The Spiritual Work of Marriage / Edition 1

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Overview

Statistically speaking, about half of all first marriages fail. The Spiritual Work of Marriage comprehensively discusses an issue that is central to addressing committed relationships and intimacy-the difficult, and yet very common, spiritual work that exists within marriage. This insightful guide goes deeper into ways to improve marital intimacy by explaining its spiritual dimension and describing a variety of spiritual themes that every couple deals with and must resolve. The book contains practical case study material, questions for group discussion, and a series of spiritual and theological theories tied to powerful marital dynamics.

Author Dr. David Olsen, certified pastoral counselor and certified marriage and family therapist, explains approaches that every counselor can use when attempting to help couples navigate and work through marital intimacy and spiritual issues. The Spiritual Work of Marriage boldly and sensitively examines the themes of acceptance, working through idolatry, the longing for redemption from old family issues, and the necessity of repentance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789036322
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/30/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 1

Ch. 2 The Longing to Be Known 11

Ch. 3 The Idolatry of Attempting to Change Your Partner 25

Ch. 4 The Sins of the Fathers and the Longing for Redemption 37

Ch. 5 Repentance and Relationships: You Really Do Have to Say "I'm Sorry" 49

Ch. 6 Intimacy and Forgiveness 65

Ch. 7 Salvation, Marriage, and Grace 79

References 95

Index 97

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