspective

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    Treatment of Childhood Disorders: Evidence-Based Practice in Christian Perspective
    $55.00

    Caring for the mental health of children and their families is complex and challenging--and meaningful. For Christian clinicians who work with childhood disorders, however, few resources exist to address such treatment from a research-based Christian integration perspective. Treatment of Childhood Disorders fills this gap by combining biblical and theological understanding with current psychological literature on empirically supported treatments for children. Sarah E. Hall and Kelly S. Flanagan present an integrated approach based in developmental psychopathology, which offers a dynamic, multifaceted framework from which to understand the processes that affect children's development. In this unique textbook, Hall and Flanagan consider a variety of disorders commonly diagnosed in children and adolescents, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorder. After discussing prevalence, risk and causal factors, patterns throughout development, and assessment, they focus on evidence-based practices that have been found to be effective in treating the disorders. Each chapter also features ideas for Christian integration in treatment and an extended case study that brings the content to life.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780830828685
    Publication Date: 
    2021-04-27
    Author: 
    Publisher: 

    What is Marriage Really?

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    What is Marriage Really?
    $6.00
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780984535132

    You Say You're Depressed?

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    You Say You're Depressed?
    $3.99
    ISBN/SKU: 
    040462511