The Family: A Christian Perspective on the Contemporary Home

Author(s): Jack O Balswick, Ph.D.


Two respected senior professors in the marriage and family field cover every issue that affects family life, including marriage, parenting, sexuality, communication, social dynamics, and family life in modern society. This proven resource for studying the most established of human institutions has been in print for over twenty years, with over 80,000 copies sold. The fourth edition has been updated to address current family-related issues and refined to reflect teaching practices for the contemporary classroom, including updated references to online resources. Praise for a Previous Edition "An excellent resource for preachers and teachers and an obvious choice for a text in family studies in a Christian college."--"Calvin Theological Journal"


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Jack O. Balswick (PhD, University of Iowa) is senior professor of sociology and family development at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Judith K. Balswick (EdD, University of Georgia) is senior professor of marital and family therapy, also at Fuller. They have coauthored several books, including "Authentic Human Sexuality" and "A Model for Marriage: Covenant, Grace, Empowerment, and Intimacy."

General Fields

  • : 9780801049347
  • : Baker Publishing Group
  • : Baker Academic, Div of Baker Publishing Group
  • : May 2014
  • : 228mm X 154mm X 28mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback / softback
  • : 4th
  • : en
  • : 248.4
  • : 416
  • : Jack O Balswick, Ph.D.