How Did Love Become A Reality Show? - The Destruction of Intimacy In a Culture Built On Image
Paperback, 220 Pages
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We’re made for relationships of trust, but today’s cultural insanities fuel suspicions and relational insecurities. We love the fun of our screens, but their images are poisoning our perceptions and loves in the real world. Using case studies from the author's counseling practice, combined with the latest media research, How Did Love Become A Reality Show? provides psychological and cultural keys to understand our social disintegration. What role does our environment of powerful brain stimulation by electronic screens play as it interacts with human vulnerabilities? How do we get back to reality? “It's analysis of the problems in marital (and other) relationships today is based on a truly profound Christian understanding of human psychology combined with a fascinating analysis of how our mass media culture exacerbates age-old problems, it's Paul Tournier meets Marshall McLuhan.” Harold Fickett CEO of Scenes Media, LLC This book is a cultural and... More > relationship survival guide for the 21st century.< Less
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Oct 4, 2017As I read How Did Love Become A Reality Show, I found Peter uncovering amazing truths related to the corrosive effects of media. It is obvious from his writing that he is a well-qualified and experienced therapist, and he draws from a wide field of experts. The book is well referenced and maintains a solid scriptural position. Each chapter is punctuated by revelation of a significant concept for which the basis and the applicability is thoughtfully developed. I had to express a “Wow” often as I read the book. I also found that Peter’s conclusions fit well with the writings of other qualified and respected Christian writers. I was captured by the relevance and applicability of his thesis immediately, and it has become an integral part of my counseling work. My wife and I are both therapists and often sit together with couples in the midst of marital distress. When we lay the foundational principles Peter Schmidt has developed on top of their situations, situations we see day after day,... More > his principles fit perfectly. This book is, in my opinion, a must for everyone who works in the mental health field.< Less
Sep 7, 2017Peter Schmidt's book says what many of us have been trying to say for a while about the relentless creep of the lure of the'media surround' in America. He just says it much better. That's because he has applied himself to research the subject of this book like a rescue dog after a natural disaster. And that's no doubt where we're headed in human relationships in our culture if we don't become aware of what he is bringing to our attention. The research is supported by the clinical experience from years of up-front and personal interactions with men and women whose struggles have been affected by the culture we are absorbed in. If you want to move forward in our post-modern world with both eyes open Peter's book is going to help you take a step back and look realistically at what our media-driven world is doing to us.
Aug 22, 2017I highly recommend this book to anyone who is curious or concerned about how screens and media in our culture is affecting our hearts, minds, and relationships. The author shares research and guidance through real life examples, making the book interesting and helpful. This is worth anyone's time, but as a parent, I would say it's a must read for anyone raising children.
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- Standard Copyright License
- June 19, 2017
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.85 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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