When I selected “Raising God’s Girl” to read I was looking for insight on raising daughters. As a mother of one son, I wanted a better understanding of how to raise my future daughter (I hope) God’s way. I wanted to learn the “tricks” of the trade so that I could ensure that raising the daughter I hope to one day have would be a wonderful Godly experience. I wanted to know the things I had not had the pleasure (and even displeasure) of experiencing while raising my son, who is now 17 and this book exceeded my every expectation and more.
This book, while geared for parents of girls, can be used for parents with boys or girls. I found myself implementing some of the strategies in this book in situations with my son because while boys and girls are different there are some fundamental things that are still the same. I marked this book up because there were so many wonderful points that I could use right now for my son. There were lots of great points about the book, but I will detail a couple that stood out to me.
One of the most beautiful points in this book is the Daughter’s Proclamation. It takes the Word of God and applies it to every daughter, letting her know that she is what God said she is – fearfully and wonderfully made, beautiful in the hands of God and so much more. Aside from the amazing title, this proclamation comes on the heels of the author’s asking us the reader what it would like if our daughter’s knew they were God’s Girl. As the mother of a son, I loved that for a couple of reasons and the first is that I actually want my son to marry a woman who knows that she is God’s Girl. I want my son to have a wife who can tell her daughter’s that she is God’s Girl. I want my son to be able to reach out to his wife, who is God’s Girl, and have her pray for him. I want my son’s wife to know her worth in the Lord, so that she will not compromise herself in the world. I want my son’s wife to be bold enough in Christ that she has no problem kneeling before the Lord for my son and his children. The declaration, while designed and written for daughters, could certainly be applied to sons as well.
Another thing I loved about this book was the fact that each of their daughters had a say in what we read. It was clear that this was a family book and they were willing to share their stories with us, the reader, as a testimony for our own families. I knew that this was a family project and while it may not have always been comfortable to share such intimate details of family, each participant was aware of the great importance of writing this book. This prayerfully crafted guide for parents of girls is clearly a guide written by more than just Rich and Mary Lou – this is their family story and it’s a beautiful one.
I recommend this book to any parent – of girls or boys, this book will certainly bless you. You can purchase your copy on Amazon.
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