The Family Handbook (FRC)

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This encyclopedic volume brings clarity and focus to a multitude of family issues. The expert contributors deal with practical and important questions, thereby providing information of significant usefulness to social workers, therapists, lawyers, ministers, and health-care professionals. Those who work with families will learn new techniques and see their efforts in a larger context. An extensive directory of family resources provides the reader with helpful and practical ...

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Overview

This encyclopedic volume brings clarity and focus to a multitude of family issues. The expert contributors deal with practical and important questions, thereby providing information of significant usefulness to social workers, therapists, lawyers, ministers, and health-care professionals. Those who work with families will learn new techniques and see their efforts in a larger context. An extensive directory of family resources provides the reader with helpful and practical information.

The Family, Culture, and Religion series offers informed and responsible analyses of the state of the American family from a religious perspective and provides practical assistance for the family's revitalization.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664256906
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 3/10/2004
  • Series: Family, Religion, and Culture Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,341,224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Series Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. 1 Families and Marriage: Contemporary Perspectives
1 Marriage 3
2 Family 21
3 Divorce and Remarriage 34
4 Advances in Reproductive Technology 51
5 Work of Families: Roles of Families 63
Pt. 2 Approaches to Special Situations of Family Ministry
6 Marital Preparation 107
7 Ministry with Couples 122
8 Ministry with Children and Youth 132
9 Ministry with Single Parents 138
10 Ministry with Stepfamilies 142
11 Ministry with Families with Homosexual Sons or Daughters 146
12 Ministry with the Elderly 159
13 Ministry with Families Troubled by Abuse 164
14 Ministry with Families Experiencing Loss 172
15 Families and Popular Culture 176
16 Families and Violence 181
17 Families and Substance Abuse 187
Pt. 3 Resources for Congregational Ministry with Families
18 Hebrew Scriptures and the Family 195
19 New Testament Scriptures and the Family 224
20 Families and Worship 258
Pt. 4 Families in History
21 Families in Ancient Israel 277
22 Families in the Greco-Roman World 282
23 Families in Early Christianity 287
24 Families in Medieval Christianity and the Reformation 291
25 Families in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 295
Pt. 5 General Resources for Family Ministry
A Directory of Resources for Families 303
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