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The family : a Christian perspective on the contemporary home

Author: Jack O Balswick; Judith K Balswick
Publisher: Grand Rapids : Baker Academic, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
The Family is a resource for college and seminary faculty, pastors, and Christian counselors. Now in its third edition, this study has been revised and updated throughout to include the results of current research and contemporary trends.--From publisher's description.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack O Balswick; Judith K Balswick
ISBN: 9780801049347 0801049342
OCLC Number: 845516223
Description: xiii, 402 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I. Theological and social perspectives on family life --
ch. 1. A theological foundation for family relationships : developing a theology of the family --
ch. 2. The family as a developing biosocial system --
Part II. Marriage : the foundation of family life --
ch. 3. Mate selection and cohabitation : romance and reality --
ch. 4. Establishing marriage : moving toward differentiated unity --
ch. 5. A model for Biblical marriage --
Part III. The expansion of family life : parenting and beyond --
ch. 6. Parenting : the process of relationship empowerment --
ch. 7. Developing a mature, reciprocating self --
ch. 8. Family spirituality : nurturing Christian beliefs, morals, and values --
ch. 9. Adolescence and midlife : challenging changes --
ch. 10. The joys and challenges of family in later life --
Part IV. Gender and sexuality : identity in family life --
ch. 11. Changing gender roles and relations : the impact on family life --
ch. 12. Becoming an authentic sexual self --
Part V. Communication : the heart of family life --
ch. 13. Expressing love- achieving intimacy --
ch. 14. Expressing anger- negotiating the inevitable conflicts --
Part VI. The social dynamics of family life --
ch. 15. Becoming powerful through empowerment --
ch. 16. Through the stress and strain of family life --
ch. 17. Divorce and single-parent families --
ch. 18. Complex families in contemporary society --
Part VII. Family life in postmodern society --
ch. 19. The erosion of Biblical truth in a modern world --
ch. 20. Creating a family-friendly society.
Responsibility: Jack O. Balswick and Judith K. Balswick.


The fourth edition of this proven resource discusses current family-related issues and has been refined to reflect teaching practices for the contemporary classroom.  Read more...


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