Raising Daughters and Teaching Them About Biblical Modesty

Raising Daughters and Teaching Them About Biblical Modesty

So what does God say about modesty?  Understanding what modesty is by defining it according to God’s terms can help us answer that question as we strive to train our daughters to glorify God in both body and soul. God’s truths are timeless, not old-fashioned. Before, we look at God’s Word, let’s peek at what Webster’s 1828 Dictionary 1 has to say… Defining Modesty MOD’ESTY, noun [Latin modestia.] That lowly temper which accompanies a moderate estimate of one’s own worth and importance. In females, modesty has the like character as in males; but the word is used also as synonymous with chastity, or purity of manners. In this sense, modesty results from purity of mind, or from the fear of disgrace … Read more

Learning how to embrace our age as women

Protecting Our Girls From Vanity: Embracing Our Age {PART 3}

We are at the end of our series now on Protecting Our Girls From Vanity.  Yesterday’s installment Painting Over God’s Workmanship, Part 2 discussed exactly how we as mothers are leading our daughters astray. Often women hide behind outward veils in order to cover those things which they do not particularly like about themselves.  However, when we understand properly that our identity should be found in Christ and not the things of this world then our assessment of ourselves should drastically change.  When we fail to put our faith in Christ and constantly worry about our appearance we are actually training our daughters to do the same even if unintentionally. A Lasting Impression I have always been eternally thankful to … Read more

Are you painting over God's workmanship?

Protecting Our Girls From Vanity: Are You Painting Over God’s Workmanship? {PART 2}

In Part 1 of this series yesterday, Protecting Our Girls From Vanity: Guarding Against Worldly Self Esteem, we discussed the source of eternal joy.  Our world desires to see our children become self confident, independent, and happy.  Where this modern ideal might not seem so bad on the outside, when it is unwrapped we realize it is devoid of God and His Gospel. Teaching our daughters to seek self for assurance and happiness leads them away from the Cross.  Teaching our daughters to seek Christ for their identity and joy leads them straight to life eternal with Him.  We teach our girls these truths through the Scriptures and by our own example. Mother, did you know that how you view … Read more

Guarding our Girls Against Vanity

Protecting Our Girls From Vanity {PART 1}

Do you wrestle with low self esteem? Many women, mothers in particular, have very low self esteem.  We can understand why.  With all of the media out there promoting an unattainable body image and all of the products marketed to create a “better” you, how could we not feel as though we were missing something? We could maybe even follow the source of our poor confidence back to deep childhood roots.  It is a tragic scene when a father does not love his daughter properly or thoroughly.  It is very difficult to overcome when a mother neglects to give her child the attention and guidance she craves.  It is often easy to see where it all fell a part, and … Read more

When Siblings Squabble and How to Help Them Work Through It + a FREE Download

When Siblings Squabble and How to Help Them Work Through It + a FREE Download

I have 6 kids, 10 years and younger. There are constant sibling squabbles in our household. Some days are worse than others. I am often asked how I control the fighting, both by friends and even by readers. We are by no means perfect but we have found ways to calm the chaos. 1. Give them Space. Because we homeschool, my kids are together 24/7. That gets really tiresome for everyone. If you live in a smaller home this is even more difficult, but can be done. There needs to be a time each day where everyone has some quiet time. If arguing begins, people need to go to their own corners to cool off. This is important, because sometimes … Read more

5 Ways to Love Your Mother When You Live Far Away

5 Ways to Love Your Mom When You Live Far Away & A Mother’s Day GIVEAWAY!

When my husband and I married, I knew that we would be living nearly 1500 miles away from my family, but I was naive to think it would be easy to keep in touch. Over a decade of marriage later, I have missed out on truly important moments in the life of my family because of lack of time and limited funds for travel. The person I miss the most is my mom. There are times I have done better than others at trying to keep our relationship strong and lines of communication open. There are many ways in which I have failed and even more ways I hope to improve. I hope that some of my suggestions below help … Read more