Real Life Webinar // Episode 3: Foster care

Real Life: Foster Care Foster WV The FosterWV initiative of Chestnut Ridge Church is focused on raising awareness of the growing foster care crisis, supporting current foster/adoptive/kinship families inside and outside our church walls, encouraging new foster parents to step up and get involved, and assisting our partner Chestnut Mountain Ranch with the launch of a new Christ-centered foster care agency. All of us can help foster West Virginia when we pray, give, and act. Learn more and get involved at www.theridge.church/fosterwv Greater Morgantown Area Foster Care Agencies Blueprints  1800 Locust Avenue; Fairmont, WV 26554 // Website: www.myblueprints.org   Children’s Home Society of WV  11 Commerce Dr Suite 102, Morgantown, WV 26501 // Website: www.childhswv.org National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP) 14 E. Grafton Rd., Suite C; Fairmont, WV  26554 // Website: www.nyap.org Necco Foster Care 503 Morgantown Avenue, Suite 205; Fairmont, WV 26554 // Website: www.necco.org Pressley Ridge West Virginia  11 Commerce Dr #200, Morgantown, WV 26501 //  Website: www.pressleyridge.org Recommended Books

  • Reframing Foster Care: Filtering Your Foster Parenting Journey Through the Lens of the Gospel by Jason Johnson
  • Everyone Can Do Something: A Field Guide for Strategically Rallying Your Church Around the Orphaned and Vulnerable by Jason Johnson
  • The Foster Parenting Manual: A Practical Guide to Creating a Loving, Safe and Stable Home by John DeGarmo
  • Wounded Children, Healing Homes: How Traumatized Children Impact Adoptive and Foster Families by Jayne Schooler, Betsy Keefer Smalley and Timothy Callahan

Bible Verses

    • James 1:27
    • Psalm 68:5-6a
    • Psalm 82:3
    • Proverbs 31:8-9 
    • Isaiah 1:17 
    • Matthew 18:4-5

Local Resources WV Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR)

Information for Adoptive/Foster Parents FAQ’s About Foster Care

Mission West Virginia, Inc. 

Mission WV is an organization based out of Hurricane, WV that promotes positive futures by recruiting foster families, providing life skills education and creating state-wide community connections.

www.missionwv.org/about-mwv 

WV Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Network

The WV Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Network is an organization based out of Charleston, WV that supports the building of a statewide network of foster, adoptive, and kinship families from all agencies for advocacy and support.

www.wvfosterparents.org

Award Winning Videos ReMoved

ReMoved follows the emotional journey of a nine-year old girl who is taken from her abusive birth home and placed in the tumultuous foster care system. These short films will help you understand the experiences of many children coming from homes of neglect and abuse, and the accompanying children’s emotions. All from a child’s point of view.

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOeQUwdAjE0  (12:47) Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1fGmEa6WnY (22:46) Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fegRjSgRYXk (21:46)

Real Life Webinar // Episode 2: Addiction

Real Life: Addiction Resources

Counseling Information

Stillwater Counseling
933 Cheat Road, Morgantown, WV 26508
www.stillwatercounseling.org (304) 554-2292 | info@stillwatercounseling.org 
Counseling Individual, Couples, Family and Group Counseling — including teletherapy

Sunday Service | Chestnut Ridge Church

Grow in your relationship with God by joining us online for worship each Sunday. Our online services last about one hour and include powerful worship and practical Bible teaching. Services stream at 9am and 11am, and are also available on demand. Visit www.theridge.church/live or find our services on Facebook or YouTube.

Prayer
Our prayer and care team would love to pray for you and your marriage. Visit www.theridge.church/prayer to share your confidential prayer request with us.

Recommended Books

The Bible – visit www.theridge.church/bibleandprayer for practical tips and resources on reading the Bible and Prayer

  • The Bible – visit www.theridge.church/bibleandprayer for practical tips and resources.
  • The Heart of Addiction—Mark Shaw
  • Addiction & Grace—Gerald May
  • Just Breathe—Keith Repult
  • Sober Mercies—Heather Kopp
  • Healing Wounds of Sexual Addiction—Mark Laasar
  • Save Me From Myself—Brian Welch
  • Love First—Jeff and Debra Jay
  • Broke—William Cope Moyers
  • The Bondage Breaker—Neil T. Anderson

Bible Verses

  • John 8:36, 10:10
  • Romans 7:13-25, 8:1-11
  • 1 Corinthians 6:12, 10:13
  • 2 Corinthians 5:17
  • Galatians 5:1, 5:16-26, 6:1-2
  • 2 Timothy 1:7
  • Hebrews 4:14-16
  • James 5:16
  • 1 Peter 5:8

Local Resources

Ascension Recovery Services—www.ascensionrs.com/services#clinical
WV Peers, Peer Recovery Coaching—www.wvpeers.com
West Virginia Sober Living—www.westvirginiasoberliving.com
Chestnut Ridge Church Support Groups—email adults@theridge.church

Real Life Webinar // Episode 1: Marriage

Real Life: Marriage Resources

Counseling Information

Stillwater Counseling
933 Cheat Road, Morgantown, WV 26508
www.stillwatercounseling.org (304) 554-2292 | info@stillwatercounseling.org 
Counseling Individual, Couples, Family and Group Counseling — including teletherapy

Sunday Service | Chestnut Ridge Church

Grow in your relationship with God by joining us online for worship each Sunday. Our online services last about one hour and include powerful worship and practical Bible teaching. Services stream at 9am and 11am, and are also available on demand. Visit www.theridge.church/live or find our services on Facebook or YouTube.

Prayer
Our prayer and care team would love to pray for you and your marriage. Visit www.theridge.church/prayer to share your confidential prayer request with us.

Recommended Books

The Bible – visit www.theridge.church/bibleandprayer for practical tips and resources on reading the Bible and Prayer

  • Devotions for a Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas
  • His Needs, Her Needs by Willard Harley Jr.
  • Love & Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
  • Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas
  • Sheet Music by Dr. Kevin Leman
  • The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
  • The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller

    Premarital Books

Before You Say “I Do” by H. Norman Wright and Wes Roberts
Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts by Les and Leslie Parrott

Bible Verses

Marriage specific

  • Genesis 1:26-31 and 2:18-25
  • Proverbs 5, 6:20-35, 18:22, 31:10-31
  • Matthew 19:1-12
  • Mark 10:1-12
  • 1 Corinthians 6:12 – 7:40
  • Ephesians 5:22-33
  • Colossians 3:12-25
  • Hebrews 13:4
  • 1 Peter 3:1-7

Relationships in general

  • Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
  • Matthew 22:34-40
  • John 13:34-35
  • Romans 12:9-21
  • 1 Corinthians 13
  • Ephesians 4:31-32
  • Colossians 3:12-17
  • James 1:19
  • 1 John 4:7-21