A covenant model of marriage for use in pastoral work
Connor, Walter Nelson Joseph
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The problem of this study was to define a model of marriage around the concept of covenant for use in pastoral care which would be rooted in the Protestant Christian tradition and highly relevant to the needs and aspirations with which young people in American society approach marriage, empirically sound, and sufficiently differentiated and comprehensive to provide young people with realistic and practical guidance. This task involved: (1) constructing a model rooted in the Protestant Christian tradition and relevant to the needs of young Americans who approach marriage; (2) discovering in an exploration of values a basis for the husband-wife relationship conceptualized in the model; (3) describing processes by which this relationship might be attained; and (4) suggesting ways that pastors might use the model effectively in pastoral care. [TRUNCATED]
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