Growth Resources Online
Where biblical precepts and psychological process come together for lasting answers
Using biblical precept and psychological process to transform problems into opportunities that foster hope, develop personality strengths (like hardiness* and emotional intelligence), and build life-enriching habits
*Hardiness relates to the ability to use the stresses and challenges of life to your advantage. Research shows mental and emotional hardiness to be directly linked to life satisfaction and even physical health.
GRO offers 3 Levels of Membership:
Level 1 Members get GRO Courses and GROth Spurts
All our courses are designed in house by our staff and are at the hub of everything we do.
Description: Laser-targeted content seamlessly integrating biblical precepts with actionable, evidence-based psychological processes in a fresh, unique way.
In addition, we make sure these fresh takes on common problems are fun to explore, easy to digest, and simple to apply.
Description: In these targeted accelerators Dr Mike does a riff on one key take from the week’s lesson. GS’s are specifically created to provide additional clarity and insight and propel you toward change that sticks.
Format: pdf and mp3
Frequency: Every Tuesday
We are excited to announce that the first course GRO Members will explore together is . . . Breathing Thin Air: How to Stay Sane in an Insane World
We prioritized developing this course because of the problems so many are struggling with due to the unprecedented ongoing stressors.
Studies show that anxiety is skyrocketing, depression is spiking, and suicide numbers are rising. Teenage suicides are up by an alarming 67% in some areas.* Tragically, childhood anxiety and depression are climbing as well.
Never before have we faced a more rapidly changing nor more sociologically challenging landscape than we face in today’s post-Christian America. Consequently, we believe this is the most appropriate course of study for these times.
BTA is a 10-week program delivered at a pace of one lesson per week. (But you don’t have to stick to that schedule. You can work at a slower pace if it fits you better – totally your call.)
*CDC survey, June, 2020.
Here’s just some of what’s waiting for you in
Breathing Thin Air:
The surprising – and surprisingly simple – subconscious obstacle that lies at the root of most of our problems (p 5).
How Christ demonstrated mastery over this obstacle in the Garden of Gethsemane . . . and what we can learn from His response (p 9).
One no-brainer shift that makes all the difference in your peace of mind and heart (p 15-16).
Applying this one simple maxim (p 19) allows you to preserve and even replenish your emotional tank throughout the day.
How to prevent a vivid imagination from becoming your own worst enemy (p 23).
How to measure your emotional and spiritual elasticity (p 33-40).
Why a positive “time out” is a powerful intervention for adults – and how to use it (p 41-43).
Finding balance using a 3-legged stool (p 46-50).
Is your mind is trying to tell you something using the pandemic as a messenger (p 52)?
One skill that will insure you navigate this – and any future crisis – successfully (p 59).
What Martin Luther, hope, and a fruit tree have in common (p 71).
Making the invisible visible (p 74).
Future course topics include:
Level 2 Members get all the above plus Course Q & A and Ask the Coach
COURSE Q & A
Description: L2 (and L3) Members can post course-related questions that we respond to regularly. Questions are arranged by Course and Lesson, which makes finding answers easy.
Format: Posted in Member site
Frequency: Three times per week
ASK THE COACH
Description: L2 (and L3) Members can email our resident coach directly with any question they would like help with. (That is, questions do not have to relate to our current course.)
One question per week is chosen for answer in the Ask the Coach column. All responses are posted to our dedicated online forum, categorized by topic, which L2 and L3 Members can easily access at any time.
Level 3 Members get all the above plus Open Sessions and Soul Food
Description: In Open Sessions, Dr Mike responds with in-depth, psychodynamic insights into struggles, challenges, and questions submitted by our L3 Members.
Dr Mike brings a level of knowledge and expertise, as well as a genuine love and concern, to all he does for GRO Members. However, nowhere is his keen awareness of human nature more evident than in these Open Sessions.
Description: In these refreshingly candid, heartfelt essays Dr Mike artfully unpacks the psychology of our humanity tucked inside biblical narratives and portfolios of well-known characters in Scripture.
You can now take a look below the surface of these familiar stories to discover astounding psychospiritual truths that will bring deeper meaning to who you are and how you work as one made in the image of God.
You’ll find these essays to be surprisingly honest and truly inspiring . . . food for your soul!
All courses — as well as the abundance of supporting GRO resources —
are available only to GRO Members
But there’s an opportunity I want you to know about — something that will only be available once, only for a limited time, and will never again be repeated.
I WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT . . .
We anticipate that the first 100 Level 2 and 3 GRO Members will be a very special group of people. We see them forming the bedrock of the GRO Member community.
In light of this we want to honor these Members with two unique gifts immediately upon joining . . .
1. A Free, Signed Copy of Dr Mike’s Book . . .
Shadow Work: A New Guide to Spiritual and Psychological Growth.
The late Dr. M. Scott Peck, imminent psychiatrist and best-selling author of The Road Less Traveled, referred to Shadow Work as “One of the truly great and well-written books about our human journey.”
And psychologist Elizabeth Austin, Ph.D., says “Finally, here is a book, lucid and well-written, that bridges the worlds of Christianity and psychology without denigrating either.”
Shadow Work answers those “Why do I do what I do” questions — in a warm, friendly, and readable style.
This book is a must-read for those interested in understanding their unconscious mind or “other side” of their personality . . . and how to change it.
And p.s. – we’ll even pick up the shipping cost!
2. A Free Coaching Session
All Charter 100 Members get a FREE, full-length (30-minute) coaching session with Susan. Whether you choose email, phone, or video . . . you’ll get one-on-one time with a board-certified professional coach to get help on any issue of your choosing.
This is a biggie, folks — this benefit ALONE more than pays for one month of Level 2 Membership!!
Remember, to qualify for Charter 100 status and gifts, you must be a Level 2 or Level 3 Member.
Here is a recap on our Membership Levels:
No long-term commitment required.
You are free to cancel at any time.
Our Word of Honor to You:
Because we have much we want to share with you, we hope you are with us for a long time to come. However, you have total control over your membership.
If you are not completely satisfied with your GRO Membership, you have the power to cancel at any time. You will not be charged beyond your current month.
AND you can cancel inside your membership area without having to engage us directly in any fashion, if you prefer.
We have one more goodie for you . . .
If you tell a friend about us (GrowthResourcesOnline.com), and your friend joins GRO as well (at any level of membership), you will receive a $30 Amazon gift card from us as a thank-you. And not just once, but every time this happens!
Format: For Member convenience, courses are provided in both pdf and mp3 format. In addition, each lesson contains simple, effective exercises to help you integrate what you’re learning into your daily life.
Frequency: We delve into one targeted course at a time, at the rate of one lesson per week. Further, you determine your own pace and schedule – so there is no pressure whatsoever to complete a lesson per week. Membership is designed so that you can’t fall behind.
Questions selected for response are those deemed by our staff to be of the most benefit to the highest number of Level 2 and 3 Members.
Format: Available in Member Area. Text and audio are both utilized.
Frequency: One per week
Questions selected for response are those deemed by our staff to be of the most benefit to the highest number of Level 3 Members.
Frequency: Twice per month
Format: Both pdf and mp3 are utilized
Frequency: One per month
The signup form includes a “Recommended By” field. All your friend has to do is enter your name there. We’ll get your $30 digital Amazon gift card on the way to you by email right away once they join!