Sunday, February 15, 2015

Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family (Review)

This review is for the book "Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family" by Michelle Anthony. In this book, Anthony discusses six dysfunctional parenting styles, which include: being double-minded, not able to say no, the "driver", the micro-manager, the criticizing parent, and the absentee parent. For each of these dysfunctions, Anthony describes scenarios that describe the type of parenting, and then she points the reader toward scripture that balances out the dysfunction. For example, the "I-Can't-Say-No" parent wants to make life easier for their child, and their child will likely get stuck in destructive behaviors. Anthony relates this to God, who certainly will say no to us, not out of anger, but out of love.

Each chapter has discussion questions that go along with the topic, and the end of the book has suggestions on how to write a family mission statement, which is another thing the author talks about in depth.

I enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it.

Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.

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