• Companions in the Darkness
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    Companions in the Darkness

    Seven Saints Who Struggled with Depression and Doubt

    by Diana Gruver
    Foreword by Charles DeGroat

    The church's relationship with depression has been fraught, and we still have a long way to go. Drawing on her own experience with depression, Diana Gruver looks back into church history and finds depression in the lives of some of our most beloved saints, telling their stories in fresh ways and offering practical wisdom both for those in the darkness and those who care for them.

  • An Impossible Marriage
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    An Impossible Marriage

    What Our Mixed-Orientation Marriage Has Taught Us About Love and the Gospel

    by Laurie Krieg and Matt Krieg

    Laurie and Matt Krieg are in a mixed-orientation marriage: Laurie is primarily attracted to women—and so is Matt. With vulnerability and wisdom, they tell the story of how they met and got married, the challenges and breakthroughs of their journey, and what they've learned about how marriage is meant to point us to the love and grace of Jesus.

  • From Burned Out to Beloved
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    From Burned Out to Beloved

    Soul Care for Wounded Healers

    by Bethany Dearborn Hiser

    As a social worker, jail chaplain, and justice advocate, Bethany Dearborn Hiser pushed herself to the brink of burnout—only to discover that she needed the very soul care she was providing to others. Tackling the effects of secondary trauma and burnout, this is a trauma-informed soul care guide for Christians working in high-stress, helping professions.

  • Hurting Yet Whole
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    Hurting Yet Whole

    Reconciling Body and Spirit in Chronic Pain and Illness

    by Liuan Huska

    What is healing when our bodies suffer chronic illness? As Liuan Huska went through years of chronic pain, she questioned how the Christian story speaks to our experiences of pain and illness. Countering a gnosticism that pits body against spirit, Huska helps us redefine what it means to find healing and wholeness, even in the midst of ongoing pain.

  • Embodying Integration
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    Embodying Integration

    A Fresh Look at Christianity in the Therapy Room

    Christian Association for Psychological Studies Books

    by Megan Anna Neff and Mark R. McMinn

    Representing two generations of counselor education and practice, Megan Anna Neff and Mark McMinn provide practitioners with a fresh look at integration in a postmodern world. Modeling how to engage hard questions, they consider how different theological views, gendered perspectives, and cultures integrate with psychology and counseling.

  • Restoring the Shattered Self
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    Restoring the Shattered Self

    A Christian Counselor's Guide to Complex Trauma

    Christian Association for Psychological Studies Books

    by Heather Davediuk Gingrich

    Many counselors are not adequately prepared to help those suffering from complex posttraumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD). In this updated text, Heather Davediuk Gingrich provides an essential resource for Christian counselors, ably integrating the established research on trauma therapy with insights from her own thirty years of experience and an understanding of the special concerns related to Christian counseling.

  • When Narcissism Comes to Church
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    When Narcissism Comes to Church

    Healing Your Community From Emotional and Spiritual Abuse

    by Chuck DeGroat
    Foreword by Richard J. Mouw

    Chuck DeGroat has been counseling pastors with Narcissistic Personality Disorder, as well as those wounded by narcissistic leaders, for over twenty years. Offering compassion and hope for both narcissists themselves and those affected by its destructive power, DeGroat takes a close look at this insidious issue and imparts wise counsel for churches looking to heal from its systemic effects.

  • Healing Racial Trauma
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    Healing Racial Trauma

    The Road to Resilience

    by Sheila Wise Rowe
    Foreword by Soong-Chan Rah

    People of color have endured traumatic histories and almost daily assaults on their dignity. Professional counselor Sheila Wise Rowe exposes the symptoms of racial trauma to lead readers to a place of freedom from the past and new life for the future. With Rowe as a reliable guide who has both been on the journey and shown others the way forward, you will find a safe pathway to resilience.

  • Authentic Human Sexuality
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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.

  • Grace for the Children
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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.

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