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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


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.


It offers resources on finding a lawyer and on various divorce related issues (e.g. parenting).
It gives readers information regarding divorce information in Canada (e.g. lawyers, child support).
This is a kids’ guide to divorce. It helps children to cope with their parents’ divorce.
This helps a child through a divorce.
This resource focuses on teenagers to help them to manage their parents’ divorce.
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.
This is a Christian resource site for women recovering from divorce.
It gives Christian resources on how to prevent divorce.
This site is managed by DivorceCare. It offers a variety of books and resources on divorce – including Christian 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
B.C. Council for Families: Information, articles on parenting issues, publication list
Positive Parenting: Resources & information, workshops, bulletin board, live Chat
Offers various resources for parents of teenagers
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
Focus on the family: Parenting from a Christian perspective, information, and articles
Campus Life Magazine (for Christian Teens)
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


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 (for more books and resources) (for more books and resources)


For addicts (Dr. Patrick Carnes’ site offers a variety of help in sexual addiction: Sexual Addiction Screening Test, books, partners of sex addicts, etc.) (Kimberley Young’s site offers a variety of help in sexual addiction: resources, ebooks, screen tests, online addiction, etc.) (Doug Weiss’ site offers a variety of help in sexual addiction: Telephone counseling, books, DVD, partners of sex addicts, etc.) (Treatment Center: The Meadows) (Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous) (Sex Addicts Anonymous) (Sexaholics Anonymous)

Support Groups in Ontario (Couples) (Family) (Online Meetings)

Tools (Screen tests for sexual addiction) (A free service to contact addict’s accountability partners via email)

Christian (Focus on the Family)

For family and friends (Codependents of Sex Addicts) (Recovering Couples Anonymous) (S-Anon International Family Groups)

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