The Family: A Christian Perspective on the Contemporary Home

The Family: A Christian Perspective on the Contemporary Home

The Family: A Christian Perspective on the Contemporary Home

The Family: A Christian Perspective on the Contemporary Home

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This proven, comprehensive resource covers every issue that affects Christian family life. It has been in print for over thirty years and has sold nearly 100,000 copies. This new edition is updated throughout with discussions of recent family-related issues. It includes a new chapter on work and family balance and a new section on the increasing role grandparents take in parental responsibilities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540963000
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/16/2021
Edition description: 5th Edition
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jack O. Balswick (PhD, University of Iowa) is senior professor of sociology and family development at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California.

Judith K. Balswick (EdD, University of Georgia) is senior professor of marital and family therapy at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Thomas V. Frederick (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is professor of psychology and director of the Master's in Counseling Psychology Program at California Baptist University, Riverside, California.

Table of 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

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

12. Becoming an Authentic Sexual Self
Part 5: Communication: The Heart of Family Life
13. Intimate Communication: Expressing Love and Anger
Part 6: The Social Dynamics of Family Life
14. Work and the Family: Conflict or Collaboration?
15. Through the Stress and Pain of Family Life
16. Divorce and Single-Parent
17. Complex Families in Contemporary Society
Part 7: Family Life in Postmodern Society
18. Biblical Family Values in a Modern and Postmodern World
19. Creating a Family-Friendly
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