9780801021855

Family : A Christian Perspective on the Contemporary Home

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  • ISBN13:

    9780801021855

  • ISBN10:

    0801021855

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/1/1999
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
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Summary

Well-known and respected authors give excellent insight into the many stages, functions, and problems of the contemporary home and family.

Table of Contents

Illustrationsp. 9
Prefacep. 11
Theological and Social Perspectives on Family Life
Introduction
A Theological Basis for Family Relationshipsp. 17
The Family as a Developing Systemp. 37
Marriage: The Foundation of Family Life
Introduction
Mate Selection: The Process of Finding the Ideal Partnerp. 59
Establishing a Strong Marriage: First Stepsp. 73
Christian Marriage: A Model for Modern Societyp. 84
Parenting: The Expansion of Family Life
Introduction
The Goal of Parenting: Empowering Children to Maturityp. 103
Child Developmentp. 122
Adolescence and Midlife: Seedbeds for Stress and Conflictp. 149
The Family in Later Lifep. 165
Sexuality: Identity in Family Life
Introduction
Changing Gender Roles: The Effect on Family Lifep. 187
Authentic Sexualityp. 209
Communication: The Heart of Family Life
Introduction
Expressing Love--Achieving Intimacyp. 241
Expressing Anger--Dealing with Conflictp. 254
The Social Dynamics of Family Life
Introduction
Family Power and Empoweringp. 277
Family Stress and Painp. 292
Divorce and Remarriagep. 307
Family Life in Modern Society
Introduction
The Family and Issues of Modernity: The Erosion of Covenant in Modern Societyp. 329
Creating a Positive Environment for Family Life: The Family-Friendly Societyp. 347
Bibliographyp. 365
Indexp. 377
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