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The Family

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The Family

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

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About "The Family"

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.

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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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  • Catalogue Code 405302
  • Product Code 9781441245625
  • ISBN 1441245626
  • EAN 9781441245625
  • Department General Books
  • Category Relationships
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Baker Academic
  • Publication Date May 2014
  • Sales Rank #71456
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No

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