As my daughters were growing up I tried to do what I could to keep them encouraged and grow spiritually.
I read the Bible with them and made it a point to offer them good books filled with wholesome reading was always made available– especially books that pointed them heavenward. I loved going through these books together with them and having special lunch/tea dates to discuss the latest chapter.
Encouraging books can sometimes be hard to find but I encourage you mothers to keep searching for them. It is an important investment that you are investing in your children so every seed planted helps them to grow.
Elizabeth George, on of my favorite authors, has a book for young Christian women called A Young Woman’s Walk with God: Growing More Like Jesus.
Here is a quick description from their page:
“Peer pressure, school activities, and physical changes can make it challenging for young women to grow deeper in their walk with God. In “A Young Woman’s Walk With God,” Elizabeth George offers wisdom to help young women:
-Walk each day with a more positive attitude
-Experience joy even during difficulties
-Carry an abiding sense of peace regardless of the circumstances
No matter the circumstance that arises, grab a cup of your favorite drink and make spiritual growth a priority! “
A reader had this to say about it:
“In discipling middle school girls, it’s always a challenge to bring the Bible into terms and situations they can relate to. I’m so grateful to Elizabeth George! She has taken the Fruit of the Spirit and brought it into the real world for young women. Her questions are relevant for my disciples’ quiet time as well as good for conversation starters when we get together.”
I encourage moms everywhere to start conversation and find out how your daughter is truly doing–and not only that, but to do it on a frequent basis. Find out what is going on in her heart and make sure that she feels safe to talk with you. Sometimes going through books like these help answer questions in her mind that might not be brought up in normal every day conversation.
I also highly recommend that you pray with your daughter. This is so important. Pray for her one -on -one privately and and ask her what special requests she might have. It will draw you both closer to each other and to the Lord. She will always have memories of a mother that prayed over her even when you are gone. And it will be a sweet memory to her when she becomes older.
Remember, the best book to always go through ultimately is the Bible!
They even have a Kindle version for you to start reading immediately!
I hope you have a blessed day pouring into your daughter(s)!
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