Care Department Resources 

Our Northview Care Department seeks to provide resources that are Biblically faithful and practical for addressing everyday life issues. Below is a short list of resources that we recommend frequently. 

If you would like additional resources such as recommendations for local Christian counsellors, programs in our church or community, books, podcasts, articles or websites, please contact



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Christian Life 

Kevin DeYoung – Crazy Busy

Kevin DeYoung – Just Do Something

David Powlison – Good and Angry

John Piper – Don’t Waste Your Life

Paul Tripp and Timothy Lane (2008) – How People Change


Programs: Freedom Session 


Grief and Loss 

David and Nancy Guthrie (2008) – When Your Family’s Lost a Loved One

Timothy Keller (2013) – Walking with God through Pain and Suffering

Samuel Hodges and Kathy Leonard – Grieving with Hope: Finding comfort as you journey through loss

Pat Schwiebert  and Chuck DeKlyen (2005) – Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing after Loss


Program: Griefshare 
It hurts to lose someone. GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

For more info or to register for an upcoming class at Northview Click Here


Mental Health

Dr. Matthew Stanford (2008, 2017) – Grace for the Afflicted

Edward T. Welch (2019) – A Small Book for the Anxious Heart


Program: Sanctuary Mental Health Course – Sanctuary Ministries

For more info on this course email


Singleness and Marriage (including dating, separation, divorce and remarriage)

Sam Allberry (2019) – The 7 Myths about Singleness

Ron L. Deal (2002, 2014) – The Smart Stepfamily 

Timothy Keller (2011) – The Meaning of Marriage

Les and Leslie Parrott (2015) – Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts

Les and Leslie Parrott (2015) – Saving Your Second Marriage Before it Starts

Jim Newheiser (2017) Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage: Critical Questions and Answers 

Paul Tripp (2010) – What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage

Jay E. Adams (1986) – Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage in the Bible

Gary Thomas (2000) – Sacred Marriage: What if God designed marriage to make us Holy more than to make us happy.



Northview’s pre marriage class – register online

Divorce Care and Divorce Care for Kids – A 13 week seminar and support group for adults who are separated or divorced, and for kids whose families are separated or divorced.

For more info and to register for one of our classes at Northview Church Click here


Debra Fileta – – podcast: Love and Relationships

Doing Family Right –

Family Life Canada –

Focus on the Family –


Sex and Sexuality 

Sam Allbery (2013) – Is God Anti-Gay? And Other Questions About Homosexuality, the Bible and Same-Sex Attraction

Tim Chester (2010) – You Can Change: God’s Transforming Power for our Sinful Behaviour and Negative Emotions

Rosaria Butterfield (2012) – The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

Caleb Kaltenbach (2015) – Messy Grace

Vaughn Roberts (2016) – Transgender

Christopher Yuan (2011) – Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God. A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope.

Christopher Yuan (2018) – Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story

Kevin DeYoung (2015) – What Does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality?


Recommended Websites – General Topics

Care Leader: Strategic, Real-World Pastoral Care

Christian Counselling and Educational Foundation –

The Gospel Coalition –

Desiring God –