Resources for our very special Single, Separated, Divorced and Widowed parishioners.
Let Us Pray For You
Let our parish prayer chain pray for you! Send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call one of our prayer team members: Nancy Moix, email@example.com; Barbara Kordsmeier, firstname.lastname@example.org
Offers FREE grief counseling. Kathy has years of experience and would love to help you find healing and support. Contact her at: email@example.com or 501-269-1998.
Our St. Joseph parish family members have used and recommend the counseling options listed here.
CatholicDivorce.com - The Catholic's Divorce Survival Guide
GriefShare - Resources plus the opportunity to find a local meeting.
Beginning Experience - Serving the widowed, separated & divorced. A weekend retreat option, plus resources on hope & grief.
Money Management - Dave Ramsey - Get out of debt and gain control of your financial life.
RECOMMENDED BOOKS FOR GRIEF & HEALING
HOPE & ENCOURAGEMENT
Holding Hands with God, Catholic Women Share Their Stories of Courage and Hope, Edited by Ronda Chervin
To Heaven and Back, A Doctor’s Extraordinary Account of Her Death, Heaven, Angels, And Life Again (A True Story), by Mary C. Neal, MD
The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven, A remarkable account of miracles, angels and life beyond this world; a true story; by Kevin and Alex Malarkey
Waking Up In Heaven, A True Story of Brokenness, Heaven and Life Again
God’s Heart for You, Embracing Your True Worth as a Woman, by Holly Gerth
His Princess- Love Letters from Your King, by Sheri Rose Shepherd
New Light on Depression: Help, Hope, and Answers for the Depressed and Those Who Love Them, David B. Biebel, D. Min. & Harold G. Koenig, M.D.
A Joy I’d Never Known, by Jan Dravecky
Why I Jumped, by Tina Zahn. Her true story of depression, dramatic rescue & return to hope.
Tear Soup, A Recipe for Healing After Loss, by Pat Schwiebert & Chuck DeKlyen
The Grief Recovery Handbook, A Step-by-Step Program for Moving Beyond Loss, by John W. James & Frank Cherry
One-Minute Prayers for Comfort and Healing, by Hope Lyda
My Beautiful Broken Shell, Words of Hope to Refresh the Soul, by Carol Hamblet Adams
Let in the Light; Facing the Hard Stuff with Hope, by Patricia H. Livingston
When Life Doesn’t Go Your Way; Hope for Catholic Women Facing Disappointment and Pain, by Katrina Zeno
Lord, I Hurt! The Grace of Forgiveness and the Road to Healing, by Anne Costa
The Tree That Survived the Winter, by Mary Fahy
Dare to Trust, Dare to Hope Again; Living with Losses of the Heart, by Kari West
Holding Hands with God; Catholic Women Share Their Stories of Courage & Hope, Edited by Ronda Chervin
A Grief Unveiled – One Father’s Journey Through the Death of a Child; with added section of “Fifteen Years Later”; by Gregory Floyd; this is very user friendly and appropriate for dealing with any kind of loss. (Catholic author)
From Hurting to Happy – Transforming Your Life After Loss; by Barbara Bartocci (Christian Perspective)
SUFFERING & SPIRITUAL GROWTH
Amazing Grace for Those Who Suffer – 10 Life Changing Stories of Hope & Healing, by Jeff Cavins & Matthew Pinto
The Road Less Traveled, 25th Anniversary Edition, by M. Scott Peck, M.D.
Wounds That Heal, Bringing Our Hurts to the Cross, by Stephen Seamands
Trusting God through Tears, A Story to Encourage, by Jehu Thomas Burton
Everybody Needs to Forgive Somebody, by Allen Hunt (Dynamic Catholic.com) (FREE copy in the Adult Faith Office)
DEPENDENCY & CO-DEPENDENCY
Facing CoDependence- What it is, Where it comes from, How it Sabotages Our Lives, by Pia Mellody
Codependents’ Guide To The Twelve Steps, by Melody Beattie
Codependent No More - How to Stop Controlling Others & Start Caring for Yourself, by Melody Beattie
Beyond Codependency, And Getting Better All The Time, by Melody Beattie
Playing It by Heart – Taking Care of Yourself No Matter What, by Melody Beattie
Choices – Taking Control of Your Life & Making it Matter, by Melody Beattie
Boundaries – When to Say Yes, When to Say No, by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend
DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES & HEALING
Adult Children of Alcoholics, by Janet Geringer Woitiz, Ed.D.
Forgiving our Parents, Forgiving our Selves, Healing Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families, by Dr. David Stoop & Dr. James Masteller
A Child Called “It”, One Child’s Courage to Survive, by Dave Pelzer
The Lost Boy, A Foster Child’s Search for the Love of a Family, by Dave Pelzer
Beginning to Heal, Revised Edition, by Ellen Bass & Laura Davis
Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse, by Diane Mandt Langberg, Ph.D.
On the Threshold of Hope, by Diane Mandt Langberg, Ph.D.
Conquered Legacy, A Healing Journey, by Dr. F. Felicia Ferrara
Divine, by Karen Kingsbury; a book of fiction that is full of hope for healing;