I’m asked often what books I would recommend for the situations I write about, so I’ve spent some time recently compiling a list of resources for women in difficult marriages, women who are separated or divorced, women who are single parenting, and for church leaders who wish to know how they can better serve abused and divorced women. I hope this list brings you comfort in knowing that if help is what you’re looking for, it’s out there.Nat’l Abuse Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-799-7233 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting

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For women who are in difficult marriages:
Surviving in a Difficult Christian Marriage: Questions & Suggestions by Elisabeth Klein
The Emotionally Destructive Marriage by Leslie Vernick
The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian
The Verbally Abusive Relationship by Patricia Evans
How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong by Leslie Vernick
Boundaries in Marriage by Cloud & Townsend
Thriving Despite a Difficult Marriage by Michael Misja
Foolproofing Your Life by Jan Silvious
Love Isn’t Supposed to Hurt by Christi Paul
Why Does He Do That by Lundy Bancroft
Smart Women Know When to Say No by Dr. Kevin Leman
Shattered Vows: Hope and Healing for Women Who Have Been Sexually Betrayed by Debra Laaser
Every Heart Restored by Steve Arterburn
Holding On To Heaven While Your Marriage Goes Through Hell by Connie Neal
Necessary Endings by Henry Cloud
Divorce and Remarriage in the Church by David Instone-Brewer
Power & Control Wheel of Abuse
Domestic Abuse bible studies
Celebrate Recovery
Christian Counselor finder
Safety Plan 

For women who are separated/divorced:
Unraveling: Hanging onto Faith through the End of a Christian Marriage by Elisabeth Klein
Living through Divorce as a Christian Woman by Elisabeth Klein
A Place of Healing by Joni Eareckson Tada
When I Do Becomes I Don’t: Practical Steps During Separation and Divorce by Laura Petherbridge
Flying Solo: A Journey of Divorce, Healing & A Very Present God by Denise Hildreth-Jones
Grace and Divorce: God’s Healing Gift to Those Whose Marriages Fall Short by Les Carter
Divorce and Remarriage in the Church by David Instone-Brewer
New Life After Divorce: The Promise of Hope Beyond the Pain by Bill Butterworth
Freeway by Mike Foster
Legal help

For women who are now single parenting:
Raising Great Kids on Your Own: A Guide and Companion for Every Single Parent by David & Lisa Frisbie
My Single Mom Life: Stories and Practical Lessons for Your Journey by Angela Thomas
Now What Do I Do?: A Guide to Help Teenagers with Their Parents’ Divorce by Lynn Cassella-Kapusinski
Familywizard.com (a tool in helping parents communicate)

For church leaders:
A Cry for Justice by Jeff Crippen & Anna Wood
No Place for Abuse: Biblical and Practical Resources to Counteract Domestic Violence by Catherine Clark Kroeger
Violence Against Women and Children: A Christian Theological Sourcebook by Carol J. Adams & Marie Fortune
The Cry of Tamar: Violence Against Women and the Church’s Response by Pamela Cooper White
Divorce and Remarriage in the Church by David Instone-Brewer
The Emotionally Destructive Marriage by Leslie Vernick  (Though this is for women in difficult marriages it would be an excellent resource to have on hand to give out, or to understand the inner workings of an abusive relationship.)
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