Helpful Resources

Filter the Media in Your Home

SafeEyes

safeeyesIf you have an internet connection at home, we strongly recommend you protect your family with an internet filter. SafeEyes is a staff favorite; it’s fast and works great, is easy to install and works on PCs and Macs. Click here to purchase a yearly license, and use coupon code “LHB” during checkout to receive a 25% discount (one license can cover up to 3 computers in your home).

SafeEyes is a terrific tool for families, couples and accountability partners. You can set the software to be as strict or lenient as you like, and it can even email usage reports to a significant other or accountability partner. After you install the software, have your significant other or accountability partner change the password for an extra layer of protection.

OpenDNS

Another great solution for filtering your internet connection are the free online tools provided by the folks at OpenDNS. OpenDNS works in conjunction with your internet router at home to filter out unwanted websites before they even make it to your computer. It’s also a great tool to block malware and fishing attempts, and it might even speed up your internet connection!

OpenDNS is easy to set up, but you might want to a tech-savvy person to help you get started.

 

Great Reads

crbibleCelebrate Recovery Bible (NIV)
If you long to break free from life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups, the Celebrate Recovery Bible is a powerful, positive ally. This Bible is based on eight recovery principles found in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount and the underlying Christ-centered twelve steps of the proven Celebrate Recovery program.

Life Recovery Bible (NLT)
Today’s best-selling recovery Bible based on the 12-step recovery model. Created by two of today’s top leading recovery experts, David Stoop and Stephen Arterburn, to lead readers to the source of true healing—God Himself.

Celebrate Recovery Journal
Specifically tied to the eight recovery principles of the Celebrate Recovery program, the Celebrate Recovery journal is specifically designed to help you go through the recovery process step-by-step. Includes tips on how to benefit from journaling. Scriptures pulled from the Celebrate Recovery program and a 90-day review.

Celebrate Recovery Step Study Participant Guides
Recovery is not an overnight phenomenon, but more like a journey. The guides are essential to working through the eight principles of recovery based on the Beatitudes. First, we step out of denial into God’s grace, followed by taking an honest spiritual inventory. Further in the journey, we take a giant step towards getting right with God, ourselves, and others. The study concludes with growing in Christ while helping others.

lifeshealingchoicesLife’s Healing Choices by John Baker
Offers freedom from our hurts, hang-ups, and habits through eight healing choices that promise true happiness and life transformation. Using the Beatitudes of Jesus as a foundation, Senior Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church and John Baker, also a pastor at Saddleback, developed the eight choices shared in this book.

The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
This book will help you understand why you are alive and God’s amazing plan for you—both here and now, and for eternity. A guide through a personal 40-day spiritual journey that will transform your answer to life’s most important question: What on earth am I here for?

Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
Presents a biblical treatment of boundaries, identifies how boundaries are developed and how they become injured, shows Christian misconceptions of their function and purpose, and gives a program for developing and maintaining healthy habits.

God Will Make A Way by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
More than a remarkably helpful book, it is a life system that captures God’s wisdom for coping with our most difficult problems. A groundbreaking new approach to recognize God’s presence and how He works His will in our lives.

safepeopleSafe People by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
How to find relationships that are good for you and avoid those that aren’t.

How People Grow by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
A practical approach to helping people grow, with transforming power in resolving issues of relationships, maturity, emotional problems, and overall spiritual growth.

One Day at a Time by Neil T. Anderson and Mike and Julia Quarles
A 120-day devotional to help people in recovery still struggling with temptation. Inspirational readings to encourage those on the road to recovery.

Victory Over the Darkness by Neil T. Anderson
What keeps you from really walking in the joy of the Lord? The powers of darkness attack us daily. But, as the author shows in Victory Over the Darkness, you can have the power to conquer them by knowing who you are in Christ.

The Bondage Breaker by Neil T. Anderson
Once you have become grounded in your identity in Christ, use the liberating, biblically balanced resources to wage and win spiritual battle. Learn how the enemy attacks and how to stand firm in the armor of God.

everymansbattleThe Wounded Heart by Dr. Dan B. Allender
Sexual abuse knows no religious or social boundaries. This book takes an intensely personal and specific look at this most “soul deadening” form of abuse. Dr. Allender’s book reaches deep into the wounded heart of someone you know, exploring the secret lament of the soul damaged by sexual abuse—and laying hold of the hope buried there by the One whose unstained image we all bear.

Every Man’s Battle by Stephen Arterburn and Fred Stoeker
Shattering the perception that men are unable to control their thought lives and roving eyes, Every Man’s Battle shares the stories of dozens who have escaped the trap of sexual immorality and presents a practical, detailed plan for any man who desires sexual purity—perfect for men who have fallen in the past, those who want to remain strong today, and all who want to overcome temptation in the future.

captivatingCaptivating by John and Staci Eldredge
Encourages women to connect with their deepest feminine desires and learn to see God as their ultimate lover and hero. Not just for women, this book also helps men to appreciate and delight in the beauty and strength of women.

Wild at Heart by John Eldredge
Dare to be the man God created you to be—passionate, adventurous, and free! In this provocative look at Christian manhood, Eldredge challenges the reader to abandon passivity and actively pursue the dreams God has given you. Encouragement for every man who wants to walk the road least taken—and important insights for the woman who loves him.

The Bait of Satan by John Bevere
This book exposes one of the most deceptive snares Satan uses to get believers out of the will of God… offense. The author shows how to stay free from offense and escape the victim mentality. Includes testimonials of transformed people, devotionals, discussion questions, scriptures, and prayers.

 

Resources on the Web

crsitehttp://www.celebraterecovery.com
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered 12-step recovery program , offering a safe place where people receive healing and freedom from life-controlling problems such as co-dependency, eating disorders, sexual addictions, alcoholism, anger, physical or sexual abuse.

http://www.purposedrivenlife.com
The most basic question everyone faces in life isWhy am I here? What is my purpose? Many experts suggest that people should look within, at their own desires and dreams, but Rick Warren says the starting place must be with God and His eternal purposes for each life.

http://www.cloudtownsend.com
A resource featuring books, videos, CDs, and conferences by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. A Christian perspective on many of life’s challenges including spiritual life, emotional struggles, marriage, parenting, relationships, dating, leadership, goals and success.

http://www.ficm.org
Freedom in Christ Ministries with a Biblically-based process and resources to help people discover who they are in Christ, who Christ is in them, and how to live out the truth of those realities every day.

XXX Church
XXX Church is an edgy but honest ministry devoted to seeing men and women freed from the shackles of pornography. They have some great resources and blogs that can encourage you to get pornography out of your life.

Setting Captives Free
Every day, SCF helps people just like you find freedom from habitual sins and learn to grow in grace. Their Christ-centered courses are free of charge and help people escape impurity, over-eating, substance abuse, gambling, smoking and more. Join the more than 249,760 people who have benefited from Setting Captives Free.

Finding Balance
FINDINGbalance is a faith-based non-profit organization dedicated to helping those who struggle with eating and body image issues, particularly EDNOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified).