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Growth Counseling for Marriage Enrichment by Howard J. Clinebell, Jr.

Howard J. Clinebell, Jr. Is Professor of Pastoral Counseling at the School of Theology at Claremont, California (1977). He is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, and the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. He is a licensed marriage, child and family counselor in the State of California. His personal website is, and his email address is Growth Counselling for Marriage Enrichment was published in 1975 by Fortress Press, Philadelphia. This material was prepared for Religion Online by Richard and Sue Kendall.

Annotated Bibliography

Bach, George R., and Wyden, Peter. The Intimate Enemy. New York: William Morrow, 1969. A guide to constructive, intimacy-enhancing conflict.

Bernard, Jessie. The Future of Marriage. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1972. Examines traditional, current, and future marriage styles.

Brill, Mordecai L.; Halpin, Marlene; Genné, William H., eds. Write Your Own Wedding. New York: Association, 1973. A personal guide for couples of all faiths.

Chesler, Phyllis. Women and Madness. New York: Doubleday, 1972. A revealing study of the exploitation of women in counseling and other forms of treatment.

Clinebell, Charlotte H. Meet Me in the Middle: On Becoming Human Together. New York: Harper & Row, 1973. A personal guide to human liberation -- women’s and men’s -- including liberated marriage and sex.

Clinebell, Howard J., Jr. Basic Types of Pastoral Counseling.

Nashville: Abingdon, 1966. An introduction to supportive, crisis, referral, educative, group, confrontational, religious-existential, and marriage counseling.

-----Growth Counseling: New Tools for Clergy and Laity. Nashville: Abingdon, 1973, 1974. Cassette training courses with User’s Guide. Part I -- Enriching Marriage and Family Life (leading marriage enrichment groups, enhancing sex, changing roles). Part Il -- Coping Constructively with Crises (crisis growth counseling).

-----The People Dynamic: Changing Self and Society Through Growth Groups. New York: Harper & Row, 1972. Applying growth methods in marriage, single, women’s liberation, and parent-child groups.

Clinebell, Howard J. Jr., and Clinebell, Charlotte. Crisis and Growth: Helping Your Troubled Child. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1971. A guide for parents to help children with crises.

-----The intimate Marriage. New York: Harper & Row, 1970. A guide to emotional, sexual, and spiritual intimacy, for use by couples and in marriage enrichment groups.

Comfort, Alex. The Joy of Sex. New York: Crown, 1972. A liberating guide to sexual pleasure.

Daly, Mary. Beyond God the Father. Boston: Beacon, 1973. A philosophy of women’s liberation -- must reading for ministers and other marriage counselors.

James, Muriel M. Born to Love. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1973. The use of Transactional Analysis in churches.

Lederer, William J., and Jackson, Don D. The Mirages of Marriage. New York: Norton, 1968. A guide to making marriage work by improving the contract.

Mace, David and Vera. We Can Have Better Marriages -- If We Really Want Them. Nashville: Abingdon, 1974. A guide to marriage enrichment and ACME (Association of Couples for Marriage Enrichment).

Maslow, Abraham. Toward a Psychology of Being. 2d ed. New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1968. A classic discussion of the psychology of growth and health.

McGinnis, Tom. Your First Year of Marriage. New York:

‘Doubleday, 1967. A practical guide for premarrieds and early marrieds.

Otto, Herbert. More Joy in Your Marriage. New York:

Hawthorn, 1969. Methods of developing your marriage potential.

Satir, Virginia. Peoplemaking. Palo Alto, Calif.: Science and Behavior Books, Inc., 1972. A guide to improving family communication.

Stroup, Herbert W., Jr., and Wood, Norma S. Sexuality and the Counseling Pastor. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1974. Relates the biblical tradition and contemporary social attitudes to counseling on sexual and changing role problems.


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