|Title:||Lifeways: Working With Family Questions|
Bons Voors and Gudrun Davy
|Publisher:||Hawthorn Press (UK)|
|Number of pages:||224|
Lifeways is about children, about family life and about being a parent. But above all it is about freedom, and how the tension between family life and personal fulfillment can be resolved.
Rapid change and the pressures for survival have affected many families. Whilst the integration of motherhood or fatherhood and identity, family and work is our own search – we do not have to go it alone. For others are seeking new 'life-ways'.
Lifeways originated amongst groups of women – and some men – who were seeking a renewing spirit for family life. They strove to create new visions of the tasks of parents, a new 'eye' for the meaning of 'home' as a place which supports families in their 'life-ways'. Lifeways is a resource book for home making.
"These essays affirm that creating a family, even if you are a father on your own, or a working mother, can be a joyful, positive and spiritual work. The first essay, the 'Meaning of Being a Mother Today', is one of the wisest and most balanced discussions of women's roles I have read." Fiona Handley, Church of England Newspaper