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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Tau, Molefi Samuel
URN etd-07212005-120155
Document Title A broken family relationship a challenge to pastoral care
Degree MA (Theology)
Department Practical Theology
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Prof M S J Masango
Keywords
  • marriage counseling
  • married people pastoral counseling of
  • divorce counseling
Date 2003-09-01
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
The aim of this thesis is to really know and understand what breaks marriages and to research how this problem is cause, but also to help people to dealt with the problem of relating in marriage while they deal with the problem of raising children.

So the approach of this thesis, will be on Narrative Approach as a way of trying to dealt with relationship that families faces daily. In using the Narrative Approach it is the role of therapist to accompany couple as they seek to relate to each other, help couples to negotiate.

Chapter one, is the introduction of the story of my brother (Rancho) who experience the problem of broken relationship in marriage. Secondly to understand what is relationship? And to know what broke relationship. In chapter two, I explain what is Narrative therapy. In chapter three I am sharing the stories of couples who has broken relationship, and dealing with their problem through listen and interpretation. In chapter four the result and interviews are going to be helpful in understanding how the broken relationship causes divorce. So I am going to deal with broken relationship and the meaning of divorce. What is divorce and how divorce has come in as the result of brokenness. In chapter five, ten question will be asked in order to trace were relationship broke down.

To conclude, what I have learned from the thesis and suggestion for further studies.

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Tau, MS 2003, A broken family relationship a challenge to pastoral care, MA(Theol) dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-07212005-120155/ >

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