TRIPP, Paul David. Helping your adopted child. Greensboro, NC: New Growth Press: 2008. 24 p.
Long before you decided to adopt, long before your child was born, God planned to put your adopted child into your home. Your child is an amazing gift from God, but nurturing an adopted child also brings unique challenges. Understanding your adopted child from God’s perspective will allow you to address those challenges by faith and with hope. Learn from Paul David Tripp how to help adopted children understand their identity in God’s world.
CRUVER, Dan, BORGMAN, Brian. After they are yours: the grace and grit of adoption. Hudson, Oh.: Cruciform, 2014. 120 p.
As an adoptive parent and pastor who has counseled many adoptive parents, Brian Borgman knows there is another side to adoption that we are often reluctant to talk about. Parenting is always a challenge, but parenting an adopted child can have some special challenges. Adoptive parents can experience much heartache and even guilt with their adopted children. Many suffer in silence.
Jeremiah Johnson. Heavenly adoption | GTY
"Most of us are familiar with adoption in the twenty-first century—after all it’s a relatively common practice. But it wasn’t nearly as common in the world of the New Testament. To help us understand the full weight and vivid imagery of the biblical metaphor, John explains what adoption looked like in Roman society."
Julie Lowe. Como aconselhar a criança adotada
"No artigo Como aconselhar a criança adotada, Julie Lowe, conselheira bíblica e mãe de filhos adotivos, destaca três possíveis respostas típicas que as crianças adotadas podem dar às situações da vida, embora devamos lembrar que há muitas variações."
LEUTWILER, Carolyn. Singleness redefined: living life to the fullest. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2008. 142 p.
Singleness Redefined seeks to encourage the single Christian woman to live an abundant life now with the knowledge that the Lord’s sovereignty covers her. He is not blind to her singleness, but has lovingly ordained this as the present – and best – situation for her life.
HENDRICKS, Paula. Confessions of a boy-crazy girl: on her journey from neediness to freedom. Chicago, Ill.: Moody, 2013. 158 p.
Sound familiar? 1. You spot a cute boy (we'll call him Boy A). 2. You dream about Boy A. 3. You do whatever it takes to make Boy A notice you. 4. Even though Boy A doesn't pursue you, you hang on to your dream of Boy A. You mend your broken heart by hating Boy A and finding another cute boy (Boy B), and begin all over again. Written for teen girls, this book will help you on your own journey from neediness to freedom.
DeMOSS, Nancy Leigh. Singled out for Him. Niles, MI: Life Action Ministries, 1998. 75 p.
Nancy Leigh DeMoss does not view singleness as a misfortune to be dreaded or resented, but rather, in the will of God, as a wonderful gift to be received with gratitude. She believes that the key to experiencing joy and fullness as a single is to discover and embrace the unique plan and calling of God.
DANYLAK, Barry. Redeeming singleness: how the storyline of Scripture affirms the single life. Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway, 2010. 256 p.
Though marriage is highly esteemed throughout Scripture, the Bible also affirms singleness as an important calling for some Christians. This book expounds a theology of singleness that shows how the blessings of the covenant are now directly mediated to believers through Christ. Redeeming Singleness offers an in-depth examination of the redemptive history from which biblical singleness emerges.
CLARK, Jayne V. Single and lonely: finding the intimacy you desire. Greensboro, NC: New Growth Press: 2008. 24 p.
Are you a single adult who sometimes feels isolated, vulnerable, and alone? Like everyone else you want to be known and understood; you don’t want to feel invisible. You want to be included and cared about. You don’t want to be lonely; you want to be connected to someone. So how do you find the intimacy and relationship you desire?
BROWNBACK, Lydia. Fine china is for single women too. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2003. 121 p.
This is your life! You will never find contentment in living for what you hope tomorrow may hold. Contentment is for today. Life doesn’t begin when you get married. Lydia Brownback (a single, content woman herself) shows us that the single life is not a life of lacking, but a life of living. She encourages women to offer their singleness to God, allowing him to make it beautiful and purposeful.
Diane Montgomery. Nós não somos… Mas nós somos… “casos” do coração | Conexão Conselho Biblico
"Aquilo que teve início como uma amizade inocente, terminou em um “caso”. Não, não foi um envolvimento de físico nem sexual, mas foi algo igualmente perigoso… um “caso” do coração. Se não aconteceu um envolvimento sexual, será que algo estava de fato errado? O que há de mal na amizade chegada entre duas pessoas?"
FITZPARTRICK, Elyse (org). Mulheres aconselhando mulheres. São Paulo: Nutra, 2013, 427 p.
Planejado para uso próprio e também como guia para o aconselhamento de outras pessoas, este livro - que recebeu a contribuição de mais de 20 conselheiras bíblicas - oferece respostas que encorajarão e resistirão ao tempo porque a Palavra de Deus é atemporal e repleta de auxílio prático para os problemas que as mulheres enfrentam.
WELCH, Edward. Shame interrupted: how God lifts the pain of worthlessness and rejection. Greensboro, NC: New Growth Press: 2012. 352 p.
Shame controls far too many of us. Worthless, inferior, rejected, weak, humiliated, failure...it all adds up to wishing we could get away from others and hide. We know what shame feels like. The way out, however, is harder to find. But the Bible is about shame from start to finish.
SCOTT, Stuart (edit), LAMBERT, Heath (edit). Counseling the hard cases: true stories illustrating the sufficiency of God's resources in Scripture. Nashville, TN: B&H Academic, 2012. 368 p.
Stuart Scott and Heath Lambert use the true stories of real patients to show how the truths of God's Word can be released to bring help, hope, and healing into the lives of those who struggle with some of the most difficult psychiatric diagnoses.
REJU, Deepak. On guard: preventing and responding to child abuse. Greensboro, NC: New Growth Press: 2014. 208 p.
In On Guard, Deepak Reju examines why child predators target churches and offers eleven straightforward strategies to protect children from abuse and to help young victims recover if it does happen. While On Guard does provide practical help for building a child protection policy, it provides much more. Full of pastoral wisdom, On Guard recognizes that the church's response to abuse must be more comprehensive in line with her calling than a simple legal policy or clinical analysis.
POWLISON, David. Sexual assault: healing steps for victims. Greensboro, NC: New Growth Press: 2010. 24 p.
Whenever sexual abuse occurs, love is not part of the equation. Rather, the perpetrator uses power, domination, and control to injure innocent victims. David Powlison gently leads those who have been wounded sexually to a deeper relationship with God-beyond the pain-with biblical action steps.
POWLISON, David. Recovering from child abuse. Greensboro, NC: New Growth Press: 2008. 24 p.
The damage you suffered may have been done in one terrible moment or over time. But the healing and the restoration will unfold at your pace, at a human pace. It unfolds as part of your story, and it unfolds over time. Learn from David Powlison how to express your experience to God by composing your own personal liturgy. Pouring out your heart to God will begin the healing process and lead to small steps of faith and restoration.
KLEMPEL, Richard & Lois. Abused? How you can find god's help. Lima, OH: CSS, 1991. 30 p.
Are you abused? Have you been unable to find the help you need? Are you ready to find the answers that God has for you? Authors Richard and Lois Klempel have compiled this scripturally-based workbook to assist you in finding the help you are seeking. This workbook can provide you with the tools you need for growth. It will assist you in understanding the abuse and how you can recover.
KELLEMEN, Robert. Sexual abuse: beauty for ashes. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2013. 48 p.
Sexual abuse ravages the soul, causing unimaginable distress, damage, and disgrace. It is faced honestly and openly in the Bible yet we either mistrust it or ignore it, remaining in greater denial than many abuse victims themselves. Can the church truly help those who have been sexually abused? Bob Kellemen takes us on a journey toward healing, helping sufferers to reclaim beauty from the ashes of abuse and to move from victim to victor.
HOLCOMB, Justin. HOLCOMB, Lindsey A. Rid of my disgrace: hope and healing for victims of sexual assault. Westchester, Ill: Crossway, 2011. 288 p.
One in four women and one in six men are or will be victims of sexual assault in their lifetime. Because sexual assault causes physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual pain, victims need clear help, hope, and healing.