The Good-Enough Family

Volume
Volume 13
Issue
Fall 1985
Title
The Good-Enough Family
Abstract

Donald W. Winnicott coined the phrase "€œgood-enough"€ to describe the infant'€™s relation to its environment. The term is here extended to a discussion of the "€œgood-enough"€ family in which the existential considerations implicit in Winnicott'€™s work are critically joined to the anthropological views of Soren Kierkegaard, Reinhold Niebuhr, Martin Buber and Hans Walter Wolff. The purpose of this article is to develop a psychologically and theologically integrated foundation for understanding the role of the family, which is summarized by the developmental importance of what I have called the "€œfamily covenant of grace."€

Author
Dr. C. Lee
Pages
182 - 189
Price
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