Marriage and the Family: Mirror of a Diverse Global Society is a comprehensive text about marriage and the family in sociology, family science, and diversity studies. The book is divided into four parts: studying marriage patterns and understanding family diversity; developing and maintaining intimate relationships; tackling family issues and managing household crises; and appreciating contemporary living arrangements in a diverse American society and across the global community. Marriage and the Family is unique in its focus on diversity as well as its global perspective. Diversity Overview boxes feature vignettes of family diversity in America. Global Overview boxes invite students to experience family life in different areas of the world. Indeed, families become a mirror that helps students see a diversifying American society and a globalizing world.