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Marriage and Family: The Quest for Intimacy
Marriage and Family: The Quest for Intimacy

Marriage and Family: The Quest for Intimacy, 10th Edition

ISBN10: 1264300352 | ISBN13: 9781264300358
By Robert Lauer and Jeanette Lauer
© 2023

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Marriage & Family: The Quest for Intimacy is an essential textbook and practical guide to marriage and family life. It explores the context and meaning of intimate relationships and how they are formed, the dynamics of marriage, and the nature and challenges of family relationships in all their stages.  

PART ONE: THE CONTEXT OF INTIMACY
CHAPTER 1: MARRIAGE AND FAMILY IN AMERICA: NEEDS, MYTHS, AND DREAMS
CHAPTER 2: DIVERSITY IN FAMILIES
CHAPTER 3: GENDER ROLES: FOUNDATION FOR INTIMACY
CHAPTER 4: SEXUALITY

PART TWO: SEEKING INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS
CHAPTER 5: GETTING INVOLVED
CHAPTER 6: FALLING IN LOVE
CHAPTER 7: SELECTING A LIFE PARTNER

PART THREE: INTIMACY IN MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE
CHAPTER 8: GETTING MARRIED
CHAPTER 9: THE CHALLENGE OF COMMUNICATION
CHAPTER 10: POWER AND CONFLICT IN MARRIAGE
CHAPTER 11: WORK AND HOME
CHAPTER 12: BECOMING A PARENT

PART FOUR: CHALLENGES TO INTIMACY 
CHAPTER 13: FAMILY CRISES
CHAPTER 14: SEPARATION AND DIVORCE
CHAPTER 15: REMARRIAGE AND STEPFAMILIES

PART FIVE: THE LIFELONG QUEST 
CHAPTER 16: INTIMACY IN THE LATER YEARS


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Robert Lauer

Robert Lauer received his B.S. and Ph.D. from Washington University, his B.D. from Southern Seminary, and his M.A. from Southern Illinois University. Representatives may reach him at rjlauer@aol.com.

Jeanette Lauer

Jeanette C. Lauer is a Research Professor at Alliant International University. She received her Ph.D. in Social History from Washington University, St. Louis. She has published numerous journal articles and co-authored fifteen books. Most recently she co-authored Becoming Family: Building a Stepfamily that Really Works. She is a member of the National Council on Family Relations, and the Stepfamily Association of America.

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