Miscarriage

Websites
https://www.desiringgod.org/
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/

Organizations

Willowcreek - REBUILD - Finding life after loss (South barrington) Workshops for loss of a pregnancy/ loss of spouse, child, parent, sibling, Divorce
67 E. Algonquin Road
South Barrington, IL 60010
(224) 512-2600

The Blossom Method

http://www.blossommethod.com/our-services/miscarriage-support-groups/
233 E. Erie St.
Suite #207
Chicago, IL 60611

M.E.N.D.

https://www.mend.org/
M.E.N.D. is a Christian, non-profit organization that reaches out to families who have suffered the death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death. 

Books

Sunshine After the Storm: A survival Guide for Grieving Mothers
Loved Baby: 31 Devotions Helping You Grieve and Cherish Your Child after Pregnancy Loss

Articles/Blogs

https://www.focusonthefamily.com/lifechallenges/relationship-challenges/miscarriage/life-after-miscarriage
https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/how-to-care-for-women-who-have-miscarried

Resources for multiple topics

Websites/Blogs
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/
https://www.desiringgod.org/
https://messengerinternational.org/blog/
https://www.joelosteen.com/Pages/Home.aspx

Organizations
https://theallendercenter.org/

https://www.onelifemaps.com/

http://www.sowthat.com/


Podcasts
Grit ‘n’ Grace: Good Girls Breaking Bad Rules is a podcast featuring author/blogger/speakers Cheri Gregory and Amy Carroll. Each week the pair tackles difficult topics that women face, from perfectionism to dealing with tragedy. Approaching life with a Godly perspective, the women’s conversations are therapeutic for the soul and help us to think about hard subjects often lingering in the back of our minds. Although they aren’t scared of a tough discussion, most episodes feature more laughs than tears, just like any chat with friends should.

Postpartum Depression

Websites
https://www.marchofdimes.org/pregnancy/postpartum-depression.aspx
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/
https://www.desiringgod.org/

Organizations
March of Dimes
Postpartum Depression Illinois
https://www.ppdil.org/

Books
Living Beyond Postpartum Depression - Help and hope for the hurting mom and those around her
Out Came the Sun: My hopeful journey beyond Postpartum Depression


Articles/ blog posts
https://gracetosoar.com/a-christians-journey-through-postpartum-depression/
https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/yesterday-postpartum-and-forever

Single Parenting

Websites
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/
https://www.joycemeyer.org/
Organizations
Willow Creek Care Center
Services provided:
Food, clothing Service area: Serves everyone Willow Creek Community Church, 67 E Algonquin Rd., South Barrington, IL 60010,224-512-2600 http://www.willowcreekcarecenter.org/ Food: Come once a month and receive enough food for about a week. Clothing: Available at a low cost for children only, ages newborn through 14 years Hours (same for all services): Mon-Thurs: 10 am-12:30 pm & 6:30-7:30 pm, Sat: 9-11:30 am, Sun: 1:30-4:30 pm Note – Willow Creek also provides car repairs and donations of cars to those in need, however these services are only for members of their church.

Love Christian Clearing House
Services provided:
financial assistence for car repair Service Area: Addison, Darien, Lisle, Westmont, Bensenville, Downers Grove, Lombard, Willowbrook, Burr Ridge, Elmhurst, Oak Brook, Wood Dale, Clarendon Hills, Hinsdale, Oak Brook Terrace, Woodridge, Itasca, Villa Park May help with a car repair if the car is needed to drive to and from employment. P.O. Box 50, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514, 630-512-8665 Anne Marie Schuster, Executive Director, 630-512-8673, amschuster@love-cc.org http://www.love-cc.org/ Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed: 9:30-11:30 am & 1:30-3:30 pm, Thur: 9:30-11:30 am

Books
All Things Beautiful: 31 Devotions for the single mom
The Unseen Companion: God With the Single Mother
Going Solo: Hope and Healing for the Single mom or Dad
Heart Hugs for Single Moms: 52 Devotions to Encourage You - Sandra Aldrich

Articles
https://www.todayschristianwoman.com/articles/2013/september/hope-for-single-parents.html
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/lifechallenges/relationship-challenges/divorce/my-success-as-a-single-mom

Motherhood

Websites
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/
https://www.desiringgod.org/
https://messengerinternational.org/blog/
https://www.mother.ly/work/find-your-tribe-10-mom-groups-that-are-totally-amazing 
http://www.aubreysampson.com/articles/


Organizations
Birds on a Wire - Karen Stubbs

MOPS
and childcare during meetings. https://www.mops.org//groupsearch/
MOMS (Mothers Offering Mothers Support) Club
Books
Eye that See and Ears that Hear - Jennifer Toledo
Eyes that See and Ears that Hear is a desperately needed resource for parents and childcare workers alike! Jennifer creatively gives parents the tools and language needed to help guide their children into God encounters. 

Articles
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/schoolage-children/raising-daughters-in-gods-wisdom
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/spiritual-growth-for-kids/nurture-an-authentic-faith/7-ways-your-kids-can-connect-with-god
https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/motherhood-is-victory

Podcasts
Wire Talk - Karen Stubbs
The organization equips mothers with bible studies, support groups, and more to help Christian motherhood more navigable. The podcast, hosted by Sunny Williams, tackles a new issue each week that women of a certain age or demographic faces. These episodes tackle spiritual life, practical tips, and important life stages.


Loss of a loved one

Websites
https://www.desiringgod.org/
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/
http://restministries.com/blog/2012/04/27/grief-and-mourning/
https://theallendercenter.org/

Organizations
Willowcreek - REBUILD - Finding life after loss (South barrington) Workshops for loss of a pregnancy/ loss of spouse, child, parent, sibling, Divorce
67 E. Algonquin Road
South Barrington, IL 60010
(224) 512-2600

Books
A Grief Observed - CS Lewis
For These Tough Times - Max Lucado


Articles/Blogs
God's got this
https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/his-wife-went-home-too-soon
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/lifechallenges/emotional-health/coping-with-death-and-grief/understanding-the-grieving-process

Healthy Living

Websites
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/
https://www.goingbeyond.com/

Books
The Secret Power of speaking God's Word - Joyce Meyer

Healthy and Free: A Journey to Wellness for your Body, Soul, and Spirit - Beni Johnson

You are not what you Weight: End Your War with Food and Discover True Value - Lisa Bevere

The Power of I Am - Joel Osteen

Articles
https://www.drcarolministries.com/what-is-a-healthy-christian-woman/
https://www.todayschristianwoman.com/articles/2014/december-week-5/pursuing-god-pursuing-fitness.html
https://www.joelosteen.com/Pages/Article.aspx?articleid=6505
https://www.terri.com/fear-not-there-is-nothing-to-fear/
https://krisvallotton.com/7-ways-to-be-a-true-friend-to-someone-in-sin-and-shame/

Financial Challenges

Websites
The Dave Ramsay Show https://www.youtube.com/user/DaveRamseyShow
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/
https://www.desiringgod.org/
https://www.crown.org/


Organizations
Willowcreek care center
67 E. Algonquin Road
South Barrington, IL 60010
(224) 512-2600

Services held at Wheaton Academy
NW corner of Prince Crossing Rd. & E. Hawthorne Ln.
West Chicago, IL 60185


(630) 221-9500

PADS of Elgin - Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Elgin, Inc.
provides safe shelter, support services and advocacy to homeless individuals
in Dundee, Elgin and Hanover Townships.

Dave Ramsay - Financial Peace University

Books
Financial Keys for Couple: How to Thrive Financially With your spouse - Stephen De Silva

Articles
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/marriage/money-and-finances
https://www.joelosteen.com/Pages/Article.aspx?articleid=6472

Audio
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/getting-control-of-your-finances

Sexual Assault

Websites
saddleback.com/healingfromabuse
Organizations
Community Crisis Center: Hospital Advocate for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
http://www.crisiscenter.org/
P.O. Box 1390
Elgin, IL 60121
T: 847-742-4088
F: 847-742-4182

Crisis Hotline 
English: 847-697-2380
EspaƱol: 847-697-9740

Psychology today list of Sexual Support Groups in IL
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/groups/sexual-abuse/illinois

ICASA http://icasa.org/crisisCenters.aspx?CenterId=1&PageID=501
ICASA member rape crisis centers are located across the state and provide services to approximately 98% of the state's population. Each center responds to victims of sexual assault and several centers provide services to multiple counties. Each center operates a 24-hour-hotline that provides services every day of the year. Staff and volunteers provide counseling, education and advocacy for victims and their families regardless of age, race or income. The rape crisis centers conduct training and prevention programs for local schools, law enforcement, hospitals and civic groups.

Books
Overcomer: Breaking Down the Walls of Shame and Rebuilding your soul - Aubrey Sampson
Using the model of a house, “Sampson identifies eight major lies of shame such as: I’ll have more value when I change; I cannot experience freedom from shame; My past is unsalvageable; and Shame is only traumatic.
Written with a strong biblical theology and humorous authenticity, as well as true-life stories shared by women of all ages, Sampson equips readers with tools for an ongoing spiritual discipline of “shamelessness.” Sampson deals directly with the shame that comes from comical moments in life, as well as from sexual abuse, eating disorders, addiction, abandonment, and other real-life issues.  She also encourages women to transform their life’s story into ministry, creating ripple effects of hope and healing that can change the world.
Written for any woman whose self-worth has been stolen, Overcomer gives her the courage, in Jesus, to reclaim it

The Wounded Heart - Dr. Dan Allender
And
Healing the Wounded Heart - Dr. Dan Allender


Articles
https://erlc.com/resource-library/articles/god-is-not-silent-what-the-bible-teaches-about-sexual-assault
https://www.reviveourhearts.com/true-woman/blog/sexual-abuse-trusting-god-with-my-past-hurts/

Chronic pain/Illness

Websites
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/
https://www.joycemeyer.org/
https://www.desiringgod.org/

Books
Stronger than the Struggle - Havilah Cunnington

Articles
https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/we-should-pray-for-healing
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/lifechallenges/emotional-health/living-with-chronic-pain-and-illness/when-we-suffer-a-biblical-perspective-on-chronic-pain-and-illness
http://bethelredding.com/ministries/healing-rooms/resources
http://www.kcm.org/real-help/healing/believe

Identity

Websites
Lisa Bevere Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/LisaBevere
https://krisvallotton.com/
https://www.joycemeyer.org/

Books
The Invisible Ceiling - Danny Silk
Will a woman ever be granted the authority equal to the responsibility she's been given? If we are to see God's plans unleashed on the earth then the answer must be a resounding yes! Oppression met its match at the cross when the blood of Jesus overcame every curse, not just those aimed at men. In this teaching, Danny Silk challenges women and men to receive our roles as God issues them instead of insisting on traditions that leave half the army of God without weapons. It's everyone's responsibility to reflect the Great Liberator and bring freedom to the oppressed.

Without Rival:Embrace Your Identity and Purpose in an Age of Confusion and Comparison - Lisa Bevere
Supernatural Ways of Royalty:Discovering Your Rights and Privileges of Being a Son or Daughter of God - Kris Vallotton
Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul - John and Staci Eldredge
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Articles
http://www.propelwomen.org/content/claiming-your-true-identity/gjeb9v

Podcast/Audio
https://krisvallotton.com/the-greatness-within/

Abortion

Websites
https://www.desiringgod.org/
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/


Organizations
https://www.calebministries.org/
https://cradlemyheart.org/
Hope After Abortion
http://hopeafterabortion.com/
Meier Clinics https://www.meierclinics.com/Healing-from-an-Abortion

Books
Cradle My Heart, Finding God's Love After Abortion - Kim Ketola

Articles
https://billygraham.org/story/biblical-encouragement-women-healing-abortion/
https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/women/healing-abortion-s-guilt-and-grief.html
https://www.mommentor.org/blog/i-had-an-abortion

Domestic Abuse

Websites
https://www.desiringgod.org/
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/


Organizations
The Fox Valley Court Watch: Monitoring the domestic violence/abuse judicial process

The MVDA: Ministry to Victims of Domestic Abuse

Community Crisis Center: Hospital Advocate for victims of Domestic Violence and sexual assault

Women's care group - Loraine Garcia-Godfrey (womenscaregroup1@gmail.com)
Focus Ministries
630-617-0088

Books
I Am Priceless: Voices of Victory Over Violence - Regina Rowley

Articles
http://myktis.com/2015/10/abuse-and-gods-heart/
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/faith/christian-singles/being-single-and-faithful/are-you-in-an-abusive-relationship
https://www.terri.com/breaking-soul-ties-2/
https://www.terri.com/broken-mended-made-whole-2/

Divorce

Websites
http://www.christiandivorceservices.com/
https://www.desiringgod.org/

Organizations
https://herhopeempowersrestoration.org/herdivorcerecovery
https://www.picketfences.org/
Support Groups in the Chicagoland area
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/groups/il/chicago

Books
Supernatural Ways of Forgiveness - Jason and Kris Vallotton

Audios
Love After Marriage 6 audio Set - Barry Byrnes
https://krisvallotton.com/marriage-series-life-divorce/ (Life After Divorce)

Articles
https://www.ibelieve.com/relationships/the-christian-woman-s-guide-to-starting-over-after-divorce-7-in-depth-steps-to-take-starting-today.html

https://justbetweenus.org/relationships/marriage-advice/dealing-with-separation-or-divorce/

https://beyondthenoise.blog/2018/09/20/how-i-survived-divorce-at-25/

http://www.beliefnet.com/love-family/relationships/galleries/how-to-forgive-after-an-affair.aspx?p=2

Marriage

Websites
Organizations
LightRise Family Christian Counseling
265 Exchange Dr. Crystal Lake IL 60014

Books
Love and War: Find Your Way to Something Beautiful in Your Marriage - John and Staci Eldredge
The Story of Marriage - John and Lisa Bevere
Kingdom Marriage - Tony Evans
The Five Love Languages
Defining your Relationship Workbook: A course for those Considering Marriage - Danny Silk
(Also a great source for couples already Married)

Articles
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/marriage/gods-design-for-marriage/marriage-gods-idea/gods-design-for-marriage
https://www.lovingonpurpose.com/blog/how-to-protect-your-marriage-from-disconnection
https://www.joelosteen.com/Pages/Article.aspx?articleid=6521
https://www.lovingonpurpose.com/blog/the-power-of-emotional-response-ability

Self Image

Websites
https://www.goingbeyond.com/
http://www.aubreysampson.com/
https://www.joycemeyer.org/
https://krisvallotton.com/blog/
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/

Books
Overcomer: Breaking Down the Walls of Shame and Rebuilding your soul - Aubrey Sampson
Using the model of a house, “Sampson identifies eight major lies of shame such as: I’ll have more value when I change; I cannot experience freedom from shame; My past is unsalvageable; and Shame is only traumatic.
Written with a strong biblical theology and humorous authenticity, as well as true-life stories shared by women of all ages, Sampson equips readers with tools for an ongoing spiritual discipline of “shamelessness.” Sampson deals directly with the shame that comes from comical moments in life, as well as from sexual abuse, eating disorders, addiction, abandonment, and other real-life issues.  She also encourages women to transform their life’s story into ministry, creating ripple effects of hope and healing that can change the world.
Written for any woman whose self-worth has been stolen, Overcomer gives her the courage, in Jesus, to reclaim it
Unashamed - Christine Caine
Shame has no place in the purpose, plan, and destiny God has for you. Shame lies to us. It robs us of the very freedom we long for, and shackles us in the prison of our past. But you have the power to move past your past, and step into a future that God has prepared for you in freedom. In Unashamed, Christine Caine reveals the often-hidden consequences of shame—in her own life and the lives of so many Christian women—and invites you to join her in moving from a shame-filled to a shame-free life. In her passionate style, Christine leads you into God's Word where you will see for yourself how to believe that God is bigger than your mistakes, your inadequacies, your past, and your limitations. He is not only more powerful than anything you've done but also stronger than anything ever done to you. You can deal with your yesterday today, so that you can move on to what God has in store for you tomorrow—a powerful purpose and destiny he wants you to fulfill.

It's Not How You Look, It's What You See: Change Your Perspective - Change your Life - Lisa Bevere

Fashioned to Reign: Empowering Women to Fulfill Their Divine Destiny - Kris Vallotton

Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You can Become Who you Were Meant to Be - Rachel Hollis

Articles
https://ournewcreation.blogspot.com/
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Addiction

Websites
https://family-intervention.com/programs/christian-intervention/
https://rurecovery.com/
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/
https://www.desiringgod.org/
https://www.addictionhope.com/

Organizations
Family First intervention
Family First Intervention is a local Illinois intervention drug and alcohol company that provides families with resources all across the country. Mokena IL
L.I.F.E Recovery international - Recovery for sexual addictions


Books
Killing Kryptonite - John Bevere
In Killing Kryptonite, John Bevere reveals what this kryptonite is, why it’s compromising our communities, and how to break free from its bondage.

Relapse: Biblical Prevention Strategies - Mark E. Shaw

Facing Your Giants:God Still does the impossible - Max Lucado
Articles
https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/josh-hamilton-relapse-and-the-means-of-grace
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/family-q-and-a/life-challenges/four-stages-of-drug-addiction-recognizing-the-signshttps://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/teens/vicious-truth-about-drugs-and-alcohol
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/marriage/facing-crisis/resources-to-help-you-fight-pornography-addiction


Audios/Podcasts
Emotional Health - Learning Self Awareness
https://krisvallotton.com/jason-vallotton-emotional-prosperity/
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/offering-hope-to-families-experiencing-drug-addiction-pt1

Depression/Suicide

Websites
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/
https://www.joycemeyer.org/
https://www.desiringgod.org/
https://adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/suicide

Articles
http://media.focusonthefamily.com/topicinfo/resource-list-responding-to-suicide.pdf
https://www.terri.com/broken-mended-made-whole-2/
https://krisvallotton.com/how-to-walk-in-wholeness-even-in-the-area-of-your-life-that-hurts-the-most/

Books
Straight Talk on Depression: Overcoming Emotional Battles with the Power of God's Word! - Joyce Meyers
Love Life Again" Finding Joy When life is Hard - Tracie Miles
Uninvited: Living Loved When You Fell Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely - Lysa Terkerurst
Be Anxious for Nothing: The Art of Casing your Cares and Resting in God

Organizations
Fresh Hope
Meier Clinics https://www.meierclinics.com/Meier Clinics Corporate Headquarters2100 Manchester Rd.Suite 1510Wheaton, IL 60187-4561
Meier Clinics1245 Executive Place Suite F-400
Geneva, IL 60134

Podcasts
https://messengerinternational.org/blog/podcast/conversation-podcast/how-to-find-strength-in-difficult-seasons/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Developed+in+the+Dark&utm_campaign=Made+in+Secret