Families and Faith

Families and Faith

In Families and Faith, Vern Bengtson examines how religion is--or is not--passed down from one generation to the next.

Author: Vern L. Bengtson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190675158


Page: 288

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Winner of the Distinguished Book Award from American Sociology Association Sociology of Religion Section Winner of the Richard Kalish Best Publication Award from the Gerontological Society of America Few things are more likely to cause heartache to devout parents than seeing their child leave the faith. And it seems, from media portrayals, that this is happening more and more frequently. But is religious change between generations common? How does religion get passed down from one generation to the next? How do some families succeed in passing on their faith while others do not? Families and Faith: How Religion is Passed Down across Generations seeks to answer these questions and many more. For almost four decades, Vern Bengtson and his colleagues have been conducting the largest-ever study of religion and family across generations. Through war and social upheaval, depression and technological revolution, they have followed more than 350 families composed of more than 3,500 individuals whose lives span more than a century--the oldest was born in 1881, the youngest in 1988--to find out how religion is, or is not, passed down from one generation to the next. What they found may come as a surprise: despite enormous changes in American society, a child is actually more likely to remain within the fold than leave it, and even the nonreligious are more likely to follow their parents' example than to rebel. And while outside forces do play a role, the crucial factor in whether a child keeps the faith is the presence of a strong fatherly bond. Mixing unprecedented data with gripping interviews and sharp analysis, Families and Faith offers a fascinating exploration of what allows a family to pass on its most deeply-held tradition--its faith.

Family Farms and Faith

Family  Farms and Faith

Author: Gillian Shadwick


ISBN: 0646800000

Category: Berry (N.S.W.)

Page: 260

View: 895

Categories: Berry (N.S.W.)

Families and Faith

Families and Faith

Author: Vern L. Bengtson


ISBN: OCLC:1129590869

Category: Christian education of children

Page: 606

View: 365

Categories: Christian education of children

Family Freedom and Faith

Family  Freedom  and Faith

All these differences among faiths and within Christian faith pose difficult
questions for Christians themselves, questions that inform the conflict
surrounding family life. To what kinds of lives does God call us as Christians who
are also members ...

Author: Paula M. Cooey

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664256635

Category: Religion

Page: 131

View: 793

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Categories: Religion

Religion Families and Health

Religion  Families  and Health

Journal of Marriage and the Family 51:641–653. Trimble, D. E. 1997. “The
Religious Orientation Scale: Review and Meta-Analysis of Social Desirability
Effects.” Educational and Psychological Measurement 57:970–986. Wallace,
J. M. and ...

Author: Christopher G Ellison

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813549453

Category: Social Science

Page: 488

View: 415

Religion is a major social institution in the United States. While the scientific community has experienced a resurgence in the idea that there are important linkages between religion and family life and religion and health outcomes, this area of study is still in its early stages of development, scattered across multiple disciplines, and of uneven quality. To date, no book has featured both reviews of the literature and new empirical findings that define this area for the present and set the agenda for the twenty-first century. Religion, Families, and Health fills this void by bringing together leading social scientists who provide a theoretically rich, methodologically rigorous, and exciting glimpse into a fascinating social institution that continues to be extremely important in the lives of Americans.
Categories: Social Science

Religion and Families

Religion and Families

Religion as a determinant of marital stability. Demography, 30, 385–403. Lu, Y.,
Marks, L. D., & Apavaloiae, L. (2012). Chinese immigrant families and Christian
faith community: A qualitative study. Family and Consumer Science Research ...

Author: Loren D. Marks

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317804963

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

View: 817

This is the first multidisciplinary text to address the growing scholarly connection between religion and family life. The latest literature from family studies, psychology, sociology, and religion is reviewed along with narratives drawn from interviews with 200 racially, religiously, and regionally diverse families which bring the concepts to life. Written in a thought-provoking, accessible, and sometimes humorous style by two of the leading researchers in the field, the book reflects the authors’ firsthand experience in teaching today’s students about religion’s impact on families. Prior to writing the book, the authors read the sacred texts of many faiths, interviewed religious leaders, and attended religious services for a wide array of faiths. The result is an accurate and engaging account of why and how families are impacted by their religion. The pedagogical features of the text include boldfaced key terms defined in the glossary, text boxes, chapter conclusions, summary points, and review questions. Religion and Families: Examines several denominations within Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Reviews findings from racially and ethnically diverse families, from traditional and diverse family forms, and examines gender and life-course issues. Addresses the impact of one’s religious involvement on longevity, divorce rates, and parenting styles. Considers demographic, family-, couple-, and individual-level data that relate to prayer and other sacred practices. Presents a balanced treatment of the latest research and a new model for studying family and religion. Explores the "whys," "hows," and processes at work in the religion-family connection. The book opens with a discussion of why religion and family connections matter. Chapter 2 defines religion and presents a new conceptualization of religion. Empirical research connections between religion and marriage, divorce, family, and parent-child relationships are explored in chapters 3 through 6. The interface between religion and the family in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are reviewed in chapters 7, 8, and 9. Chapter 10 explores the unique challenges that religion presents for diverse family forms. Prayer as a coping mechanism for life’s challenges such as death and disability are explored in chapter 11. Chapter 12 examines forgiveness in the context of marriages and families. The book concludes with a review of the book’s most important themes and findings. Intended as a text for undergraduate courses in family and religion, the psychology or sociology of the family, the psychology or sociology of religion, pastoral/biblical counseling, or family and youth ministry, taught in human development and family studies, psychology, sociology, religion, social work, pastoral counseling, and sometimes philosophy. This book also appeals to family therapists and counselors.
Categories: Social Science

Families and Faith

Families and Faith

Government (local, state, and federal), schools, ministerial associations, and
other civic organizations are important resources for building an environment that
is conducive to family faith formation. The church is not an island unto itself.

Author: Leif Kehrwald

Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications

ISBN: 1585955728

Category: Church work with families

Page: 170

View: 193

When the church of the home and the church of the parish work together, lasting faith formation is the result. Families and Faith: A Vision and Practice for Parish Leaders offers readers a wealth of ideas and strategies for helping families grow in faith. It focuses on practical steps for connecting faith and life, family faith and spirituality, families and Christian practice, and families and serving others. Excellent for catechetical leaders, youth ministers, and coordinators for whole community catechesis.
Categories: Church work with families

Sacred Stories of Ordinary Families

Sacred Stories of Ordinary Families

Drawn from Diana R. Garland's extensive interviews with 110 families, this book includes stories from ordinary families whose lives together both reveal and rely on extraordinary faith.

Author: Diana R. Garland

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 0787962570

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 142

When families are faced with crises and challenges— unemployment, the untimely death of a family member, natural disasters and chronic illnesses— those who seem to weather the crisis best are often those who have an active spiritual dimension to their lives together. And in times of joy and celebration families with strong spiritual lives rejoice in deeper and more wondrous ways. But what exactly is it that characterizes faith and spirituality in family life? Identifying resilience, strength, and faith in the stories of all kinds of families, Sacred Stories of Ordinary Families motivates readers to think about how faith shapes their own family lives. Drawn from Diana R. Garland's extensive interviews with 110 families, this book includes stories from ordinary families whose lives together both reveal and rely on extraordinary faith.
Categories: Religion

Facing the Revocation

Facing the Revocation

A masterful and moving account of the Hugenots, Facing the Revocation offers a deeply personal perspective on one of the greatest acts of religious intolerance in history.

Author: Carolyn Chappell Lougee

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190241322

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 837

Winner- Best Scholarly Work, National Huguenot Society, 2018 The Edict of Nantes ended the civil wars of the Reformation in 1598 by making France a kingdom with two religions. Catholics could worship anywhere, while Protestants had specific locations where they were sanctioned to worship. Over the coming decades Protestants' religious freedom and civil privileges eroded until the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, issued under Louis XIV in 1685, criminalized their religion. The Robillard de Champagné, a noble family, were among those facing the Revocation. They and their co-religionists confronted the difficult decision whether to obey this new law and convert, feign conversion and remain privately Protestant, or break the law and attempt to flee secretly in what was the first modern mass migration. In this sweeping family saga, Carolyn Chappell Lougee narrates how the Champagné family's persecution and Protestant devotion unsettled their economic advantages and social standing. The family provides a window onto the choices that individuals and their kin had to make in these trying circumstances, the agency of women within families, and the consequences of their choices. Lougee traces the lives of the family members who escaped; the kin and community members who decided to stay, both complying with and resisting the king's will; and those who resettled in Britain and Prussia, where they adapted culturally and became influential members of society. She challenges the narrative Huguenots told over subsequent generations about the deeper faith of those who opted for exile and the venal qualities of those who remained in France. A masterful and moving account of the Hugenots, Facing the Revocation offers a deeply personal perspective on one of the greatest acts of religious intolerance in history.
Categories: History

Work Family and Faith

Work  Family  and Faith

1 Carroll succinctly summed up one of the most important realities of southern
farm women's lives before World War II. Virtually all southern farm women worked
in the house, fulfilling the domestic needs of their families — cooking, cleaning, ...

Author: Melissa Walker

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826265081

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 294

View: 449

"Collection of essays capturing the transformation of the American South from agrarian to industrial/commercial over the course of the twentieth century from the perspective of women struggling against poverty by relying on tradition and inner strength"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Business & Economics

Reimagining Adoption

Reimagining Adoption

"Reimagining Adoption" blends personal experience, expert insights, adoptee interviews, trauma research, and scriptural interpretation so The Church and the Christian community can re-envision adoption for the sake of adoptees and their ...

Author: Sally Ankerfelt


ISBN: 1733659722


Page: 258

View: 138

"Reimagining Adoption" examines beliefs, practices, and Scripture to distill adoption policy steeped in Christian values and attuned to the needs of vulnerable children and their families. It examines the historical practices, reviews current practices and proposes revisions. More importantly, it lifts up the words of adult adoptees--the true experts on adoption--and braids them with the insights of adoptive families to craft a new adoption paradigm. Readers will learn: How to become better Christian parents and more supportive faith communities How to answer tough questions and to anticipate who will pose them and why How to clarify Christian adoption beliefs and practices What makes adoptees the true adoption experts How to process the pain of birth parent loss How to validate adoptee grief and loss How to support family preservation How the radical love of Christ must reshape the way we approach adoption What first-hand adoptee/adoptive family accounts can teach us about faith and adoption How to serve vulnerable children and their families with faith, love, and understanding

Faith Steps for Military Families

Faith Steps for Military Families

While my husband was on active duty we enjoyed the privilege of Dependent's
Day Cruises as a Navy family. These cruises allowed families and friends of crew
members to come aboard ship to get a feel for life on a war vessel. In the early ...

Author: Lisa Nixon Phillips

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 9781614489993

Category: Religion

Page: 200

View: 434

Faith Steps for Military Families: Spiritual Readiness Through the Psalms of Ascent delves into the fifteen themes found in the fifteen Psalms of Ascent in the book of Psalms. Through descriptive metaphors, the Faith Steps for Military Families depict the annual journey to Jerusalem. These special psalms explore the rich meanings of these metaphors intended originally for the Israelites, and then translates them into the lives of 21st century military families. Themes such as building a stronger spiritual foundation, family resiliency, a deeper understanding of God’s nature as Protector, Keeper, and the Night Watchman, trust in God during times of fear, or of the unknown, coping in unfriendly environments, understanding how God’s strength surrounds His own, honoring God while living out a difficult lifestyle, developing trust and contentment and other biblical guidance for dealing with the complexities of the military lifestyle.
Categories: Religion

American Restoration

American Restoration

THIS IS NO TIME TO RUN AND HIDE America seems to be crumbling from within.

Author: Timothy S. Goeglein

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781621579120

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 300

THIS IS NO TIME TO RUN AND HIDE America seems to be crumbling from within. Having abandoned the Judeo-Christian values that are the foundation of its culture, our nation, in the eyes of many, is going the way of the great civilizations of the past. If our 250-year experiment in ordered liberty has really run its course, is it time to recognize the inevitable, pack up our families, and head for the hills, hunkering down through the dark days to come? Or is there hope for an American restoration? Tim Goeglein and Craig Osten, battle-hardened veterans of the culture wars, know as well as anyone that the decadence is undeniable. But they make the case that an American restoration is not only possible, but probable—if we act now. The key is for Christians to engage with the culture, not flee from it, to be the salt and light that will renew it from within. That engagement must take place especially at the local level, where real spiritual and cultural transformation occurs. If America returns to its spiritual foundations, the tumultuous times we live in will be nothing more than a bumpy detour in our nation’s history. This book is a roadmap for the way back. In this clear-eyed but hopeful guide to restoration, Goeglein and Osten explain how patriotic Americans, with God’s help, can renew fifteen critical components of our culture. Government will not provide the solutions we desperately need. The solutions lie in our churches, our communities, and our homes. The light for our path is faith. As that light pierces the darkness, America will experience a reawakening, regeneration, and renewal.
Categories: Political Science

Ministry with Persons with Mental Illness and Their Families

Ministry with Persons with Mental Illness and Their Families

This gave the family time to prepare the child for the coming worship service.
Another challenge for faith communities who have members with autism is that
people may feel that only professionals who are trained in autism are able to care
for ...

Author: Robert H. Albers

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451417142

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 485

In Ministry with Persons with Mental Illness and Their Families, psychiatrists and pastoral theologians come together in an interdisciplinary, collaborative effort to ensure accuracy of information concerning the medical dimensions of mental illness, interpret these illnesses from a faith perspective, and make suggestions relative to effective ministry. Readers will learn how science and a faith tradition can not only co-exist but work in tandem to alleviate the pain of the afflicted and affected.
Categories: Religion

Dying Grieving Faith and Family

Dying  Grieving  Faith  and Family

The individual's and family's management of emotions, mental anguish, and
spiritual concerns is profoundly influenced by religious beliefs and faith systems
to which these persons have been committed and by which they live. No crisis
brings ...

Author: Harold G Koenig

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135785598

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 150

View: 509

Dying, Grieving, Faith, and Family: A Pastoral Care Approach enables grief counselors, pastors, hospice specialists, hospital chaplains, mental health practitioners, educators, and seminary students to bring an understanding of faith development, family systems, and gender and ethnic differences into their professional practice as they work with dying and grieving persons. No other book covers all these themes. Not only a great resource for practical guidance, this book is also meant to be provocative, suggestive, and stimulating to professionals and educators charged with working with and teaching about dying and grieving persons. With 50 years of providing pastoral care to dying and grieving persons and 30 years as a pastoral educator, George Bowman understands the nature and concerns of dying and grieving persons. In Dying, Grieving, Faith, and Family he answers the questions you should be asking yourself--including: How does faith development affect relationships of the dying person and family and friends? How does faith development affect grief management by the survivors? How does the family systems approach help the pastor or counselor work with dying persons and their survivors? What gender and ethnic issues are important to remember in helping to minister and serve persons in crises of dying and grieving? The value of Dying, Grieving, Faith, and Family lies in its approach to dying and grieving from the perspectives of faith development, family systems theory, gender, and ethnicity. Bowman’s unique work proposes that personal development and faith development influence the way one deals with the crises of dying and grief work.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Law and Faith in a Sceptical Age

Law and Faith in a Sceptical Age

Upon the face of itthe law relating to families in Great Britain seemsto be
anunpromising area to find a possible ... Even themost superficial examination of
British family law makes it clear thatit is anareaof lawthatisfirmly embedded in
specific ...

Author: Anthony Bradney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135182755

Category: Law

Page: 178

View: 905

Law and Faith in a Sceptical Age is an analysis of the legal position of religious believers in a dominantly secular society. Great Britain is a society based upon broadly liberal principles. It claims to recognise the needs of religious believers and to protect them from discrimination. But whilst its secular ideology pervades public discourse, the vestigial remains of a Christian, Protestant past are seen in things as varied as the structure of public holidays and the continued existence of established churches in both England and Scotland. Religious, Christian values also form the starting point for legal rules relating to matters such as marriage. Active religious communities constitute a very small minority of the population; however, those who belong to them often see their religion as being the most important element of their identity. Yet the world-view of these communities is frequently at odds with both the prevailing liberal, secular climate of Great Britain and its Christian, Anglican past. This necessarily entails a clash of ideologies that puts in question the secular majority's claim to want to protect religious minorities, the possibility of it being able to sufficiently understand the needs of those minorities and the desirability or practicality of any accommodation between the needs of the various religious communities and the secular mainstream of society. Law and Faith in a Sceptical Age addresses these issues by raising the question of whether a liberal, secular state can protect religion. Accommodation to different religious traditions forms part of the history of the legal systems of Britain. This book asks whether further accommodation can and should be made.
Categories: Law

The Role of Religion in Marriage and Family Counseling

The Role of Religion in Marriage and Family Counseling

Needless to say, Bill served as the impetus for my further study into my own
Catholic faith. This also has lead to my interest in how religious doctrine and faith
play out in relationships, specifically those within families and marriages. Further

Author: Jill Duba Onedera

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135917722

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 199

Religion can play a vital role in the way people relate to each other, particularly with interpersonal dynamics within a family. The role of a couple or family’s religion(s) in the counseling room is no less important. This book provides practitioners with an overview of the principles of the major world religions, with specific focus on how each religion can influence family dynamics, and how best to incorporate this knowledge into effective practice with clients.
Categories: Psychology

Kingdom Family

Kingdom Family

As David B. Batchelder writes, “Without a Christian calendar functioning in the
festive life of a family, the landscape of family ... Diana Garland talks about the
Kingdom-focus of intentionally celebrating our “faith-families” and “faith-parents”
who ...

Author: Trevecca Okholm

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621891598

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 142

There is a lot of talk these days about how churches need to become more "missional" and "Kingdom-focused"--but what about the families that make up our churches and often reflect the surrounding culture more than the Kingdom of God? Christian families know that God has a better purpose for marriage and family but often don't have the slightest idea how to get there. And while many books on Christian marriage and family are inwardly focused on simply getting along "better," this book addresses the cultural influences that have taken our focus away from God's intended purpose for marriage and family and, through analysis and practical suggestions, recalls marriages and families to the purpose for which God intended them in the first place--namely, to serve God's Kingdom as witnesses to a world desperately seeking deeper purpose and authenticity.
Categories: Religion

Sunday Dinners

Sunday Dinners

This is a cookbook to be read and savored, to remind us that no matter how busy we think we are, we can still take time to come together, break bread, and connect with family and good friends.

Author: Diane Cowen

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9781449443894

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

View: 107

Sunday Dinners brings readers to the kitchen and dining-room tables of thirteen of America’s favorite pastors and their families as they share their Sunday traditions, mealtime blessings, inspiring stories, strong family values, and favorite recipes. Research shows that eating dinner together strengthens a family’s bond, and Sunday dinners are especially sacred. They are a time to bring everyone together, catch up, teach children manners and social skills, stay connected with teens, learn about family history and values, and nourish our bodies and souls. In Sunday Dinners, the pastor families who share their experiences are known not just for their successes in the pulpit and in their communities but also for the strong families they have built. They preach it, and they live it, and that’s inspiring. This is a cookbook to be read and savored, to remind us that no matter how busy we think we are, we can still take time to come together, break bread, and connect with family and good friends.
Categories: Cooking

Faith Family and Filipino American Community Life

Faith  Family  and Filipino American Community Life

... or association.5 Historically, regional and provincial differences among
firstgeneration Filipino immigrantshave indeedshaped theircommunityties,
theirsocialnetworks, theirextend families, and the organizations that form the very
foundations ...

Author: Stephen M. Cherry

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813570853

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

View: 935

Stephen M. Cherry draws upon a rich set of ethnographic and survey data, collected over a six-year period, to explore the roles that Catholicism and family play in shaping Filipino American community life. From the planning and construction of community centers, to volunteering at health fairs or protesting against abortion, this book illustrates the powerful ways these forces structure and animate not only how first-generation Filipino Americans think and feel about their community, but how they are compelled to engage it over issues deemed important to the sanctity of the family. Revealing more than intimate accounts of Filipino American lives, Cherry offers a glimpse of the often hidden but vital relationship between religion and community in the lives of new immigrants, and allows speculation on the broader impact of Filipino immigration on the nation. The Filipino American community is the second-largest immigrant community in the United States, and the Philippines is the second-largest source of Catholic immigration to this country. This ground-breaking study outlines how first-generation Filipino Americans have the potential to reshape American Catholicism and are already having an impact on American civic life through the engagement of their faith.
Categories: Social Science