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In faith and in doubt : how religious believers and nonbelievers can create strong marriages and loving families

Author: Dale McGowan
Publisher: New York : AMACOM, American Management Association, 2014.
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Though commonplace today, interfaith marriages are fragile institutions. New research suggests that they fail more often than same-faith partnerships. So what are the chances of survival for the ultimate mixed marriage--one between religious and nonreligious partners? According to popular author and secular humanist Dale McGowan, many of these marriages succeed beautifully. In this landmark book, he draws on  Read more...
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McGowan, Dale.
In faith and in doubt
(DLC) 2014010124
(OCoLC)880808861
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dale McGowan
ISBN: 9780814433737 0814433731 1306974445 9781306974448
OCLC Number: 884725946
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: CONTENTS Acknowledgments IX Introduction 1 PART ONE Getting Perspective 1 The Big Picture 13 2 Meet the Believers 29 3 Meet the Nonbelievers 47 4 What Helps, and What Doesn't 61 PART TWO Meet the Mix 5 The Turning Points That Make It Work-Tom and Danielle 69 6 Bridging Multiple Gaps-Scott and Dhanya 77 7 An Earthquake in the Center of a Marriage-Hope and David 83 8 The Difference a Child Makes-Arlene and Nate 91 9 Finding a Meeting Place-Evan and Cate 97 10 A Believer and Nonbeliever Trade Places-Anna and Gary 103 11 The Unequally Yoked Club-Cassidy and Bill 107 12 Trivial Differences, Common Values-Andrew and Lewis 115 PART THREE Meet the Issues 13 Discovering the Difference 123 Quiz: Shared Values 131 14 Tying the Knot Across the Gap 135 15 Church, Prayer, Holidays, and More 157 16 Who Are You? 171 17 Communication and Respect 179 Quiz: The DOG Scale 185 18 Extended Family 199 19 Kids in the Mix 211 20 Parting Ways 239 21 The Positive Side of the Secular/Religious Mix 247 Notes 257 Index 269
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