As parents, we all have hopes of raising our kids in an environment that will mold them into wonderful, godly young adults some day. But sometimes, the way we were raised or the environment we grew up in, or simply the fact that we are living in a fallen world results in less than stellar first instincts of what it means to be a good parent. “Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family” is a great tool to help parents identify the 6 dysfunctional parenting styles that they might be susceptible to falling into, and provides a guide for increasing the health of your family life in general. The topic based chapters include scripture references and reflection questions, as well as ideas for creating special moments that will be meaningful for your family for years to come.
I would definitely recommend this book for Christian families who want to make sure their homes are grace-filled and Christ centered. The book doesn’t delve incredibly deeply into the different parenting styles but gives you a general understanding of behaviors and attitudes that parents should avoid. It’s a good starting point for further research, especially if you see yourself in any of the dysfunctional categories. Its also a good resource to make us aware of things we should look out for in our daily lives, and lifestyles we should work toward attaining for our families.
Disclaimer: I received this book from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.