Community Resources

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Books to Consider


  • How Can I Forgive You? by Janis Abrahms, 2004, HarperCollins, New York, NY.
  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman & Nan Silver, 2015, Three Rivers Press, New York.
  • Hold Me Tight by Dr. Sue Johnson, 2008, Little, Brown and Company
  • Resurrecting Sex by David Schnarch, 2002, HarperCollins Publishers, New York.
  • What Makes Love Last? How to Build Trust and Avoid Betrayal by John Gottman and Nan Silver, 2012, Simon & Schuster.

Domestic Abuse

  • Battered Into Submission by James and Phyllis Alsdurf, 1998. InterVarsity Press, Downer’s Grove, Illinois.
  • When Dad Hurts Mom by Lundy Bancroft, 2004, Berkley Books, New York.
  • Why Does He Do That? by Lundy Bancroft, 2002, Berkley Books, New York.
  • No Place For Abuse: Biblical and Practical Resources to Counteract.
  • Domestic Violence by Catherine Clark Kroeger and Nancy Nason-Clark, 2010, InterVarsity Press, Downer’s Grove, Illinois.
  • When Love Hurts by Jill Cory & Karen McAndless-Davis, 2008, Womankind Press, New Westminster, BC.
  • The Verbally Abusive Relationship by Patricia Evans, 2010, Adams Media, Avon, Mass.


  • The River Within by Jeff Imbach, 1998, NavPress, Colorado Springs, Colorado
    Abba’s Child by Brennan Manning, 2002 NavPress, Colorado Springs, Colorado
    Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps by Richard Rohr, 2011 Franciscan Media, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Developing Positive Self Esteem and Wholehearted Living.
  • The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie, 1990, Hazelden, Center City MN.
  • The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown, 2010, Hazelden, Center City, Minn.
  • I Thought it Was Just Me (but it isn’t) by Brene Brown, 2007, Gotham Books, New York.
  • Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David Burns, 1999, HarperCollins, New York NY.
  • Boundariesby Henry Cloud and John Townsend, 1992, Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • The Dance Of Connection by Harriet Lerner, 2001, HarperCollins, New York.
  • Daring Greatly: How the courage to be Vulnerable transforms the way we Live, Love, Parent and Lead by Brene Brown, 2012, Gotham.
  • The Dance of Anger by Harriet Lerner, 2014, William Morrow Paperbacks (HarperCollins).”

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