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A Model For Marriage

Paperback|Nov 2006
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Jack and Judy Balswick offer a vision of marriage that is both profoundly spiritual and thoroughly practical. Drawing insight from Christian theology and from social science research, the Balswicks bring together their years of teaching, writing and being married to...


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Jack and Judy Balswick offer a vision of marriage that is both profoundly spiritual and thoroughly practical. Drawing insight from Christian theology and from social science research, the Balswicks bring together their years of teaching, writing and being married to each other to produce a book of faith and wisdom for facing the challenge of marriage in the twenty-first century.
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Jack and Judith Balswick bring together their years of teaching, writing and being married to coauthor this book. Their presentation is founded on the Christian doctrine of trinitarian relationships and draws on social science research. Rich in Christian insight, the Balswicks offer a vision of marriage that is both profoundly spiritual and thoroughly practical. For readers, pastors and counselors who want a book to deepen their vision in order to nourish and sustain the marriages of others. Market/Audience Counselors and therapists Married couples Pastors Students and professors in the social sciences Features and Benefits Written by a husband and wife team who have taught and written on this and related topics for years. Provides a model for the integration of social science into a profoundly Christian vision of God's gift of marriage. Offers practical help for hurting or growing relationships that doesn't dissolve the mystery of marriage into mere pragmatics.
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Jack O. Balswick is both professor of sociology and family development, and director of marriage and family research at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.
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Jack Balswick

Jack O. Balswick (Ph.D., University of Iowa) is professor of sociology and family development, and director of marriage and family research at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He has twice received an American Senior Fulbright Scholar Fellowship. He has been associate editor of the Journal of Marriage and Family, Family Relations, Journal for Scientific Study of Religion and Religious Research Review.
He has authored or co-authored articles in over 70 professional publications and has presented papers at conferences around the world. He is author or co-author of 17 books, including Men at the Crossroads, The Family: A Christian Perspective on the Contemporary Home, The Gift of Gender, Social Problems: A Christian Understanding and Response, Relationship Empowerment Parenting, Authentic Human Sexuality and The Reciprocating Self: Human Development in Theological Perspective.

Judith Balswick

Judith K. Balswick (Ed.D., University of Georgia) is a licensed and practicing marriage and family therapist who has been in practice for over thirty years and has taught for over twenty years in the marriage and family therapy program at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. She has served on the editorial board of Marriage and Family: A Christian Journal and has contributed articles to that journal and to several others, including Family Ministry Journal, American Journal of Pastoral Counseling, Journal of Psychology and Christianity and Marriage Partnership. She is author or coauthor of The Family: A Christian Perspective on the Contemporary Home, The Gift of Gender, Mothers and Daughters Making Peace, Raging Hormones, Life Ties, Then They Leave Home, Family Pain, Relationship-Empowerment Parenting, The Two-Paycheck Marriage and A Model for Marriage: Covenant, Grace, Empowerment and Intimacy.

  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
  • 1. The Dilemma Of Modern Marriage
  • 2. A Trinitarian Model Of Marriage
  • 3. Covenant Marriage: The Greatest Of These Is Love
  • 4. The Gracing Marriage: Grace-full Love
  • 5. The Empowering Marriage: Mutual Empowerment And Mutual Servanthood
  • 6. The Intimate Marriage: Knowing And Being Known
  • 7. Leaving, Cleaving And Becoming One Flesh
  • 8. Differentiated Unity
  • 9. Communication, Connection, Communion
  • 10. Conflict: The Fertilizer Of Growth
  • 11. The Seasons Of Marriage
  • 12. The Dual-earner Marriage: An Elaborate Balancing Act
  • 13. Sexuality In Its Splendor: One-flesh Mystery
  • 14. Marital Spirituality
  • Bibliography
  • Author Index
  • Subject Index
  • Scripture Index

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