Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
James A. Freerksen
Primary Subject Area
Religion, Clergy; Religion, General; Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies
Lam, Minh Van, "A Strategy for Understanding and Ministering to Troubled Vietnamese Families in the United States" (1998). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. Paper 247.
Very little literature regarding troubled families is available for the Vietnamese Christians in the United States to use. This project is written to review the biblical principles, the cross-cultural perspectives, and the practical methods to contributing to the Vietnamese pastors' work for reducing family troubles in this country. It presents a brief background of Vietnam geography and history with the reasons for the Vietnamese presence in the United States. It reviews the causes, diagnoses, remedies, and ways of preventing the troubles, based on questionnaires, the writer's experience in his fifteen year pastorate in Vietnamese Baptist churches and personal studies and perspectives.