Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Litfuse Review: Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family by:Michelle Anthony

 Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family: Avoiding the 6 Dysfunctional Parenting Styles
About the Book:
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 Formed 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.

About the Author:
 Michelle Anthony is the vice president of Learning Resources and Family Ministry Architect at David C Cook and the author of Spiritual Parenting, Dreaming of More for the Next Generation, A Theology of Family Ministry, and The Big God Story. Michelle has graduate degrees in Christian education, theology, and leadership and over twenty-five years of church ministry experience as a children’s and family pastor. She lives in Colorado Springs and loves a good book and a cup of coffee.

My Review:
 In Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family, the author has addressed 6 dysfunctional parenting styles. The Double-Minded Parent, the I-Can't-Say-No Parent, the Driver Parent, the Micro-Managing Parent, the Criticizing Parent, and the Absentee Parent. The author offers hope in the way of God to help us guide our children to Him and as a blessing received by Him we need His help to raise them. After reading through the parenting styles, I quickly could see my husband and I and the way we parent. I as the Micro-Managing parent do have a tendency to control situations and others by my presence, the main reason is if I can control it, it will turn out right. I have worked on this part of me for years, so I can attest to what the author says to do, to work on this part of myself.

 Michelle Anthony has written an eye opening book on parenting that should NOT be ignored!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity.