Articles and advice about a variety of mental and emotional health topics

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, Amy Morin

Getting over the Blues by Leslie Vernick (Christian counselor/life coach)

When Life Goes Dark: Finding Hope in the Midst of Depression by Richard Winter

The Worry Cure by Robert Leahy

Dare: The New Way to End Anxiety and Stop Panic Attacks by Barry McDonagh

On marriage & achieving healthy relationships

Attachments: Why You Love, Feel, and Act the Way You Do
by Dr. Tim Clinton and Dr. Gary Sibcy (Christian counselors)

Taking Out Your Emotional Trash: Face Your Feelings and Build Healthy Relationships by Georgia Shaffer (Christian counselor/life coach)

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert
by John Gottman PhD and Nan Silver

The Emotionally Destructive Marriage: How to Find Your Voice and Reclaim Your Hope
by Leslie Vernick— resources for parenting, relationships, family life, emotional and spiritual health

How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk: The Foolproof Way to Follow Your Heart Without Losing Your Mind
by John Van Epp and Alexander Cendese (John Van Epp—counselor/pastor)

Love Factually: 10 Proven Steps from I Wish to I Do
by Duana Welch

Prepare & Enrich Blog on healthy romantic relationships:

Boundaries in Marriage: Understanding the Choices that Make or Break Loving Relationships
Henry Cloud & John Townsend (Christian counselors)

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life
Henry Cloud & John Townsend

Books about childhood trauma or neglect

Running on Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect
by Jonice Webb and Christine Musello

Bad Childhood—Good Life: How to Blossom and Thrive in Spite of an Unhappy Childhood by Laura Schlesinger, PhD.

Hush, Breathe, and Soar by Nicole Bromley (Christian author/speaker) — Note The Laundry List of 14 Traits of Children of Addicts/ very good resources for recovery from a chaotic family of origin

Co-Dependency & Addiction Recovery

The Language of Letting Go: Daily Meditations for Codependents; Co Dependant No More; The New CoDependency by Melody Beattie (Christian author/speaker)

The Addiction Recovery Workbook: Powerful Skills for Preventing Relapse Every Day
by Paula A. Freedman Psy.D.

Never Binge Again: Reprogram Yourself to Think Like a Permanently Thin Person. Stop Overeating and Binge Eating and Stick to the Food Plan of Your Choice!
by Glenn Livingston Ph.D. 12 step website for CoDependency recovery

Celebrate Recovery — (Christian 12 step program)

AA (12 steps) —