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  • Biblical Guide To Counseling The Sexual Addict

    $15.99

    From One Of The Most Well-respected Teachers In This Area Of Ministry Comes A Book That Takes Dealing With Sexual Sin To A New Level.

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  • Breaking Toxic Soul Ties

    $15.99

    Going through this world in relationship with other people inevitably creates connections in our inner being called soul ties. When these relationships are loving, supportive, and nurturing, positive soul ties are created. But if the relationships become abusive or manipulative, or cause rejection, they can create a toxic brokenness within the soul that we carry with us, even long after the relationship ends. If these toxic inner soul ties are not broken, we will experience failure, fractured relationships, and even health problems throughout life.

    In Breaking Toxic Soul Ties, Tom Brown describes his own story of rejection and the process of inner healing he experienced. He helps you to identify and diagnose toxic relationships as he breaks down the difference between positive and negative soul ties. He also shows why toxic soul ties develop and how they can only be broken by a process of inner healing through confession, forgiveness, and prayer. The truth is, unless your self-image is firmly rooted in the truth of your identity in Christ, you will always be susceptible to bad soul ties. Tom Brown describes the way for you to move forward in life and leave pain and brokenness behind for good!

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  • Christians Get Depressed Too

    $10.00

    Many Christians mistakenly believe that true Christians don’t get depressed, and this misconception heaps additional pain and guilt onto Christians who are suffering from mental and emotional distress. Author David P. Murray comes to the defense of depressed Christians, asserting that Christians do get depressed! He explains why and how Christians should study depression, what depression is, and the approaches caregivers, pastors, and churches can take to help those who are suffering from it. With clarity and wise biblical insight, Dr. Murray offers help and hope to those suffering from depression, the family members and friends who care for them, and pastors ministering to these wounded members of their flock.

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  • Counselors Guide To Christian Mindfulness

    $24.99

    Mindfulness is now a therapeutic touchstone for a range of emotional issues, from mild distress to the treatment of trauma, emphasizing quiet, analog practices that balance out the busyness of our daily techno-heavy lives. Christian mindfulness is about making time, on purpose, to turn our whole attention to God so that we can hear His still small voice above the chatter. It is a sense of awareness which encompasses the thought life of the person leading them to become more aware of their thoughts with a conscious, non-judgmental posture.

    In A Counselor’s Guide to Christian Mindfulness John Trent and Regina Trammel offer counselors training in mindfulness-based therapies such as dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. These therapies have been shown to be highly effective in the treatment of many mental health issues, blending elements in the fields of neuroscience, social science, and religious training. They offer a Christian perspective that will be extremely helpful in helping Christian counselors and therapists to confidently use mindfulness interventions with those they treat and help.

    Christian mindfulness means that we turn our minds to God and he transforms our thoughts and emotions as we unite our will, our mind, and ultimately, our control over to him as the perfecter and healer of our faith.

    The practice of Christian mindfulness can be tremendously helpful in developing biblical skills to help clients manage their intrusive and stressful thoughts, emotions, relationships, and challenges. This book fills a gap for Christian counselors and therapists who are eager for a resource that teaches mindfulness skills from a purposefully Christian and biblical perspective.

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  • Curing The Heart (Reprinted)

    $19.99

    Dedication ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7
    Acknowledgments …………………………………………………………………………………… 9
    Introduction……………………………………………………………………………….11
    Section One – The Need For A Biblical Approach…………..13
    Chapter 1 What Do The Heavens Declare? …………………………………………… 15
    Chapter 2 The Bible As The Voice Of God ……………………………………………. 19
    Chapter 3 The Bible As Living And Dynamic ………………………………………. 29
    Chapter 4 The Bible As A Counseling Tool ………………………………………….. 35
    Chapter 5 An Approach That Targets The Heart …………………………………. 45
    Section Two – The Need For A Biblical Counselor…………53
    Chapter 6 The Counselor As Theologian …………………………………………….. 57
    Chapter 7 The Gifts Of The Counselor …………………………………………………. 65
    Chapter 8 The Character Of The Counselor …………………………………………. 71
    Section Three – A Model For The Counseling Process…79
    Chapter 9 The Session Overview …………………………………………………………. 81
    Chapter 10 The Counseling Session As Relationship Building …………… 89
    A. Building Involvement In Biblical Counseling …………………………… 89
    B. The Data Gathering Process ………………………………………………………. 98
    C. Isolating The Problem ……………………………………………………………….. 105
    D. Determining Direction …………………………………………………………….. 110
    E. Reframing The Problem …………………………………………………………….. 119
    F. Confronting The Counselee ………………………………………………………. 129
    G. Giving Hope To The Counselee ………………………………………………… 138
    H. Gaining A Commitment From The Counselee …………………………. 145
    I. Assigning Homework To The Counselee …………………………………… 151
    J. Evaluating The Counselee’s Homework ……………………………………. 158
    Chapter 11 Evaluating The Counseling Process ………………………………

    Additional Info
    This book is really a text book for anyone involved or interested in Christian counselling. Both the authors teach the subject at a theological seminary in the States. Their influences include Jay Adams, a leading Christian psychologist, and Francis Schaeffer. Section 1 helps to make a case for a different style of counselling, based on the Bible and on Christian principles. Only a Biblical framework can explain the why? of human behaviour. The approach is therefore holistic as it tackles the heart of the human problem – the problem of the human heart. Section 2 gives background as well as practical
    guidelines to those interested in becoming Christian Counsellors. Section 3 outlines the Counselling Process and give practical worksheets and guidelines for helping someone out of their situation. This model of psychology is very much more prescriptive than anything in secular counselling, or in many Christian circles, but the authors are consistent in their approach and they have been teaching the material for many years. There are good appendices to aid the reader.

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  • Deep Impact : Keys To Integrating Theology And Psychology In The Treatment

    $17.99

    Keys to Integrating Theology and Psychology in the Treatment of Complex Traumatic Stress

    Fear. As humans, we experience fear repeatedly throughout our lives. This book goes beyond these times of fear to explore the realm of terror. Terror creates a psychological and spiritual disconnect that has the ability to affect individuals and groups for their entire lives. This is a book about the symptoms and effects of such terror.
    In this book, A. E. Gillies seeks to educate the Christian church (both professionals and laity) to identify the wounded warriors who have suffered such terror in order to hear their stories and to expand our understanding of how repeated terrorization can create complex traumatic stress. It is a book that looks at the psychological and spiritual nature of human attachment and how insecure attachment can develop in childhood due to traumatic experiences.

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  • Emerging Gender Identities

    $21.99

    This book offers a measured Christian response to the diverse gender identities that are being embraced by an increasing number of adolescents. Mark Yarhouse and Julia Sadusky offer an honest, scientifically informed, compassionate, and nuanced treatment for all readers who care about or work with gender-diverse youth: pastors, church leaders, parents, family members, youth workers, and counselors.

    Yarhouse and Sadusky help readers distinguish between current mental health concerns, such as gender dysphoria, and the emerging gender identities that some young people turn to for a sense of identity and community. Based on the authors’ significant clinical and ministry experience, this book casts a vision for practically engaging and ministering to teens navigating diverse gender-identity concerns. It also equips readers to critically engage gender theory based on a Christian view of sex and gender.

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  • Freedom Starts Today

    $16.99

    Every church is filled with people who are struggling–often secretly–with addictions of all kinds. Porn, pills, food, money, alcohol, social media, body image, status, sex, anxiety–the list goes on and on. John Elmore is no stranger to addiction. Fifteen years ago, he put a loaded shotgun to his head and later had three doctors tell him he was going to die of alcoholism. More than 15 sober years later, he leads the world’s largest weekly recovery gathering, re:generation, where people journey toward healing in Christ.

    In Freedom Starts Today, he makes a huge promise to the addicted: you can be free from your struggle, and much sooner than you may think. Through easily digestible readings grounded in Scripture and the practice of daily surrender, Elmore shows you how to break the cycle of addiction, make war against sin, and find your identity in who you are and not the shame of what you have done–one day at a time.

    Leave behind struggles, addiction, and shame as you walk in the power of the Holy Spirit and in the love, mercy, and forgiveness of the God who is not only by your side but on your side.

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  • Gospel For Disordered Lives

    $44.99

    The Gospel for Disordered Lives, reminds readers that the gospel-the heartbeat of the Bible-brings life changing hope and power to real people with real problems. The authors believe God in his Word speaks more deeply and more powerfully than the mental health world. This volume provides an introductory guide to the theory and practice of Christ-centered biblical counseling. This book is intended to serve as a foundational textbook for bachelors and masters-level students in Christian colleges, universities, seminaries, and graduate schools. While not aimed at those pursuing state licensure, the book provides a Bible-based perspective that these students can adapt in their broader ministry context.

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  • Healing The Scars Of Childhood Abuse (Reprinted)

    $13.99

    Highly respected counselor guides those who suffered physical, sexual, or emotional abuse as a child to move beyond the lasting impact of that abuse to a healthier future.

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  • Healing The Wounded Heart (Reprinted)

    $16.99

    First published in 1989, Dan Allender’s The Wounded Heart has helped hundreds of thousands of people come to terms with sexual abuse in their past. Now, more than twenty-five years later, Allender has written a brand-new book on the subject that takes into account recent discoveries about the lasting physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual ramifications of sexual abuse.

    With great compassion Allender offers hope for victims of rape, date rape, incest, molestation, sexting, sexual bullying, unwanted advances, pornography, and more, exposing the raw wounds that are left behind and clearing the path toward wholeness and healing. Never minimizing victims’ pain or offering pat spiritual answers that don’t truly address the problem, he instead calls evil evil and lights the way to renewed joy.

    Counselors, pastors, and friends of those who have suffered sexual harm will find in this book the deep spiritual guidance they need to effectively minister to the sexually broken around them. Victims themselves will find here a sympathetic friend to walk alongside them on the road to healing.

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  • Heart Of Anger

    $16.99

    How should Christians understand anger, evaluate it, and respond for good?

    Each person experiences anger-in their own hearts and in the words and actions of others. In this doctrinal, pastoral, and practical book, Christopher Ash and Steve Midgley explore the Bible’s teaching about anger through biblical examples such as Moses, Saul, David, and the Ephesian church as well as present-day accounts. Though sometimes right and godly, anger is more often rooted in greed, lust, love of control, or pride. Only once the source of anger is recognized can the gospel of Jesus Christ-God’s perfect wrath poured out on his Son for the sins of many-bring true freedom, transforming a heart of anger into a heart filled with the love of God.

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  • Helpful Truth In Past Places

    $19.99

    Has secular Psychology left you stumped? Yet you still need advice on how to comfort and counsel those who are struggling with difficulties each day, be it struggling with sin; finding purpose in life, emotions that you dont know what to do with. The Puritans have much advice to give us today as they sought to make their teaching relevant to those facing issues such as poverty, loss of children, abuse and alcoholism. The truths they proclaim are as relevant to us today as they were then whether you are the one struggling or the one counselling. At the same time they did not allow experience to be their final authority but Scripture. Mark Deckard uses specifically chosen Puritan books and seeks to apply their principles to Biblical Counselling concerns to a contemporary setting.

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  • Helping Couples : Proven Strategies For Coaches, Counselors, And Clergy

    $18.99

    The ultimate guide to marriage mentoring so you can feel confident in offering wisdom, encouragement, and practical help to couples who want to live out a love that lasts!

    Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott and Dr. David Olson–renowned marriage experts and founders of the two largest marriage support organizations, SYMBIS and PREPARE/ENRICH–share what they have learned from decades of research involving more than 5 million couples. Packed with practical and proven methods, data-driven techniques, and immediately usable strategies, Helping Couples includes:
    *The secrets–and the science–behind couples who thrive with lasting love
    *Why romantic love is never enough, and what to do about it
    *Strategies to instantly help reduce conflicts and increase intimacy
    *The game-changing boost scientific assessment tools give couples at any age or stage
    *Four common myths about marriage and how to debunk them
    *The distilled wisdom from hundreds of insightful surveys and studies
    *How you can reduce a couple’s chances of divorce by 31 percent

    The ultimate guide for coaches, counselors, and clergy who want to know what really works!

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  • Keeping The Cross Central (Revised)

    $14.99

    Teen Challenge, also known as Adult and Teen Challenge, was founded as an evangelistic outreach to drug addicts in Brooklyn, New York City. As a holistic Christian ministry with the life-changing message of the gospel, this faith-based rehabilitation program was created with the vision that God can redeem the whole person, starting on day one of the program. This unique approach has produced success rates of over 70% for those who complete the rehabilitation program. However, as Teen Challenge has grown worldwide, with over 1,400+ centers in 129 countries, some centers are now turning to secular methods in order to access government funding. As co-founder of Teen Challenge, Don Wilkerson raises a warning flag on this mission drift: the power of the Cross, which brings about a changed life, must be the priority in treating drug addiction; if the Cross is not central to the mission of any Teen Challenge center, then it is not worthy of using the name Teen Challenge. The ministry must never lose its vision and focus in bringing men and women to Christ-through the gospel and discipleship-and stay faithful to the original mission which the founders stood upon.

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  • Marriage Divorce And Remarriage In The Bible

    $18.99

    19 Chapters

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    The book succeeds at being exactly what the author wanted it to be: a comprehensive, lucid, accurate study presented in a readable and practical style It is a valuable resource for the pastor, the counselor, and the church leader, as well as other individuals who are struggling to understand and apply scriptural principles to the problems of divorce and remarriage.

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  • Peace After Combat

    $17.99

    It could be your neighbor, your coworker, your son, or the woman sitting next to you in church. When combat veterans return from war, they’re often confused. They struggle to reconnect with their families; the cheering crowds and smothering hugs make them want to jump out of their skin. Sometimes they even long to return to the hell of deployment.

    What they’ve experienced can radically change how they view themselves, others, and the world at large. They may have never seen so much hurt, suffering, death, and destruction. It leaves them asking Where is God?

    In Peace after Combat: Healing the Spiritual and Psychological Wounds of War, a veteran officer and board certified clinical psychologist, who has been in countless sessions with soldiers and their loved ones, shares personal first-hand accounts, proven exercises, and Biblical truth to help combat veterans and those who care to heal both emotionally and spiritually.

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  • Popular Encyclopedia Of Christian Counseling

    $29.99

    Seasoned counselors and professors Tim Clinton and Ron Hawkins provide a landmark reference that offers a capstone definition of the emerging profession and ministry of the Christian counselor. Appropriate for professional counselors, lay counselors, pastors, students, and teachers, it includes nearly 300 entries by nearly 100 top Christian counselors. At approximately 500 pages, this practical guide focuses on functional aspects of Christian counseling and explores such important topics as…
    *Christian counseling as a profession, ministry, and lay ministry
    *Spiritual and theological roots
    *Social, emotional, and relational issues
    *Skills and essentials in Christian helping
    *Ethical and legal considerations
    *Intake, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning
    *Premarital counseling, family therapy, and substance abuse

    Counselors will also find up-to-date information on solution-based brief therapy, cognitive therapy and biblical truth, and trauma and crisis intervention. An essential resource for maintaining a broad and up-to-date perspective on helping others.

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  • Quick Reference Guide To Addictions And Recovery Counseling (Reprinted)

    $30.00

    The newest addition to the popular Quick-Reference Guide collection, The Quick-Reference Guide to Addictions and Recovery Counseling focuses on the widespread problem of addictions of all kinds. It is an A-Z guide for assisting pastors, professional counselors, and everyday believers to easily access a full array of information to aid them in formal and informal counseling situations. Each of the forty 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.

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  • Quick Scripture Reference For Counseling (Reprinted)

    $16.99

    Now in its fourth edition, this classic reference book helps counselors, pastors, and individual Christians with specific personal needs find sound scriptural guidance for resolving problems and growing in faith. The updated cover and packaging will attract new buyers to this already popular reference tool.

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  • Quick Scripture Reference For Counseling Women (Revised)

    $18.99

    For counselors, pastors, women’s ministry leaders, and any Christian woman who wants a user-friendly quick reference guide to Scripture, here is an essential resource! Scripture passages are conveniently gathered under ninety topics that concern today’s women, including adoption, birth control, career, contentment, dating/courtship, depression, friendship, prodigal children, self-worth, singleness, an unsaved spouse, worry, and more. Perfect for counseling or for personal study and memorization, this revised and updated edition includes new topics and features an attractive new cover design.

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  • Quick Scripture Reference For Counseling Youth (Revised)

    $15.99

    Drugs and alcohol. Self-injury. Eating disorders. Puberty. Suicide. Sexual purity. These are just a few of the challenges facing teens and young adults today. This concise, topical guide to the Bible is the perfect tool for parents and youth pastors wanting to provide scriptural guidance to youth regarding the issues they face in their formative years. Now updated, revised, and expanded with new topics.

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  • Safe In The Arms Of Jesus

    $10.99

    11 Chapters

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    Can I know for sure that my child is in heaven? Are guardian angels real? What will my child be like in heaven?

    Writing with a father’s tenderness and the confident knowledge of a Bible scholar, Robert P. Lightner brings keen insight and gentle comfort to parents who grieve.

    This book explains God’s provision and offers sympathy, solace, and strength for the journey of healing. It goees beyond mere words of consolation to the truth that brings peace to broken hearts. God does not abandon the tiny ones in the womb, and he has a plan for those too young or mentally unable to believe. A place has been made in heaven, safe in the arms of Jesus.

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  • Self Centered Spouse

    $5.99

    Anyone who is married is already a self-centered spouse…but when this all-too-common sin becomes severe and chronic, it results in a marital environment of abuse or neglect – leaving the victimized spouse feeling trapped and hopeless. But how might this hopelessness change if we knew that Jesus addressed just such chronically broken relationships?

    Brad Hambrick examines Jesus’ teachings about relationships to show us how we can turn the other cheek while keeping away from unhealthy and destructive paths. He identifies different types of self-centered spouses to show us what we are dealing with, shared strategies for interacting with them, and points to evidences of genuine change to bring hope to anyone living with a chronically self-centered spouse.

    This booklet is part of The Gospel for Real Life series by the Association of Biblical Counselors (ABC) and applies the timeless hope of Christ to the unique struggles of modern believers.

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  • Star Book For Pastoral Counseling

    $17.99

    Rev. Dr. Jason Curry brings his experience as pastor, university chaplain, and pastoral counselor to bear in offering church leaders a compact and comprehensive overview of pastoral counseling as a critical aspect of pastoral care. Topics include:

    A foundational definition of pastoral counseling
    Unique considerations in counseling women, African Americans, and others
    The most common types of pastoral counseling in the parish setting (premarital, grief, addictions)
    Group dynamics in counseling couples and families
    This pocket-sized volume provides categories for the intake interview, suggestions for planning the counseling session, instructions for creating a genogram, and brief discussions of legal and ethical issues. Includes a chapter about designing a pastoral counseling program in your own church!

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  • Trials

    $4.99

    Everyone faces trials. Whether it’s losing a job or losing a loved one, when trials hit they often make us wonder Why-why this? Why now? Why me? Packed with easy-to-understand explanations, key Bible verses, and biblical encouragement, this 96-page book shows how God uses the trials of life to refine us, to strengthen us, and to transforms us into His glorious image. Find out how to stand on God’s promises during tough times and be encouraged as you begin to see your problems as God’s possibilities.

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  • Unwanted : How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way To Healing

    $16.99

    Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing is a ground-breaking resource that explores the why behind self-destructive sexual choices. The book is based on research from over 3,800 men and women seeking freedom from unwanted sexual behavior, be that the use of pornography, an affair, or buying sex.

    Jay Stringer’s (M.Div, MA, LMHC) original research found that unwanted sexual behavior can be both shaped by and predicted based on the parts of our story–past and present–that remain unaddressed. When we pay attention to our unwanted sexual desires and identify the unique reasons that trigger them, the path of healing is revealed.

    Although many of us feel ashamed and unwanted after years of sexual brokenness, the book invites the reader to see that behavior as the very location God can most powerfully work in their lives. Counselors, pastors, and accountability partners of those who experience sexual shame will also find in this book the deep spiritual and psychological guidance they need to effectively minister to the sexually broken around them.

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