This is a revised edition of a textbook published in 1984. There are two approaches used in marriage-and-family texts: the lifestyle approach and the problem-centered approach. This book takes the former approach, which lends itself well organizationally to a good integration of biblical principles. It covers all the main topics from a distinctively evangelical Christian perspective: mate selection, premarital sex, minority families, aging, finances, and more. This edition "freshens up" the material but also gives more treatment to certain topics than the first edition did. The book uses case studies, discussion questions, suggested reading, glossary, and tables and illustrations to add interest and practical value. The interior design will have good visual features that add apeal for students.
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.
Stephen A. Grunlan (DMin, Luther Theological Seminary) is pastor of Grace Fellowship, an Evangelical Free church in Overland Park, Kansas, and adjunct instructor in sociology at Grossmont College. He is coauthor of Cultural Anthropology: A Christian Perspective, and co-editor of Christian Perspectives on Sociology. SPANISH BIO: Stephen A. Grunlan (DMin Luther Teologica Seminario) es el pastor de Grace Fellowship, un iglesia libre evangelica en Overland Park, Kansas, y un instructor del adjunto en sociologia a Grossmont College. Es co-autor de antropologia cultural, una perspectiva cristiana, y co-editor de perspectivos cristianas sobre sociologia.