Pastoral Care Resources


If you would like help with any of these issues, please speak to someone you know in church, or contact a member of staff.   


Married for God, making your marriage the best it can be – Christopher Ash 

The Meaning of Marriage – Timothy Keller 

Marriage Matters – extraordinary change through ordinary moments – Winston Smith 

This book entails more focus and commitment to work through and has proved helpful to many.

Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF) video resources:

Better friendship in marriage 

Responding to criticism in marriage 


Myths about Singleness – Sam Alberry 

The Plausibility Problem – Ed Shaw 

Redeeming Singleness – Barry Danylak 

The Heart of Singleness – Andrea Trevenna 


Suffering, Gospel hope when life doesn’t make sense – Paul Tripp 

Lost in the Middle – Paul Tripp 

Is this it?  –  Rachel Jones 

Invest your disappointments – Paul Mallard 

A Grace Disguised – by Jerry Sittser   (On grief and loss) 

How does God Treat His Friends?  Learning from the book of Job  Bob Fyall  

CCEF resources: Suffering 

Growing older 


Could it be dementia?  Louise Morse (and other books by her) 

Contented Dementia – Oliver James (very practical non-Christian book) 

Age UK –  

Relationships and Emotions

Relationships, A mess worth making – Paul Tripp 

Forgiveness – Julia Marsden 


A small book about a BIG problem – Ed Welch 

BCUK Conference 2018Being cross, being Christlike 

CCEF resources:   Anxiety 


Living Life in Colour – Graham Beynon 

Untangling Emotions – Groves & Smith 

You can changeGod’s transforming power for our sinful behaviour and negative emotions – Tim Chester 

BCUK Conference 2020: Feeling well.  Glorifying God with our emotions 


Walking with Domestic Abuse sufferers – Helen Thorne 

Shame Interrupted – Ed Welch 

BCUK Audio: Sexual Abuse (Helen Thorne) | Free 

CCEF resources: Spiritual abuse in marriage 

Mental Health  

Anxiety & Depression 

When I am afraid (a book to read/work through) – Ed Welch 

Running Scared – Ed Welch 

When Darkness seems my closest friend – Mark Meynell 

Down not out – Chris Cipollone 

Darkness visible: A memoir of madness  William Styron 

Dealing with Depression: Trusting God through the dark times  Sarah Collins and Jayne Haynes 

Spurgeon’s Sorrows  Zack Eswine 

When the Darkness Doesn’t Lift – John Piper 

BCUK Conference 2015: Anxiety + Depression audio 


Everyone affected by addiction needs support, both the addict and their family and close friends.  Whilst these resources may be helpful, anyone struggling with addition will need the support of other Christians.  We would love to help, so please get in touch with anyone on the staff team.   

 Addiction – a banquet in the grave – Ed Welch 

Shame Interrupted – Ed Welch  

Unwanted – Jay Stringer  

CCEF resources: Addictions 

Friends and family might find these resources helpful too.  

Vickie Tiede – When your husband is addicted to pornography – healing your wounded heart  

A Shelter in the time of Storm – Paul David Tripp 

Extravagant Grace – Barbara Duguid  

BCUK conference 2016:   – The addict in us all 

CCEF podcasts: Ed Welch Understanding Shame’, Mike EmletAddictions’ in two parts. 

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