Generation to Generation: Family Process in Church and Synagogue

Generation to Generation Family Process in Church and Synagogue This acclaimed influential work applies the concepts of systemic family therapy to the emotional life of congregations Edwin H Friedman shows how the same understanding of family process that can aid

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  • Title: Generation to Generation: Family Process in Church and Synagogue
  • Author: Edwin H. Friedman
  • ISBN: 9780898620597
  • Page: 144
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This acclaimed, influential work applies the concepts of systemic family therapy to the emotional life of congregations Edwin H Friedman shows how the same understanding of family process that can aid clergy in their pastoral role also has important ramifications for negotiating congregational dynamics and functioning as an effective leader Clergy from diverse denominatThis acclaimed, influential work applies the concepts of systemic family therapy to the emotional life of congregations Edwin H Friedman shows how the same understanding of family process that can aid clergy in their pastoral role also has important ramifications for negotiating congregational dynamics and functioning as an effective leader Clergy from diverse denominations, as well as family therapists and counselors, have found that this book directly addresses the dilemmas and crises they encounter daily It is widely used as a text in courses on pastoral care, leadership, and family systems.

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    1. This was a really good book, which I discovered when Rich Bledsoe recommended it in a lecture. I'm very glad I picked it up. The book is on family process counseling, which refuses to treat humans as isolated individuals like most other counseling practices. Rather, family process views you as part of a family system or dynamic, interwoven with the relationship you have with parents, siblings, grandparents, husband, wife, children, etc.The books strong point is on evaluating problem people. He a [...]

    2. Lots of content but not much on the practicality. There were many examples but not much given on how to work with this idea more effectively.

    3. A text for CPE - this is a re-read, as I encountered this book in my Ministry of Pastoral Care class - a must read for any pastor that does counseling ----from the publisher: This acclaimed, influential work applies the concepts of systemic family therapy to the emotional life of congregations. Edwin H. Friedman shows how the same understanding of family process that can aid clergy in their pastoral role also has important ramifications for negotiating congregational dynamics and functioning as [...]

    4. It is an excellent introduction to Family Systems Theory and will be a good resource for me in ministry. This is not a book to be read once, though, as the information is voluminous.

    5. The first two chapters are wonderfully helpful. Friedman's explanation of family systems and process, as opposed to content issues and solutions, and the basic rules of triangles within the systems process, are well laid out and easily understandable. Beyond that, however, Friedman gets a little scary and, honestly, it's hard to see beyond those bits. Look, there is no question that mental and spiritual health affect physical health. But to say that, by using family systems process, one might be [...]

    6. I read this book in seminary -- it's an introduction to family systems theory for clergy. I recently reread it to try to understand better the dynamics of our church implosion. Family systems theory is (very simplistically) the idea that our strengths or problems don't occur in isolation, but rather reflect the role we play in a family or other organization. So if a child acts out, the counselor would focus the parents' attention on their own marriage, for example. Families operate like a string [...]

    7. Friedman develops the concept of the overachiever or overfunctioner among religious care givers. The author points out that many pastors (and the like) take on a role in which he/she is only valued if he/she performs a certain role. As such, we behave responsibly, but take on so much extra responsibility that we rob others of the opportunity to exercise normal responsibility. We micromanage, and the people around us become underfunctioners. Overfunctioners essentially believe (usually subconscio [...]

    8. This book was my formal introduction to family therapy. I say formal, because I've read of certain concepts in other books, and my own life over the past few years has been an exploration of systems and how to understand yourself within them.For most people, a quick read of the basic concepts will get you thinking, and hopefully, invite a paradigm shift when it comes to understanding yourself and others who are operating within a system. I have a feeling there are other texts out there that will [...]

    9. I first read this book in 1985 when I was a young seminary professor. Re-reading it now helps me understand why it has become something of a classic in psychology of religion. Friedman's point is actually quite basic: The emotional and relational function of religious congregations is the same as it is for nuclear and extended families, so assessing the family system in play will provide insight and guidance in dealing with dissonant issues and problems. This isn't the only way to "interpret" co [...]

    10. I used to classify some books that were key to my thinking and development as "life-changers"; as in, "this book will change your life." Having failed too many times to carry through the life-changing ramifications of certain books, I now just say that such books *would* change your lifeif they were intelligently read and faithfully applied over time. "Generation to Generation" is such a book. Yes, it's long, somewhat repetitive, and Friedman can be over the top; but his application of family sy [...]

    11. Read this along with my reading partner because several folks said it was "life/ministry" changing for them. I found it difficult to get a good handle on what the author was saying - and wondering about the real practicality to ministry. maybe its that the book is decades old and much of what was ground breaking at the time is now accepted and common knowledge? Perhaps I don;t understand the language of pyscology enough to appreciate? I kept reading because was doing this with my partner, other [...]

    12. I learned about the destructive power of triangles in relationships, and how to get out of them. I learned how relationships most always exist within a social system, whether its a family, a congregation, the workplace, even the nation and the world. And I learned how strongly these systems affect individual relationships, especially when we are unaware of them. I also learned about the freeing power of self-differentiation. This book was a real eye-opener for me.

    13. This is a book I read some time ago. It is one that I think taking the time to re-read would be helpful. There is so much information and knowledge that I just can't seem to get my mind around. I will put this on the to-read list once again.

    14. Highly recommended. I heard Rabbi Friedman when he spoke in Austin. This book was enlightening in applying the principles of Murray Bowen ("Family Evaluation") to the arena of church and synagogue (and probably ashram,mosque,monastery etc. as well).

    15. This book is really *the* text on these relations and how they affect group and family dynamics. Really excellent if lengthy and dense. Friedman speaks as a rabbi and a counselor and shares his collected insights from his many years of work.

    16. A classic text on applying family systems theory to working with churches and temples. It's the sort of book where you can figure out why the church busybody bothers you so much (she reminds you of your mother).

    17. This is the kind of book that gets recommended all the time in clergy circles, but it took me awhile to follow through and read it. I thought it was fascinating and potentially very fruitful.

    18. One of the best pastoral counseling books that I have ever read. It helps get at the anxiety below the surface behavior.

    19. A great understanding and practical appliction of the family systems theory. I learn a lot from this book regarding family and congregational dynamics. A great read for every clergy and counselor.

    20. Am currently re-reading the Chapter Ten - on Leaving and Entering a Congregation. Great book for pastors who have not yet added this to their shelf and it is available in e form now.

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