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Are You Waiting for the One ? Cultivating Realistic, Positive Expectations for Christian Marriage

ISBN-10: 0830833102

ISBN-13: 9780830833108

Edition: 2011

Authors: Margaret Kim Peterson, Dwight N. Peterson

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List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 5/25/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Margaret Kim Peterson is theologian in residence at First Presbyterian Church, Norristown, Pennsylvania. She grew up in Mount Vernon, Iowa, and though now a long-time resident of the East Coast, she returns to the Midwest whenever possible. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Duke University, she now teaches theology at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. She is married to Dwight N. Peterson, who also teaches at Eastern University. Together they are the parents of a son, Mark.

Preface
Young Love: Beyond the Fantasy of Romance
The Bad News
Perfect Love
Real Love
The Good News
Marriage: What Makes It Christian?
What Marriage Is
What Marriage Is Not
Thinking About Divorce
Love Without Fear
Families: Telling the Stories That Have Shaped Us
Family Storytelling
The "Biblical Family"
Christian Families
Memory and Hope
Peace: Handling Conflict Constructively
Violence in Relationships
Men, Women and Conflict
Cooperation and Consensus
Dwelling in Safety
Friendship: From Acquaintance to Intimacy
Affection and Eros
Obstacles to Friendship
Establishing Connections
Choosing a Partner
Sex: Embodied Communion
Sexual Formation
Sex and Singleness
Sex and Marriage
Fidelity
Hospitality: Welcoming Children and Other Strangers
Why Christians Have Children
Contraception
What Children Need
Beyond Child Rearing
Households: Forming an Economic Partnership
Making a Living
Keeping the Books
Making a Home
Settling Down
Old Love: Growing Together into Maturity
Expectations
Traditions
Bearing Burdens
Bearing Fruit
Epilogue: Weddings
Subject Index
Scripture Index