Empowering Couples: A Narrative Approach to Spiritual Care

Fortress Press
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Couples can make significant progress toward resolving their own problems when they receive appropriate guidance from a caring person. This book outlines five tasks focused on identity, agency, and meaning that spiritual caregivers can use to empower couples for significant change in just three to five conversations. This form of "empowering guidance" is a dimension of pastoral conversation rather than formal counseling. Critically integrating desert spiritual theology with empirical data about successful marriages, Bidwell advocates for mutuality and partnership within covenanted relationships, which allows partners to create an alliance strong enough to resist the forces that threaten relationships--especially the negative influences of criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and withdrawal.
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Fortress Press
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Published on
Feb 1, 2013
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Pages
144
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ISBN
9781451426243
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Language
English
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Genres
Religion / Christian Life / General
Religion / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
Religion / Christian Ministry / Adult
Religion / Christian Ministry / Counseling & Recovery
Social Science / Sociology / Marriage & Family
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