Book Review: “Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family” by Michelle Anthony

February 23, 2015 at 6:18 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Michelle Anthony in her new book “Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family b cBecoming a Spiritually Healthy Family” published by David C. Cook gives us Avoiding the 6 Dysfunctional Parenting Styles.

From the back cover:   Who’s in charge of your family:  You or Jesus?

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.

A habit is something that we fall into simply by doing the same action over and over. When it is a bad habit it can help make our family dysfunctional. The good news is that all it takes to break a bad habit is to replace it with new actions that make a good habit that will help make our family functional. Easy? No. Doable? Yes! Ms. Anthony identifies six dysfunctional habits: 1) The Double-Minded Parent, 2) The I-Can’t-Say-No Parent, 3) The Driver Parent, 4) The Micro-Managing Parent, 5) The Criticizing Parent, 6) The Absentee Parent. Each chapter ends with a “Reflect And Respond” where there are reflection questions to help clarify the thoughts of the chapter. As I said bad habits can be changed. Dysfunctional families can be turned around to become highly functional. “Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family” can help immensely. I recommend this book highly.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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