Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Book Review: Parenting Unchained by Dr. James D. Dempsey


I enjoy being a parent, but as any parent can attest it is not an easy job and much of the information that is written for parents is based on false ideas. I recently had the opportunity to review Parenting Unchained: Overcoming the Ten Deceptions That Shackle Christian Parents by Dr. James D. Dempsey from D6Culture.

In the beginning of Parenting Unchained Dr. Dempsey points out that Satan desires to trap parents in lies that make us focus on the wrong things in parenting. As he presents the Ten Deceptions he also shares Ten Truths that can make parenting enjoyable. 

The Ten Deceptions include:
  1. It's All About Your Kids; Your Character Doesn't Matter
  2. You're Capable; You Can Do This
  3. God Only Cares About Rules
  4. You can Be A Parent Without Investing Much Time
  5. Teaching the Right Information is Enough
  6. Why and How You Discipline Don't Matter--Just Make Them Obey
  7. You Don't Need to Talk About Your Faith
  8. Children Should Choose Their Life Course (You Don't Need to Help Them)
  9. It's All About Consistency (You Don't Need to Adapt)
  10. Life Should Be Easy
Throughout this book Dr. Dempsey shares truth that counteract these lies. Using the Bible as a model he works through each lie and show through scripture how God modeled parenting skills through different stories and people of the Bible. He also show how help your child find their purpose in life and shares some final steps to help you launch your children into their futures and help lay a foundation of truth for the next generation. At the end of each Deception is a Home Activity that shows you how to implement the Truths to help you become a better parent.

I found Parenting Unchained affirming book to the parenting that we have implemented into our home that I think we have found by trial and error. I really enjoyed how he showed the correlation between how God modeled parenting with the nation of Israel and with his disciples.

Another point I really found valuable was his emphasis on guiding children as they get older. Though I wouldn't implement everything suggested there were many valuable tips especially when it came to modeling your faith and making sure that you are modeling what you teach and passing it on.

Dr. Dempsey shares with an open heart as he encourages parents to break free from the lies that Satan would have parents believe. Parenting Unchained would be an asset to any parent's library and especially helpful for the parent who is at a loss and looking for Biblical answers.

Parenting Unchained: Overcoming the Ten Deceptions That Shackle Christian Parents is available in paperback for 14.95.

Right now you can get the Kindle Edition for .99 through Friday, December 12.">Parenting Unchained: Overcoming the Ten Deceptions that Shackle Christian Parents</a><img src="


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