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Abuse Recovery

The Soul of Shame

by Dr. Curt Thompson

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The Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse
by Dan B Allender

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On the Threshold of Hope (AACC Counseling Library)
by Diane Mandt Langberg

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Outgrowing the Pain: A Book for and About Adults Abused As Children
by Eliana Gil

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No Longer Alone: Rising Above Childhood Sexual Abuse
by Sallie Culbreth

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Rid of My Disgrace: Hope and Healing for Victims of Sexual Assault
by Justin S. Holcomb & Lindsey A. Holcomb

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ADD/ADHD

 

Healing ADD:
The Breakthrough Program That Allows You to See and Heal the 6 Types of ADD

by Daniel Amen

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Smart but Scattered:
The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach
Their Potential

by Richard Guare, Peg Dawson, and Colin Guare

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Smart but Scattered Teens:
The "Executive Skills" Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential

by Richard Guare & Peg Dawson

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Addiction

 

Codependent No More: Beyond Codependency
by Melody Beattie

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The Addiction Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide for Quitting Alcohol and Drugs (New Harbinger Workbooks
by Patrick Fanning

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Celebrate Recovery Updated Participants Guide Set
by John Baker

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The Bondage Breaker®: Overcoming *Negative Thoughts *Irrational Feelings *Habitual Sins
by Neil T. Anderson

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Affair Recovery/Pornograpy/Sexual Addiction

 

Sex Is Not the Problem (Lust Is)
by Joshua Harris

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Torn Asunder: Recovering From an Extramarital Affair
by Dave Carder M.A., Dave M. Carder

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Not "Just Friends": Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity After Infidelity
Shirley P. Glass (Author) Jean Coppock Staeheli (Contributor)

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Living with Your Husband's Secret Wars
by Marsha Means

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Shattered Vows: Hope and Healing for Women Who Have Been Sexually Betrayed
by Debra Laaser

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Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction
by Patrick J. Carnes Ph.D.

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Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction
by Mark Laaser

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Anger

 

The Anger Workbook: An Interactive Guide to Anger Management
by Les Carter, Dr. Frank Minirth

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Real Men Have Feelings, Too (Men of Integrity Series)
by Gary J. Oliver

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She's Gonna Blow!: Real Help for Moms Dealing with Anger
by Julie Ann Barnhill

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Good Women Get Angry: A Woman's Guide to Handling Her Anger, Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Revised edition by Oliver, Gary J.; Wright, H. Norman published by Vine Books
by Gary J. Oliver

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Anxiety

 

Don't Panic Revised Edition: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks
by Reid Wilson

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Healing ADD: The Breakthrough Program That Allows You to See and Heal the 6 Types of ADD
Daniel G. Amen (Author)

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Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior
Daniel G. Amen (Author)

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Healing Anxiety and Depression
by Daniel Amen

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Aspergers Syndrome

 

22 Things a Woman Must Know: If She Loves a Man With Asperger's Syndrome
by Rudy Simone

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Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals
by Tony Attwood (Author)

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Pretending to Be Normal: Living With Asperger's Syndrome
Liane Holliday Willey (Author) Tony Attwood (Foreword)

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The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome
Tony Attwood (Author)

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Blended Families

 

Smart Stepfamily, The: Seven Steps to a Healthy Family
by Ron L. Deal

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Tne Smart Stepmom: Practical Steps to Help You Thrive
Ron L. Deal (Author) Laura Petherbridge (Author)

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The Smart Stepdad: Steps to Help You Succeed
Ron L. Deal (Author)

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Caregiving

 

The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons with Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life (3rd Edition)
by Nancy L. Mace, Peter V. Rabins

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Loving Your Parents When They Can No Longer Love You
by Terry Hargrave

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Depression, Grief and Bipolar Disorder

 

Understanding Depression and Finding Hope
by Gary Kinnaman, Richard M.D. M.D. Jacobs

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Get It Done When You're Depressed
by Julie A. Fast, John D. Preston

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Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder: A 4-Step Plan for You and Your Loved Ones to Manage the Illness and Create Lasting Stability
by Julie A Fast, John Preston

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The Grief Recovery Handbook, 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses including Health, Career, and Faith
by John W. James, Russell Friedman

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Life After Trauma, Second Edition: A Workbook for Healing
by Dena Rosenbloom PhD, Mary Beth Williams PhD

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Unmasking Male Depression: Recognizing the Root Cause to Many Problem Behaviors Such as Anger, Resentment, Abusiveness, Silence, Addictions, and Sexual Compulsiveness
by Dr. Archibald Hart

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Healing Anxiety and Depression
by Daniel Amen

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Divorce Recovery

 

My Single Mom Life: Stories and Practical Lessons for Your Journey
by Angela Thomas

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A Woman's Guide to Healing the Heartbreak of Divorce
by Rose Sweet

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When "I Do" Becomes "I Don't": Practical Steps for Healing During Separation & Divorce
by Laura Petherbridge

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Lady in Waiting: Becoming God's Best While Waiting for Mr. Right
by Jackie Kendall

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A Man Worth Waiting For: How to Avoid a Bozo
by Jackie Kendall

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Single, Married, Separated, and Life After Divorce
by Dr. Myles Munroe

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Finances

 

The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness
by Dave Ramsey

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Food Issues

 

Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food
by Lysa TerKeurst

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Change Your Brain, Change Your Body: Use Your Brain to Get and Keep the Body You Have Always Wanted
by Daniel G. Amen M.D.

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Forgiveness

 

How Can I Forgive You?: The Courage to Forgive, the Freedom Not To
by Janis A. Spring

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Free Yourself to Love: The Liberating Power of Forgiveness (Faith Words)
by Jackie Kendall

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Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation
by John Carlin

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The Bait of Satan - Workbook (Living free from the deadly trap of offense)
by John Bevere

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Health and Wellness

 

Unleashing the Power of the Female Brain:
Supercharging Yours for Better Health, Energy, Mood, Focus, and Sex

by Daniel Amen

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Making a Good Brain Great: The Amen Clinic Program for Achieving and Sustaining Optimal Mental Performance
by Daniel G. Amen

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Infertility

Pregnant with Hope: Good News for Infertile Couples
Susan Radulovacki (Author)

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Surviving Infertility: What the Bible Says about Your Baby Hunger
Beth Forbus (Author)

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Marriage and Relationships

 

Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships
by Sue Johnson

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Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
by Sue Johnson

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Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs
by Emerson Eggerichs

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The Truth About Love: The Highs, the Lows, and How You Can Make It Last Forever
by Dr. Patricia Love

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How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It
by Patricia Love, Steven Stosny

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Relationships: How to Make Bad Relationships Better and Good Relationships Great
by Les Parrott, Leslie Parrott

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Saving Your Second Marriage Before It Starts
by Les and Leslie Parrott

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Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts: Seven Questions to Ask Before and After You Marry
by Les and Leslie Parrott

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Always Daddy's Girl: Understanding Your Father's Impact on Who You Are
by H. Norman Wright

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The Blessing: Giving the Gift of Unconditional Love and Acceptance
by Dr. John Trent, Dr. Gary Smalley

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When Pleasing Others Is Hurting You: Finding God's Patterns for Healthy Relationships
by David Hawkins

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His Brain, Her Brain: How Divinely Designed Differences Can Strengthen Your Marriage
by Walt and Barb Larimore

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For Men Only: A Straightforward Guide to the Inner Lives of Women
by Shaunti Feldhahn, Jeff Feldhahn

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For Women Only: What You Need to Know about the Inner Lives of Men
by Shaunti Feldhahn

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The Five Languages of Apology: How to Experience Healing in all Your Relationships
by Gary D. Chapman, Jennifer Thomas, Jennifer M. Thomas

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The Second Half of Marriage: Facing the Eight Challenges of the Empty-Nest Years [With Discussion Guide]   [2ND HALF OF MARRIAGE] [Paperback]
by David?(Author) ; Arp, Dave(Author); Arp, Claudia(Author) Arp

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The Relationship Cure: A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships
by John Gottman

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The Secrets of Happily Married Men: Eight Ways to Win Your Wife's Heart Forever
by Scott Haltzman, Theresa Foy DiGeronimo

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101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married: Simple Lessons to Make Love Last
by Linda Bloom, Charlie Bloom

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The Divorce Remedy: The Proven 7-Step Program for Saving Your Marriage
Michele Weiner Davis (Author)

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Midlife Crisis

 

Halftime: Changing Your Game Plan from Success to Significance
by Bob P. Buford

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Ministry

 

Mad Church Disease: Overcoming the Burnout Epidemic
by Anne Jackson, Craig Groeschel

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When God Breaks Your Heart: Choosing Hope in the Midst of Faith-Shattering Circumstances
by Ed Underwood

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Miscellaneous

 

Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
Lysa TerKeurst

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What Color Is Your Parachute? 2011: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers
by Richard N. Bolles

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Boundaries: When to Say YES, When to Say NO, To Take Control of Your Life
by Henry Cloud, John Townsend

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Emotional Intelligence 2.0 - [Audiobook, CD, Unabridged] [Audio CD]
Travis Bradberry (Author), Jean Greaves (Author), Tom Parks (Reader)

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Stop Walking on Eggshells:
Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline
Personality Disorder

by Paul Mason and Randi Kreger

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Parenting

 

The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers: Reclaiming Our Passion, Purpose, and Sanity
by Meg Meeker

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Talking to Your Kids About Sex: How to Have a Lifetime of Age-Appropriate Conversations with Your Children About Healthy Sexuality
by Mark Laaser

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Hurt 2.0: Inside the World of Today's Teenagers (Youth, Family, and Culture)
by Chap Clark

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How to Really Love Your Teen
by D. Ross Campbell

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How to Really Love Your Child
by D. Ross Campbell

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Setting Boundaries® with Your Adult Children: Six Steps to Hope and Healing for Struggling Parents
by Allison Bottke

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Five Conversations You Must Have with Your Daughter
by Vicki Courtney

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5 Conversations You Must Have with Your Son
by Vicki Courtney

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The DNA of Parent-Teen Relationships: Discover the Key to Your Teen's Heart (Focus on the Family)
by Gary Smalley, Greg Smalley

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How to Really Love Your Adult Child: Building a Healthy Relationship in a Changing World
by Gary D. Chapman, Ross Campbell MD, Ross Campbell M.D.

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Have a New Kid by Friday: How to Change Your Child's Attitude, Behavior & Character in 5 Days
by Kevin Leman

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When Parents Hurt:
Compassionate Strategies When You and Your Grown Child Don't Get Along

by Joshua Coleman

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Personality

 

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
by Susan Cain

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Self Promotion for Introverts: The Quiet Guide to Getting Ahead
by Nancy Ancowitz

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The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World
by Marti Olsen Laney

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Sexuality

 

A Celebration of Sex: A Guide to Enjoying God's Gift of Sexual Intimacy
by Douglas E. Rosenau

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Rekindling Desire: A Step by Step Program to Help Low-Sex and No-Sex Marriages
by Barry W. McCarthy, Emily J. McCarthy

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A Celebration of Sex After 50
by Dr. Douglas Rosenau, Dr. James Childerston, Carolyn Childerston

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Soul Virgins: Redefining Single Sexuality
by Doug Rosenau, Michael Todd Wilson

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Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality
by Wesley Hill, Kathryn Greene-McCreight

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Love Is an Orientation: Elevating the Conversation with the Gay Communityby Andrew Marin, Brian McLaren

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Spiritual Growth

 

The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth am I Here For?
by Rick Warren

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Praying Through Life's Problems (Extraordinary Women)
by Stormie Omartian and more

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Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind
by Joyce Meyer

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Making Peace With Your Past
by Tim Sledge

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Making Peace with Your Past
by H. Norman Wright

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Sins of the Family
by Beverly Hubble Tauk

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The Search For Significance: Seeing Your True Worth Through God's Eyes
by Robert McGee

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Captivating Revised & Updated: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul
by John Eldredge, Stasi Eldredge

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Made Perfect in Weakness: The Amazing Things God Can Do with Failure
by Gary J. Oliver

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Invisible War, The: What Every Believer Needs to Know about Satan, Demons, and Spiritual Warfare
by Chip Ingram

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Counterfeit Gods:
The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that Matters

by Timothy Keller

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Unhealthy Relationships

 

Bold Love Discussion Guide
by Dr. Dan B. Allender, Dr. Tremper Longman III

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Enough About You, Let's Talk About Me: How to Recognize and Manage the Narcissists in Your Life
by Les Carter

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Women Who Love Too Much: When You Keep Wishing and Hoping He'll Change
by Robin Norwood

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Love Without Hurt: Turn Your Resentful, Angry, or Emotionally Abusive Relationship into a Compassionate, Loving One
by Steven Stosny

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Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men
by Lundy Bancroft

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?:
A Guide to Knowing if Your Relationship Can--and Should--be Saved

by Lundy Bancroft

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