Parenting Unchained – Book Review



I am thrilled to be a part of the “Parenting Unchained” launch team! This is a great book that is a must read for all parents young and old.

In Parenting Unchained – Overcoming the Ten Deceptions that Shackle Christian Parents, Dr. James D. Dempsey reveals the ten most destructive lies about parenting. He writes from the heart about the way these lies infected his own parenting, and illuminates the Bible’s powerful truths that counter each lie. Both Biblical and practical, each section ends with home activities to help parents take immediate steps to develop their kids’ character–character that lasts when they leave home.

The last chapters focus on the most important adjustments parents must make with teenagers to prepare them for independence. Weaving humor into strong warnings, Parenting Unchained points out the hazards that derail the parenting journey.

While I have not yet faced the dreaded “teenage years”, I do face struggles in my parenting decisions.  I sometimes let Satan’s lies distract me from God’s truth. We have a responsibility to ourselves as well as our children to counter act against the worldly view of parenting and focus on the real God given ways to raise our families.

Let’s face it…Parenting is hard! Much harder than I ever expected it to be. We face temptations to just take the easy route and too often we given in. “Satan deceives because he knows how valuable the truth is.”


Dr. Dempsey tackles head on ten common temptations and doesn’t stop there. He not only points them out but offers real solutions to fight them. Each of the ten deceptions is written from real life situations that he has faced and is laced with true stores about his life as a parent. He challenges us to be more than a just a title in our children’s life, but an example of godliness. He asks for us to step up and really be present in our families and the lives of our children, taking an active roll not just along for the ride.



He reminds us that our children need to not just hear what we believe but see it lived out in our lives. Do you know what your children believe? “I would rather know what my child thinks, even if it challenges my faith, than to wrongly assume my child is a believer.” Have the hard conversations about faith! It really is a life and death matter! We assume that because they are raised in a God fearing family, that they will be God fearing people. But, often our own homes are the forgotten mission fields. In Parenting Unchained we read that we must step up and really have the faith talks.

So much more is wrapped up in this book and you can grab your kindle copy now on Amazon for $0.99! Parenting Unchained: Overcoming the Ten Deceptions That Shackle Christian Parents



And…Don’t forget about the Facebook Launch party where you can ask questions to Dr. Dempsey himself and WIN some great PRIZES!!!!!!




About the Author…

10806424_809125029149701_7699278570677527100_n Dr. James Dempsey and his wife Gail live in Austin Texas.

He is a presenter and Family Ministry Consultant for National Center for Biblical Parenting.

You can find out more about his ministry at









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