I have four daughters. When they were all younger, it meant coordinating holiday dresses, copious amounts of Little House on the Prairie, and glitter spills on a regular basis. They were all beautiful princesses and it was easy to reaffirm how much Mommy loves them but more importantly how much Jesus loves them. Now that I have a teen and a tween (with the younger two coming up quickly behind them!), it’s not so simple. The voices of the world that aren’t as simple as Little House or as reaffirming as Mommy loves you, crowd into my girls’ lives. They tell my beautiful princesses that maybe they aren’t as beautiful or as loved as we’ve told them.
One of the ways I’ve tried to counteract the voices of the world is to surround my girls with as many positive influences as I can. Friends, books, music – the one area that was lacking was magazines. Teen girl magazines are horrible. Filled with unrealistic images, swoon-worthy drama, and expensive clothes, these were not the voices I wanted in my daughters’ lives. There are lots of choices for young children but there seemed to be a lack for young Christian women that still wanted to be current and fun. When I started working for Rebecca Keliher in October 2014, I was so very happy to find out that Dear Magazine was about to be launched. The creator of Dear Magazine is only a few years older than my teen and I knew her magazine would be just the thing to reaffirm how dearly loved my daughters are.
Every young woman is dear. But not every young woman realizes this truth. Jenny Keliher has a passion to encourage young women to discover that they are dear. She wants to “show young women that they are dear in every sense of the word and in every area of their lives.”
So, who is Jenny? Daughter of Well Planned Gal Rebecca Keliher, Jenny is a young woman who has been taught to chase her passions and use her talents to God’s glory.
In an effort to reach teenagers world-wide with the message that they are dear to God, Jenny has created Dear Magazine. This beautiful product combines Jenny’s heart for the Lord with her love for literature, baking, and design.
Designed for young women ranging in age from thirteen to twenty-one, Dear covers everything from faith to fashion, from relationships to entertainment. But nothing about these topics fits the societal norm. Instead, each article reminds young women that everything they do should reflect the dear woman God has created them to be.
In each issue of Dear, young women will find much to challenge them and spark their interest, such as:
– the biography of a historical hero, beginning with Amy Carmichael
– women’s awareness topics
– do-it-yourself sections
– fashion tips
– spiritual growth encouragement
– encouragement and advice for growing in maturity
– discussions on relationships with friends and family
– entertainment suggestions
Would you like to learn more? You can go here to see a preview of Dear Magazine or here to take a look at some past issues. Interested in subscribing? Use the code URDEAR for 25% off a one year subscription!
I am so blessed to be a part of the team behind HEDUA, the publishers of Dear Magazine, and very excited to be able to give one Mothers of Daughters reader a subscription to Dear Magazine. This giveaway will end on November 13.