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books for Families & Spouses

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925075: The Complete Christian Guide to Understanding Homosexuality: A Biblical and Compassionate Response to Same-Sex Attraction The Complete Christian Guide to Understanding Homosexuality: A Biblical and Compassionate Response to Same-Sex Attraction
By Joe Dallas & Nancy Heche

* What is homosexuality? How should believers address this hot-button issue? In this reader-friendly guide, Dallas and Heche offer insights on how to respond when a friend announces that he or she is gay; the legal ramifications; gay marriage and adoption; and more. The go-to manual for families, pastors, counselors, and those who struggle with same-sex attraction. 450 pages, softcover from Harvest.

962056: When Homosexuality Hits Home: What to Do When a Loved One Says, I"m Gay When Homosexuality Hits Home: What to Do When a Loved One Says, I'm Gay
By Joe Dallas

The heart-wrenching declaration that a loved one is a homosexual is increasingly being heard in Christian households across America. How can this be? What went wrong? Is there a cure?

In this straightforward book, Joe Dallas offers practical counsel, step by step, on how to deal with the many conflicts and emotions parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters or any family member will experience when learning of a loved one's homosexuality.

Drawing from his own experience and from his many years of helping families work through this perplexing and unexpected situation, Joe offers scriptural and compassionate advice to both struggling gays and those who love them.

615773: When Gay Comes Home: Learning to Build Bridges

When Gay Comes Home: Learning to Build Bridges
By Wilna van Beek

Wilna van Beek beautifully weaves together two profound stories into a tapestry of faith, hope, and love.

The first story is her story. It is told with compelling courage and refreshing transparency and desperately needs to be heard today. Wilna's honest vulnerability projects us beyond the predictable and tired cultural norms of individualism, self-identification, and sensual pleasure and allows us to see that there is another, higher way to live: the way of humility and repentance, which leads to transformation and genuine life!

The second story is the well-worn but often misunderstood story of Jesus and how Jesus loves and cares for people... all people. It is Jesus who enables the transformation we all so desperately require.


148439: When Parents Hurt: Compassionate Strategies When You and Your Grown Child Don"t Get Along When Parents Hurt: Compassionate Strategies When You and Your Grown Child Don't Get Along
By Joshua Coleman, Ph.D.

Not a parenting book, When Parents Hurt is written for parents who for a variety of reasons do not get along with their grown children. Psychologist and parent Joshua Coleman, Ph.D. offers insight, empathy, and perspective to those who have lost the opportunity to be the parent they desperately wanted to be and who are mourning the loss of a harmonious relationship with their child. His compassionate strategies help parents let go of what they cannot control and develop positive ways of healing themselves and relating to family members.

946034: Your Child Says, I"m Gay Your Child Says, I'm Gay
By Tim Geiger

Four little words that will rock any parent's world: "I think I'm gay." If your child said this, you are probably experiencing a combination of shock, denial, anger, confusion, and uncertainty. Despite your shock you still want to respond well. What should you say? What questions should you ask? How do you move forward in your relationship?

Tim Geiger walks with you through the ups and downs of dealing with your child's revelation. With the wisdom and compassion of Scripture, he offers helpful advice for navigating the new complexities in your relationship with your child and hope for moving forward together.


797533: Healing Victims of Sexual Abuse: How to Counsel and Minister to Hearts Wounded by Abuse Healing Victims of Sexual Abuse: How to Counsel and Minister to Hearts Wounded by Abuse
By Paula Sandford

* An experienced prayer and personal counselor, Sandford offers help and hope to all the victims of sexual abuse---those who've been molested, the offenders, and their families. Applying biblical principles and sharing powerful stories, she reveals a way of complete healing that prevents such problems from being perpetuated from one generation to the next. 176 pages, softcover from Charisma.

39123: The Truth Comes Out: The Story of My Heart"s Transformation The Truth Comes Out: The Story of My Heart's Transformation
By Nancy Heche

After 25 years of marriage and what was seemingly a perfect union between Nancy Heche and her husband Don came the shocking discovery of his secret homosexual lifestyle and the shattering diagnosis of AIDS. After losing her husband to the disease, she lost her son in a car crash and her youngest daughter Anne became involved in a high-profile lesbian relationship. Hopeless? Hardly. Find out how Scripture helped her hold on through even the toughest times of despair in this motivating story of faith.

776225: Shattered, and Then: A Journey to Sexual Healing and Integration Shattered, and Then: A Journey to Sexual Healing and Integration
By Laurie Morris

Laurie's testimony of healing and hope after being ravaged by betrayal of a sexual nature. In a poignant, practical and powerful way, Laurie gives hope to the hurting and valuable insights to those called to heal them.

576350: Spouses of Sex Addicts Spouses of Sex Addicts
By Richard Blankenship

Trauma and healing spouses of sex addicts are trauma survivors facing the devastation of a partner's sexual addiction begins with feelings of grief, pain, and trauma. Amazingly it is a journey that can lead to hope and healing. The trauma is massive, and the journey is difficult. This book has been written using the stories of many spouses who have navigated their way through the darkness of the night and into the light of hope and healing. Spouses of Sex Addicts is a continuation of S.A.R.A.H. (Spouses of Addicts Rebuilding and Healing.) It includes updated stories, more emphasis on healing from trauma, and information on working with children who have been exposed to sexual addiction.

11847EB: Secure Daughters, Confident Sons: How Parents Guide Their Children into Authentic Masculinity and Femininity - eBook Secure Daughters, Confident Sons: How Parents Guide Their Children into Authentic Masculinity and Femininity - eBook
By Glenn T. Stanton

Explains why gender matters in how we raise our children, exposing the problems with stereotypes and damaging cultural assumptions, then presenting a practical pathway for guiding children into healthy manhood and womanhood.

433535: When A Man You Love Was Abused: A Woman"s Guide to Helping Him Overcome Childhood Sexual Molestation When A Man You Love Was Abused: A Woman's Guide to Helping Him Overcome Childhood Sexual Molestation
By Cecil Murphey

For all women who know and love a survivor of sexual assault, author Cecil Murphey helps women understand the continuing problems that abuse survivors may encounter, including hurtful memories, issues of self worth, and the need to feel in control. Informative and highly practical, Murphey explains what women can do to help bring about healing and forgiveness. Written with the empathy that only a true survivor can convey, When a Man You Love Was Abused is a timely piece of advice and encouragement. Paperback.

661289: Praying Your Prodigal Home Praying Your Prodigal Home
By Richard Burr

Unleash God's power to set your loved ones free! This book offers hope and encouragement to those whose loved ones have turned away from the Lord. Richard Burr provides Biblical principles to help you pray effectively and includes several prayers that can be used as models as you pray for the prodigals in your life.

8621EB: Praying for Your Prodigal Daughter: Hope, Help & Encouragement for Hurting Parents - eBook Praying for Your Prodigal Daughter: Hope, Help & Encouragement for Hurting Parents - eBook
By Janet Thompson

Offering hope, help and encouragement to hurting parents of prodigal daughters, author Janet Thompson shares out of her own experience as a prodigal daughter herself and as the mother of a prodigal daughter. Convinced that prayer is the only answer, Janet offers hope and encouragement to parents who are growing more and more desperate. While you, as a hurting mom or dad, already know you need to pray for your daughter, this walk-along-beside-you book will take you gently by the hand and show you how.

424356: What Do I Say to a Friend That's Gay? What Do I Say to a Friend That's Gay?
By Emily Parke Chase

This timely book teaches teens and young adults how to openly minister to gay friends and deal with personal questions regarding the social ambiguities of homosexuality. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter stimulate individual or group study.

713581: Ministering to Gay Teenagers: Practical Help for Youth Workers and Families Ministering to Gay Teenagers: Practical Help for Youth Workers and Families
By Shawn Harrison

Learn how to minister to a group of people who need to experience the love of Jesus in powerful, tangible ways. With truths drawn from his own personal experiences, youth pastor Shawn Harrison seeks to equip youth workers, parents, and churches in ministering to gay teenagers, their families, and the gay community.

212406: Compassion Without Compromise: How the Gospel Frees Us to Love Our Gay Friends Without Losing the Truth Compassion Without Compromise: How the Gospel Frees Us to Love Our Gay Friends Without Losing the Truth
By Adam T. Barr & Ron Citlau

How is Scripture's teaching on homosexuality "good news" to a world that increasingly finds that message intolerable? And how can we love our gay friends without compromising biblical truth? Sharing Ron's journey from sexual brokenness to healing, Barr and Citlau bring empathy and pastoral wisdom to a controversial topic. Foreword by Kevin DeYoung. 144 pages, softcover from Bethany.

252433: HELP! My Teen Is Gay HELP! My Teen Is Gay
By Ben Marshall & Paul Tautges(Ed.)

Homosexuality is perhaps one of the most hotly debated subjects today, both in the media and within Christian circles. But what do you do when the issue comes closer to home: when your teen tells you that he or she is gay? This booklet goes to the Bible to find clear answers, direction, and hope at a time when anger and grief may threaten to overshadow wisdom and discernment.

776775: My Daddy"s Secret My Daddy's Secret
By Denise Shick & Jerry Gramckow

My Daddy's Secret the sensitive often heartbreaking true story of the effects of a father's secret sexual addictions on his family, particularly on his oldest daughter, whom he made his confidante when she was just nine years old. The author hopes this book will provide new insights into the pain such addictions inflict on families and insight into God's amazing grace in healing those pains.

Raising Gender Confident Kids 

In this practical and thought-provoking guide to the critical periods when gender imprinting takes place, parents will learn how to overcome the odds, bond with sons and daughters and help them grow into secure, confident members of their birth genders. Gender security is something only you can give your child.

Buy from Armour Publishing

Our Secret Paradise

Through practical discussions and humorous illustrations of the ups and downs of marriage, relationship expert Jimmy Evans takes readers on a journey of discovery toward the keys to a strong and beautiful marriage relationship.

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Out From Under

Dawn shares her experience of what it was like to grow up with a homosexual father, his partners, and a chronically ill and passive mother.

Buy from Redemption Press

Stone Cold in a Warm Bed

Paul and Kathryn Wilson share a deeply personal and moving story of their struggle with pornography and its impact on their marriage.

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