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A Model for Marriage,9780830827602

A Model for Marriage

Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 11/30/2006
Publisher(s): Ivp Academic
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Jack and Judy Balswick offer a vision of marriage that is both profoundly spiritual and thoroughly practical. Drawing insight from Christian theology and from social science research, the Balswicks bring together their years of teaching, writing and being married to each other to produce a book of faith and wisdom for facing the challenge of marriage in the twenty-first century.

Author Biography

Jack O. Balswick is both professor of sociology and family development, and director of marriage and family research at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.

Table of Contents

The dilemma of modern marriagep. 15
A trinitarian model of marriagep. 26
Covenant marriage : the greatest of these is lovep. 38
The gracing marriage : grace-full lovep. 48
The empowering marriage : mutual empowerment and mutual servanthoodp. 63
The intimate marriage : knowing and being knownp. 73
Leaving, cleaving and becoming one fleshp. 82
Differentiated unityp. 95
Communication, connection, communionp. 108
Conflict : the fertilizer of growthp. 118
The seasons of marriagep. 136
The dual-earner marriage : an elaborate balancing actp. 153
Sexuality in its splendor : one-flesh mysteryp. 164
Marital spiritualityp. 181
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