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Resources on anger management

Books (general)

Burns, David. (1999). Feeling Good Handbook. NY: Plume Publishing.

Burns, David. (1999). Feeling Good. NY: Avon Books, Inc.

Carter, Les. (2004). The Anger Trap: Free Yourself from the Frustrations that Sabotage Your Life. Jossey-Bass.

Carter, Leslie & Minirth, Frank. (1992). The Anger Workbook. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Inc.

Davis, Martha., Eshelman, Elizabeth., & McKay, Matthew. (2000). The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Worksbook., 5th Ed. CA: New Harbinger Publications.

Lerner, Harriet. (1985). The Dance of Anger. NY: Harper and Row.

McKay, Matthew & Rogers, Peter. (2000). The Anger Control Workbook. CA: New Harbinger Publications.

McKay, Matthew, Rogers, Peter., & McKay, Judith. (2003). When Anger Hurts: Quieting the Storm Within, 2nd Edition. CA: New Harbinger Publications.

Potter-Efron, Ronald. (1995). Let go of anger: The 10 most common anger styles and what to do about. CA: New Harbinger Publications.

Potter-Efron, Ronald. (2005). Angry All the Time: An Emergency Guide to Anger Control. CA: New Harbinger Publications.

Tavris, Carol. (1982). Anger: The Misunderstood Emotion. NY: Simon and Schuster.

For men

Allen, Marvin. (1994). Angry Men, Passive Men: Understanding the Roots of Men's Anger and How to Move Beyond It. Ballantine Books.

Harbin, Thomas. (2000). Beyond Anger: A Guide for Men: How to Free Yourself from the Grip of Anger and Get More Out of Life. Da Capo Press.

Wetzler, Scott. (1993). Living with the Passive-Aggressive Man. ON: Fireside.

For women

Oliver, Gary. & Wright, Norman. (2005). A Woman's Forbidden Emotion. CA: Regal Books.

Petracek, Laura. (2004). The Anger Workbook for Women: How to Keep Your Anger from Undermining Your Self-Esteem, Your Emotional Balance, and Your Relationships. CA: New Harbinger Publications.

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Resources for divorce and separation

Books

Ahrons, C. (1994). The Good Divorce: Keeping Your Family Together When Your Marriage Comes Apart. New York: Harper Collins.

Boyan, S. & Termini, A. (1999). Cooperative ParentingTM and Divorce: Shielding Your Child From Conflict—A Parent Guide to Effective Co-parenting. GA: Active Parenting.

Fisher, B. (1992). Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends. 2nd ed. CA: Impact.

Hetherington, E. & Kelly, J. (2002). For Better or for Worse: Divorce Reconsidered. New York: W. W. Norton.

Ricci, I. (1997). Mom's House, Dad's House: Making Two Homes for Your Child. New York: Fireside.

Stoner, K. (1999). Using Divorce Mediation: Save Your Money and Your Sanity. CA: Nolo Press.

Websites

http://www.divorcemag.com/ON/

It offers resources on finding a lawyer and on various divorce related issues (e.g. parenting).

http://www.ottawadivorce.com/
It gives readers information regarding divorce information in Canada (e.g. lawyers, child support).

http://kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/home_family/divorce.html
This is a kids’ guide to divorce. It helps children to cope with their parents’ divorce.

http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/talk/help_child_divorce.html
This helps a child through a divorce.

http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/families/divorce.html
This resource focuses on teenagers to help them to manage their parents’ divorce.

http://www.cooperativeparenting.com/
This site offers a wide range of services and resources to assist families as well as professionals with a successful transition from a one to two home family.

http://www.divorcehelpforchristianwomen.com/index.html
This is a Christian resource site for women recovering from divorce.

http://www.preventingdivorce.com/
It gives Christian resources on how to prevent divorce.

http://www.divorcecare.org/bookstore/
This site is managed by DivorceCare. It offers a variety of books and resources on divorce – including Christian resources.

http://www.walkingthechristianlife.com/christian-divorce-books-and-resources/
It gives a variety of Christian books for divorce recovery.

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Resources on marriage, marriage preparation, and affairs

Chapman, G. (2004). The five love languages: How to express heartfelt commitment to your mate. Chicago: Northfield Publishing.

Chow, Herman. (2009). Marriage preparation: For a life time of connection. ON. Self-publish.

Cloud, H. & Townsend, J. (2004). Boundaries: When to say yes, when to say no, to take control of your life. PA: Miniature Editions.

Cloud, H. & Townsend, J. (2002). Boundaries in marriage. MI: Zondervan.

Farrel, Bill & Pam. (2001), Men Are Like Waffles and Women Are Like Spaghetti. OR: Harvest House Publishers.

Gottman, J. (1999). The seven principles for making marriage work. NY: Three Rivers Press.

Gottman, J. (1994). Why marriages succeed or fail: What you can learn from the breakthrough research to make your marriage last. NY: Simon & Schuster.

Hendrix, H. (2001). Getting the love you want: A guide for couples. NY: H. Holt and Co.

Johnson, Sue. (2008). Hold me tight: Seven conversations for a lifetime of love. NY: Hachette Book Group.

Leman, K. (2006). Sex begins in the kitchen: Creating intimacy to make your marriage sizzle. MI: Fleming H. Revell.

Leman, K. (2003). Sheet music: Uncovering the secrets of sexual intimacy in marriage. IL: Tyndale Publishing House, Inc.

Markham, H., Stanley, S., & Blumberg, S. (2001). Fighting for your marriage: Positive steps for preventing divorce and preserving lasting love. SF: Jossey-Bass.

Olson, D. & Olson, A. (2000) Empowering couples: Building on your strengths. MN: Life Innovations Inc.

Richardson, Ronald. (1984). Family ties that bind: A self-help guide to change through family of origin therapy. Vancouver: Self-Counsel Press.

Penner, C., & Penner, J. (2003). The gift of sex: A guide to sexual fulfillment. TN: W Pub. Group.

Penner, C., & Penner, J. (2004). Sex 101: Getting your sex life off to a great start. TN: W Pub. Group.

Spring, J. A., & Spring, M. (1996). After the affair. NY: Perennial.

Snyder, Douglas., Baucom, Donald., & Gordon, Kristina. (2007). Getting past the affair: A program to help you cope, heal, and move on – together or apart. NY: The Guilford Press.

Weiner-Davis, Michele. (1992). Divorce Busting. NY: Simon & Schuster.

Wheat, Ed & Wheat, Gaye. (1977). Intended for Pleasure: Sex Technique and Sexual Fulfillment in Christian Marriage, Third Edition. MI: Fleming H. Revell.

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Resources for parenting teens

Parenting Teenagers’ Books for General Public
Barkley, Russell & Robin, Arthur. (2008). Your Defiant Teen: 10 Steps to Resolve Conflict and Rebuild Your Relationship. NY: The Guilford Press.

Bradley, Michael. (2003). Yes, Your Teen is Crazy!: Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind. WA: Habor Press.

Chapman, Gary. (2010). The Five Love Languages of Teenagers - New Edition: The Secret to Loving Teens Effectively. Il: Northfield Pub.

Clavier, Ron, (2005). Teen Brain, Teen Mind: What Parents Need to Know to Survive the Adolescent Years. Toronto: Key Porter Books.

Cloud, Henry & Townsend, John. (1998). Boundaries with kids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House.

Faber, Adele. & Mazlishyy. (2005). How to Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk. NY: HarperCollins Pub.

Feinstein, Sheryl. (2009). Inside the Teenage Brain: Parenting a Work in Progress. MA: Rowman & Littlefield Pub., Inc.

Gurian, Michael. (2000). The Good Son: Shaping the Moral Development of Our Boys and Young Men. NY: Penguin Putnam Inc.

Heath, Harriet. (2000). Using your Values to Raise Your Child to Be an Adult You Admire. Parenting Press.

Leman, Kevin. (2002). Adolescence Isn’t Terminal. IL: Tyndale House Pub.

Leman, Kevin. (2008). Have a New Kid by Friday. MI: Revell.

Nelsen, Jane & Lott, Lynn. (2000). Positive Discipline for Teenagers: Empowering Your Teens and Yourself Through Kind and Firm Parenting; NY: Prima Lifestyles.

Walsh, David. (2004). Why Do They Act That Way?: A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen. NY: Free Press.

Wolf, Anthony. (2001). Get Out of My Life…. but first could you drive me and Cheryl to the mall?. Revised Ed. NY: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.

Parenting Teenagers’ Websites for General Public

http://www.bccf.ca/
B.C. Council for Families: Information, articles on parenting issues, publication list

http://www.positiveparenting.com/
Positive Parenting: Resources & information, workshops, bulletin board, live Chat

http://www.parentingteens.com/
Offers various resources for parents of teenagers

http://kidshealth.org/
Kids Health offers help to parents, kids and teens

Parenting Teenagers’ Books for Christians

Dobson, James. (1999). Preparing for Adolescence: How to Survive the Coming Years of Change. Gospel Light Publications.

Dobson, James. (2004). The New Strong-Willed Child: Birth through Adolescence. IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

Hunt, June. (2001). Bonding with Your Teen through Boundaries. TN: Broadman & Holman Publishers.

Hutchins, David. (2000). Courageous Parenting: The Passionate Pursuit of Your Teen's Heart. CO: NavPress.

Ingram, Chip. (2006). Effective Parenting in a Defective World: IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

Laaser, Mark. (1999). Talking to Your Kids About Sex: How to Have a Lifetime of Age-Appropriate Conversations with Your Children About Healthy Sexuality: CO: Waterbook Press.

Larson, Scott. (2002). When Teens Stray- Parenting for the Long Haul. MI. Servant Publications.

Omartian, Stormie. (1995). The Power of a Praying Parent. OR: Harvest House Publishers.

Parrot, Les. (1993). Helping the Struggling Adolescent. MI: Zondervan.

Tripp, Tedd. (1995). Shepherding a Child's Heart: Parent Handbook: PA: Shepherd Press.

Parenting Teenagers’ Websites for Christians

http://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting.aspx
Focus on the family: Parenting from a Christian perspective, information, and articles

http://www.christianitytoday.com/iyf/
Campus Life Magazine (for Christian Teens)

http://www.pluggedinonline.ca/
Help parents guide teens through the world of popular youth culture from a Christian perspective – e.g. latest music, T.V series, movies, etc.

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Resources on self esteem

General

Clarke, Jean Illsley. (1998). Self-esteem: A family affair. MI: Hazelden.

Covey, Stephen. R. (1989). The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. NY: Fireside Pub.

Engel, Beverly. (1989). The Emotionally Abused Woman : Overcoming Destructive Patterns and Reclaiming You. NY: The Random House Publishing Group.

McKay, Matthew & Sutker, Catharine. (2005). The self-esteem guided journal: a 10-week program. CA: New Harbinger Pub.

McKay, Matthew., Fanning, Patrick., & Honeychurch, Carole. (2005). The self-esteem companion: Simple exercises to help you challenge your inner critic and celebrate your personal strength. CA: New Harbinger Pub.

Sherfield, Robert. (2003). The everything self-esteem book: Boost your confidence, achieve inner strength, and learn to love yourself. MA: F&W Pub. Co.

Sorensen, Marilyn. (1998). Breaking the Chain of Low Self-Esteem. Wolf Publishing Company.

Books for Parents

Gurian, Michael. (2007). Nurture the Nature: Understanding and Supporting Your Child’s Unique Core Personality. CA: Jossey-Bass.

Hartley-Brewer, Elizabeth. (2001). Raising Confident Boys: 100 Tips for Parents and Teachers. MA: Fisher Book.

Hartley-Brewer, Elizabeth. (2001). Raising Confident Girls: 100 Tips for Parents and Teachers. MA: Fisher Book.

Orlick, Terry. (1998). Feeling Great: Teaching Children to Excel at Living. ON: Creative Bound Inc.

Plummer, Deborah. (2007). Helping children to build self-esteem: a photocopy able activities book. London: Jessica Kingsley Pub.

Sher, Barbara. (1998). Self-Esteem Games: 300 Fun Activities that Make Children Feel Good about Themselves. NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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Resources for sexual addiction

Books (for sex addicts)

Bradshaw, John. (2005). Healing the Shame that Binds You. Revised Ed. FL: Health Communications.

Carnes, Patrick J. (1992). Don't Call It Love: Recovery from Sexual Addiction. NY: Bantam Books.

Carnes, Patrick J. (2001). Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction. 3rd Ed. MN: Hazelden Information Education.

Carnes, Patrick J., (1994). A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps: The Classic Guide for All People in the Process of Recovery. MN: Hazelden Information Education.

Carnes, Patrick. (2001). Facing the Shadow: Starting Sexual and Relationship Recovery: A Gentle Path to Beginning Recovery from Sex Addiction. AZ: Gentle Path Press

Carnes, Patrick., & Moriarity, Joseph. (1997). Sexual Anorexia: Overcoming Sexual Self-Hatred. MN: Hazelden Information Education.

Carnes, Patrick., Delmonico, David., Griffin, Elizabeth., & Moriarity, Joseph. (2001). In the Shadows of the Net: Breaking Free of Compulsive Online Sexual Behavior. MN: Hazelden Information Education.

Hart, Archibald. (1990). Healing Life’s Hidden Addictions. MI: Servant Publications.

Kasl, Charlotte. (1989). Women, Sex and Addiction, NY: Harper & Rowe Publishers.

Mellody, Pia. (1992). Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love. NY: Harper Collins Pub.

Mellody, Pia., & Miller, Andrea. (1989). Breaking Free: A Recovery Workbook for Facing Codependence. NY: Harper Collins Pub.

Sbraga, Tamara & O’Donohue, William. (2003). The Sex Addiction Workbook: Proven Strategies to Help You Regain Control of Your Life. CA: New Harbinger Pub.

Schneider, Jennifer & Weiss, Robert. (2001). Cybersex Exposed : Simple Fantasy or Obsession? MN: Hazelden Information Education.

Silverman, Sue William. (2001). Love Sick: One Woman's Journey Through Sexual Addiction. NY: W. W. Norton & Company.

Young, Kimberley. (1998). Caught in the Net: How to Recognize the Signs of Internet Addiction—and a Winning Strategy for Recovery. NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Books (for partners of addicts)

Beattie, Melody. (1996). Co-dependent No More. MI: Hazelden Information Education.

Crosse, Clay., Crosse, Renee., & Tabb, Mark. (2005). I Surrender All: Rebuilding A Marriage Broken By Pornography. CO: Navpress Publishing Group.

Hall, Laurie. (1996). An Affair of the Mind. IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Schneider, Jennifer. (2005). Back from Betrayal: Recovering From His Affairs. Third Edition. AZ: Recovery Resources Press.

Schneider, Jennifer. & Schneider, Burt. (2004). Sex, Lies, and Forgiveness: Couples Speak on Healing From Sex Addiction. AZ: Recovery Resources Press.

Wilson, Meg. (2007). Hope After Betrayal: Healing When Sexual Addiction Invades Your Marriage. MI. Kregel Publications

Books (Christian)

Arterburn, Stephen., Stoeker, Fred., & Yorkey, Mike. (2000). Every Man's Battle : Winning the War on Sexual Temptation One Victory at a Time, CO: Waterbrook Press.

Ethridge, Shannon. & Arterburn, Stephen. (2004). Every Young Woman's Battle: Guarding Your Mind, Heart, and Body in a Sex-Saturated World, CO: Waterbrook Press.

Ethridge, Shannon. (2003). Every Woman's Battle: Discovering God's Plan for Sexual and Emotional Fulfillment, CO: Waterbrook Press.

Harris, Joshua. (2003). Not Even a Hint: Guarding Your Heart Against Lust, OR: Multnomah Publishers.

Nouwen, Henri. (1992). The Return of the Prodigal Son, NY: Doubleday.

Weiss, Douglas. (2002). Sex, Men and God. FL: Siloam.

More books

http://www.protectkids.com/effects/resources.htm (for more books and resources)

http://www.sexhelp.com/resources_books_sexadd.cfm (for more books and resources)

Websites:

For addicts

http://www.sexhelp.com/ (Dr. Patrick Carnes’ site offers a variety of help in sexual addiction: Sexual Addiction Screening Test, books, partners of sex addicts, etc.)

http://www.netaddiction.com (Kimberley Young’s site offers a variety of help in sexual addiction: resources, ebooks, screen tests, online addiction, etc.)

http://www.sexaddict.com (Doug Weiss’ site offers a variety of help in sexual addiction: Telephone counseling, books, DVD, partners of sex addicts, etc.)

http://www.themeadows.org (Treatment Center: The Meadows)

http://www.slaafws.org (Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous)

http://www.sexaa.org (Sex Addicts Anonymous)

http://www.sa.org (Sexaholics Anonymous)

Support Groups in Ontario

http://www.recovering-couples.org/country_canada.php (Couples)

http://www.sanon.org/MeetingsCanadaON.htm (Family)

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/Internet-addiction (Online Meetings)

Tools

http://www.sexhelp.com/addiction_tests.cfm (Screen tests for sexual addiction)

http://www.xxxchurch.com/x3watch/ (A free service to contact addict’s accountability partners via email)

Christian

http://www.pureintimacy.org/ (Focus on the Family)

For family and friends

http://www.cosa-recovery.org (Codependents of Sex Addicts)

http://www.recovering-couples.org (Recovering Couples Anonymous)

http://www.sanon.org (S-Anon International Family Groups)

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