Marriage and Its Values An Interactive Approach

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-08-14
  • Publisher: Pearson Learning Solutions

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Author Biography

Jesse Thomas is now semi-retired from teaching at San Diego State University. He has also been  a psychotherapist at Scripps Memorial Hospital,  an adjunct professor at the California School of Professional Psychology, a fellow at Discovery Institute, and Religion Editor of The Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. He is the author of books and articles in books, encyclopedias, and scholarly journals, and a series of therapeutic bedtime stories for children.

Table of Contents


Part 1: Love as Union,  1 + 1 = 1                                 14

Romance and Religion                                                   15

Rituals                                                                             25

Holding Environment                                                     35

Constraint                                                                       45


Part II: Love as Communion,  1 + 1 = 2                     55

Dialogue                                                                         56      

Conflict Resolution                                                        66

Commitment                                                                  76

Dual Decision Making                                                   88


Part III: Love as Transformation,  1 + 1 = 3              96

Metamorphosis                                                               97

Transvaluation                                                              102

Resurrection                                                                  110     

Pregnancy                                                                     122


Conclusion                                                                    135

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