Experienced Pastor Encourages Progressive Ideas on Marriage

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Author Jim Bowden announces the release of ‘Validating Committed Partnerships’.

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In “Validating Committed Partnerships: A Still More Excellent Way”(published by Trafford Publishing), Jim Bowden presents a new relational paradigm supported by scripture and practiced by Jesus Christ. In this new book, Jim explores significant changes in marriage in the Western World since biblical days. While procreation (birthing children) remains important, the major emphasis in our present culture focuses upon mutuality in marriage, ie, partners fulfilling relational needs for one another rather than being ruled by patriarchy. Also, some people of the same gender by nature are attracted to each other and desire to have their committed partnership validated publicly.

As a result, Bowden presents a new relational paradigm suggesting that committed male/female relationships as well as committed same gender relationships share the same title of partnerships. This new relational paradigm is completed by emphasizing that the committed relationship of a male and female be entitled, a marital partnership and the committed relationship of two people of the same gender be entitled, a same gender partnership. This distinction allows each partnership to maintain its uniqueness. The author also recommends that both partnerships share similar legal standards. Jim thinks these partnerships will support one another, will strengthen marriage, and give us renewed spiritual vigor in creating meaningful relationships providing a win/win situation for our society.

"Validating Committed Partnerships: A Still More Excellent Way"
By Jim Bowden
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 268 pages | ISBN 9781466971509
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 268 pages | ISBN 9781466971486
E-Book | 268 pages | ISBN 9781466971493
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Jim Bowden with a Masters Degree in Theology and a Doctorate in the Practice of Ministry served as a Presbyterian pastor for 41 years. Now retired he and Jere, his wife of 54 years, live in Athens, Ga. They have four sons and 16 grandchildren. Bowden served many years on the board of Athens Council on Aging, and is an active volunteer at Covenant Presbyterian Church. He and his wife serve as volunteers during the summer at the Presbyterian USA Conference Center in Montreat, N.C. He also enjoys writing about his experiences in the practice of ministry.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an "on-demand publishing service," and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.

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