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Foundations Group Core

“The Man of Her Dreams, The Woman of His” – Joel & Kathy Davisson
Joel and Kathy Davisson experienced a troubled marriage for ten years while in the ministry. Their troubles culminated in adultery while pastoring their first church in 1991. For three years they struggled and then began to learn fresh, life-giving principles of how to have an outrageously happy marriage. God taught them that marriage has been presented ‘upside down’ in the church for 45 years. The principles that Joel and Kathy started to live in 1994 set their marriage right side up and will do the same thing for yours. Joel and Kathy lived this successful and new paradigm for ten years before writing their story and sharing the lessons learned.

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“Livin’ It And Lovin’ It!” – Joel & Kathy Davisson
This book contains details of what God has taught Joel and Kathy since releasing their first book. They tackle sticky subjects such as headship, help-meet, respect and past baggage. Chapters also cover advice to men who have lost their wives, women who commit adultery and men who refuse to make love to their wives! Joel and Kathy’s second book is just like their first one.. it is radical, different, it teaches marriage the way that marriage should be taught (which is opposite the traditional teachings that the church has propogated for years) and most importantly, the way that Joel and Kathy teaches marriage ACTUALLY WORKS!

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“Discovering the Mind of a Woman” – Ken Nair
In “Discovering the Mind of a Woman” husbands learn to understand their wives as Christ would. From this point they learn to respond to their wives in a consistent Christlike manner.

A radically transformed and renewed marriage is the result.Drawing from his own story and the stories of husbands whose marriages were dissolving, Ken Nair reveals major problems in life and marriage. After discussing the problems, he reveals relationship altering concepts which not only will revive a marriage, they will radiate throughout couple’s lives as well.

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“Discovering The Heart Of A Man” – Ken Nair
Ladies, read this while your husband is reading “Discovering the Mind of a Woman”, then trade, you both need to read each book!

This is a FANTASTIC book. What a great compliment to “Discovering the Mind of a Woman”.  This book helps you understand your husband, It helps you become the Help-meet that your husband needs and Christ calls you to be.   This book confronts traditional church submission….with a real Biblical view that calls both people in a marriage to accountability and then maturity.

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“Angry Men and the Women Who Love Them” – Paul Hegstrom
From the earliest years of his marriage, Paul Hegstrom handled his problems and frustrations the only way he knew how: with fists and fury. Talking about the problem only intensified his rage. Going into the Christian ministry didn’t help either, the guilt merely magnified his despair. Facing a charge of attempted murder and a prison term, Hegstrom got the wake-up call he needed.

With professional help and an intense struggle with spiritual issues, he began the lengthy process of healing and recovery.  Through a fascinating, yet thorough examination of the psychological components of various types of abuse, along with true examples from his own life and others, Hegstrom points the way back to wholeness and freedom.

An invaluable aid for the man who batters, the woman who feels trapped, and the pastor, counselor, or friend who desperately wants to help them both, “Angry Men and the Women Who Love Them” offers straight answers for those willing to overcome the cycle of violence.

The revised and updated edition includes a new chapter that discusses the physiological and psychological changes in the brain when abuse occurs.

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“Broken Children, Grown-up Pain” – Paul Hegstrom
Despair. Emotional isolation. Self-loathing. Immaturity.  Abusive actions.

These are just some of the damaging fragments that remain embedded within our personalities, behaviors, and souls when we are broken as children. The memory of the past may seem distant and clouded, but within its scars deep wounds remain that continue to inflict pain upon our adult lives–and often end up spilling into the lives of others.

In “Broken Children, Grown-Up Pain”, Paul Hegstrom, author of “Angry Men and the Women Who Love Them”, shows us the scars from his broken childhood and shares practical and proven methods for facing and dealing with the pain of the past. By using scientific research, psychological studies, and biblical principles–especially those found in the Jewish model of raising children–he points us to the place of healing where we are finally free to pursue authentic relationships and build healthy emotional intimacy with others.

This updated version of “Broken Children, Grown-Up Pain” is an excellent resource for pastors, teachers, counselors, psychologists, parents, or anyone wounded by an abusive past.

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Origins Group Core

“Awakening The Slumbering Spirit” – John & Paula Sandford
Many people feel unfulfilled. Some cannot put their finger on what is holding them back, but they know that something is.

Presented with clarity, understanding, and great biblical and psychological insight, this book reveals the relationship between the personal spirit and the Holy Spirit. It shows the areas of a person’s life that can be hindered by a slumbering personal spirit, such as the conscience, building and sustaining personal relationships, intimate communication, and devotional life. It gives life-transforming principles for awakening our personal spirit and learning to walk confidently in the nature and image of Christ.

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“Choosing Forgiveness” – John & Paula Sandford
This has to be the best book EVER on forgiveness.

The most cruel things that ever happen to us in life, are caused by fellow human beings, and most often those closest to us….they are the ones who know best how to hurt us the most.  How do you forgive when the worst possible thing has been done to you and the pain and hurt are so deep and intense?

This book will not only tell you how, but how vital it is to your very life and health.  This book is very insightful, has real life examples, and hits to the heart.

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