Family A Christian Perspective on the Contemporary Home

ISBN-10: 0801032490
ISBN-13: 9780801032493
Edition: 3rd 2007
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Description: Covering every issue that affects family lifemarriage, parenting, sexuality, communication, social dynamics, and family life in modern societyThe Family is a proven comprehensive resource for studying this most established of human institutions. The  More...

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List price: $26.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Baker Academic
Publication date: 6/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

Covering every issue that affects family lifemarriage, parenting, sexuality, communication, social dynamics, and family life in modern societyThe Family is a proven comprehensive resource for studying this most established of human institutions. The authors encourage readers to dig deep into Scripture, ever mindful of context, in order to develop a theological basis for family relationships. In considering the meaning of human relationships and family life, the Balswicks integrate a Christian perspective with insights from psychological and sociological studies to provide a standard textbook for use in college and seminary classes.

Illustrations
Preface
Theological and Social Perspectives on Family Life
A Theological Foundation for Family Relationships: The Use of Scripture in Developing a Theology of the Family
The Family as a Developing System
Marriage: The Foundation of Family Life
Mate Selection: Romance and Reality
Establishing a Strong Marriage: A Differentiated Unity
Christian Marriage: A Model for Postmodern Society
The Expansion of Family Life: Parenting and Beyond
Parenting: The Process of Relationship Empowerment
Developing a Mature Reciprocating Self
Family Spirituality: Nurturing Christian Beliefs, Morals, and Values
Adolescence and Midlife: Challenging Changes
The Joys and Challenges of Family in Later Life
Gender and Sexuality: Identity in Family Life
Changing Gender Roles: The Impact on Family Life
Becoming an Authentic Sexual Self
Communication: The Heart of Family Life
Expressing Love-Achieving Intimacy
Expressing Anger-Negotiating the Inevitable Conflicts
The Social Dynamics of Family Life
Becoming Powerful through Empowerment
Through the Stress and Strain of Family Life
Divorce and Single-Parent Families
Complex Families in Contemporary Society
Family Life in Postmodern Society
The Erosion of Biblical Truth in a Postmodern World
Creating a Family-Friendly Society
Bibliography
Index

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