Marion Goertz, Marriage and Family Therapist



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Recommended for your home library:

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Sue Johnson's,
Hold Me Tight

Brennan Manning's,
Abba's Child
Barry and Emily McCarthy's,
Rekindling Desire:
A Step-by- Step Program to
Help Low-Sex and No-Sex Marriages 

Gary Chapman's,
The Five Love Languages

Clifford and Joyce Penner's,
The Gift of Sex
Pamela Paul's,
Henry Cloud and
John Townsend,
Boundaries with Kids


Marriage Enrichment:

  • Chapman, G. (1992). The five love languages. Northfield Publishing:Chicago.
  • Crabb, L. (1991).Men & Women: Enjoying the difference. Zondervan: Grand Rapids.
  • Gottman, J. (1994). Why marriages succeed or fail. Fireside: New York.
  • Gottman, J.(1999).The seven principles of making marriage work.Three Rivers: NY.
  • Hendrix, H. (1988). Getting the love you want. Harper & Row: New York.
  • Romano, D. (1997). Intercultural Marriage; Promises & pitfalls. Intercultural Press: Varmouth.


  • Abrahams Spring, J. (1996). After the affair. Harper Collins: New York.
  • Cloud, H. (1996). Safe people. Harper Collins: Toronto.
  • Cloud, H. and Townsend, C. (1996). Changes that heal. Zondervan: Grand Rapids.
  • Hart, A. (1991). Growing up divorced. Vine Books: Ann Arbor.
  • Townsend, C. (1996). Hiding from love. Harper Collins: Toronto.
  • Weiner-Davis, M. (1999). Divorce busting. Simon & Schuster: New York.


  • Cloud & Towsend (1998). Boundaries with kids. Zondervan: Grand Rapids.
  • Curran, D. (1999). Tired of arguing with your kids?. Sorin Books: Notre Dame, IN.
  • Hendrix, H. and Hunt, H.(1997). Giving the love that heals: A guide for parents. Pocket Books: New York.


  • Kitzinger, S.(1985).Woman's Experience of Sex. Penguin Books: New York.
  • Zibergeld, B. (1999). The New Male Sexuality.Bantam Books: New York.
  • Ells, A. (1991). Restoring innocence: Healing memories that hinder sexual intimacy. Thomas Nelson: Nashville.
  • Maltz, W. (1991).The Sexual Healing Journey; a guide for survivors of sexual abuse. Harper Collins: New York.
  • McCarthy, B & A. (2003). Rekindling Desire; A step-by-step program to help low-sex and no-sex marriages. Brunner-Routledge: New York.
  • Metz. M. & McCarthy, B. (2003). Coping with premature ejaculation. New Harbinger: Oakland.
  • Metz. M. & McCarthy, B. (2004). Coping with erectile dysfunction. New Harbinger: Oakland.
  • Penner, C. and Penner, J. (1981). The gift of sex. Word Publishers: Waco.
  • Schnarch, D. (1997). Passionate marriage. Henry Holt & Co. Inc.: New York.
  • Smedes, L. (1998) . Sex for Christians. Eerdmans: Grand Rapids.

Depression and Anxiety:

  • Bourne, Edmund J. The anxiety & phobia workbook.
  • Burns, David. Feeling good, the new mood therapy
  • Mullen, G. (1999). Why do I feel so down when my faith should lift me up? Sovereign World: Kent. (What Christians should know about mood disorders, depression, ADHD).

Christian Spirituality:

  • Wangerin, Jr. W.(1990). As for me and my house: Crafting your marriage to last. Thomas Nelson: Nashville
  • Manning, B. Abba’s Child: The cry of the heart for intimate belonging.


  • The War at Home (Martin Sheen)...Family conflict with emotional wounds of adult child.
  • Shadowlands (Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger)…Love story in later adulthood.
  • Tootsie (Dustin Hoffman) Separation and joint parenting
  • Da (Martin Sheen, Barnard Hughes). Conflicted father/son dynamics…grief
  • Far North (Jessica Lange, Charles Durning). Generational family struggles.
  • Interiors (Diane Keaton)…Sister/parent/spouse relationships
  • Big Business (Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin)…Family dynamics/family values.
  • Ordinary People (Mary Tyler Moore)…A child’s death…a distanced family.
  • The Story of Us, (Michelle Pfeiffer)…A couple considers then decides against divorce.
  • The Kid (Bruce Willis)…Turning the clock back; meeting oneself as a child.
  • Family Man (Nicholas Cage)…Family values vs. corporate success.
  • I Never Sang For My Father...Going home after a parent dies.
  • Forget Paris (Billy Crystal)…Making a marriage work long term/long distance.
  • Before and After (Liam Neeson and Meryl Streep)...Family systems under fire.
  • Iris (Judi Dench)…Alzheimer’s ravages a couple’s life and love.
  • Affliction (Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek)…A man confronts the abuse of his childhood.


Announcing a New Option for Family Care

Family Life Centre

  • Professional counselling services
  • Sliding scale rates
  • Evening and weekend appointments
  • 7 languages spoken: Arabic, Cantonese, English, French, Korean, Mandarin and Spanish
  • Located on Tyndale University College and Seminary campus
  • Serving clients of all cultures and creeds and all ages and stages

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3377 Bayview Avenue
Tyndale University College & Seminary 
Toronto, ON Canada M2M 3S4

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