Unformatted text preview: Flexibility is crucial concern – marriage is always an adjustment. Areas of adjustment: 1. New social roles Tend to bring parental concepts of roles (even if reject them, still tend to fall back on them) But parents of each spouse tend to have different roles. Unity of Diversity Eph. 4:1-3, I Cor. 12:4-7 Role conflict Due to different expectations Due to changes during marriage (birth of child, read a Maribel Morgan book) (roles are dynamic – constant change – often trying out new aspects) Often due to expectation of mind reading “everyone knows that” – unspoken expectations. (Need to talk about this before marriage). Husband/Wife roles – Gen. 1:27 = people created as male & female (each baby created male & female; begin to differentiate about 7 – 9 weeks.) Easy to read our expectations and wishes into Bible – need to realize it doesn’t nail down everything: who does dishes? Not stated (share it)...
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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