A popular resource among college and seminary faculty, pastors, and counselors, The Family is now updated to reflect current research. Generously illustrated, their insightful and comprehensive text analyzes theological and social perspectives on family life, including marriage, parenting, sexuality, communication, social dynamics, and the effects of modern society - all from a strong Christian perspective.
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.
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.