In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to overlook our health and well-being. However, when we neglect our health, it can affect every area of our lives, particularly our mental health and stamina. So, as we continue on the journey to be and love like Jesus, let’s lean into the wisdom of God and attend to our mental well-being. God has given us a good and gracious gift with life, so may we live it to the fullest.

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Sunday Teaching Series

October 8 | What is Mental Health

Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers, Dane C. Ortlund

Boundaries.me website, Dr. Henry Cloud

October 15 | Don't Go It Alone

The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe About Ourselves, Curt Thompson, MD

The Deepest Place: Suffering and the Formation of Hope, Curt Thompson, MD

Anatomy of the Soul: Surprising Connections between Neuroscience and Spiritual Practices That Can Transform Your Life and Relationships, Curt Thompson, MD

October 22 | Calm My Anxious Mind

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, Dale Carnegie

October 29 | The Parent Equation

The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control over Their Lives, William Stixrud PhD, Ned Johnson

How to Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen, David Brooks

(see additional parenting resources in the Kids, Students & Families section below)

November 5 | My Only Friend is Darkness

The Inner Voice of Love: A Journey Through Anguish to Freedom, Henri Nouwen

Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission, Amy Simpson

The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness, by Jonathon Haidt

National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention's "Faith. Hope. Life" Action Steps

What Does the Bible Actually Say About Church Fellowship The Bible Project (bibleproject.com)

The Rabbit Listened (Children’s Book) by Cori Doerrfeld

Fear Gone Wild - A Story of Mental Illness, Suicide, and Hope Through Loss by Kayla Stoecklein

Grieving a Suicide - A loved one's search for comfort, answers, and hope by Albert Y. Hsu

Livingworks' Faith (Suicide care training) Glen Bloomstrom

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (Available 24 hours) Speak with someone today.
Call or text: 988

Our Well-being and Flourishing

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: It's Impossible to Be Spiritually Mature, While Remaining Emotionally Immature, Peter Scazzero

The Soul of Desire: Discovering the Neuroscience of Longing, Beauty, and Community, Curt Thompson and Makoto Fujimura

Joy and the Act of Resistance Against Despair, Theology of Joy Podcast, Willie Jennings

Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence, Sarah Young

Walking Alongside Someone

*Reclaiming Your Lost Soul: A Soul Seekers Life Guide for Healing Codependency, Peg Roberts, M.A., LMFT

The Language of Letting Go: Daily Meditations for Codependents, Melody Beattie

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, When to Say No, to Take Control of Your Life, Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

The Emotionally Destructive Relationship: Seeing It, Stopping It, Surviving It, Leslie Vernick

Kids, Students & Families

*GIST: The Essence of Raising Life-Ready Kids, Timothy Johanson, MD, Michael Anderson LP

Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings, Kenneth Ginsburg MD and Martha M Jablow

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, Angela Duckworth

Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal, Donna Jackson Nakazawa

Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence, Laurence Steinberg PhD

Connected Families Podcast, Connected Families:
"Sensitive-Intense Kids" online course

Adult Children Secrets of Dysfunctional Families: The Secrets of Dysfunctional Families, John C. Friel Ph.D., Linda D. Friel M.A.

Parenting Resource List

Trauma

*From Trauma to Transformation: A Path to Healing and Growth, Debbie Laaser M.A., LMFT

*Shattered Vows: Hope and Healing for Women Who Have Been Sexually Betrayed, Debbie Laaser M.A., LMFT

Shattered Dreams: God's Unexpected Path to Joy, Dr. Larry Crabb

Counseling Resources

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