Judith K. Balswick

Senior Professor of Marital and Family Therapy, Department of Marriage and FamilySchool of Psychology

Contact Information
BA, Augustana College
MA, University of Iowa
EdD, University of Georgia

Judy Balswick is senior professor of marital and family therapy and has been a licensed marriage and family therapist since 1977. She came to Fuller in 1982, and was active in the transition of the Marriage and Family program from the School of Theology to the School of Psychology in 1987.

In addition to Balswick’s many articles, chapters, and books on family relationships, gender, and sexuality, she and her husband, Jack, have coauthored numerous books, including Authentic Human Sexuality (2nd edition, 2008), The Family: A Christian Perspective on the Contemporary Home (4th edition, 2014), A Model for Marriage: Covenant, Grace, Empowerment, and Intimacy (2006), Relationship-Empowerment Parenting: Building Formative and Fulfilling Relationship with Your Children (2003), and Family Pain (1997).

Judy and her husband Jack speak throughout the United States and internationally at marriage and relationship retreats and workshops. Additionally, she enjoys speaking for women’s groups.

Courses Taught

  • Ministry Issues in Human Sexuality
  • Family Therapy; Supervision
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Strengthening the Family in the Church

Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching

Integration of therapy and theology, family therapy, human sexuality, family communication, spiritual dimensions of therapeutic practice, family ministry, and supervision

Additional Information

Dr. Judy Balswick’s CV and the Balswicks’ website: www.balswick.com

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