If you are reading this blog then you probably have daughters. If you have daughters, you’ve probably had someone tell you how hard it is going to be to raise them, and that they don’t envy you.
Maybe you are like me, and you love having daughters, and couldn’t conceive of anything else. Maybe you always thought you would have boys, and raising girls scares the snot out of you. Or maybe you have both girls and boys and you have realized that they are both hard, because being a parent is hard.
This talk has lots of great little tidbits in it, but mostly it helps us to reframe the way we raise our girls. It was given at the Gospel Coalition Women’s Conference in 2014. I have loved Jen Wilkin and much of her writing (links to my favorite posts are below). Her blog posts have greatly encouraged me as a wife and a mother. So, grab some coffee, grab your journal and take some notes. Read through these posts, listen to this talk, and chat about them with your spouse. We have a great job raising our girls (and our boys). The world and the Christian sub-culture have so much to say about how we do that. Let’s realign our views with God’s view. Let’s keep in perspective that as humans we are all image-bearers of God, worthwhile and gifted.
Some blog posts for your encouragement as a mom and as a woman: