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In this book, Herbert Anderson and Kenneth R. Mitchell demonstrate that leaving home is a significant part of forming an individual identity and a natural aspect of maturing. It is also a lifelong process, but one that is desirable and appropriate for both the one who leaves and the ones left behind. However, understanding the process requires care. This book helps clarify ...more
Paperback, 164 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by Westminster John Knox Press
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A great overview of family systems theory as it applies to children leaving home, especially within a religious context (the whole last chapter is a theology of leaving home). Most of the book is background material, and it is highly repetitive, so I wonder if it would have been better as a 100-page section in a longer book rather than one of a five-volume series. Still, this book is helpful for understanding the ongoing process of "leaving home" and the ways in which our efforts to do so are mo ...more