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Helping Missionaries Grow: Readings in Mental Health and Missions (1988)
A practical handbook for understanding and dealing with the challenges of missionary life.
 
 Helping Missionaries Grow: Readings in Mental Health and MissionsThis classic book includes 50 articles from 1974--1988.
It is available online for the first time as of August 2010.
 
The book is in two formats:
1. Written PDF, organized into seven files, based on the Table of Contents below.
**To access the entire book as one pdf: click here.
  
2. Audio MP3, organized into 95 files
**The chapters are located on an external site.
(Note: Most of the chapters are on two or more files.
The audio for most of the charts and diagrams is not understandable,
hence refer to the pdf version.)
 
 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

File 1: PRELIMINARY Materials

Foreword........................................................................................ xi

Preface......................................................................................... xiii

List of Contributors....................................................................... xv

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File 2 INTRODUCTION

Editors' Introduction to Helping Missionaries Grow................. 1

1.   Psychology and Missions: Reflections on Status and Need

William F. Hunter and Marvin K. Mayers................................... 5

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File 3: PART ONE: MISSIONARY PREPARATION

Introduction to Part One.............................................................. 15

 

Candidate Selection

2.   Should I Be a Missionary?

LeRoy N. Johnston, Jr. .............................................................. 18

3.   How to Choose the Right Missionary

Marjory Foyle............................................................................... 26

4.   Candidate Selection Criteria: A Survey

Larry N. Ferguson, Dean Kliewer, Stanley E. Lindquist, Donald E. Williams, and Robert P. Heinrich      35

5.   How to Select the Best Church Planters

Thomas Graham.......................................................................... 46

 

Psychological Assessment

6.   A Rationale for Psychological Assessment of Missionary Candidates

Stanley E. Lindquist.................................................................... 55

7.   Essentials and Tools of Psychological Assessment

Larry N. Ferguson, Dean Kliewer, Brent Lindquist, and Stanley E. Lindquist.           62

8.   Misuses of Psychological Assessment

Brent Lindquist............................................................................. 70

 

Missionary Effectiveness

9.   How Spiritual Are Missionaries?

Phil Parshall................................................................................. 75

10. Missionary Fit: A Criterion-related Model

Charles B. Cureton...................................................................... 83

11. Pretraining Variables in the Prediction of Missionary Success Overseas

William Gordon Britt, III............................................................... 93

 

Training Considerations

12. Preparation: Pay the Pricel

Phil Elkins................................................................................... 109

13. A Preliminary Study on Psychologists in Missions

Kelly S. O'Donnell..................................................................... 118

14. Crucial Factors in Building Good Teams

Kevin Dyer.................................................................................. 126

15. Teaching Power Encounter

Timothy Warner......................................................................... 131

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File 4: PART TWO: MISSIONARY FAMILIES

Introduction to Part Two............................................................ 139

 

Family Life

16. Characteristics of a Healthy Mission System

Frances J. White........................................................................ 142

17. Developmental Tasks in the Life Cycle of Mission Families

Kelly S. O'Donnell..................................................................... 148

18. Stress on Mission Families Living in "Other Culture" Situations

Raymond M. Chester................................................................ 164

19. The Missionary's Need for Family Life Training

Joyce Kruckeberg and Anita Stafford..................................... 176

20. Missionary Family Restoration for Early Returnees

Stanley E. Lindquist and Brent Lindquist............................... 186

 

Missionary Couples

21. Stress Factors in Missionary Marriages

Marjory Foyle.............................................................................. 194

22. Positive Possibilities in Mid-life Transitions

Robert L. Eagle.......................................................................... 203

23. Resolving Conflicts in Christian Marriage

Kenneth L. Williams................................................................... 211

 

Missionary Children

24. Toward a Greater Understanding of the Real MK: A Review of Recent Research

Larry W. Sharp............................................................................ 219

25. Personality Development in the Children of Missionary Parents

Margaret Hooper Taylor............................................................ 229

26. Missionary Children: Correlates of Self-esteem and Dependency

David Lee Wickstrom and J. Roland Fleck............................ 240

 

Educating Missionary Children

27. To Send or Not to Send? Missionary Parents Ask

Raymond M. Chester................................................................. 258

28. What About the Kids? MK Education Symposium

John A. Holzmann..................................................................... 266

29. The Educational Needs of Children of Expatriates

Brian V. Hill................................................................................. 276

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File 5: PART THREE: MISSIONARY ADJUSTMENT

Introduction to Part Three......................................................... 305

 

Entering the New Culture

30. Bonding and the Missionary Task

E. Thomas Brewster and Elizabeth R. Brewster................... 308

31. Finding a Sense of Belonging in Your New Home

Terri A. Gibbs.............................................................................. 323

32. How We Reduced Those Early Cultural Surprises

Alexander H. Bolyanatz............................................................ 329

 

Cross-Cultural Stress

33. Stress Producing Factors in Cultural Adjustment

T. Wayne Dye............................................................................ 335

34. Decreasing Fatigue and Illness in Field Work

Sally Folger Dye........................................................................ 352

35. Sources of Missionary Stress

Dorothy Gish.............................................................................. 379

36. Worksheet on Balanced Living

Kenneth L. Williams.................................................................. 390

 

Interpersonal Relationships

37. Missionary Relationships: Powderkeg or Powerhouse?

Marjory Foyle............................................................................. 399

3 8. Separation: Balancing the Gains and Losses

Frances J. White and Elaine M. Nesbit.................................. 407

39. Overcoming Stress in Singleness

Marjory Foyle............................................................................. 413

 

Attrition

40. Why Do They Leave? Reflections on Attrition

Frank Allen................................................................................. 421

41. Proactive Care of Missionary Personnel

Laura Mae Gardner................................................................... 432

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File 6: PART FOUR: SPECIAL ISSUES

Introduction to Part Four........................................................... 447

 

Mission Agencies

42. Building Relationships Between Mental Health Specialists and Mission Agencies

LeRoy N. Johnston, Jr.............................................................. 449

43. The Current Status of the Provision of Mental Health Services to Mission Agencies in North America

Cedric B. Johnson and David R. Penner.............................. 458

44. Some Suggested Ethical Guidelines for the Delivery of Mental Health Services in Mission Settings

Kelly S. O'Donnell..................................................................... 466

 

Women in Missions

45.    Women's Roles in Mission; Where Are We Now?

Joyce M. Bowers....................................................................... 480

46.    Wives: Homemakers or Mission Employees?

Susan B. De Ifries..................................................................... 489

47.    Current Issues of Women and Therapy

Diane Marshall.......................................................................... 497

 

Repatriation

48.    Reentry Stress: The Pain of Coming Home

Clyde Austin............................................................................... 513

49.    Welcome Homel Easing the Pain of MK Reentry

David C. Pollock........................................................................ 524

Cross-Cultural Counseling

50.    Culture-Sensitive Counseling and the Christian Mission

David J. Hesselgrave............................................................... 530

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File 7: APPENDIX

Bibliography of Readings in Mental Health

and Missions.............................................................................. 551

 

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