Unformatted text preview: Long term perspective, probably in elder years. Ps. 128:6 Definitely older here. Grandchildren (family centered even in elder years) Thus family development theory is implicit (as it is throughout Bible). Family Development theory is linked with life-span developmental psychology (adult development) Good sources: Worthington & Wright’s books on Marriage Counseling. Wright’s Seasons of a Marriage (both of these by Christians) Basic idea – family goes through stages, and many characteristics of each stage are predictable. The tasks & tensions of stages are central. Especially difficult when there are teens in family--marriage satisfaction is at lowest--as well as more problems in other areas of family life. Need more than S.S. (although that's a start). Need face to face groups of parents with teen. Overall conclusion – church needs marriage enrichment at all levels & ages. Minimum: top notch SS class with outings, special speakers....
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course PSY 200 taught by Professor Miller during the Fall '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Fall '10