Scripture teaches us that our daughters are gifts from God. Is this really true? In all seasons of life?
The answer is yes. But sometimes we can miss this truth in the whirlwind of emotions, activities, peer pressure, and media influence. How can we raise strong girls when we feel so weak?
The key is knowing this: as we are raising our daughters, our heavenly Father is raising us. He is using the challenges and joys of parenting to teach us about our own relationship with Him – to help us understand and receive His amazing love so that we can then lavish it on our daughters.
So join us as we examine our lives, renew our minds, and embrace the responsibility and honor of parenting. Discover how to become strong and courageous parents being used by God to build strong and courageous daughters. Learn how to envision your daughter so that in all places, in all situations, and in all seasons she is sure of this: I am God’s Girl!
No matter what age your daughter is, this book is for you!
Biblically strong teaching laced with refreshing honesty and humor! I was challenged and inspired. Tammy McMahan on May 18th 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read for Parents of Girls & Boys!
By Liela Marie Fuller on May 4, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
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.
5.0 out of 5 stars So much insight
By Kristy on January 21, 2016
A mom of three precious girls, I am always interested in learning how to be a better parent and to raise them in a manner pleasing to God. In a world filled with low self-esteem, poor role models and detached relationships through social media, I want my girls to grow up seeing and feeling love in a very real way. I want to do my best to raise them to rise above the worldly mess sucking in so many of their peers, to become strong women of faith who are confident.
The Graham's book is one such tool I have discovered to help me on this path. Their book is filled with very real and down to earth stories, examples and ideas to help other parents raise their daughters. Each chapter is full of insight and Biblical wisdom as well as personal experience on the behalf of the Graham's. Written by both a father and a mother, the reader gets both sides of the parenting field, and as such makes it a great read for moms and dads alike.
I have enjoyed getting to know the Graham family through this book and have learned much about myself as well as how to better parent my daughters. I have also enjoyed reading insightful segments from the daughters of that family, to hear how they have perceived their parents' guidance. It has given me perspective from both the parent and daughter side of things, and has given me confidence that I am doing a good job and can continue to do so in learning and following Godly examples such as theirs.
This book will remain on my shelf as a reference and repeated read as I rear my girls, no doubt I will want the reminders over the years. I highly recommend this book to any parent of girls. Christian or not, there are plenty of tips and pointers to help raise a confident and emotionally healthy young lady.
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for parents
By T. Murrell on January 11, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
Our daughters are a gift from God. We have a responsibility to them as their parent to show them the right way to live. How can we do this without bruising their spirit or giving them a negative view of themselves in today's world? The authors have come up with a scriptural way that worked for them and their four daughters and have shared their knowledge and experience with us.
This book was a fun and informative read. While the authors packed a lot of information into each chapter, it was presented in an interesting way so I didn't feel bored or bogged down. It's very clear that they have the experience necessary to talk about raising daughters, since they have four of their own. Their insightful and helpful tips and thoughts were a blessing to me. An interesting aspect of this book was that they pulled their daughters in to help write from the daughter's perspective. So not only do you hear about parenting advice, but you see how it worked or didn't work from the daughter's view point. This is a book that I'll be keeping and referencing often while I'm raising my own daughter. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who has or plans on having a daughter.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
By LivingtheCottageLife on April 23, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
This is a book I wish I would have had when my girls were born.
This book can be read by both Fathers and Mothers, and even Grandparents or other guardians who are raising girls. There are plenty of bible verses, though I do wish they would have stuck with one version of the bible instead of many. But that is just me, I like one version so they blend with the same feel through out a book.
This book covers how we must repent of our sins, taking care of our hearts. It also covers our relationships with our spouse, children, and others. It also touches on your daughter dating, relationships with others, disappointments, love, launching them into adulthood and more. It is a book you can pass on to your daughters when they get married or you new daughter-in-law.
One of the things that stood out for me, and probably because this is normal in the homeschool world, they talk about finding Godly friends. They expand into letting you know its ok for your children to have friends of different ages. Where does it say all your friends have to be your age? I know my youngest who is 16 has friends older than I. She enjoys the elderly and consider them her friends, and she loves younger children. Public school tells us that our friends are all the same age. Then we get to be an adult and suddenly we have friends and co-workers of all ages. Friends of different ages helps children mature and have mature conversations with those who have experiences that are different. It also helps teach compassion for others. We can find friends in different places, sisters, sisters friends, friends of friends, and so on.
I highly recommend this book to all those raising girls and you want to do it the Godly way.
Unknown on May 18th 2016
The Grahams offer a precious gift to their readers in their book Raising God’s Girl. This book is for anyone from a parent of an infant daughter to grandparents and will surely be an encouragement no matter what stage of parenting one is in. I have read many parenting books, but few have brought as much encouragement, conviction, envisioning, and hope for growth and for the future as the words throughout this book have brought. My daughters (ages 11-7) have seen the Lord at work in my own heart because the conviction that has come through reading the pages of this book has led to confession and repentance and actual change! And not only has this book affected my parenting, but it has influenced my marriage and other relationships. This is a great read for every Christian parent looking to raise their daughters to want to see, love, follow, honor and glorify the Lord in everyday life. Amazon Reader on May 18th 2016
This book was a fun and informative read. While the authors packed a lot of information into each chapter, it was presented in an interesting way so I didn’t feel bored or bogged down. It’s very clear that they have the experience necessary to talk about raising daughters, since they have four of their own. Their insightful and helpful tips and thoughts were a blessing to me. An interesting aspect of this book was that they pulled their daughters in to help write from the daughter’s perspective. So not only do you hear about parenting advice, but you see how it worked or didn’t work from the daughter’s view point. This is a book that I’ll be keeping and referencing often while I’m raising my own daughter. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who has or plans on having a daughter. T. Murrell on May 18th 2016
Raising God’s Girl is filled with very real and down to earth stories, examples and ideas to help other parents raise their daughters. Each chapter is full of insight and Biblical wisdom as well as personal experience on the behalf of the Graham’s. Written by both a father and a mother, the reader gets both sides of the parenting field, and as such makes it a great read for moms and dads alike. Kristy on May 18th 2016
If you want to raise a daughter who is confident and secure in who they are, you should consider reading this book! We don’t realize how delicate our little girls are! If we don’t help them to see that they are precious gifts, the world will give them another message. A message that will leave them searching for their worth in other places other than in the One who made them! Katie on May 18th 2016
A powerful challenge to parents to embrace their daughters as gifts from the Lord, courageously raise them according to biblical directions, and faithfully launch them into the world, equipped to do the work that God has called them to do. Keith Tucci on May 18th 2016
Rich and Mary Lou Graham and their daughters have written an excellent book. Thank you for including so many conversation scenarios to model the principles. This, coupled with the clear writing, the instruction, the encouragement, the personal examples, and of course, so many references to God’s Word, will make this book a powerful tool in the work of the Holy Spirit. Leslie Santamaria on May 18th 2016
As a Dad with a daughter heading off to college I wish I had this book 15 years ago. But thankfully you can read this book right now and benefit from the wisdom it provides. It’s the go-to guide for raising daughters with purpose, courage and conviction! Jon Gordon on May 18th 2016