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Sacred Love Negotiations: A Qualitative Approach to Equality and Mutuality, and Negotiating Around Needs in Marriage and Family Life in the Experience of Australian Mainline Christians
1Senior Lecturer in Practical Theology, School of History, Philosophy, Religion, and Classics, University of Queensland, St. Lucia Brisbane, Australia
Citation Information: International Journal of Practical Theology. Volume 15, Issue 2, Pages 149–172, ISSN (Online) 1612-9768, ISSN (Print) 1430-6921, DOI: 10.1515/IJPT.2011.032, December 2011
Qualitative research was conducted on the attitudes and behaviors of Christians in Australian mainline churches in relation to equality, mutuality, and negotiating around needs. Using an interpretive phenomenological method, four themes emerged. The themes, with paradigmatic statements, are these: (i) Negotiation is a difficult conversation: “I go out of my way to make everybody happy. It puts me in a bind”; (ii) The struggle to achieve a balance between giving and receiving: “Sometimes I'm selfish, and then my husband leans forward on the teeter-totter”; (iii) Equality and complementarity: “We're equal in different ways”; (iv) Shared leadership: “Sometimes he's the leader, and sometimes I would be the leader.”