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    Authentic Human Sexuality

    An Integrated Christian Approach

    by Judith K. Balswick and Jack O. Balswick

    Informed by sociology, psychology, and theology, this updated edition of an established textbook investigates how human sexuality originates both biologically and socially. Laying the groundwork for a normative Christian interpretation of sexuality, this work explores what authentic sexuality looks like as well as forms of "inauthentic sexuality" such as sexual harassment, pornography, and rape.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Grace for the Children

    Finding Hope in the Midst of Child and Adolescent Mental Illness

    by Matthew S. Stanford

    The church's response to child and adolescent mental health disorders has too often been characterized by fear and misinformation rather than grace or wisdom. Psychologist Matthew Stanford educates Christians about a range of common mental health disorders—from both scientific and biblical perspectives—so that the church may offer young people hope, a holistic view of human nature, accessible care, and supportive community.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Defending Your Marriage

    The Reality of Spiritual Battle

    by Tim Muehlhoff
    Foreword by Clinton E. Arnold

    Sometimes it can feel like the world is trying to tear your marriage apart. How can you tell if you're facing spiritual opposition? Tim Muehlhoff provides this resource for protecting your marriage from the threats of the evil one. Looking at what Scripture says about spiritual warfare and how our everyday struggles have deeper spiritual realities, he provides practical steps for guarding our marriages with the whole armor of God.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Developing Clinicians of Character

    A Christian Integrative Approach to Clinical Supervision

    Christian Association of Psychological Studies Books

    by Terri S. Watson

    Terri S. Watson equips you to excel in "the helping profession within a helping profession" as you provide clinical supervision for other mental health workers. Grounding our thinking in the historic and contemporary wisdom of virtue ethics, this resource aims to identify and strengthen supervision's important role for character formation in the classroom, in continuing education for practitioners, and in clinical settings.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Beauty, Order, and Mystery

    A Christian Vision of Human Sexuality

    Center for Pastor Theologians Series

    Edited by Gerald L. Hiestand and Todd Wilson

    Based on the 2016 conference of the Center for Pastor Theologians, this volume brings together the reflections of church leaders and academic theologians on the theme of human sexuality. Contributors engage with Scripture, draw on examples from church history, and delve into current issues in contemporary culture, including embodiment, marriage, homosexuality, pornography, transgenderism, and gender dysphoria.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Sustainable Children's Ministry

    From Last-Minute Scrambling to Long-Term Solutions

    by Mark DeVries and Annette Safstrom

    Are you a children's ministry leader on the edge of burnout? Sustainable Children’s Ministry shows you how to recruit volunteers, partner with parents, navigate politics, and care for your own soul instead of frantically scrambling to do it all yourself. This practical resource will help you build a ministry foundation that will still be standing long after you are gone.

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    Family Therapies

    A Comprehensive Christian Appraisal

    Christian Association for Psychological Studies Books

    by Mark A. Yarhouse and James N. Sells

    Mark A. Yarhouse and James N. Sells survey the major approaches to family therapy and treat significant psychotherapeutic issues within a Christian framework, offering timely wisdom for therapeutic practice. Fully updated and revised, this second edition is an indispensable resource for those in the mental health professions, including counselors, psychologists, family therapists, social workers, and pastors.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Gender Grace

    Love, Work Parenting in a Changing World

    by Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen

    From brain structure and role models to the creation drama and the new covenant, Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen helps us to understand more clearly the forces--and the freedoms--that shape our lives.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Singles at the Crossroads

    A Fresh Perspective on Christian Singleness

    by Albert Y. Hsu

    Albert Y. Hsu provides a balanced, biblical understanding of Christian singleness that debunks the myth of the "gift of singleness" and honors singleness as a status equal to marriage. Includes an interview with John Stott.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Church for the Fatherless

    A Ministry Model for Society's Most Pressing Problem

    by Mark E. Strong

    Mark Strong urges the American church to embrace its pivotal role as a place of refuge and growth for our nation's fatherless. From mentoring programs for dads to special ministry efforts for children, Strong gives practical ways that churches can be conformed to the image of our loving Father.

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