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The Family: A Christian Perspective on the Contemporary Home (Fourth Edition)

Judith BalswickJack Balswick

The Family: A Christian Perspective on the Contemporary Home (Fourth Edition)

Judith BalswickJack Balswick

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Two respected senior professors in the marriage and family field cover every issue that affects family life, including marriage, parenting, sexuality, communication, social dynamics, and family life in modern society. This proven resource for studying the most established of human institutions has been in print for over twenty years, with over 80,000 copies sold. The fourth edition has been updated to address current family-related issues and refined to reflect teaching practices for the contemporary classroom, including updated references to online resources.

Praise for a Previous Edition

"An excellent resource for preachers and teachers and an obvious choice for a text in family studies in a Christian college."--Calvin Theological Journal

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About "The Family: A Christian Perspective on the Contemporary Home (Fourth Edition)"

Two respected senior professors in the marriage and family field cover every issue that affects family life, including marriage, parenting, sexuality, communication, social dynamics, and family life in modern society. This proven resource for studying the most established of human institutions has been in print for over twenty years, with over 80,000 copies sold. The fourth edition has been updated to address current family-related issues and refined to reflect teaching practices for the contemporary classroom, including updated references to online resources.

Praise for a Previous Edition

"An excellent resource for preachers and teachers and an obvious choice for a text in family studies in a Christian college."--Calvin Theological Journal

- Publisher

Meet the Authors

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.

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.

Table Of Contents

  • contents

    part 1: Theological And Social Perspectives On Family Life
    1. A Theological Foundation For Family Relationships: Developing A Theology Of The Family
    2. The Family As A Developing Biosocial System
    part 2: Marriage: The Foundation Of Family Life
    3. Mate Selection And Cohabitation: Romance And Reality
    4. Establishing Marriage: Moving Toward Differentiated Unity
    5. A Model For Christian Marriage
    part 3: The Expansion Of Family Life: Parenting And Beyond
    6. Parenting: The Process Of Relationship Empowerment
    7. Developing A Mature, Reciprocating Self
    8. Family Spirituality: Nurturing Christian Beliefs, Morals, And Values
    9. Adolescence And Midlife: Challenging Changes
    10. The Joys And Challenges Of Family In Later Life
    part 4: Gender And Sexuality: Identity In Family Life
    11. Changing Gender Roles And Relations: The Impact On Family Life
    12. Becoming An Authentic Sexual Self
    part 5: Communication: The Heart Of Family Life
    13. Expressing Love--achieving Intimacy
    14. Expressing Anger--negotiating The Inevitable Conflicts
    part 6: The Social Dynamics Of Family Life
    15. Becoming Powerful Through Empowerment
    16. Through The Stress And Strain Of Family Life
    17. Divorce And Single-parent Families
    18. Complex Families In Contemporary Society
    part 7: Family Life In Postmodern Society
    19. The Erosion Of Biblical Truth In A Postmodern World
    20. Creating A Family-friendly Society
    index

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  • Catalogue Code 385865
  • Product Code 9780801049347
  • ISBN 0801049342
  • EAN 9780801049347
  • Pages 416
  • Department General Books
  • Category Relationships
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Baker Academic
  • Publication Date May 2014
  • Sales Rank #55749
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 27 mm
  • Weight 0.553kg

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