Love Like Jesus Resources & Friends

There are a lot of resources on Love, marriage, relationships available online. At Love Like Jesus, it is important to us to curate the resources that we believe to fit into our desire to see transformation happen from the inside out. We are continuously on the look out for individuals and organizations that could be helpful to you.

This resource section of the website is designed to introduce you to many of them and the ministries they represent.

In addition, we work in collaboration with our sister organization the Agape Project. Recently this group held a 2 day symposium on Love & Transformation attended by over 70 leaders from around the country. There are several of these leaders listed in this section as well.

Dr. Dean Carlson

President of One Challenge, an international mission organization. After joining One Challenge in 1987, the Carlsons ministered for 20 years in Southern Africa where Dean served as field director and Africa area director. He worked to stimulate national church planting initiatives and build strategic networks across the region and continent in partnership with the Movement … Continued

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Dr. Ed & Amy Uszynski

Ed Uszynski (PhD, Bowling Green State University) has been working with collegiate and professional athletes in various roles with Athletes in Action since 1992. Currently he serves as the Director of Content Strategy, primarily seeking to develop The Assist, a new website initiative at athletesinaction.org. Ed co-hosts a weekly podcast called Under Review, a show … Continued

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Dr. Gary J. Oliver

Executive Director of the Center for Healthy Relationships and Professor of Psychology and Practical Theology at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. B.A. – Biola University, MDiv.-Talbot Theological Seminary, ThM.- Fuller Theological Seminary, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology – University of Nebraska in Lincoln. He is a licensed clinical psychologist in both … Continued

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Dr. Jeff Schreve

Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church Texarkana and founder of From His Heart Ministries. FHH is a national/international radio and TV preaching ministry. DMin. — Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, MDiv. — Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, BBA — University of Texas at Austin He is the author of Runaway Emotions and Real Encouragement for Real Life. … Continued

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Dr. John Trent

Moody Theological Seminary – Gary. D. Chapman Chair of Marriage and Family Ministry; President of StrongFamilies.com BA from Texas Christian University in Psychology and Religion, ThM. in New Testament Greek at Dallas Theological Seminary, and Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Counseling at North Texas State University. John has written extensively over the past 30 years. … Continued

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Dr. Justin Smith

Justin is a licensed psychologist and teaches at Phoenix Seminary where he is also the director of the counseling program. Justin grew up in southeast Asia, the son of missionary parents. He has been a part of three successful church plants in America (30, 17, and 12 years old!) and is an elder at his … Continued

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Dr. Larry Anderson

Senior Pastor, North Bible Church, Scottsdale AZ B.A. Arizona State University, M.A. Fuller Theological Seminary, DMin. Fuller Theological Seminary Larry has been married to Gina for forty years. They have three sons: Caleb, married to Hilary, Josh, married to Kimberly, and Aaron, married to Amber, and seven wonderful grandchildren.

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Dr. Lawrence (Larry) J. Crabb

Founder/Director of NewWay Ministries. He is currently a Scholar in Residence at Colorado Christian University in Colorado, and a Visiting Professor for Richmont Graduate University in Georgia. Ph.D.Clinical Psychology, University of Illinois, 1970, (Minors: Speech Therapy and Philosophy of Science), M.A. Clinical Psychology, University of Illinois, 1969., B.S.Psychology, Ursinus College, 1965 His most current book, … Continued

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Dr. Michael R. Sytsma

Dr Sytsma is the Director and Senior Therapist of Building Intimate Marriages, Inc. BS in Christian Ministries from Indiana Wesleyan University, a MS in Community Counseling from Georgia State University and a Marriage and Family Therapy PhD from the University of Georgia. He is the co-author of A New Generation of Sexual Addiction (Riemersma, J., … Continued

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Dr. Patrick T. Smith

Dr. Smith is the Associate Professor of Philosophical Theology and Ethics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is also a lecturer at the Harvard Medical School Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. Ph.D. and M.A. in Philosophy from Wayne State University; MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; B.S. in Business from Auburn University Dr. Smith … Continued

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Dr. Tim Kimmel

Founder and Executive Director of Family Matters, whose goal is to see families transformed by the power of God’s grace into instruments of reformation and restoration. He believes the best way to pass on saving faith and to disciple a new believer is within the nurturing confines of a loving home. Graduate of Bryan College, … Continued

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Dr. Tyler Johnson

Tyler is the Lead Pastor of Redemption Church Arizona. Redemption is a multi-congregational church with ten congregations throughout the state of Arizona. Tyler is originally from Denver, Colorado and ended up in Phoenix to play baseball at Arizona State. For the past 15 years, he has pastored at what is now Redemption Church. Tyler has … Continued

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Dr. William (Bill) Brewer

Bill has served as the Senior Pastor of Woodcreek Church in Richardson, Texas since 1979. Bill received a B.S. at Bryan College and both a Th. M and D Min at Dallas Theological Seminary He has been married to Carol since 1978. They have two married children: Rebecca (and her husband Drew) and Clint (and … Continued

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Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott

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Ed Underwood

Lead Pastor, Church of the Open Door, Glendora, CA ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary Ed has written When God Breaks Your Heart (David C. Cook), Reborn to Be Wild (David C. Cook), and The Trail (Tyndale). Ed is married to Judy. They have three children and nine grandchildren.

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Eric & Jennifer Garcia

Eric and Jennifer are the co-founders of the Association of Marriage and Family Ministries (AMFM), which exists to train and resource churches for marriage and family ministry. Eric and Jennifer got their start at Scottsdale Bible Church serving on the Marriage Ministry team where they launched the Couple to Couple Marriage Mentoring Ministry as lay … Continued

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FirstLight Ministries

FirstLight is a ministry that is dedicated to sexual integrity and helping people to live a life according to God’s standards on sexuality. On their website, you will find many resources including: Support groups for those struggling with sexual integrity Groups for Spouses who have been betrayed An LGBTQ community that understand and cares A … Continued

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Gaylord Enns

Gaylord has served in full-time ministry for over 47 years. In 2003, he founded Servant Leadership Network to facilitate ministry to pastors and next-generation leaders. He served as director of Chico Pastors Together in California, facilitating gatherings of up to 80 pastors and ministry leaders from the city. In 2015, he founded Love Revolution Now … Continued

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Holly DelHousaye

Holly is the founder and President of SoulWork, Inc., a mentoring ministry which uses materials she has created. Darryl and Holly created Second Wind, a ministry at Bethany Bible Church in Phoenix, AZ, to encourage Baby Boomers to finish strong. Holly served as Executive Director of the Center for Women with Vision at Phoenix Seminary … Continued

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Jamie Rasmussen

Senior Pastor of Scottsdale Bible Church in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he has served since 2007. Jamie also serves as the Chairman of the Board for United Pastors of Arizona. MDiv. – Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL; Bachelor of Arts – Religion and Psychology, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI; Advanced School of Spiritual Direction, Dr. Larry … Continued

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