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    Transformative Encounters

    The Intervention of God in Christian Counseling and Pastoral Care

    Edited by David W. Appleby and George Ohlschlager

    What would it mean for Christian counseling and pastoral care to take seriously the idea that God intervenes in the world? In this volume more than twenty of the best pastoral counselors, clinicians, and counselor educators introduce us to the models that they use to integrate the Scriptures and the work of the Holy Spirit into their daily practice.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Marriage Counseling

    A Christian Approach to Counseling Couples

    by Everett L. Worthington Jr.

    Everett L. Worthington Jr. provides a model for short-term marriage counseling that is biblical, practical and compassionate. Valuable evaluations of five other major approaches (psychoanalytic, systems, behavioral, cognitive and Christian) are included in an appendix.

    Intermediate Intermediate
  • paperback

    Why Do Christians Shoot Their Wounded?

    Helping (Not Hurting) Those with Emotional Difficulties

    by Dwight L. Carlson

    Physician Dwight L. Carlson marshals clinical evidence to demonstrate that many emotional hurts are just as biologically based as cancer and heart disease. Here is vivid proof that people in emotional pain deserve compassion, not condemnation.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Reconcilable Differences

    Hope and Healing for Troubled Marriages

    by Virginia Todd Holeman

    Counselor and teacher Virginia Todd Holeman weaves together biblical insight and rich theological reflection while drawing from the best of current psychological studies on forgiveness, repentance and reconciling to help couples work towards healing and transformation of broken relationships.

    Introductory Introductory
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    I Beg to Differ

    Navigating Difficult Conversations with Truth and Love

    by Tim Muehlhoff
    Foreword by Gregg Ten Elshof

    Communications expert Tim Muehlhoff provides a strategy for having difficult conversations, helping us move from contentious debate to constructive dialogue. Insights from Scripture and communication theory provide practical ways to manage disagreements and resolve conflicts.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Troubled Minds

    Mental Illness and the Church's Mission

    by Amy Simpson
    Foreword by Marshall Shelley

    Reflecting on the confusion, shame and grief brought on by her mother's schizophrenia, Amy Simpson provides a bracing look at the social and physical realities of mental illness. Reminding us that people with mental illness are our neighbors and our brothers and sisters in Christ, she explores new possibilities for the church to minister to this stigmatized group.

    Introductory Introductory
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    The Biology of Sin

    Grace, Hope and Healing for Those Who Feel Trapped

    by Matthew S. Stanford

    Focusing on adultery, rage, addiction, and homosexuality, neuroscientist Matthew Stanford explores what role biological predispositions play in behavior that the Bible defines as sinful.

    Introductory Introductory
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    The Healing Journey for Adult Children of Alcoholics

    by Daryl E. Quick

    Daryl E. Quick uses a step-by-step approach (enhanced by inspiring stories and practical exercises) to help readers learn new ways of thinking, feeling and acting that will replace the destructive patterns learned in childhood.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Refuge from Abuse

    Healing and Hope for Abused Christian Women

    by Nancy Nason-Clark and Catherine Clark Kroeger

    Nancy Nason-Clark and Catherine Clark Kroeger draw on their professional experience in sociology and biblical studies to supply here-and-now, step-by-step advice that victims of domestic violence need to begin a journey toward healing.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Caring for Sexually Abused Children

    A Handbook for Families Churches

    by Dr. R. Timothy Kearney

    In this practical handbook for families and churches, Dr. R. Timothy Kearney shows how the healing touch of God can come, frequently through God's people, to children who have experienced sexual abuse.

    Introductory Introductory

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