Pastoral Care in Pregnancy Loss

A Ministry Long Needed

Author: Thomas Moe

Publisher: Haworth Press

ISBN: 9780789001245

Category: Religion

Page: 162

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Pastoral Care in Pregnancy Loss offers groundbreaking insight into the need for ministry to those suffering from pregnancy loss. Its eye-opening pages help readers develop a theory of ministry that leads to consistent and productive ministry for individuals suffering the loss of an unborn child. With this foundation, readers will help their faith community support individuals whose faith may fall by the wayside during their time of overbearing grief and will provide precious insight into the church's role in meeting the needs of those who have experienced pregnancy loss.
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Hope Deferred

Heart-Healing Reflections on Reproductive Loss

Author: Nadine Pence Frantz,Mary T. Stimming

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1608992144

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Infertility affects nearly 6.1 million women and 2.1 million married couples in the United States. Additionally, 25 percent of women of childbearing age will experience a miscarriage and one in 80 pregnancies will end in a stillbirth. In Hope Deferred, we hear the voices of five female scholars from a variety of Christian denominations--Church of the Brethren, Disciples of Christ, Lutheran, Presbyterian, and Roman Catholic--as they share their very private stories of painful loss in the hope of bringing comfort and a theological understanding to those who have experienced reproductive loss.
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Human Development and Faith (Second Edition)

Life-Cycle Stages of Body, Mind, and Soul

Author: Felicity B. Kelcourse

Publisher: Chalice Press

ISBN: 0827214960

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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This book, now in its second edition, brings together the best available understandings of human development from a multidisciplinary perspective. Uniquely inclusive of the moral and faith dimensions of context and life-cycle development, Human Development and Faith examines the interplay of mind, body, family, community, and soul at every stage of development. It addresses two central questions: What are the "good-enough" conditions of parenting, family, and community in each phase of life, from birth to death, which support growth and development? What gives life adequate meaning as development proceeds? If human development describes the normative and hoped-for passages of life, then faith provides the necessary component of meaning. Throughout the various perspectives offered in this volume is the premise that faith is that quality of living that makes it possible to fully live. The Journal of Pastoral Theology called the first edition of Human Development and Faith "an excellent text for pastoral theology courses, because it fulfills its ambitious goal of bringing a holistic faith perspective to the usual topics of development." This second edition includes a new chapter on infancy, updates reflecting our growing awareness of cultural diversity, and a new preface.
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Spiritual Crisis

Surviving Trauma to the Soul

Author: J. LeBron McBride

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780789001351

Category: Religion

Page: 207

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In Spiritual Crisis: Surviving Trauma to the Soul, you'll discover how you can reverse the impact of spiritual crisis and apply healing balm to the traumatized soul. A comprehensive, real-life approach to spiritual care, it gives you the understanding necessary to put a lid on the daily chaos that seeks to destroy those whose lives have been shattered by tragedy, terror, and disillusionment.
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Making Families Work and what to Do when They Don't

Thirty Guides for Imperfect Parents of Imperfect Children

Author: Bill Borcherdt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780789001276

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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Making Families Work and What To Do When They Don't offers specific recommendations for increasing family harmony through more effective parenting practices. This important new book helps parents improve family understanding and relationships by reducing the emotional interference--anger, betrayal, guilt, shame, and fear--that blocks healthier and happier family connections. Each chapter is laced with knowledge and therapeutic humor that examine dimensions to family living in a way that helps parents lighten up a little rather than tighten up a lot. Parents will find that encouraging family members to take one another less seriously increases their opportunities for more constructive interactions. Marital and family counselors, social workers, psychologists, guidance counselors, psychiatrists, and other human service professionals can use the valuable information in this book to help families view their interfamilial relationships more objectively and to take each other less seriously, creating more constructive interactions and happier, stronger relationships. Therapists will learn to encourage clients to question and challenge conventional ideas of the family that often lead to demands, exaggerations, irrational expectations, personalizations, and self- and other judgments, all of which contaminate the family relationship. Using the scientific principles of rational thinking, Author Bill Borcherdt questions the relationship between parents and their children and the degree of influence parents have over their children. He places the focus on a parental advocacy model by which parents are encouraged to give themselves some emotional slack and to develop a sense of humility for what they can and cannot do for their children. This starts the process of family members learning what to realistically expect and accept from one another. Borcherdt shows readers that by taking the sacredness and “golden” rules out of the definitions of family living, emotional upset and oppositional behavioral obstacles can be minimized and more emotional well-being and family fulfillment can be experienced. Each chapter in Making Families Work and What To Do When They Don't is lined with knowledge and therapeutic humor that examines dimensions of family living in a way that assists families in loosening up a little rather than tightening up a lot. This improves family members’understanding of and relationships among one another by reducing the emotional interference--feelings of anger, betrayal, guilt, shame, fear--that blocks healthy, happy family connections and by offering specific practical recommendations for increasing family harmony. Through his analyses of 30 topics of family living, presented under the umbrella of learning what to realistically expect of imperfect parents of imperfect children in an imperfect world, Borcherdt reveals to readers that: individuals are active participants in creating their own emotional problems and disturbances people exaggerate the significance of past family disturbances emotional slack and fewer unrealistic demands of self and others leads to a happier family family members often disturb themselves unnecessarily by escalating family values into sacred demands families don't shape character, they reveal it Unlike other books about family living, Making Families Work and What To Do When They Don't analyzes the dysfunctional ideas that family members hold about themselves and others rather than the dysfunctional relationships that naturally exist between fallible human beings. In this guidebook, readers learn creative, new ways of approaching old family problems,and they gain succinct explanations of how they can help their own and other families do things differently and do different things to improve emotional and behavioral well-being within the family.
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Making Sense of Death

Spiritual, Pastoral, and Personal Aspects of Death, Dying, and Bereavement

Author: Gerry R. Cox,Robert Bendiksen,Robert G. Stevenson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780895032492

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 247

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Provides discussions on the meaning of life and death. This anthology explores the process of meaning-making in the face of death and the roles of religion and spirituality at times of loss; the profound and devastating experience of loss in the death of a spouse or a child; a psychological model of spirituality; and dimensions of spirituality.
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