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Working Families Navigating the Demands and Delights of Marriage, Parenting, and Career

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ISBN-10: 0877881995

ISBN-13: 9780877881995

Edition: 2007

Authors: Joy Jordan-Lake

List price: $14.99
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Who hasn't heard a lot about juggling, balancing, and surviving? Navigating parenthood and professional life is all those things. But amidst the struggle, a life of kids, careers, and busy-craziness can be a privilege-and a tremendous reward. "Working Families "shows you how. Joy Jordan-Lake, a woman passionate about her kids and career, gives you examples from the lives of real people, some famous and some you'll meet for the first time in these pages. Drawing upon her background as a college professor, writer, mom, and wife, she helps couples and families navigate life together for joy and purpose. Along the way, the insight, gentle humor, creative ideas, and encouragement of "Working…    
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/20/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.06" wide x 8.94" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Joy Jordan-Lake holds graduate degrees in theology and literature. She formerly taught English at Baylor University and is currently writing and teaching part time at Belmont University in Nashville.

Introduction: Mistakes under Sail
Sailing and the Three-Career Marriage: Two High-Energy Sports
Against Wind and Tide: Changing the World, the Diapers, and the Printer Cartridge
Launching Out: Finding a Sense of Calling and Purpose
Spectators on Shore: Dealing with Others' Opinions of Your Work and Family Decisions
Charting the Course as You Go: Navigating by Grace
Loving the Big Wind: Learning to Live with Peace When It's Never Calm
Avoiding the Shallows: Creating a Family Culture of Compassion and Service
Man-and Woman-Overboard: When the Marriage Capsizes
A Slowing-Down Season: When the Time Comes to Step Back Together
Taking Turns at the Tiller: Relocating for Your Spouse's Work-and It Hurts
When Work Is Away from Home Port: The Four Universal Laws of the Traveling Spouse
Letting Go That Whale of a Goal: You Can't Do It All at the Same Time
All Hands on Deck: Supporting and Celebrating One Another
Help for the Hopelessly Seasick: Some Tools for Survival
Conclusion: Well Worth the Bide
Questions for Discussion
List of Personal Interviews