Books

Books

Someone once told me, “Leaders are readers!” This can’t be further from the truth. Let’s face it! Leading a strong family can feel like a daunting task. None of us have all the answers. With this in mind, it’s so important to educate yourself and learn from what other people have done. Here are some books that have helped us along the way.

 

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The New Strong-Willed Child

The New Strong-Willed Child is a book that every parent should read. Find out what Dr. James Dobson has to say about what makes strong-willed children the way they are. Learn how to shape your child’s will without crushing their spirit.

Though they are challenging to raise, they can grow up to have strong character. The same qualities that make them strong-willed may make them an extraordinary leader. 

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 The 5 Love Languages

Cheryl and I read this book when we were first married. Although we were in love (and still are), it helped us to better understand each other. Written by #1 New York Times best selling author Dr. Gary Chapman, this book will expand your understanding of the love you share with your spouse. This is a must read for all couples who want to grow in their love for each other. Learn the secrets of what makes love last. 

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Facing the Facts

We live in a culture that twists and distorts God’s plan for sexuality. As parents, we have a responsibility to teach our children about His plan. What’s the Big Deal? is a great series to help structure that conversation. Here are some of the subjects it covers:

Why did God make adults so that they want to have sex?
Why did God design sex to be shared only within marriage?
What did God actually say in the Bible about sex?

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Bringing Up Boys

There is so much confusion in our culture about the role of men. It’s no wonder parents are having trouble knowing how to raise boys! Bringing up Boys tackles fundamental questions that parents ask such as: Why are so many boys in crisis? What qualities should we be trying to instill in young males?

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Bringing Up Girls

Girls face a myriad of challenges as they grow up including peer pressure, eating disorders, love, sex, and more. Parents of girls need to know how to prepare their girls for womanhood. In the New York Times bestseller Bringing Up Girls, Dr. James Dobson helps you face the challenges of raising your daughters to become strong, healthy, and confident women who excel in life.

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Journey From Heartache to Hope

Journey from Heartache to Hope is filled with true stories told by clients and volunteers of Spiritual Care Support Ministries (SCSM), a ministry located in Warrenton, VA, that is dedicated to helping those experiencing loss. Your spirit will be renewed by the faith of people in devastating situations that should rob them of happiness and comfort, but instead has brought strength and courage to their lives.

SCSM staff, pastoral and lay counselors, and volunteers love this ministry and what it represents to people in need. They appreciate the people who pass through their doors and allow them into their lives and hearts. They share their tears and pain, and they hold their stories close to their hearts. They rejoice when healing begins, and they see the glimpses of joy in their future.

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Getting to the Other Side of Grief

The authors, a clinical psychologist and a pastor and professor, offer comfort and guidance to those mourning their spouse’s death. Both suffered the loss of a spouse at a relatively young age, and their empathy, combined with psychological insights, biblical observations, and male and female perspectives, help readers experience grief in the healthiest, most complete way.

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Five Cries of Grief

When Dave Strommen was killed by a bolt of lightning while jogging, his tragic death sent his parents on a grief-filled path toward healing. Coping with their pain, the Strommens encountered the five cries of grief–the cry of pain, the cry of longing, the cry for supportive love, the cry for understanding, and the cry for significance–superbly chronicled in this book.

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