This is a reprint of a book first published in 1984 by David C. Cook Publishing Co. Still much in demand, especially in seminaries and Christian colleges as a text for Marriage and Family Counseling courses, it is being reissued by Hope Publishing House. The theme of the book is "When spouses, parents and children agree to live together in love--despite their imperfections--they form a special bond. It's called a 'family covenant.' Based on years of research and practice in family ministry, Dr. Dennis Guernsey explains how this covenant can affect your family and families in your church."