The Blended Marriage Focus On The Family Marriage Series

Author: Focus on the Family
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441227350
Size: 79.33 MB
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The Blended Marriage Focus On The Family Marriage Series from the Author: Focus on the Family. Can You Maintain Unity in Your Blended Relationship? Bringing two families together in matrimony can be joyful, and yet chaotic, too. In The Blended Marriage, find out how keeping Christ at the center of your relationship will help you navigate the unexpected twists and turns of remarriage. You will learn to rely on God's strength and wisdom to recognize God's role in bringing you and your spouse together and his plan for your marriage, and discover the importance of making faith in God's grace key in your life. This study contains four sessions, each with four main components: Tilling the Ground Planting the Seed Watering the Hope Harvesting the Fruit All new relationships face hurdles, but with Christ at the helm, you can rise above challenges in your beautifully blended marriage. "We often hear that the institution of marriage is suffering. But there is good news, too! By submitting their relationships to God and seeking out the right resources, married couples can know what it means to truly thrive. That's what Focus on the Family's Marriage Series is all about. Whether you're in a small group, a mentoring relationship, or you just want to study as a couple, this series can transform your marriage for the better."--Jim Daly, President, Focus on the Family "Marriage is an amazing adventure--filled with excitement, joy, and challenges. Focus on the Family's Marriage Series examines God's gift of marriage in all of its wonderful dimensions. I consider it a privilege to be involved with this important set of relationship-strengthening resources."--Dr. Greg Smalley, Vice President, Family Ministries, Focus on the Family

New Families No Families

Author: Frances K. Goldscheider
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520083059
Size: 10.68 MB
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New Families No Families from the Author: Frances K. Goldscheider. Is the American family a thing of the past? Almost anyone can tell a story that illustrates how dramatically things have changed in the past decades. Nonmarriage, childlessness and divorce are commonplace. Most children leave their parents' home and live for increasing periods before marriage as independent adults. But there are also signs of strengths. Some parents play more equal roles, both financially and in coping with household tasks. In this revealing new study, Frances Goldscheider and Linda Waite discuss cogently the question of whether we are headed for no families, or new families. Adults across the nation who reached "thirtysomething" in the early 1980s are the primary focus of the book, although broader patterns of social change are seen in the influence of their parents' experiences on them and in their own children's experiences of family life. The authors begin with their subjects as very young adults, examining their plans for work and family and their attitudes toward women's work and family roles. As these young men and women move farther into adulthood, we learn what influences their chances of marriage, their patterns of family building (and dissolving), and the division of labor in the families they form. In each case the authors focus on the effects of exposure to different family structures in childhood and young adulthood. The authors find, surprisingly, that the real threats to the family are in the home itself: the new option of "a home of one's own" in a variety of circumstances outside of marriage, most men's noninvolvement in the home and its tasks, and the fact that knowledge of and respect for basic skills involved in making a home are not being taught to today's sons and daughters.

The Marriage And Family Experience Intimate Relationships In A Changing Society

Author: Bryan Strong
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0534624251
Size: 43.96 MB
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The Marriage And Family Experience Intimate Relationships In A Changing Society from the Author: Bryan Strong. THE MARRIAGE & FAMILY EXPERIENCE: INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS IN A CHANGING SOCIETY, ELEVENTH EDITION is the best-seller that brings together all elements of the course--including intimate relationships, family policy, and family issues. Engaging and now even more student-friendly than past editions (with an open, inviting new design that reflects this), THE MARRIAGE AND FAMILY EXPERIENCE strikes just the right balance between an academic and more functional approach. The book draws from research in sociology, family studies, and related fields, and its sound sociological and family studies base is enhanced by other perspectives from anthropology, history, psychology, journalism, literature, economics, and gender studies. The book presents a positive, multicultural approach to today’s relationships as it explores recent research on topics such as adoptive parenting, childbearing patterns, gay and lesbian families, the meaning of virginity, communication and conflict resolution, the influence of popular culture, the rights and benefits of marriage, and working families. The real-life examples, balanced presentation, and focus on self-assessment and reflection make the book especially accessible and encourage students to think and act for themselves. The Tenth Edition’s progressive approach to diversity remains rooted in a positive, pro-family perspective. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Marriage

Author: Rich Wemhoff
Publisher: Resource Pathways Incorporated
ISBN: 9781892148056
Size: 18.85 MB
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Marriage from the Author: Rich Wemhoff. The latest title in our popular LifeCycles series, this guidebook provides, for those contemplating marriage and for couples wrestling with marital problems, a clear pathway to the best books and websites available.

Theory Based Treatment Planning For Marriage And Family Therapists

Author: Diane R. Gehart
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534536169
Size: 53.81 MB
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Theory Based Treatment Planning For Marriage And Family Therapists from the Author: Diane R. Gehart. This text is a treatment planner and theory guide for therapists working from systemic and postmodern approaches. Unlike existing resources, this treatment planner provides a means to directly integrate family therapy theory and practice. By providing treatment planning strategies along with complete overviews of specific theories, the book provides a remedy for the common "missing link" between theory and practice. The purpose of this book is to fill the ever-widening gap between formal training in theory and actual practice in managed-care dominated workplaces. The text covers 11 of the most widely used family therapies providing a summary for each theory and then specific strategies for developing a treatment plan.

Process Human Develop Im

Author: Clara Shaw Schuster
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780397549993
Size: 20.77 MB
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Process Human Develop Im from the Author: Clara Shaw Schuster.

Stepparenting

Author: Patricia Stevens
Publisher: Resource Pathways Incorporated
ISBN: 9781892148131
Size: 68.96 MB
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Stepparenting from the Author: Patricia Stevens. Describes and evaluates books and other resources on parenting, remarriage, and children for members of blended families