The Family: A Christian Perspective on the Contemporary Home [NOOK Book]

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Covering every issue that affects family life--marriage, parenting, sexuality, communication, social dynamics, and family life in modern society--The Family is a proven comprehensive resource for studying this most established of human institutions. The authors encourage readers to dig deep into Scripture, ever mindful of context, in order to develop a theological basis for family relationships. In considering the meaning of human relationships and family life, the Balswicks integrate a Christian perspective with...
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The Family: A Christian Perspective on the Contemporary Home

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Overview

Covering every issue that affects family life--marriage, parenting, sexuality, communication, social dynamics, and family life in modern society--The Family is a proven comprehensive resource for studying this most established of human institutions. The authors encourage readers to dig deep into Scripture, ever mindful of context, in order to develop a theological basis for family relationships. In considering the meaning of human relationships and family life, the Balswicks integrate a Christian perspective with insights from psychological and sociological studies to provide a standard textbook for use in college and seminary classes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441200624
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 549,436
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Jack O. Balswick (PhD, University of Iowa) is director of marriage and family research and professor of sociology and family development at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Judith K. Balswick (EdD, University of Georgia) is director of clinical training and senior professor of marital and family therapy at Fuller.
Jack O. Balswick (PhD, University of Iowa) is senior professor of sociology and family development at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.
Judith K. Balswick (EdD, University of Georgia) is senior professor of marital and family therapy at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.
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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 Biblical 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 Modern World
20. Creating a Family-Friendly Society
Index
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