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Published: 01 December 2016

312 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199755073

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Practicing What the Doctor Preached

At Home with Focus on the Family

Susan B. Ridgely

  • Uses interviews and oral histories to examine how families take Focus on the Family's official prescriptions and adapt them for their daily lives
  • Provides an inside look into the deeply held values and hopes of Focus on the Family's members
  • Investigates effect of Focus on the Family's conservative ideologies of Christian childrearing and marriage material in informing members' relationships and choices in the home, the school, the workplace, and the political sphere
  • Demonstrates how Focus on the Family has helped redefine the American Christian family