The Unit 2 Handout introduces the Biblical foundation for the equality of all men and women as
persons created in the image of God. What God Has Joined Together builds elaborates on the
personhood of every individual as a unique person. Using the analogy of waffles and spaghetti,
Men Are Like Waffles; Women Are Like Spaghetti’s text discusses how men and women
approach conflict differently but how that can become a positive in marriage. The Family
establishes a theological foundation for family relationships.
Textbook: The Family: A Christian Perspective on the Contemporary Home.
Textbook: Men Are Like Waffles; Women Are Like Spaghetti
Textbook: What God Has Joined Together: The Lord’s Definition of Marriage
2.1a PDF: Unit 2 Handout – Personhood
1. Read the Unit 2 Handout “Personhood.”
2. Read Section 1 in What God Has Joined Together.
3. Read Chapter 6 in Men Are Like Waffles; Women Are Like Spaghetti.
4. Read Chapter 1 in The Family: A Christian Perspective on the Contemporary Home.
UNIT 2 REFLECTION PAPER
See Introduction to Unit 2.
Upon completion of this assignment you should be able to:
Complete a critical/reflective writing assignment on, “A Theological Foundation for Family Relationships,” using proper grammar, spelling, syntax, logic, and so forth.
Textbook: The Family: A Christian Perspective on the Contemporary Home
BACKGROUND INFORMATION None
1. Write a reflection paper on marriage and family as presented by Balswick in Chapter 1.
2. Reflection papers should be from 300 to 500 words and show a level of critical analysis that reflects your understanding of the reading as well as your own personal response.
3. Compose the paper in a Word document.
Carefully following the instructions for this assignment, write a reflection/summary paper that demonstrates:
1. An understanding of the assigned reading.
2. A capacity for critical analysis.
3. An ability to apply the material in a practical manner.
Unlike a research paper, a reflection/summary does not require footnotes or references because it is a specifically assigned reading. Your own words are preferable to quotes in that the focus is upon your understanding and application of the information that has been presented.
Your paper should:
1. Be 300 to 500 words in length.
2. Be submitted in a Word document with one-inch margins and double-spaced.
3. Be written according to APA Writing Style Guidelines: See Writing Style Guides under Course Introduction.
It will be evaluated according to the following guide:
Possible Points 20
Content: (10 possible points)
Intent – Does it demonstrate an understanding of the
Application – Must show a level of critical analysis that
demonstrates the student’s ability to apply the
material in a practical manner.
Construction: (5 possible points)
Format – Written in a Word document with one-inch margins
Creativity – Is it obviously original?
Academic Propriety – Are correct spelling, proper grammar
and well-formed sentences apparent?
Length: (5 possible Points) 300 to 500 words