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Have you resolved this year to spend more purposeful time with your daughter? I have three (two older and one teen) and I want to make sure I am still pouring into their lives. Time goes so fast and before you know it they are adults!

When the girls were younger I would take them out a lot and spend one on one time with them. Sometimes I would even go through a book with them which was fun too, this was good to do when they were older.

A few places we would go to would be:


  • Ice Cream Shop
  • Tea Parlor
  • Coffee House


Or out to eat at a place that they’d like to visit!

Remember that our daughters need us. They need our time and our love. They need to know that we care enough to spend time with them. They need to know that we are available and here for them.

Daisy in the hands of a child


If you need  some helpful ideas of what to do when you are out on a date with her, here are a few tips:


Encourage her with your example – she needs you as a godly example so remember to be encouraging, kind, and supportive.  Your attitude is so important.


Encourage her with your words – Be helpful and guide her to be wise. Find out how she is doing mentally, physically, spiritually, etc.


Encourage her with God’s Word – lovingly share the word of God with her and His promises. Remember that the Word of God does not return void.


Pray for her – Take the time to pray for her openly and/or privately. How I wish I had a mother that prayed for me–what a comfort a praying mom is!


If you would like to read more on this topic we recommend:




With all the pressures and influences of today’s world, Christian moms worry about their little girls and how they will grow up. Quality time between a mom and a daughter can be the greatest protection against the world’s pressures to make a girl mature too quickly.

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Do you go on dates with your daughter?

What tips would you add?



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June Fuentes

June Fuentes is the happy wife to Steve and blessed homeschooling mother to eight beautiful children that they are raising for the Lord. She has a heart to see mothers all around the world grasp the vision of biblical motherhood and to see this noble role restored in the 21st century to the glory of God. June strongly believes that weak homes equate a weak nation and therefore blogs at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home to minister to Christian women on how to build up strong Christian homes. She is also the owner of Raising Homemakers, and is the author of the encouraging eBooks, True Christian Motherhood and How to Build a Strong Christian Home. She is the founder of Wise Woman Consulting, her service to teach women how to successfully make money blogging at home and a consultant for Lilla Rose, where you can find unique and beautiful hair products. She would love for you to join her on the journey to biblical womanhood on Facebook and Twitter at @wisewomanbuilds.

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Phyllis Sather January 12, 2017

If you listen to them when they’re young they will be more likely to talk with you as they grow up. Mine are young adults now and talk with me every day about some thing or other.

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