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Marriage Counseling A Christian Approach to Counseling Couples

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ISBN-10: 0830817697

ISBN-13: 9780830817696

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: Everett L. Worthington

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Marriages are in trouble today. That is clear. Effective mothods of combating this trend are less evident. Counselors, pastors and social workers need more than mere theories or mere moralizing. They need a practical and comprehensive model for understanding couples and their problems. They need a throughly Christian perspective that is biblical, compassionate and human.Everett Worthington provides this in an integrated, biblically based theory of marriage and marriage therapy with analysis at three levels: the individual, the couple and the family. The model he has constructed, with techniques drawn from the major psychological schools, is standard enough to guide counselors in actual…    
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 1/11/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 382
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

List of Figures
List of Tables
The Need for Marriage Counseling by and for Christians
Understanding Marriage
Individuals and Their Coupling
Principles of Marriage within the Family
The Marriage throughout the Family Life Cycle
Early Phase of Counseling Troubled Marriages
Overview of Counseling: Assessment, Invtervention and Termination
Joining the Marriage
Assessing the Marriage
Setting Goals
Conducting Assessment and Feedback Sessions
Changing Troubled Marriages
Promoting Change Through Counseling
Changing Intimacy
Changing Communication
Changing Conflict
Changing Hurt, Blame and Sin
Promoting Commitment
Consolitdating Changes
Commitment of the Counselor
Appendix: Current Theories of Marriage Counseling
Subject Index
Author Index