Friday, February 6, 2015
Becoming a Spitirually Healthy Family
We all want to guide our children into the abundant life that Jesus offers. But when we pursue the more and better that the world offers above our pursuit of Jesus, we fall into dangerous parenting habits. In Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family, Michelle Anthony unpacks six common dysfunctional parenting styles that we fall into out of habit, lack of attention, or just oversight due to busyness. If you long to show your children Jesus but don’t know how to do it, you’ll find hope in this practical guide to creating a relentlessly grace-filled home that is focused on God as first in charge.
Includes Scripture guides, reflection questions, ideas for family rites of passage, and other real life family examples.
My thoughts: I had never thought about things that could be termed as dysfunctional parenting styles, but found that I agree with a lot of what this book has to say! I especially enjoyed the last few chapters on how to change those dysfunctions and make your family spiritually healthy. I loved how the book flows between Scripture verses, quotes from excellent sources, and personal stories. I especially thought that the concept of Raising Pagan Kids in a Christian Home. Wow, I had never thought of it like that!
Even though I know there are other dysfunctions out there, this is a great book for parents to use, one that helps you step back and really look at how your parenting style measures up to Christ. Two thumbs up!
I received this book from litfuse in exchange for my honest review.