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Elders’ Wife Resources

How to be a People Helper
Author: Gary R Collins
Everyone faces problems, and it is likely that we can help people more than we realize. This book helps people to: 1) become more sensitive to the feelings of others. 2) learn how to deal with “people problems” 3) learn how to use principles similar to ones used by professionals in helping people and 4) know when and where to refer people.


Learning to Tell Myself the Truth
Author: William Backus, Ph.D.
This 220-page workbook helps readers to understand individuals who struggle with negative self-talk and learn to use scriptural truths to think in a more healthy, Christ-like manner. It includes specific chapters on dealing with depression, anxiety, anger, and perfectionism.


Encouragement: The Unexpected Power of Building Others Up amazon.comAuthor: Dr. Larry Crabb
Part one deals with understanding encouragement, and part two explores the process of encouragement, including such practical how-to’s as developing a careful selection of encouraging words; cultivating active listening skills; using biblical fellowship to move beyond superficial smiles and shallow greets; and recognizing subtle opportunities for encouragement.


Boundaries: When to Say Yes, When to Say No, To Take Control of Your Life
Authors: Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend
This 304-page book is about developing emotional and relational boundaries. It focuses on helping you take responsibility for your own actions and not let others run over your boundaries by using guilt, anger, or manipulation.



Intervarsity Press and NavPress adapted Bible Studies
Over 30 Bible studies are available through the Apostolic Christian Book Store.

The Illustrated Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living
Author: Russ Harris
This 176-page book is takes the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and teaches them through fun, easy-to-understand cartoons. Even if you are ‘not a reader”, you will have no problem getting through this book and learning the concepts!