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Friday, September 11, 2015

Bonding with Your Child through Boundaries

One of the world's leading biblical counselors, June Hunt is also an author, speaker, singer, and the founder of Hope for the Heart, a worldwide biblical counseling ministry.  June hosts an award-winning radio broadcast, Hope for the Heart, heard daily across America.  Hope for the Night is June's live two-hour call-in counseling program that helps people untangle their problems with biblical hope.

Early family pain was the catalyst that shaped June's compassionate heart and her work with young people and their parents led June to a life commitment of providing God's Truth for Today's Problems.

After years of teaching and research, June began developing spiritually based counseling tools called Biblical Counseling Keys.  The Counseling Keys have become the foundation for Hope for Hearts' Biblical Counseling Institute, initiated by The Criswell College in 2002.

June's books have sold more than a million copies.  Through her life-transforming approach, she readily shares the truth that "a changed mind produces a changed heart...and a changed heart produces a changed life."

June's newest book is Bonding with Your Child through Boundaries which she wrote in conjunction with Peggysue Wells.

In Bonding with Your Child through Boundaries Hunt helps parents understand why boundaries are essential in parenting, sharing bibllically based principles for implementing boundaries, answering frequently asked questions about boundaries such as, "Will boundaries limit my child's creativity?" and "How do I lay a foundation for boundaries to work?"

"External boundaries are designed to develop internal character," says Hunt.  "Kids with character do the right things - not to impress the world but because they've been transformed by a powerful process described in Romans 12:2.  Ultimately, parents who let their kids keep getting away with wrong are training them to do wrong."

After laying the foundation for the necessity of boundaries, Hunt offers 36 practical, parent-tested "how to" steps for making boundaries work in your family offering insights on everything from anger and aggression, back talk, bullying, cell phone struggles, cheating, chores, disrespectfulness, gossip and tattling, media mania, lying and whining.

Hunt approaches each topic with a relatable story, motivations behind the issue, practical boundaries, tips on what to say to your child and most importantly what the Bible has to say about it.

"When children are secure in who they are - and whose they are - they are better equipped to make good decisions," says Hunt.  The Bible says, "Discipline your children, and they will give you peace of mind and will make your heart glad" (Proverbs 29:17 NLT).

I appreciate immensely how Hunt ties her approaches to the Scriptures and I can't recommend this book enough.  Rather than another "how to" formulaic parenting book, Hunt offers parents an invaluable tool in shaping minds and hearts of their children for the glory of God.

Get this book now!

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for providing my honest thoughts and review.



Anonymous said...

This is not a review of the book! It's merely a copy paste of Hunt's bio.