In Faith and In Doubt

How Religious Believers and Nonbelievers Can Create Strong Marriages and Loving Families

 In Faith and In Doubt

Author: Dale McGowan
Pub Date: August 2014
Print Edition: $17.95
Print ISBN: 9780814433720
Page Count: 288
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814433737

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments IX

Introduction 1

PART ONE Getting Perspective

1 The Big Picture 13

2 Meet the Believers 29

3 Meet the Nonbelievers 47

4 What Helps, and What Doesn’t 61

PART TWO Meet the Mix

5 The Turning Points That Make It Work—Tom and Danielle 69

6 Bridging Multiple Gaps—Scott and Dhanya 77

7 An Earthquake in the Center of a Marriage—Hope and David 83

8 The Difference a Child Makes—Arlene and Nate 91

9 Finding a Meeting Place—Evan and Cate 97

10 A Believer and Nonbeliever Trade Places—Anna and Gary 103

11 The Unequally Yoked Club—Cassidy and Bill 107

12 Trivial Differences, Common Values—Andrew and Lewis 115

PART THREE Meet the Issues

13 Discovering the Difference 123

Quiz: Shared Values 131

14 Tying the Knot Across the Gap 135

15 Church, Prayer, Holidays, and More 157

16 Who Are You? 171

17 Communication and Respect 179

Quiz: The DOG Scale 185

18 Extended Family 199

19 Kids in the Mix 211

20 Parting Ways 239

21 The Positive Side of the Secular/Religious Mix 247

Notes 257

Index 269

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