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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (345 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Pipher Narrator: Mary Pipher Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Our country is in a profound crisis: a crisis of decency, of civility, of character. And families today are experiencing a new set of realities. Our best instincts are undermined at every turn, and our families, to which we turn in crisis, are feeling the strain. Working parents are harried, tired, and overextended. Mary Pipher understands this. She's a good listener, perhaps the best listener in America. And what she has to say goes straight to the heart.

Confronted with today's challenges, parents feel helpless to protect their children from the enemy within their homes: the innapropriate television their kids watch for hours, the computer and virtual reality games that keep them from playing outside, when they should be learning from and about the real world. Compounding this is the fact that our psychological theories don't work anymore. These theories were developed decades ago, when families were tightly knit, relatively monolithic institutions, and they're dated. Pipher argues that such theories are of little help in our violent, sexualized contemporary culture. And while diagnosing the problem is the first step in curing it, Pipher offers ideas for simple actions we can all take to help rebuild our families and strengthen our communities. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kristen | 2/2/2014

    " Same author as Reviving Ophelia - about family relationships. Very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kelly | 2/1/2014

    " I felt Pipher is right on about her opinions on what families need today. The TV needs to be turned off, and people should be creating their own stories and memories. Her case studies presented didn't impress me or really illustrate her points further for me, but I enjoyed her messages. Families should be making conscious decisions about what media is entering their homes and also be conscious about the effect today's popular culture is having upon their specific families. A family's history is what is remembered, not material objects. This book was written over a decade ago. I wonder how Pipher feels now? The 90s references were a blast from the past. All in all, a good read cementing my beliefs on how to create a positive community. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nicki Conroy | 1/22/2014

    " I have had this book for ages and every time I hit a bumpy spot in a very important relationship I pull it out. I need to remind myself of some of the important reasons for sheltering each other. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Reuel | 1/17/2014

    " The sub-title is: Rebuilding Our Families. "

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