Books we love

These are books we've read, used in therapy, lended to many, and highly recommend.

Marriage

Shirley Glass, Not Just Friends: Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity After Infidelity.

 

John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman, Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.

and What Makes Love Last: How to Build Trust and Avoid Betrayal.

and Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love.

Susan Johnson, Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love.

and  Created for Connection: the "Hold Me Tight" Guide for Christian Couples.

Markman, Stanley and Blumberg, Fighting for Your Marriage A Deluxe Revised Edition of the Classic Best-seller for Enhancing Marriage and Preventing Divorce.

Individuals

Dan Allender, The Healing Path: How the Hurts in Your Past Can Lead You to a More Abundant Life.

 

and The Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse.

and Healing the Wounded Heart.

 

Brene Brown, Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging & the Courage to Stand Alone.

 

and The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are. 

Henry Cloud, Changes that Heal: Four Practical Steps to a Healthier, Happier You.

Elizabeth Lesser, Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow.

 

David Seamans, Healing for Damaged Emotions.

David Stoop, Forgiving Our Parents, Forgiving Ourselves.

John Townsend and Henry Cloud, Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life.

Grief

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler, On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss.

Pat Schweibert, Tear Soup, A Recipe for Healing After Loss.

Lesa Terkeurst, It's Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered.

Sexuality

Doug Rosenau, A Celebration of Sex: A Guide to Enjoying God's Gift of Sexual Intimacy.

         and  A Celebration of Sex after 50.

         and, Total Intimacy: A Guide to Loving by Color.

Cliff and Joyce Penner, Restoring the Pleasure.

 

Sexual Addiction

Patrick Carnes, Facing the Shadows.

            and Facing the Shadows workbook

            and The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships

            and Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction.

Mark Laaser, Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction.

and L.I.F.E. Guide for Men: A Workbook for Men Seeking Freedom from Sexual Addiction.

and The Faithful and True Workbook.

Debbie Laaser, Shattered Vows: Hope and Healing for Women Who Have Been

Sexually Betrayed.