Godly children are a threat to Satan!
Have you ever felt like you were missing important information or that someone was intentionally keeping the truth from you? That’s what Satan does! He wants you to be deceived! But, when you understand the enemy [Satan] and his methods of deception, you can better prepare your strategies for success.
Parenting UnChained: Overcoming the Ten Deceptions That Shackle Christian Parents by Dr. James Dempsey will empower you as a parent to look at yourself, your family, and God’s model to strengthen your family. Each of the ten deceptions outlined by Dr. Dempsey is met with practical ideas that will maximize the effectiveness of your work as a parent. Parenting UnChained will not only educate you on Satan’s deceptions, but will also provide you with the practical tools needed to overcome them and build godly homes.
“See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception…” Colossians 2:8
Satan’s TEN deceptions for parents:
It’s all about your kids. Your character doesn’t matter.
Parents can handle life’s problems on their own. They don’t need God.
God cares only about rules. He doesn’t care about love.
Parents don’t need to invest much time in their children.
Teaching truth is enough. Parents don’t have to model it.
How parents discipline doesn’t matter as long as the kids obey.
Parents don’t have to talk about their faith.
Parents don’t need to assist their children in determining their mission in life.
Parenting is all about consistency.
Life should always be easy for your children.
Do any of the above deceptions seem surprising to you? Do any of them make you say: Wait! What? For me, number 9 really stuck out! I’ve heard for years that consistency is the key to parenting! I just did a quick Bing search for the terms “consistency parenting” and found plenty of results suggesting that consistency is one of the most important factors in parenting. So, I took a quick peek at Chapter Seventeen. Did Dr. Dempsey say consistency isn’t important? No, not at all! However, he did say that it is a good quality overused and that parents sometimes need to adapt, especially when a steady course is not working. So, yes, consistency is important. But, parents need not be rigid and unwilling to change when something simply is not working. OK, phew! That sounds reasonable, right?!
I have just begun reading Parenting UnChained and am already reaping the rewards. I hope to share some of the “gems” with you as I continue to read. Meanwhile, if you’d like to read your own copy, Parenting Unchained is available for purchase from Amazon.
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Disclosure: I am a member of the Parenting UnChained launch team. I received a digital version and a hard copy version of Parenting UnChained in order to facilitate my participation in the launch, which includes this review. I received no other compensation for this post. Direct quotes from Parenting Unchained are designated with italics, not quotation marks.
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