Recommended Resources


Regarding anxiety & depression

• American Health Network at 1115 Ronald Reagan Pkwy, Avon, IN 46123; Offers Christian health care providers who can give medication prescriptions

Focus on the Family. Thriving Pastor, free e-book provides church leaders with a summary of “Acute Mental Illness and Christian Faith, helps pastors identify mental illness and make effective referrals for Christian counseling.

Focus on the Family Equips Pastors to Address Mental Illness

Mood Disorders and a Reason to Live | Boundless … The impact of mood disorders, whose average onset is … Many people with depression drink, or use … transmitted “meaning,” such as church and family …

The Anxiety Cure book; A Proven Method for Dealing with Worry, Stress and Panic Attacks, by Dr. Archibald Hart

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality; It’s Impossible to be Spiritually Mature While Remaining Emotionally Immature; book by Peter Scazzero

The Thorn in the Flesh; Hope for All Who Struggle with Impossible Conditions; book by R.T. Kendall

• Movie “Same kind of different as me”


Regarding issues related to pornography

Sexual Temptation: How Christian workers can win the battle; by Randy Alcorn (1988).

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage: DVD by Mark Gungor

• Christian Counseling Today Magazine Vol. 22, No. 1. Re: Pornography & Sexual Addiction.

Every Man’s Battle book by Stephen Afterburn & Stoeker, F. (2009)

Finally Free; Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace; book by Heath Lambert

When Your Husband is Addicted to Porn; Healing Your Wounded Heart; book by Vicki Tiede

Reclaiming Surrendered Ground; Protecting Your Family from Spiritual Attacks, book by Jim Logan (2016)

• Movie “I am Jane Doe” – currently available on Netflix

• XXX Church that meets at The Athenaeum, 401 East Michigan, Indianapolis, IN 46204

RAPHAHOUSE – Trafficking & Exploitation


Related to LGBT issues

Focus On The Family

• The bridge ministry: (life groups for homosexuals at life church Indianapolis and Brownsburg) @10280 E. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46229

Walls down ministry by Ty Wyss; Helping the conservative church love LGBT + people

Counter Culture: Following Christ in an Anti-Christian Age, by David Platt

• Be aware: resources twisting scripture condone LBTQ “Torn” by Justin Lee

• Religion and Ethics by Russell Moore

• God believes in love by Gene Robinson

• Lead them Home –by Bill Henson

• What does the Bible teach about homosexuality? By Kevin DeYoung

• Is God Anti-Gay? By Sam Allberry

• Preston Sprinkle – Faith, Sexuality, Gender

• Counter Culture by David Platt

• The Professional Counselor, 1(1), 57-62. By J.E. Mabey (2011)

• God, the Gospel, and the Gay Challenge — A Response to Matthew Vines,” 22 April 2014, by Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr.

• Where Christian churches, other religions stand on gay marriage, 18 June 2014; “ECLA votes to allow gay pastors,” 21 August 2009. By David Masci

Messy Grace, by Caleb Kaltenbach

Related to Codependence

Related to addiction in kids

The Willow Center Treatment and Recovery, 515 North Green Street, Suite 402,
Brownsburg, IN 46112, Phone: (317) 852-3690; Fax: (317) 852-2766;

• Teen Challenge provides a broad scope of help and information in every area of drug and alcohol abuse. 3728 W. Chestnut Expwy. Springfield, MO 65802, (417) 862-6969,

• Eaton, L., Holz, A., Waliszewski, B. The Vicious Truth About Drug Addiction and Alcoholism retrieved July 10, 2017 from Focus on the Family website.


Regarding addictions in the church

• Teen Challenge provides a broad scope of help and information in every area of drug and alcohol abuse. 3728 W. Chestnut Expwy. Springfield, MO 65802, (417) 862-6969,

The Willow Center Treatment and Recovery, 515 North Green Street, Suite 402,
Brownsburg, IN 46112, Phone: (317) 852-3690; Fax: (317) 852-2766;
(Out-Patient services)

• Fairbanks Hospital
Detox and Rehab Center, (Adults and Adolescents age 18 and older). Indianapolis Location: 8102 Clearvista Parkway, Indianapolis, IN 46256; Hendricks
County Location: 6100 Clarks Creek Road, Suite 102, Plainfield, IN 46168
(317) 806-7522

Valle Vista Health System, 898 E. Main Street, Greenwood, IN 46143, Phone: (800) 447-1348 ; Fax: (317) 859-4320.


Related to ADHD

• (NIH) National Institute of Mental Health: ADHD THE BASICS



Related to dealing with difficult behavior

The Connected Child by Drs. Karyn Purvis and David Cross

Creating Trauma-Informed Classrooms BY CASEY CALL, PH.D., KARYN PURVIS,


Regarding raising kids in a social media/electronic crazed world &

Hickem, C. (2012)“Unfriended: Parenting in a Social Media World”

• American Academy of Pediatrics: “Clinical Report –The Impact of Social Media on Children, Adolescents, and Families(March, 2017).

Parenting Techies–available



Regarding marriage

Focus on the Family

His Needs Her Needs, Harley, W. (1986). 


Related to anger in marriage

From Anger to Intimacy: How Forgiveness Can Transform Your Marriage Cunningham, Ted.,Smalley, Gary. (2009)

Prepare/Enrich–Multiple Care To Change Counselors certified as Prepare/Enrich
Counselors. The Prepare Enrich process addresses couples communication, anger, and other marriage stressors


Regarding domestic violence

What Women Wished Pastors Knew: Understanding the Hopes, Hurts, Needs, and Dreams of Women in the Church by Denise George; Zondervan.

Refuge from Abuse: Healing and Hope for Abused Christian Women by Nancy Nason-Clark and Catherine Clark Kroeger; InterVarsity Press.

Domestic Violence: What Every Pastor Needs to Know by Al Miles; Fortress Press.

Violence in Families: What Every Christian Needs to Know by Al Miles; Fortress Press.

The Emotionally Destructive Relationship: Seeing it! Stopping it! Surviving it! by Leslie Vernick; Harvest House.

When “I Do” Becomes “I Don’t” by Laura Petherbridge; David C. Cook.

A Dangerous Marriage: Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence by S. R. McDill and Linda McDill; Spire 

Keeping the Faith: Guidance for Christian Women Facing Abuse by Marie Fortune; Harper, San Francisco.

He Promised He’d Stop: Helping Women Find Safe Passage from Abusive Relationships by Michael Groetsch; Crisis Prevention Inst. Inc.

Ending Violence in Teen Dating Relationships by Al Miles; Augsburg Fortress Publishers.


Regarding Race

How to know when it’s time for therapy

5 Key Differences Between Mental Illness and Spiritual Struggle

Mental Illness & Medication vs. Spiritual Struggles & Biblical Counseling