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The following resources have been read and recommended by Foundations Christian Counseling Services, Inc. staff as biblical resources for your study and improving relationships with God and others:
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Addiction
Addictions - A Banquet in the Grave: Finding Hope in the Power of the Gospel
By: Edward T. Welch
Welch does an excellent job looking at addictions through biblical lenses and shows the reader how addictions is a voluntary slavery, rather than a medical disease. Welch demonstrates an active humility showing how those who are considered addicted do not vary much from those who are not and correctly points out that Scripture places all of sinful humanity at the same level, that is, in need of saving grace.
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Anxiety / Peer Pressure / Esteem
When People Are Big and God Is Small: Overcoming Peer Pressure, Codependency, and the Fear of Man
By: Edward Welch
A life changing book that shows how we place others' opinions and views about us before God's view of us. Welch gives insight on how and why we place others before God in our lives and teaches us how the fear of God replaces our fear of others.
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Depression: A Stubborn Darkness

By: Edward T. Welch

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Search for Significance

By: Robert S. McGee

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Running Scared: Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest

By: Edward T. Welch

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Church Struggles
Firestorm: Preventing and Overcoming Church Conflict
By: Ron Susek
This is an excellent resource for Pastors, Elders, ministry leaders and parishioners who struggle within the church. Susek compares church conflict to a firestorm that if not addressed early, the conflict may become full blown and extinguish the local church. Susek looks at the phases of a Firestorm, the causes, fighting it and rebuilding the church. A recommended read for all leaders within the church.
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Faith Issues
The Purifying Power of Living by Faith in FUTURE GRACE
By: John Piper
"Future Grace" shows the believer the faithfulness of God to His people in the past, present and future and how God's grace "has brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home." Piper shares how living by faith in future grace impacts the life of the believer in every area of their lives. This book is strongly recommended for those struggling with health issues, grief, lack of faith, anxiety, shame and pride.
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Marriage
How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong
By: Leslie Vernick
In marriage, God is not concerned with our happiness, but He is concerned about our holiness. This is a biblically-based resource to encourage spouses to become more Christ-like by loving our spouses even when they sin against us in hopes that they will see His love work through you. Loving our spouses will vary in its forms. The reader will become encouraged to love their spouse in areas that they need real love, rather than what they might think or feel that they need.
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A Celebration of Sex: A Guide to Enjoying God's Gift of Sexual Intimacy
By: Douglas E. Rosenau
A recommended reading for all married couples who are struggling with their sexual relationship, or who desire to improve their sexual relationship. This book addresses common sexual dysfunctions, enhancing love making, and methods of overcoming common difficulties. Although one may not agree with everything the author shares, this resource offers considerable knowledge to improve sexual intimacy within marriage.
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Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires, the Respect He Desperately Needs

By: Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

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Parenting
Shepherding a Child's Heart
By: Ted Tripp
A recommended reading for parents of children of all ages (esp. ages 2-18). Tripp does a fantastic job helping the parent to seek God's wisdom in parenting by looking at the Scriptures and applying them to the lives of the parents and children. Tripp encourages the parent to not just look at the behaviors of the child, but the motivations of the child while understanding that their motivations for the actions and our motivations for our actions are not terribly different.
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Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens
By: Paul David Tripp
An excellent resource for parents who desire to parent their teenagers in a biblical manner by understanding their teen, setting godly goals and giving practical strategies.
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The Smart Stepfamily
By: Ron L. Deal
When reality meets The Brady Bunch, guess which wins. Exploding the "blended" family myth, Deal offers practical solutions to the inevitable difficulties facing today's stepfamilies. Ideal for remarried and soon-to-be married couples, his real-world resource helps you solve stepparent / child puzzles, learn communication skills for dealing with ex-spouses, and honor families of origin while developing new traditions.
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