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The Quick-Reference Counseling Collection (6 vols.)
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Overview

The Quick-Reference Counseling Collection provides six volumes on various issues, including marriage, relationships, sexuality, finances, and more. Whether you’re a pastor, counselor, or layperson, you’ll find the information you need to help positively guide congregants, clients, and friends through the issues they’re facing. Each volume covers 40 topics relating to the issue at hand and follows a helpful eight-part outline that identifies typical symptoms and patterns, provides definitions and key thoughts, and includes questions, directions for the conversation, action steps, biblical insights, prayer starters, and recommended resources.

The Logos Bible Software edition of this collection is designed to encourage and stimulate your study and understanding of numerous counseling issues. Scripture passages link directly to your English translations, and important concepts link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. In addition, you can perform powerful searches by topic and find what other authors, scholars, and theologians have to say about adultery, addiction, or overspending.

Key Features

  • Presents numerous issues facing today’s Christians
  • Provides practical, biblical, and applicable insights on each topic

Individual Titles

The Quick-Reference Guide to Marriage & Family Counseling

  • Authors: Tim Clinton and John Trent
  • Series: The Quick-Reference Guide
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 288

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

We all know of families or marriages in crisis. When those suffering in such situations turn to us for help, where do we turn? The Quick-Reference Guide to Marriage & Family Counseling provides the answers.

This A–Z guide gives pastors, counselors, and everyday believers the information they need to help congregants, clients, and friends with their most important relationships. The many issues addressed include:

  • Affairs and adultery
  • Communications in marriage
  • Divorce proofing
  • Parenting
  • Sibling rivalry
As any counselor knows, people often come to us with their lives in chaos. This tool provides a clear structure and a path out of the confusion, in order to help those who are hurting to make sense of their situation, their emotions, and their faith.

John Townsend, clinical director, American Association of Christian Counselors

Clinton and Trent provide counselors with a priceless resource to help put marriages back together and keep families thriving.

—Catherine Hart Weber, adjunct professor, Fuller Theological Seminary

I highly recommend The Quick-Reference Guide to Marriage & Family Counseling as a resource book to keep close at hand whether you are a professional counselor, a pastor, or a lay counselor.

Paul Meier, founder, Meier Clinics

John Trent is president and founder of Strong Families, a ministry committed to building strong relationships. Trent is a sought-after speaker and has authored or coauthored more than a dozen award-winning and bestselling books, including The Blessing, which has sold over one million copies.

The Quick-Reference Guide to Biblical Counseling

  • Authors: Tim Clinton and Ron Hawkins
  • Series: The Quick-Reference Guide
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 283

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Hurting people need help. But sometimes those who are faced with helping the hurting could use a little more information about the problems people bring to them. The Quick-Reference Guide to Biblical Counseling provides the answers.

This A–Z guide gives pastors, counselors, and everyday believers the information they need to help congregants, clients, and friends in a wide array of situations. The many issues addressed include:

  • Addictions
  • Burnout
  • Forgiveness
  • Sexual abuse in childhood
  • Worry
With trenchant insights and pragmatic guidance, Tim Clinton and Ron Hawkins will help many as they proceed through personal and emotional issues.

Frank Minirth, president, Minirth Clinic, Richardson, TX

The Bible has the answers to the problems of life! And this handy tool gives those answers in a concise, easy-to-use manner. Every pastor or lay counselor needs a copy in their top desk drawer alongside their Bible.

Tim LaHaye, author and speaker

An easy-to-use reference book full of vital information on a host of counseling situations, ready to use at any moment to help a client in need.

Paul Meier, founder, Meier Clinics

I fully endorse this guide by Tim Clinton and Ron Hawkins and recommend it as an excellent resource for pastors and leaders.

—Wellington Boone, founder and chief prelate, Fellowship of International Churches

Relevant. Practical. Biblical. Drs. Clinton and Hawkins have pulled together an invaluable resources for pastors, lay leaders, and counselors in the church.

—Joyce Meyer, author and speaker

Ron Hawkins is a licensed professional counselor and serves on the executive board of the American Association of Christian Counselors. He is vice-provost of distance learning and graduate studies and professor of counseling at Liberty University and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.

The Quick-Reference Guide to Sexuality & Relationship Counseling

  • Authors: Tim Clinton and Mark Laaser
  • Series: The Quick-Reference Guide
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 288

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

One of the foremost counseling needs of our day is help with sexuality and relationship issues. Those who are faced with such challenging concerns can readily use expert help with the problems that people bring to them. The Quick-Reference Guide to Sexuality and Relationship Counseling provides the answers.

This guide gives pastors, counselors, and everyday believers the information they need to help congregants, clients, and friends with their most intimate issues, including:

  • Sexual expectations and satisfaction
  • Infidelity, forgiveness, and trust
  • Sexual addictions
  • Gender identity issues
  • Raising sexually healthy kids
If you do relationship counseling of any kind, you’ll want to have this book as a handy resource. It’s filled with practical helps.

—Les Parrott, founder, Center for Relationship Development, Seattle Pacific University

Practical and easy to use. You can never get enough good advice about sex. Drs. Clinton and Laaser have done a great job.

—Kevin Leman, author and speaker

Slow down! You may have picked up The Quick-Reference Guide to Sexuality and Relationship Counseling, but you’re going to want to slowly read your way through the practical, biblical counsel that’s here. This is a much-needed tool for helping couples and individuals with sexual questions and issues, as well as understanding the impact you can bring to their relationship.

—John Trent, president, Strong Families

Mark Laaser is an internationally-known author and speaker who has written six books, including Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction. He and his wife, Debbie, are the founders of Faithful and True Ministries and the Laaser Center for the Family in Minnesota.

The Quick-Reference Guide to Counseling Teenagers

  • Authors: Tim Clinton, Chap Clark, and Joshua Straub
  • Series: The Quick-Reference Guide
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 288

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Youth culture changes rapidly, so those in the position to counsel and advise teens often find themselves ill-informed and ill-prepared to deal with the issues that youth routinely encounter today. The Quick-Reference Guide to Counseling Teenagers provides the answers.

This A–Z guide gives pastors, counselors, youth workers, and parents the information they need to help congregants, clients, and children with their most important relationships. The many issues addressed include:

  • Culture and media influence
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Parent-adolescent relationships
Today’s youth are searching. This quest for authenticity inevitably leads them down problem paths. For those connecting with teens and their unique needs, this comprehensive counseling guide offers insights and help for dealing with the whole range of medical, psychological, and communication problems.

Josh D. McDowell, author and speaker

With hurt and brokenness on the rise in today’s youth culture, those called to minister to and serve adolescents cannot be overprepared for the intervention opportunities that will come their way. This guide should be placed on your counseling shelf with others that need to be no more than an arm’s length away.

—Walt Mueller, president, Center for Parent/Youth Understanding

If you do any type of counseling or ministry with teenagers whatsoever, you will need this book. It’s easy to use and provides great starter questions and resources for further study.

—Leslie Vernick, counselor, speaker, and author

Chap Clark is vice provost for master’s programs and professor of youth, family, and culture at Fuller Seminary; senior editor of Youthworker Journal; and the author of several books on adolescence, parenting, and youth ministry, including the bestselling Hurt 2.0: Inside the World of Today’s Teenagers.

Joshua Straub currently serves as director of member relations for the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) and teaches at Liberty University.

The Quick-Reference Guide to Counseling Women

  • Authors: Tim Clinton and Diane Langberg
  • Series: The Quick-Reference Guide
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 304

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Women have unique needs and unique problems that require understanding, empathy, and direction from their pastors and counselors. For anyone who is called to counsel women, The Quick-Reference Guide to Counseling Women will be a welcome guide to bring hope, life, and freedom to women in need.

This A–Z guide gives pastors, professional counselors, and lay helpers the information they need to help female church members, clients, and friends work through their spiritual and emotional issues. The many topics addressed include:

  • Healthy relationships
  • Conflict and stress
  • Role of women
  • Sexuality, pregnancy, and infertility
  • Emotional and physical abuse
The most comprehensive, cutting-edge resource to date on addressing the real issues women face.

—Stormie Omartian, author

I’m so grateful for this resource. The Quick-Reference Guide to Counseling Women will assist you in working with women on their healing journey.

—Jennifer Rothschild, author and speaker, Jennifer Rothschild Ministries

Whether you work in women’s ministry, lay counseling, or professional counseling, you’ll want to have this book on hand. It will become one of your most often-used resources.

—Carol Kent, speaker and author

Diane Langberg is a practicing psychologists whose clinical expertise includes 35 years of working with trauma survivors and clergy. She is the director of Diane Langberg, PhD & Associates, a group practice in suburban Philadelphia, and an adjunct professor of practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary.

The Quick-Reference Guide to Counseling on Money, Finances & Relationships

  • Authors: Tim Clinton, Bethany Palmer, and Scott Palmer
  • Series: The Quick-Reference Guide
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 240

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Nothing can slowly and imperceptibly poison a marriage like unresolved financial issues. The Quick-Reference Guide to Counseling on Money, Finances & Relationships gives pastors, professional counselors, and lay helpers the information they need to help couples work through financial issues that affect their relationships. The many topics addressed include:

  • Budgeting and cash flow
  • Compulsive spending or saving
  • Credit cards, overspending, and debt
  • Planning for large expenditures
  • Investing and retirement
  • Special concerns such as funding education, helping aging parents, and more
Practical and easy to use. You’ll come back to this resource over and over again in your work with couples and families.

Gary Chapman, director, Marriage & Family Life Consultants, Inc.

If you work with couples or families, this book is an indispensable resource! The authors address real issues and give practical steps to financial and relational health.

—Les Parrott, founder, Center for Relationship Development, Seattle Pacific University

In a day when so many marriages are negatively impacted by financial conflicts, this book will be an invaluable resource to Christian therapists seeking to help couples resolve their money issues.

—Bill Maier, clinical psychologist and radio host

For almost 40 years I’ve had the privilege of answering thousands of financial questions and have come to the firm conclusion that almost every financial problem is symptomatic of a spiritual or emotional issue. In many cases the real need is not a financial counselor but a professional counselor. I am delighted to see this book as a tool for the counseling world.

—Ron Blue, president, Kingdom Advisors

Bethany and Scott Palmer “The Money Couple,” are financial communication experts and the authors of Cents and Sensibility and First Comes Love, Then Comes Money.

Product Details

  • Title: The Quick-Reference Counseling Collection
  • Author: Tim Clinton
  • Series: The Quick-Reference Guide
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Volumes: 6
  • Pages: 1,691

About Tim Clinton

Tim Clinton is president of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), executive director of the Center for Counseling and Family Studies, professor of counseling and pastoral care at Liberty University and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and a licensed professional counselor. He is the author or editor of many books.