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River Valley Counselor Referral List

The following list of recommended professional Christian counselors in our community who have been interviewed by the Care Pastors about the ways in which their Biblically-founded perspectives and growing personal relationships with the Lord interweave their professional expertise and therapeutic methods.

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Care Guide For Leaders

This care guide is here to help you as a leader respond to the needs of those in your Small Group or Serve Team, no matter what season of life they are in.

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RAMSEY+

At River Valley Church, we want you to experience financial freedom by trusting God and honoring Him with your finances! We are providing Ramsey+ to you FREE OF CHARGE!

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The Grieving Child: A Parent’s Guide

Explaining death to a child is one of the most difficult tasks a parent or other relative can face. The Grieving Child offers practical, compassionate advice for helping a child cope with the death of a parent or other loved one.

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Finding Your Way after the Suicide of Someone You Love

Finding Your Way after the Suicide of Someone You Love is a compassionate and practical guide that addresses the intensely personal issues of survivors of suicide (SOS).

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The Tender Scar: Life After the Death of a Spouse

Offering hope and healing for the brokenhearted, The Tender Scar addresses the heart-wrenching pain of losing a spouse. Working from journal entries written after the death of his wife, Mabry uses his own journey as a stepping-stone to a practical discussion of the grief process.

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From One Widow to Another: Conversations on the New You

From One Widow to Another offers practical advice for those facing the loss of a spouse. Drawing from her own loss, Neff walks with the reader through practical issues to a sense of encouragement.

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Grieving the Loss of a Child: Ministering to Those Who Have Experienced the Death of a Child

This book is short, but precise, and written to guide those who have lost a child and in the process of dealing with grief.

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Audacity

This four-session video study will teach you how to overcome your fear and share the gospel lovingly, yet without compromise, with those who practice homosexuality.

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Clean

As a Christian man your calling is to be clean in every area in your life. As a husband, father, son, and friend your clean influence can impact others around you and future generations.

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A Mind Set Free

We live in a world filled with sexual imagery and seduction. These influences seek to assault us at every turn. The enemy has created this battlefield in order to corrupt our minds. But whether you're married or single, young or old, man or woman, this book will unlock the keys to how you can have "a mind set free" from the temptation that surrounds us every day.

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When Love Hurts: Understand and Healing Domestic Abuse

This powerful 4-part series pulls back the curtain on the dark secret of abuse and offers hope and help to those caught in its painful cycle.

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Mending the Soul: Understanding and Healing Abuse

This book provides a well-researched biblical and scientific overview of abuse. A broad overview, it deals with the various types of abuse, the various effects of abuse, and the means of healing.

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The Anger Trap: Free Yourself from the Frustrations that Sabotage Your Life

The Anger Trap is a landmark book that strips away the myths and misconceptions about anger and reveals how you can learn to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy anger so that you may choose—or help someone else to choose—a better, more spiritually enlightened path.

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When Life Hurts: Finding Hope and Healing from the Pain You Carry

We all experience emotional pain--and even devastation--in our lives, but few of us know how to deal with it properly. Our unresolved pain accumulates deep within the recesses of our hearts, in a place Jimmy Evans calls the "hurt pocket." The more pain we accumulate, the more we are mentally, emotionally, and relationally crippled.

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I Changed My Mind: Journey Toward Spiritual Maturity

You’re saved, but you aren’t free—yet. Your daily life is still plagued by the fear of failure and weighed down by worry. Bad attitudes keep you stuck. If you want to move forward, then you must be willing to change your mind.

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The Treasure Principle Workshop

The Treasure Principle Workshop, the first study in Crown's new “Workshop in a Box” series, teaches the joy of giving. Some Bible studies use guilt as a motivation for giving; this one doesn't. In a dramatic teaching style, this video workshop literally inspires those who watch to learn the principles of giving in a way that causes lasting change.

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The Blessed Life: Unlocking the Rewards of Generous Living

With humor, passion, and clarity, pastor and bestselling author Robert Morris presents the secrets of living a blessed life both financially and spiritually. He shows that when God changes your heart from selfishness to generosity, every part of your life-journey is affected.

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Mere Christianity

In the classic Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis, the most important writer of the 20th century, explores the common ground upon which all of those of Christian faith stand together.

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Evidence That Demands a Verdict: Life-Changing Truth for a Skeptical World

Evidence That Demands a Verdict provides an expansive defense of Christianity's core truths, rebuttals to some recent and popular forms of skepticism, and insightful responses to the Bible's most difficult and misused passages. It invites readers to bring their doubts and doesn't shy away from the tough questions.

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The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus

In this revised and updated bestseller, The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools such as Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis, asking hard-hitting questions--and building a captivating case for Christ's divinity.

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Grace for the Unexpected Journey

Whether that’s you or someone you know, the caregiver needs care, too. Grace for the Unexpected Journey: A 60-Day Devotional for Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia Caregivers provides that support.

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Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade: The 5 Love Languages and the Alzheimer’s Journey

Coauthors Chapman, Shaw, and Barr give a resounding yes. Their innovative application of the five love languages creates an entirely new way to touch the lives of the five million Americans who have Alzheimer’s, as well as their fifteen million caregivers.

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