Resources

RESOURCES FOR BUILDING A GOD-CENTERED HOME

Thank you for visiting our Resources for Building a God-Centered Home.  We encourage you to click through the various topics for resources we highly recommend.

Single and Married Men, Fatherhood

Husbands and Fathers

  • The Exemplary Husband: A Biblical Perspective by Stuart Scott
  • The Complete Husband: A Practical Guide to Biblical Husbanding by Lou Priolo
  • Family Shepherds: Calling and Equipping Men to Lead Their Homes by Voddie Baucham

Men and Young Men  – General

  • Disciplines of a Godly Man by. R. Kent Hughes
  • The Measure of a Man: Twenty Attributes of a Godly Man by Gene Getz
  • What He Must Be: …If He Wants to Marry My Daughter by Voddie Baucham
  • Thoughts for Young Men by J.C. Ryle
  • I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris

Single and Married Women, Motherhood

Wives & Mothers

  • The Excellent Wife: A Biblical Perspective by Martha Peace
  • Becoming a Titus 2 Woman; A Bible Study by Martha Peace
  • Helper by Design: God’s Perfect Plan for Women in Marriage by Elyse Fitzpatrick
  • Don’t Make Me Count to Three by Ginger Plowman

Women and Young Women – General

  • Disciplines of a Godly Woman by Barbara Hughes
  • Feminine Appeal (New Expanded Edition with Questions) by Carolyn Mahaney
  • A Woman After God’s Own Heart by Elizabeth George
  • Girl Talk: Mother-Daughter Conversations on Biblical Womanhood by Carolyn Mahaney
  • Lies Young Women Believe: And the Truth that Sets Them Free By Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Marriage

  • Strengthening Your Marriage by Wayne Mack
  • What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage by Paul Tripp
  • When Sinners Say “I Do”: Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage by Dave Harvey
  • The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God by Tim Keller

Parenting and Family Devotions

Parenting Children General

  • The Heart of Anger
  • Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp
  • The Faithful Parent: A Biblical Guide to Raising a Family by Martha Peace and Stuart Scott
  • Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Christ: Elyse M. Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson
  • Gospel-Powered Parenting by William Farley
  • Your Family, God’s Way: Developing and Sustaining Relationships in the Home by Wayne Mack
  • Gospel-Centered Parenting by Rick Thomas
  • What The Bible Says About Parenting: Biblical Principles For Raising Godly Children by John MacAruthur,
  • Peacemaking for Families by Ken Sande
  • Teach Them Diligently: How to Use the Scriptures in Child Training by Lou Priolo

Teens

  • Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens by Paul Tripp
  • When Good Kids Make Bad Choices: Help and Hope for Hurting Parents by Elyse Fitzpatrick, James
  • Newheiser. and Laura Hendrickson

Adult Children

  • You Never Stop Being a Parent: Thriving in Relationship With Your Adult Children by Elyse Fitzpatrick and James Newheiser

Devotions for Children

  • Long Story Short: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God by Marty Machowski
  • The Gospel Story Bible: Discovering Jesus in the Old and New Testaments by Marty Machowski
  • The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name by Sally Lloyd-Jones (Toddlers to 3st Grade)
  • Big Truths for Young Hearts: Teaching and Learning the Greatness of God by Bruce Ware

Devotions for Adults and Teens

  • Fundamentals of the Faith: 13 Lessons to Grow in the Grace and Knowledge of Jesus Christ, by John MacArthur
  • Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald Whitney
  • Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know by Wayne Grudem
  • A Gospel Primer for Christians: Learning to See the Glories of God’s Love by Milton Vincent
  • Comforts from the Cross (Redesign): Celebrating the Gospel One Day at a Time by Elyse Fitzpatrick
  • Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper (Excellent for Teens and Young Adults)
  • Desiring God, Revised Edition: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist by John Piper
  • Valley of Vision: A collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions, by Arthur Bennett
  • Morning & Evening by Charles Haddon Spurgeon (Also available free online)

Finances

  • Your Money Counts: The Biblical Guide to Earning, Spending, Saving, Investing, Giving, and Getting Out of Debt by Howard L. Dayton
  • Managing God’s Money: A Biblical Guide by Randy Alcorn
  • The Root of Riches by Chuck Bentley
  • Whose Money Is It Anyway? by John MacArthur
  • The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey
  • The Treasure Principle: Unlocking the Secret of Joyful Giving (LifeChange Books) by Randy Alcorn

 


THE INSTITUTE FOR BIBLICAL COUNSELING AND DISCIPLESHIP

The Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship (IBCD) provides training and various resources on Biblical counseling.  Their website is treasure trove of audio lectures, articles, and books on various topics from finances to spiritual idolatry.  It is a valuable resource for personal growth and counseling.  To see available resources, please click through the following:

Messages
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Store

The biblical counselor, by definition, is committed to the Old and New Testaments as the only authoritative rule of faith and practice. Both the faith and conduct of the biblical counselor, as well as his counseling theory and practice, are formed by the standards of Scripture. Therefore, IBCD affirms:

  1. that the Bible is the only inspired, infallible and authoritative Word of God;
  2. that there is only one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit;
  3. the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His substitutionary and atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father and His personal return in power and glory;
  4. that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential;
  5. that a person becomes justified by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ;
  6. the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life;
  7. the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation;
  8. the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and His church.