Resources for our very special Single, Separated, Divorced and Widowed parishioners.
Let Us Pray For You
Offers FREE grief counseling. Kathy has years of experience and would love to help you find healing and support. Contact her at: [email protected] 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;