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Family Dynamics
FAMILY DYNAMIC
CLASS CODE: FAML 400 CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: CHILD & FAMILY STUDIES
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: A study of family relationships using the groundbreaking work of C. Terry Warner, and using the framework of family stories, including family-oriented literature. Important concepts include moral agency, change of heart, influence in our families, and how/why we are either responsive or resistant in our way of being.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, one Summer Term
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Family Stories
Bonds That Make Us Free (Warner chapters):
Life's Sweetness Lost
Living a Lie
The Self-absorbed Way of Being
Making Victims of Ourselves
Being False Together
The Darkness of Our Eyes
The Light Beckons Always
Opening Ourselves to Others
Influence
The Truth Dispels the Lie
Doing the Right Thing
What Comes After a Change of Heart?
Changing the Influence of the Past
Forgiving, Forgoing and Living Free
The Frightful & Joyous Journey of Family Life (Goddard select chapters):
Blockages to Joy
Surprised by Joy
Special Challenges to Finding Joy
Divine Gifts
Choosing a Partner
Marital Myths
A Divine Partnership
Fidelity
Learning How to Parent from the Perfect Parent
Thinking Big
Human Nature: What Makes People Change?
Using the Principle of Prayer
Enticed by Joy: A Divine Pattern
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: * To help students see themselves as moral agents with responsibility, and compassion for others.
* To help students build their relationships on this Christlike way of being.
*To help students find source of healing the troubles in their lives. To realize their own eternal potential, and their potential to serve others and have joyful, eternal families.
REQUIREMENTS: Short self-exploration papers, Critical thinking and analysis, Report and analysis of family literature, Family analysis paper.

You may also view a more complete syllabus and schedule at http://www2.byui.edu/Ricks/employee/DUERDEND/default.htm
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002