Item description for Promising Again (Family Living in Pastoral Perspective) by John Anderson, Herbert Anderson & David Hogue...
Overview Practical and sensitive, this book will greatly benefit couples who contemplate renewing or reevaluating their relationships. It will also be an invaluable resource for pastoral caregivers engaged in marital and family assistance. Also addressed is the disolution of marriage and the establishment of a new relationship through remarriage.
Marriage is a pilgrimage; a journey characterized by beginnings and endings as the life cycle of a particular family evolves. This timely and important book addresses how relationships need o be refocused when couples face changes such as the launching of young adult children, job change, the death of a parent or a child, the arrival of a "surprise" child, infidelity, retirement, illness, role change or reversal, and many others. Also addressed is the dissolution of marriage and the establishment of a new relationship through remarriage.
The Family Living in Pastoral Perspective series examines crucial times in family life in light of the family as a social unit. Each book addresses major changes that ordinarily occur in the life cycle of a family. Each volume takes into account family system theory and social and economic factors that affect the family.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.03" Width: 5.24" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.39 lbs.
Release Date Jul 14, 2004
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
Series Family Living In Pastoral Perspe
ISBN 0664251242 ISBN13 9780664251246
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More About John Anderson, Herbert Anderson & David Hogue
John D. Anderson, Jr. is the Curator of Aerodynamics at the National Air & Space Museum Smithsonian Institute and Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Promising Again (Family Living in Pastoral Perspective)?
Buy the Whole Series Jun 4, 2003
I own Anderson's entire Family Living in Pastoral Perspective series (Leaving Home, Becoming Married, Regarding Children, Promising Again, and Living Alone), and I refer to them frequently.
Each book focuses on a different transitional event and the family tasks that event brings into focus. Anderson and his co-authors deal sensitively with the pastoral issues involved.
Promising Again views marriage as a "pilgrimage of promising." The authors explore the nature of marital promises and the transformations these promises undergo as marriages transform. Issues of the emptying nest, a floundering marriage, and remarriage receive a full chapter each. Other issues covered include: the impact of natural disasters, death, infertility, serious/chronic illness, social/economic stresses, and personal psychological/spiritual changes.
All of the books are well-written and easy to read--no convoluted prose to parse here. The works have added texture from the many personal examples shared by the authors (both their own and examples others have shared with them).
Every book in the series deserves an honored place on any religious professional's shelf. Except, you may find them so valuable they rarely make it back to your shelf.