This revised and updated, 21st century edition of a widely used textbook discusses the sociology of the family, historical perspective, alternative lifestyles, minority families, mate selection, premarital sex, sexuality, and singleness. It also addresses marital adjustment, communication, conflict resolution, childbearing, parenting, gender roles, aging, finances, and violence. Marriage and the Family uses case studies, discussion questions, suggested reading, glossary, tables, and illustrations to help the reader understand the importance of strong family units in crucial times.
Just in time for the birth of child number 18, the Duggar family offers a book that shares practical how-to's, spiritual insights, and experience-based wisdom on such topics as marriage, family, organization, parenting, making memories, finances, and home schooling.
Do you feel that your problem is not what you do but who you are? caught in patterns of destructive relationships? that you never get enough affirmation? afraid you'll pass bad patterns along to your children? that God probably loves you less than others? If these questions fit you, you may be experiencing shame. Often shame comes from being raised in a family that has an impaired ability to provide its members with healthy nurturing. As a result, you carry emotional scars into adult life, longing for happiness but feeling unworthy of it. Sandra Wilson knows much about "shame-based" families--both from personal experience and from her years as a family therapist. Drawing from this background, she teaches you biblical pri ... more
Scott Hahn has the rare ability to explain the essential teachings of Catholicism in a totally accessible manner. Rather than burdening the reader with difficult or arcane references and arguments, he writes of familiar feelings and situations and allowsthe theology to unfold naturally. In "First Comes Love," Hahn turns his attention to the search for a sense of belonging and reveals the intimate connection between the families men and women create on Earth and the divine family, the Holy Trinity.
Delving into the Gospels, Hahn shows that family terminology -- words like brother, sister, mother, father, and home -- dominates Jesus' speech and the writings of his first followers and that it is these very words that illu ... more
You want families in your church to know Jesus. To glorify God in their neighborhoods. To raise faithful children. So help them get the job done. . . by becoming a family-friendly church Join veteran Christian educator Ben Freudenburg as he journeys across America to find family-friendly churches. Churches that truly care for their families. . . including the families of their pastors Discover how key churches are revolutionizing family ministry. How they're discipling parents to lead their children. Bringing families together at church, and equipping families for a home-based, church-supported ministry. This book is a must-have for every pastor Discover how certain programming can often short-circuit your church's ab ... more
One of America's best-loved artists, Thomas Kinkade is known as the "Painter of Light."" In his new book Family Traditions, Kinkade's beautiful paintings complement his own words and those of other great writers and thinkers, including Margaret Mead, Ben Franklin, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, to celebrate the bonds and traditions of family. Families keep us grounded with subtle reminders of our heritage and, at the same time, serve as a springboard to help us embark on new adventures. Our families provide love, support, and strength. Whatever our family tree looks like, Family Traditions recognizes the unbreakable ties and irreplaceable relationships we share with these special people in our lives, and reminds readers to "Ma ... more
This compact book is aimed at couples who are about to be or have recently gotten married. It assumes that at least one of the spouses is Catholic, although it points out that "all marriages are interfaith" in one way or another. By the editors of the Foundations newsletter for the newly married, this book makes for the perfect supplemental gift for engagements, showers, and weddings, as well as marriage preparation courses.
Family Ministry begins with several chapters placing the family in its modern context, then considers the history of families and their interaction with the church. Having thoroughly contextualized the family and its concerns as they are now understood,Garland dedicates three chapters to biblical understandings of the family. The remaining ten chapters of her book are devoted to the practice of family ministry, including guidance on promoting strong families and how to deal with crises such as divorceand spousal abuse.
Most Christians believe that the Bible holds the answers to their questions about daily living, and that reading the Scriptures will show them good examples to follow for their own lives. Think for a moment and try to list a few examples of healthy families in the Bible who are ideals worth emulating. Having trouble? The families of the Bible were far from perfect, and not so different in that regard from our imperfect families today.In Flawed Families of the Bible, a New Testament scholar (David) and a professor of social work (Diana) take a real and close look at the actual families of the Bible. This honest book will inspire and encourage readers with its focus on the overarching theme of hope and grace for families, ... more