An excellent treatment of the subject material, deals fairly and graciously with alternate viewpoints. At points it suffers from assertion without proof or assertion with inadequate proof, but this is rather minor and the points where this happens are not seriously under dispute by people who would be making use of the book either for themselves or counseling others. Difficult subjects, like divorce are examined head-on and all of the relevant positions and Scripture are discussed. The authors place themselves solidly at one place in the spectrum of options and show clearly why they have come to that position. Thus the book is quite helpful in helping a person come to a reasoned conclusion.