Families, the bedrock of our society and culture, are today under assault from every side. Parents, struggling under their own pressures and unmet needs, do not know how to protect their children from crime, poverty, abuse, and media violence. The pursuit of money and objects has supplanted caring and intimacy--and our stressed-out children bear the consequences.
In THE SHELTER OF EACH OTHER, psychologist and bestselling author Mary Pipher does for the American family what she did for adolescent girls and their parents in Reviving Ophelia: she opens our eyes to the realities we are facing and shows us how to change the way we live. Drawing on the fascinating stories of families rich and poor, angry and despairing, religious and skeptical, and probing her own experiences, Pipher wisely and compassionately challenges each of us to find the courage to nurture and revivify the families we cherish.