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Unplanned Pregnancy

Need Help: Unplanned Pregnancy

Recommended Book:

  • I’m Pregnant-Now What? (byRuth Graham, daughter of evangelist Billy Graham) speaking from her experience helping two daughters through teen pregnancies. Co-author Sara Dormon, Ph.D., brings a broad range of insights to help women come up with an informed, workable plan for getting through an unplanned pregnancy.

Recommended Websites:

  • offers trained consultants who can provide direction as well as connections to local pregnancy centers staffed to give you Biblical and confidential care.  In addition, offers an exhaustive collection of articles and links regarding your pregnancy, adoption issues, and support for each step.

Click here to contact a counselor at Concordia.

Aging Loved One

Need Help: Caring For An Aging Loved One

Recommended Book:

  • Complete Guide to Caring for Aging Loved Ones (from Focus on the Family) offers very practical advice to those trying to navigate the many decisions and issues associated with caring for an aging spouse, parent or other loved one.  

Recommended Website:

  • is a free online tool used to give status updates to friends and family when a loved one is facing a sickness or injury. Those across the country can go to the site and get updates day or night without interrupting the loved one’s rest or adding to the caregivers “call me” list.  It can also be used to inform local friends and family of current needs.


Need Help: Grieving 

Recommended Books:

  • When God Doesn’t Make Sense (by Dr. James Dobson) is an excellent resource for those who feel betrayed by a good God who allows suffering in our lives.

  • Someone I Love Died (by Christine Harder Tangvald) and When Bad Things Happen (by Ted O’Neal) can help parents comfort young children through the process of grief.

  • Praying Through Cancer  (by Susan Sorenson and Laura Geist) is a 90-day devotional for women  battling cancer or have a friend or family member who is battling with the disease –- a collection of stories by women who have faced cancer and, with triumphant spirits found comfort & sometimes even joy in the midst of it.


Need Help: Addiction

Recommended Book:

  • A Hunger for Healing (by J. Keith Miller) is helpful to those dealing with addictive behaviors in themselves or someone they love.

Click here to contact a counselor at Concordia.

Sexual Identity Confusion

Need Help: Sexual Identity Confusion

Recommended Books:

  • Theology of the Body for Beginners (by Christopher West)Discover what it means to be made in God’s image, male and female. 

  • When Homosexuality Hits Home: What to Do When a Loved One Says They’re Gay (by Joe Dallas) Grace-filled, biblical perspective on same-sex attraction from those who have left the homosexual lifestyle.  Read Joe’s blog at            
  • Restoring Sexual Identity: Hope for Women Who Struggle with Same-Sex Attraction (by Anne Paulk) Women, their families and friends wrestling with this issue will find practical advice for healing and change.

Recommended Websites:

  • – A Christian inter-denominational membership governed network dedicated to restoring hope to those broken by sexual and relational sin, especially those impacted by homosexuality. 

  • – A ministry leading the sexually and relationally broken into a liberating relationship with Jesus Christ. There is detailed emphasis on overcoming all forms of sexual brokenness including homosexuality, sexual abuse and addiction to pornography.

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