Beyond Companionship

Christians in Marriage

By Diana Garland, David E. Garland

Beyond Companionship

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  • ISBN: 9781592441310
  • Pages: 192
  • Publication Date: 1/14/2003
  • Retail Price: $24.00
Web Price: $19.20
Web Price: $19.20

Beyond Companionship

Christians in Marriage

By Diana Garland, David E. Garland

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781592441310
  • Pages: 192
  • Publication Date: 1/14/2003
  • Retail Price: $24.00
Web Price: $19.20

About-

In 'Beyond Companionship - Christians In Marriage', Diana and David Garland examine some of the prevailing ideas about marriage that are held by many church leaders, social scientists, counselors, and therapists. Among the myths they dispel:

There is a pattern for Christian married life applicable in all times and places.

Couples can have a good marriage if they work at it hard enough.

Marriage is the most important relationship in life.

In an ideal marriage the partners talk continuously about their relationship.

Beyond discussion of the marriage myths, the authors look at current biblical interpretations of marriage, being married in America, a good marriage and the need for a sense of task, the role of anger and conflict, sexuality, and, finally, the unresolved differences that can lead to divorce. Diana and David Garland bring to this book special insights from their respective fields - social work and biblical studies - and the experience gained from being married to each other.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"After carefully examining New Testament sources, the authors conclude that a truly Christian marriage must be a companionship of equal persons. But they go further, affirming that companionship is not enough, because Christian marriage must be an active partnership of equals working together to fulfill the divine purpose."
--David and Vera Mace,
authors of 'In the Presence of God:
Readings for Christian Marriage'

Contributors-

Diana Garland
David E. Garland

Bio(s)-

Diana S. Richmond Garland is Chairwoman of The School of Social Work and Director of the Center for Family and Community Ministries, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

David E. Garland is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Christian Scriptures George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

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