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Marriage Books

  • Why Marriages Succeed or Fail - John Gottman
  • The Relationship Cure - John Gottman
  • How We Love - Milan and Kay Yerkovich
  • Getting the Love You Want - Harville Hendricks
  • Hot Monogamy - Pat Love
  • Love and Respect - Emerson Eggerich
  • What Women Want, What Men Want - Shanti & Jeff Feldhans
  • Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage - Mark Gungrich
  • The Verbally Abusive Relationship & Workbook
  • Safe haven Marriages - Archilbald and Sharon Hart
  • In Quest of the Mythical Mate - Bader and Pearson
  • The Two Step - The Dance of Intimacy
  • Love and Respect - Emerson
  • Do I have to give up me to be Loved by You?
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy - Sue Johnson
  • Men are From Mars and Women are From Venus - John Grey
  • Love Languages & Apology Languages - Gary Chapman

Repairing Infidelity - Sex & Love Addiction

  • Torn Asunder - Carder
  • Leaving the Enchanted Forrest - Covington
  • Back from Betrayal
  • After the Affair - Janis Abrams
  • Out of the Shawdows - Patrick Carnes
  • Love, Sex and Lasting Relationships - Chip Ingram
  • The Wounded Heart - Allender
  • Beyond Betrayal - Male sexual abuse - Gartner
  • Sex in the Forbidden Zone - Peter Rutter
  • Rebuilding Your Broken World - Gordon McDonald
  • Every Man's Battle, Women's Battle, Boys Battle, Girls Battle - Arteburn, Stoeker
  • Every Heart Restored- Sexual Abuse Dan Allendar
  • Banquet on the Grave-Welch

Family of Origin Healing

  • Controlling People - Evans
  • Healing the Shame that Binds You - John Bradshaw
  • The Family - John Bradshaw

Character Disorders

  • Narcissism and Identity - Solomen
  • Trapped in the Mirror - Golom
  • Walking on Eggshells - Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Scarred Soul - Self - Harm

Anxiety

  • The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook - Bourne
  • The Good Mood Therapy Book - David Burns
  • Battle for the MInd - Joyce Meyers

Depression

Men

  • Wild at Heart - John Eldredge
  • Love & War - Eldredges
  • Fathered by God - John Eldredge
  • Sacred Romance - John Eldredge

Women

  • Esther: It's Tough Being a Woman - Beth Moore
  • So Long, Insecurity - Beth Moore
  • Breaking Free - Beth Moore
  • Praying God's Word: Breaking Free from Spiritual Strongholds - Beth Moore
  • David: Seeking a Heart Like His - Beth Moore
  • Battlefield of the Mind - Joyce Meyer
  • God is Not Mad at You - Joyce Meyer
  • Change Your Words, Change Your Life - Joyce Meyer
  • Beauty for Ashes - Joyce Meyer
  • Making Good Habits, Breaking Bad Habits - Joyce Meyer
  • God Loves Broken People - Sheila Walsh
  • The Storm Inside - Sheila Walsh
  • The Heartache No One Sees - Sheila Walsh
  • God's Shelter for Your Storm - Sheila Walsh
  • A Woman After God's Own Heart - Elizabeth George
  • Captivating - John and Stasi Eldredge

Boundaries

  • Changes That Heal
  • Boundaries
  • Boundaries with Couples
  • Boundaries with Kids
  • How People Grow
  • Safe People
  • Hiding From Love
  • Leading Small Groups
  • The Mom Factor

Codependency

  • Love is a Choice - Minirth & Meier
  • Facing Codependency- Pia Mellody
  • Codependent No More - Melodie Beattie
  • The Drama of the Gifted Child - Alice Miller
  • The Emotional Incest Syndrome - Susan Forward
  • Women Who Love Too Much - Robin Norwood
  • He's Just Not that Into You
  • Dance of Anger - Harriett Gold
  • Dance of Deception - Harriett Gold
  • Managing Your Emotions - Joyce Meyer

Spiritual Growth

  • Conterfeit God - Tim Keller
  • Dark night of the Soul
  • The Problem of Pain - C.S. Lewis
  • Out of the Pit - Beth Moore
  • So Long Insecurity - Beth Moore
  • When Godly People do UnGodly Things Beth Moore
  • How to Hear from God - Joyce Meyer
  • In His Shelter - Shelia Walsh
  • Jesus calling - Sarah Evans
  • Prodigal God - Tim Keller

Anger Management

  • The Angry Book

Growth

  • Inside Out - Larry Crabb
  • Changes that Heal- Cloud
  • How People Grow- Cloud

Marital/Couple Issues

  • Hold Me Tight - Susan Johnson, Ph.D XX
  • Love Sense - Susan Johnson, Ph.D
  • Emotional Safety - Don Catherall
  • Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work -John Gottman, Ph.D.
  • 10 Lessions to Transform Your Marriage -John Gottman, Ph.D.
  • What Makes Love Last- John Gottman, Ph.D.
  • Reconciliable Differences- Andrew Christensen, Ph.D. and Neil Jacobson, Ph.D.
  • Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How it Can Help You Find and Keep
  • Love- Amir Levine and Rachel Heller

Sexuality

  • Discovering Your Couple Sexual Style - Barry McCarthy and Emily McCarthy
  • Hot Monogamy - Pat Love, Ed. XX
  • Becoming Orgasmic - Julia Heiman and Joseph Lo Piccolo, Ph.D.
  • Sexual Anorexia - Patrick Carnes, Ph.D.
  • Rekindling Desire: A step-by-Step Program to Help Low-Sex and No-Sex Marriages - Barry McCarthy and Emily McCarthy
  • The Sexual Healing Journey - Wendy Maltz, Ph.D.
  • The Couple's Guide to Intimacy: How Sexual Reintegration Therapy can Help your Relationship Heal - Drs. Bill and Gnger Bercaw
  • Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women's Love and Desire - Lisa M. Diamond

Infidelity, Betrayals, and Forgiveness

  • Forgiving the Unforgivable - Beverly Flanigan, M.S.S.W.
  • How Can I Forgive You? - Janis Abrams Spring
  • Not "Just Friends" Rebuilding Trust and Restoring Your Sanity After Infidelity-Shirley Glass, Ph.D. XX
  • Getting Past the Affair: A Program to Help You Cope, Heal, and Move On- Together or Apart-Douglas K. Snyder, Ph.D., Donald Baucom, Ph.D. Kristina Coop Gordon, Ph.D.
  • I Love You But I Don't Trust You: The Complete Guide to Restoring Trust in Your Relationship-Mira Kirshenbaum
  • Intimacy After Infidelity: How to Rebuild and Affair -Proof Your Marriage-Steven Solomon, Ph.D. and Lorie Teagno, Ph.D.
  • When Good People Have Affairs: Inside the Hearts and Minds of People in Two Relationships - Mira Kirshenbaum

Sex Addiction

  • Don't Call It Love: Recovery from Sex Addiction - Patrick Carnes, Ph.D. XX
  • Out of the Shadow: Understanding Sex Addiction - Patrick Carnes, Ph.D. XX
  • Facing the Shadow: Starting Sexual and Relationship Recovery - Patrick Carnes, Ph.D.
  • Porn Trap- Wendy Maltz, L.C.S.W. and Larry Maltz
  • Lust, Anger, Love: Understanding Sexual Addiction and the Road to Healthy Intimacy - Maureen Canning, LMFT
  • Breaking the Cycle - George N. Collins, MA
  • Thirty Days to Hope and Freedom from Sexual Addiction - Milton S. Magness, D. Min.
  • Recovery Zone, Volume 1-Patrick Carnes, Ph.D.
  • Love Addict: Sex, Romance, and Other Dangerous Drugs - Ethlie Ann Vare
  • Pure Desire material - Ted Williams

For Partners of Sex Addicts

  • Sex, Lies, and Forgiveness - Jennifer Schneider, M.D. and Burt Schneider
  • Deceived: Facing Sexual Betrayal, Lies, and Secrets - Claudia Black, Ph.D.
  • Mending a Shattered Heart-Stephanie Carnes, Ph.D. XX
  • Love You, Hate the Porn- Mark Chamberlain, Ph.D. and Geoff Steurer, MS
  • Intimate Treason: Healing the Trauma for Partners Confronting Sex Addiction - Claudia Black, Ph.D. and Cara Tripodi, LCSW
  • Facing Heartbreak: Steps to Recovery for Partners of Sex Addicts - Claudia Black, Ph.D. and Mari Lee, Anthony Rodriguez
  • Surviving Disclosure: A Partner's Guide for Healing the Betrayal of Intimate Trust - Jennifer Schneider, M.D. and M. Deborah Corley, Ph.D.
  • A Couple's Guide to Sexual Addiction- Catherine and George Collins

Love Addiction

  • Love Addict: Sex, Romance, and Other Dangerous Drugs - Ethlie Ann Vare
  • Facing Love Addiction - Pia Melody, Andrea Wells Miller and J. Keith Miller XX
  • Addiction to Love - Susan Peabody
  • Obsessive Love-Susan Forward, Ph.D. and Craig Buck

Anger

  • Rage: A Step-by-Step Guide to overcoming Explosive Anger - Ronald T. Potter-Efron, MSW, Ph.D.
  • Freeing the Angry Mind: How Men Can Use Mindfulness and Reason to Save Their Lives and Relationships - C. Peter Bankart, Ph.D.
  • Act on Life Not on Anger-Georg H. Eifert, Ph.D., Matthew Mckay, Ph.D. and others
  • When Anger Hurts-Matthew McKay,Ph.D. Peter Rogers, Ph.D. Judith Mckay, Ph.D.
  • The High Conflict Couple - Alan Fruzzetti, Ph.D.
  • The Gaslight Effect - Robin Stern, Ph.D.
  • Angry all the Time: An Emergency Guide to Anger Control - Ronald T. Potter - Efron, MSW, Ph.D.

Anxiety Worry and Fear

  • The Worrier's Guide to Overcoming Procrastination - Pamela Wiegartz, Ph.D. and Kevin Gyoerkoe, Psy.D.
  • Dying of Embarrasment- Barbara Markway, Ph.D. C. Alec Pollard, Ph,D. and others
  • The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook - Mark Antony, Ph.D. and Richard Swinson, Ph.D.
  • The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety - John Forsyth, Ph.D. and Georg Eifert, Ph.D.
  • Women Who Worry Too Much - Holley Hazlett-Stevens, Ph.D.
  • The Worry Trap- Chad Lejeune, Ph.D.
  • Stop Obsessing: How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions- Edna B. Foa, Ph.D. and Reid Wilson, Ph.D.

Depression and Grief

  • I Don't Want to Talk About It: Overcoming The Secret Legacy of Male Depression- Terence Real XX
  • Depressed & Anxious-Thomas Marra, Ph.D.
  • Transforming Traumatic Grief: Six Steps to Move from Grief to Peace After the Sudden or Violent Death of a Loved One-Courtney Armstrong, LPC

Shame and Guilt

  • Shame and Guilt- Ernest Kurtz
  • The Secret Message of Shame: Pathways to Hope and Healing- Patricia Potter -Efron, MS and Ronald Potter-Efron, MSW, Ph.D.
  • I Thought it was Just Me (but it isn't) - Brene Brown, Ph.D.
  • Shame: The Exposed Self-Michael Lewis
  • Shame and Guilt- June Price Tagney and Ronda Dearing

Insomnia

  • Getting to Sleep-Ellen Mohr Catalano
  • No More Sleepless Nights- Peter Hauri and Shirley Linde

Post-Partum Adjustment Problems

  • Shouldn't I Be Happy? Emotional Problems of Pregnant and Post - Partum Women-Shaila Misri, M.D.
  • This Isn't What I Expected - Karen Kleiman and Valerie Raskin
  • The Post-Partum Hasband: Practical Soutions for Living with Post - Partum Depression-Karen Kleiman