• Relationships
  • Communication
  • Personal Growth
  • Parenting
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Children
Boundaries: When to Say YES, When to Say NO, To Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud and
John Townsend (1992)


Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself by Melody
Beattie (1992)

 
The Dance of Intimacy by Harriet Lerner (1990)

 
The Dance of Anger: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships by Harriet
Lerner (2005)

 
Changes that Heal: The Four Shifts that Make Everything Better...And that Everyone Can Do by
Henry Cloud (1993)

 
When Love Hurts: 10 Principles to Transform Difficult Relationships by Karla Downing (2004)

 
The Chemistry of Connection: How the Oxytocin Response can Help You Find Trust, Intimacy and Love
by Susan Kuchinskas (2009)

 
Marriage: Love and Logic by Foster Cline and Hermie Cline (2005)

 
Marriage: From Surviving to Thriving: Practical Advice on Making Your Marriage Strong by Charles
Swindoll (2008)

 
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman (2010)

 
How We Love: Discover Your Love Style, Enhance Your Marriage by Milan Yerkovich and Kay Yerkovich
(2008)

 
Do I Have to Give Up Me to Be Loved by You? by Jordan Paul and Margaret Paul (2002)

 
How One of You Can Bring the Two of You Together by Susan Page (1998)

 
Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Sue Johnson (2008)

 
10 Lifesaving Principles for Women in Difficult Marriages by Karla Downing (2003)

 
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman and Nan Silver (2004)

 

The Healing Journey for Couples: Your Journal of Mutual Discovery (The Healing Journey Series) by
Phil Rich and Stuart Copans (1998)

 

The Art of Forgiving by Lewis B. Smedes (1997)

 

Don't Forgive Too Soon: Extending the Two Hands That Heal by Dennis Linn, Sheila Fabricant Linn,
and Matthew Linn (1997)

 

The Inner Voice of Love: A Journey Through Anguish to Freedom by Henri J. M. Nouwen (1999)

 

52 Weeks of Conscious Contact: Meditations for Connecting with God, Self, and Others by Melody
Beattie (2003)

Healing the Child Within: Discovery and Recovery for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families by
Charles Whitfield (1987)


Three Steps Forward, Two Steps Back by Charles Swindoll (1998)

 
Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think by Dennis Greenberger and
Christine Padesky (1995)

 
Changes that Heal: The Four Shifts that Make Everything Better...And that Everyone Can Do by
Henry Cloud (1993)

 
The Healing Journey through Addiction: You Journal for Recovery and Self-Renewal by Phil Rich
and Stuart Copans (2000)

 
52 Weeks of Conscious Contact: Meditations for Connecting with God, Self and Others by
Melody Beattie (2003)

 
The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron (2002)

 
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Miguil Ruiz (2001)

 
Calling in "The One": 7 Weeks to Attract the Love of Your Life by Katherine Woodward Thomas
(2004)

 
God on a Harley: A Spiritual Fable by Joan Brady (1997)

 
The Grace Awakening: Believing in Grace is One Thing, Living it is Another by Charles Swindoll (2010)

 
A Life Well Lived by Charles Swindoll (2007)

 
Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life by Charles Swindoll (1994)

 
Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation by Daniel Siegel (2010)

 
Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything by Geneen Roth (2010)

 
All Health's Breaking Loose: Your Personal Boot Camp Guide to Becoming Your Authentic, Lean,
Naturally Beautiful Self
by Loa Blasuci (2010)

 
Healing Trauma: A Pioneering Program for Restoring the Wisdom of Your Body by Peter Levine (2008)

Note: Books specific to parenting teenagers and for grandparents are located at           
         the end of this list.

Attachment-Focused Parenting: Effective Strategies to Care for Children  by Daniel A. Hughes (2009)

The Connected Child : Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family  by Karyn B. Purvis, David R.
Cross, and Wendy Lyons Sunshine (2007)

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish (1999)

Trauma-Proofing Your Kids: A Parents' Guide for Instilling Confidence, Joy and Resilience by
Peter A. Levine and Maggie Kline (2008)

Super Parenting in 15 Days: A Back-To-Basics Guide to Parenting Young Children by Tim Stafford
(1996)

The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell M.D. (1997)

No: Why Kids--of All Ages--Need to Hear It and Ways Parents Can Say It by David Walsh (2007)

Boundaries with Kids: How Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Children by Henry Cloud and John
Townsend (2001)

Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen (2006)

Parenting Well in a Media Age: Keeping Our Kids Human by Gloria DeGaetano and Diane Dreher PhD
(2004)

So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids by
Diane E. Levin Ph.D. and Jean Kilbourne Ed.D. (2009)

Parenting: From Surviving to Thriving: Building Healthy Families in a Changing World by Charles R.
Swindoll (2008)

Parenting With Love And Logic (Updated and Expanded Edition) by Foster Cline and Jim Fay (2006)

                            ...and other Love and Logic parenting books by Jim Fay

Toughlove by Phyllis York, David York, and Ted Wachtel (1985)

Giving The Love That Heals by Harville PhD Hendrix (1998)

Backtalk: 4 Steps to Ending Rude Behavior in Your Kids by Audrey Ricker (1998)

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff with Your Family: Simple Ways to Keep Daily Responsibilities and
Household Chaos From Taking Over Your Life (Don't Sweat the Small Stuff Series)
by Richard
Carlson (1998)

   

FOR PARENTING TEENS:

Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me & Cheryl to the Mall: A Parent's Guide to the New
Teenager, Revised and Updated
by Anthony E. Wolf Ph.D (2002)

WHY Do They Act That Way?: A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen by
David Walsh and Nat Bennett (2005)

Positive Discipline for Teenagers by Jane Nelsen Ed.D. and Lynn Lott (2000)

Parenting Teens With Love And Logic (Updated and Expanded Edition) by Foster Cline and Jim Fay
(2006)

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher and Ruth Ross (2005)

 
   

GRANDPARENTING:

Grandparenting With Love & Logic: Practical Solutions to Today's Grandparenting Challenges by Jim
Fay

The Healing Journey through Divorce: Your Journal of Understanding and Renewal (The Healing
Journey Series)
by Phil Rich and Lita Linzer Schwartz (1999)


When Mom and Dad Divorce: An Elf-Help Book for Kids by Emily Menendez-Aponte and R.W. Alley
(1999)
 
   
Dinosaurs Divorce by Marc Brown and Laurie Krasny Brown (1988)  
   
Dear Judge (Kid's Letters to the Judge) by Charlotte Hardwick (2008)
The Healing Journey through Grief: Your Journal for Reflection and Recovery by Phil Rich (1999)

Nothing Was the Same by Kay Redfield Jamison (2009)

 
How to Survive the Loss of a Love by Peter McWilliams, Harold Bloomfield, and Melba Colgrove
(1993)

 
Tear Soup by Pat Schweibert, Chuck deKlyen, and Taylor Bills (2005)

 
The Inner Voice of Love: A Journey through Anguish to Freedom by Henri Nouwen (1999)

 
Don't Forgive Too Soon: Extending the Two Hands that Heal by Dennis Linn, Sheila Fabricant
Linn, and Matthew Linn (1997)

 
Hope Again by Charles Swindoll (1997)

 
Laugh Again by Charles Swindoll (1995)

Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell (1998)

Mad Isn't Bad: A Child's Book About Anger (Elf-Help Books for Kids) by Michaelene Mundy and
R. W. Alley (1999)

Sad Isn't Bad: A Good-Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing With Loss (Elf-Help Books for Kids) by
Michaelene Mundy and R. W. Alley (1998)

When Mom and Dad Divorce:: An Elf-Help Book for Kids (Elf-Help Books for Kids) by Emily Menendez-
Aponte and R. W. Alley (1999)

Dinosaurs Divorce by Marc Brown and Laurie Krasny Brown ( 1988)

When Someone You Love Has Cancer: A Guide to Help Kids Cope (Elf-Help Books for Kids) by Alaric
Lewis and R. W. Alley (2005)

When Your Grandparent Dies: A Child's Guide to Good Grief (Elf-Help Books for Kids) by Victoria Ryan
and R. W. Alley (2002)

Why Did Grandpa Die?: A Book About Death (Learn About Living Books) by Barbara Shook Hazen
(1985)

The Goodbye Boat by Mary Joslin, Claire St. Louis Little, and Claire St. Louis Little (1999)

Gentle Willow: A Story for Children About Dying by Joyce C. Mills and Cary Pillo (2003)

There's No Such Thing as a Dragon by Jack Kent (2009)

Love You Forever by Robert Munsch and Sheila McGraw (1995)

Wow! It's Great Being A Duck by Joan Rankin (2001)

You Are Special (Max Lucado's Wemmicks) by Max Lucado and Sergio Martinez (2007)

God Thinks You're Wonderful by Max Lucado and Chris Shea (2003)

Just the Way You Are by Max Lucado and Sergio Martinez (1999)

You Are Mine and If Only I Had a Green Nose (Max Lucado's Wemmicks) by Max Lucado and Sergio
Martinez (2006)

All You Ever Need by Max Lucado, Karen Hill, and Douglas Klauba (2000)

Punchinello: One of a Kind (Max Lucado's Wemmicks) by Max Lucado and Max Lucado's Wemmicks
(2004)

The Oak Inside the Acorn by Max Lucado and George Angelini (2006)

Your Special Gift (Max Lucado's Wemmicks) by Max Lucado and David Wenzel (2006)

Because I Love You by Max Lucado and Mitchell Heinze (1999)

Happy to Be Me!: A Kid Book about Self-Esteem (Elf-Help Books for Kids) by Christine Adams,
Robert J. Butch, and R. W. Alley (2001)

Learning to Be a Good Friend: A Guidebook for Kids (Elf-Help Books for Kids) by Christine A. Adams
and R. W. Alley (2004)

Keeping School Cool!: A Kid's Guide to Handling School Problems (Elf-Help Books for Kids) by
Michaelene Mundy and R. W. Alley (2002)

God is My Friend: A Kid's Guide to God (Elf-Help Books for Kids) by Lisa O. Engelhardt and
R. W. Alley (2002)

Bye-Bye, Bully: A Kid's Guide for Dealing with Bullies (Elf-Help Books for Kids) by J. S. Jackson and
R. W. Alley (2003)

Bratty Brothers and Selfish Sisters: All about Sibling Rivalry (Elf-Help Books for Kids) by R. W. Alley
(2007)

Standing Up to Peer Pressure: A Guide to Being True to You (Elf-Help Books for Kids) by Jim Auer
and R. W. Alley (2003)

Getting Out of a Stress Mess!: A Guide for Kids (Elf-Help Books for Kids) by Michaelene Mundy
and R. W. Alley (2000)

Shyness Isn't a Minus: How to Turn Bashfulness Into a Plus (Elf-Help Books for Kids) by
J. S. Jackson and R. W. Alley (2006)

A Kid's Guide to Keeping Family First (Elf-Help Books for Kids) by J. S. Jackson and R. W. Alley (2005)

Be the Star That You Are!: A Book for Kids Who Feel Different (Elf-Help Books for Kids) by
Susan Heyboer O'Keefe and R. W. Alley (2005)

Playing Fair, Having Fun: A Kid's Guide to Sports and Games (Elf-Help Books for Kids) by
Daniel Grippo and R. W. Alley (2004)

Respect: Dare to Care, Share, and Be Fair! by Ted O'Neal, Jenny O'Neal, and R. W. Alley (2001)

Right and Wrong and Being Strong: A Kid's Guide by Lisa O. Engelhardt and R. W. Alley (2001)