The ABC-X Model of Family Stress in the Book of Philippians

Volume
Volume 37
Issue
Fall 2009
Title
The ABC-X Model of Family Stress in the Book of Philippians
Abstract

Throughout history, families have dealt with stress and crises. Hill's 1949 ABC-X model of family stress remains a useful tool for identifying the different components that affect how successfully families cope with stress. Paul's letter to the Philippians expands and illustrates this model. Therapists working with Christian families and individuals can use this model and Paul's epistle as a structure to help identify the type of stressor being experienced, explore family resources, and evaluate the individual's or family's meaning of the stressor, helping them to respond successfully to stress.

Authors
Dr. J.D. Wilmoth and S. Smyser
Pages
155 - 162
Price
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