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Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family: Avoiding the 6 Dysfunctional Parenting Styles by Michelle Anthony Blog Tour and Book Review

My review: 
I would recommend this life changing book to every single parent who are seeking information about how to be the best parent they can be. Even though I'm single and I don't have kids yet this book taught me a lot about parenting, leading our children in the right direction, and instilling Christian principles in their lives. I also plan to reread this book whenever that time does come. Michelle Anthony writes in a practical way where parents can connect with. I really like how she walked readers through the six different dysfunctional parenting styles. She also helps readers to improve in their Christian parenting. My favorite chapter was entitled, "A Time to Bless" because she included powerful blessings from scripture that we can declare over our children's life. This is something I strongly believe will tremendous benefit children and it could literally change their entire lives. I really loved the blessing of being an overcomer based off of 1 John 4:4 and 5:4. This one reminds our kids that through Christ they have the victory and they are more than a conqueror. I also enjoyed that she recommended parents to read Numbers 6:22-26 aloud over their children. Numbers 6:22-26 is a passage about God blessing them, protecting them, God being gracious to them, and giving them peace. Speaking out loud blessings over my children is something that I want to do for my future children. I also liked the father's nod and this is something every man is longing for from his father. This is something I will strive to do for my kids. I want to make sure they know I'm proud of them. If you’re looking for an excellent book about parenting, check out this book!
“I received a review copy of Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family from Litfuse for this review.”
About the book:

Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family: Avoiding the 6 Dysfunctional Parenting Styles (David C. Cook, January 2015)

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.
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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 ParentingDreaming of More for the Next GenerationA 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.
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