Recommended Reading

Marriage and Sexuality

Passionate Marriage by David Schnarch

Intimacy and Desire by David Schnarch

Hold Me Tight by Sue Johnson

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

Sex for Christians by Lewis Smedes


Parenting with Love & Logic by Foster Cline and Jim Fay

Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids– by Kim John Payne

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child– by John Gottman

Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys—by Dan Kindlon and Michael Thompson

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher

Becoming Attached: First Relationships and How They Shape Our Capacity to Love by Robert Karen

How Children Raise Their Parents by Dan Allender

Toxic Parents by Susan Forward

Kids, Parents, & Power Struggle by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Our Last Best Shot by Laura Sessions

Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

The Angry Teenager by Lee Carter

Ten Talks Parents Must Have with Their Children about Sex and Character by Pepper Schwartz and Dominic Capello

What Children Want their Parents to Know by Diana Loomans

The Art of Talking to your Teenager by Paul Sweats


Mountain of Silence by Kyriacos C. Markides

Inner River by Kyriacos C. Markides

Soul Making: The Desert Way of Spirituality by Alan Jones

Cry of the Soul: How Our Emotions Reveal Our Deepest Questions About God by Dan Allender

Sounds of the Eternal by J.Philip Newell

Celtic Benediction by J. Philip Newell

The Celtic Way of Evangelism by George Hunter

The Mentored Life: From Individualism to Personhood by James Houston and Dallas Willard

Father Joe: The Man Who Saved My Soul by Tony Hendra

The Shack by William Young

I and Thou by Martin Buber

Space for God: The Study and Practice of Prayer and Spirituality  by Don Postema

Dark Night of the Soul by St. John of the Cross and Father Benedict Zimmerman

Return of the Prodigal: A Story of Homecoming by Henri Nouwen

Hinds Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard

My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning

Abba’s Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging by Brennan Manning

Ruthless Trust by Brennan Manning

Telling Secrets by Frederick Buechner


Embodying Forgiveness by Gregory Jones

Forgiveness by Gary Inrig