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Then Comes Marriage?: A Cultural History of the American Family Rebecca Janney

Then Comes Marriage?: A Cultural History of the American Family

Rebecca Janney

Published February 1st 2010
ISBN : 9781575679334
ebook
272 pages
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 About the Book 

Author Rebecca Price Janney examines how people in other eras throughout American history conducted their relationships. How did they fall short of Gods ideal as presented in the Scriptures? How did they get it right? What has led us to becoming aMoreAuthor Rebecca Price Janney examines how people in other eras throughout American history conducted their relationships. How did they fall short of Gods ideal as presented in the Scriptures? How did they get it right? What has led us to becoming a culture of anything goes morality? And, conversely, have there been any surprising improvements in recent years? This book is not a culture-war screed, but rather a historical look at the American family, showing that the pattern is more complicated than a downward spiral of morality from our countrys founding to the present. In addition, one of the intriguing features of the book is the authors close look at marriage and relationships within subcultures that are not often considered, including those of Native Americans, Conquistadors, and slaves. In order to better understand the state of marriage and relationships in the U.S. today, Christians need to better understand not just Scripture but our nations history -- and Then Comes Marriage? gives readers an accessible, broad, and thought-provoking introduction to both.