1. What do the authors say has changed in western

  

1. What do the authors say has changed in western mate selection? Pages 49-50

2. Summarize traditional mate selection, including the concepts of “bride price” and “dowry” in many older cultures. Pages 50-51

3. What were the beginnings of romantic love in western society? Page 52

4. Explain the connection of three Greek words to four types of love relationships.  Pages 53-54

5. Explain why the “like marries like” theory is key to most marriage relationships. Pages 54-55

6. Discuss the Bowens Family Systems Theory. Pages 55-56

7. Summarize other theories of mate selection. Pages 56-57

8. Summarize the authors’ discussion of “cohabitation” either as a path toward or alternative to marriage. Pages 60-70  (Note: this answer should be longer than most). 

9. Discuss what constitutes marriage, and explain how Christians tend to see God’s involvement in marriage. Pages 70-72 

10. Discuss how the Christian community should respond to cohabiting couples. Pages 72-74

11. What do the authors say about God’s Will? Think about and describe how many people might mistakenly define “God’s Will.” Pages 75-77 

12. Summarize factors that tend to predict marriage quality. Pages 78-79

13. How do you resolve issues of family origin before marriage? Pages 80-86

14. Explain differentiated unity as a solution to the dilemma of the modern marriage. Pages 86-89

15. Discuss new roles in the marital dance (perichoresis mentioned earlier). Pages 89-93

16.  Summarize how you understand the authors’ model for biblical marriage.  Pages 94-107 (Note: this answer should be linger than most). 

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