Girls Created to Shine Resource Page: Equipping Tween Girls to Pursue Their Identity in Christ

Girls Created to Shine Resource Page: Equipping Tween Girls to Pursue Their Identity in Christ

This is an additional resources page {scroll down to see it organized by week} for those who have purchased the Girls Created to Shine Course as well as FREEBIES for ALL!

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General – Some of the Tween Resources on Like Minded Musings you may have missed.

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Some of our top ministry choices for parents are listed here. If you scroll down we have additional resources specific to each week of the course.

Focus on the Family

Plugged In: Movie and Media Reviews

National Center for Biblical Parenting

The Culture Translator by Axis Ministries is one parenting email I would never go without- not to mention all of their resources and parenting summits!

Primary Parents is a fantastic site that exists to help parents like us! Primary is designed to be the one place you can go to find help raising your kids. They curate great resources and online conventions to making it easier to parent, disciple, and educate your kids.

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We Highly Recommend these FREE Printables and all of Not Consumed Ministries Resources

We also recommend resources by Intoxicated on Life. This one below is our favorite ⇓

The Talk - A Christian Parent's Guide

For help in Bible Study, Character, Homemaking and Homeschooling we love The Proverbial Homemakers Shop! Get your FREE Oh Give Thanks, Family Devotional and check out the rest of her amazing resources.

Go deeper into Psalm 105 with this family study in gratitude and thanksgiving!

And if you are a Homeschooler {or even if you’re not!} you won’t want to miss the FREEBIES Zone from They Call Me Blessed!

FREEBIES-ZONE They Call Me Blessed on Like Minded Musings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Girls Created To Shine Resources By Week


Week 1 – Intro to Class Truths – Why are we Here?


Sweet Little Sister in Christ, It is an incredible blessing to be able to share God’s immeasurable love for you through this class! My prayer for you is that you will continue to grow to know HIM and who HE created you to be. That it would sink deep into your heart more and more each day.

I wanted to share this song with you because it pretty much sums up my heart and prayer for you. Remember, you are wholly loved by God. He created you unique. You were created to Shine just as you are, just as He intentionally made you. Every detail of your life matters to God!

Shine Bright,

Mrs Felix

Far More Beautiful by the OC Supertones – Official with Lyrics

 Include these in notes for her or share with her through the week!

Additional Verses – She Is Created Unique

Ephesians 1:4 ESV
Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him.

Isaiah 64:8 ESV
But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.

Psalm 139:13 ESV
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.

Ephesians 2:10 ESV
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Psalm 139:14 ESV
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

For further study on this week 1 topic for Mom we recommend these resources:

A free tool to create copywork for any verse is the Amazing Handwriting Worksheet Maker!

There are loads of resources in our Ultimate Resource Kit For Your Tween Girl – For girls of all ages {free and paid} with links!
What is the Purpose of Being a Girl? {Girl Defined Ministries}
I highly recommend the book Praying for Girls: Asking God for the Things They Need Most by Teri Lynne Underwood for all #GirlMoms! You can read more about it here.

 Week 2 – Growing in Godly Integrity


“Integrity is not a given factor in everyone’s life. It is a result of self-discipline, inner trust, and a decision to be relentlessly honest in all situations in our lives.” John Maxwell

Additional Verses – Growing in Integrity

Colossians 3:23 ESV Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men

Proverbs 21:3 ESV To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.

Psalm 41:11-12 ESV By this I know that you delight in me: my enemy will not shout in triumph over me. But you have upheld me because of my integrity and set me in your presence forever.

For further study on this week 2 topic for Mom, we recommend these resources:

Integrity: The Parent of Character  {Crosswalk: Dr. S. M. Davis}

BUILDING GODLY CHARACTER IN YOUR KIDS +  4 WEEKS OF CHARACTER LESSONS for FREE {The Character Corner}

Create a personalized plan for growing your tween girl in Integrity and Character using our Encourage My Tween’s Heart Printables Pack. {Like Minded Musings} Find out more here!

2 Must Read Character Building Fiction Books for Tweens {Like Minded Musings: April of Stories of Our Boys}


Week 3 – Growing as God’s Servant


How to Give Yourself a Manicure {WikiHow Step by Step Tutorial}

A song our tweens picked for yours by Audio Adrenaline – about being the hands and feet of Jesus to others.

Additional Verses – Growing as God’s Servant

Psalm 100:2 ESV Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing.

Philippians 2: 6-7  ESV who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.

Matthew 20:26 ESV It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant

For further study on this week 3 topic for Mom, we recommend these resources:

Helping Your Kids Develop Humility {Focus on the Family}

Teach Them to Serve – Acts of Service Jar {Not Consumed Ministries}

How to Make Homeless Care Kits {Pennies of Time}

Dig in deeper with this kids study by Ann Marie Gosnell it is fantastic!

From the book description: We tell our children to, “Look both ways before crossing the street.” However, do we tell them to watch out for moving vehicles? What about spiritually? We want our kids to lead godly lives, but do we explain how to do that? Walk This Way: Ethics and Sanctification Lessons for Kids includes 20 interactive object lessons that create a fun learning atmosphere while teaching Biblical truth that enhances spiritual growth.

 


Week 4 – Growing in the Quality of Modesty


* Please note this site is not a Christian site. I am not supporting the full content of this site {or any other site noted}. The page that I have linked is I have found to be appropriate and fun to go through with our tweens 🙂 *

You can visit CollegeFashion.net to take an overview quiz of best colors by season and get some examples of colors by scrolling down this page here.

Take look at this video by Girl Defined Ministries to add ideas to your Fashion Toolbox: Project Modesty: How to Combine Fashion and Modesty.

We also highly recommend their Project Modesty E-book if you want to go further with your daughter on the topic!

7 Scripture Verses Your Daughter Needs to Hear about Modesty: Crosswalk

Here are some more great reads on Modesty:

Secret Keeper Girl: The Power of Modesty for Tweens by Dannah Gresh and for older tweens into the teens Secret Keeper: The Delicate Power of Modesty

Feminine Beauty: The Outside, The Inside, and God’s Design: True Women Blog

Modesty Misunderstood: What Men and Women Need to Know: Desiring God


Week 5 – Growing in Godly Friendships


Additional Verses – Growing as God’s Servant

Verses for this week are on the verse and topic match on page 14 of the Student Guidebook!

Some additional posts on Godly Friendships

Can Your Tween Have Too Many Friends? by Shelley Noonan on Like Minded Musings

Save the Drama: Raising Girls Who Speak Truth by Jen Wilkin on Christianity Today

Tips for Helping Tweens with Friendship Drama by Tamara Collins on LifeTree

Here are some books we recommend on the topic! Don’t forget there are a lot more recommendations in our FREE Ultimate Resource Kit for Your Tween Girl!

                

This book is good for older tweens or working through with Mom before they enter the teen stage!


Week 6 – Rethink Beautiful


Examples to use in teaching page 16 of the Student Guidebook.

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How to Do a Facial at Home

The right way to wash your face

DIY Mask 3 Ways

20 Natural Homemade Face Masks & Scrubs For Clear Skin

Our Girls picked this song share on beauty 🙂

Additional Verses 

1 Samuel 16:7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”

Psalm 139:14  praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Psalm 119:37 Turn away my eyes from looking at vanity, And revive me in Your ways.

Proverbs 31:30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

Luke 11:33-36 No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a basket, but on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light. Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your body is full of darkness. Therefore be careful lest the light in you be darkness. If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright, as when a lamp with its rays gives you light

Great reading recommendations on the topic of true beauty!

You are a Tween Girl Who Struggles With Her Body (and you are in my kitchen)

7 Things I’m Teaching My Daughter About Being a Woman by Your Vibrant Family

TEACHING OUR DAUGHTERS ABOUT INNER BEAUTY & SELF WORTH by For The Family

        


Week 7 – Growing in Bible Study


Extra options for “lighter study methods”

Our girls have gone through Not Consumed Ministries Developing a Quiet Time and they loved it!

Developing a Quiet Time For Kids

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s my post with some more quiet time ideas.

 

This post has 3 other methods of Bible Study and I share Why to Start Bible Journaling With Kids here!

Annie Pajcic shares C.R.E.A.T.E. – Six Ways Art Teaches Tween Girls About the Bible plus download the tween devotional app!

This is another wonderful option our girls enjoyed.

If you are diving into the inductive study keep this in mind:

Observe: Collect information

Interpret: What does it mean?

Application: How do I respond?

Here is a more in-depth look at Inductive Bible Study over on Revive Our Hearts

Prayer Help

Here is the prayer post noted in the course: How to Encourage Your Tween Child to Pray + FREE Printable Prayer Calendar for your tween!

And some prayer help for Mom 🙂

10 Verses to Pray for Your Tweens by Candace Crabtree on Like Minded Musings

Pray Intentionally – My Tween Parenting Strategy by Tiffany Montgomery on Like Minded Musings

A New Way I’m Praying For Our Girls

Why Every Woman Needs a Prayer Challenge


Week 8 –  How to Handle Changing Emotions


For further study on this week 8 topic for Mom, we recommend these resources:

(no additional verses listed this week as there are many on the Truth Cards in the Lesson)

When our tweens (or Mom) get sucked into a bad mood, we often listen to this song together and have a dance party! It’s hard to stay grumpy after that 🙂

Additional Reading

Abigail the Belle of Bravery Book. We highly recommend any of the Bible Belle book series but this is a good fit this week.

Losing-It- a Christian Parents Guide to Overcoming Anger

 

Mom do you need some help with anger? I did! I highly recommend this practical book. Here’s help you can start implementing today. Losing It: a Christian Parents Guide to Overcoming Anger by Luke Gilkerson.

 

 

This is an excellent post from my friend Dr. Melanie Wilson of PsychoWith6.com.She has an incredible podcast with an episode on Homeschooling Through Hormones.

Homeschooler or not, that episode is worth a listen!

A Prayer for an Angry Mom + Tools to Help

Managing Tween Anger by Focus on the Family

I Love this Hope Toolbox for Depression by my friend Sara of The Holy Mess. Go here to find out more!

My-Hope-Toolbox-Like Minded Musings The Holy Mess

 


Week 9 –  Honoring God by Caring For Your Body


More recommended reading on this weeks topic!


Honor God With Your Body by The Village Church

How Do I Talk to My Daughter about Her First Bra? by Dannah Gresh on Secret Keeper Girls

How Do I Talk to My Daughter About Shaving Her Legs? by Dannah Gresh on Secret Keeper Girls

How Do I Talk To My Daughter About Having a Healthy BODY IMAGE? by Dannah Gresh on Secret Keeper Girls

For Mom:

My friend Sara Borgstede of The Holy Mess is a wealth of knowledge and encouragement in this area. She knows firsthand the battle and beauty in learning to honor God with your body. She is a writer, speaker, triathlete, and 100 lb weight loss success story who has kept it off for 9 years! She also has a faith-based online fitness program called Faithful Finish Lines. I will link to a couple of great posts below, but if this is an area that you need some encouragement, in, I highly recommend checking out her site.

5 Ways for a Christian Woman to Improve her Body Image by Sara of The Holy Mess

7 Christian Fitness Affirmations  by Sara of The Holy Mess

I also shared  How to Handle Self-Love as a Christian on Blogs by Christian Women

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Week 10 –  Pure in Heart, Mind & Body


Here is some help on a tough topic!


Tackling the Hard Issues With Your Tweens by Tatiana of Musings of Mum

Parenting With Purpose: Developing An Action Plan For The Tween Years And Beyond by Krystal McFalls of Memory Making Mama

Use The Tweens To Prepare For The Teens – To Date or Not To Date? by Josette Hall

Why I talked to my 8-year-old about Biblical Sexuality by Lee Like Minded Musings

Five Ways to Protect Her Heart by Dannah Gresh

Are Crushes Okay? by Erin Davis

Help for the Crush-Obsessed Girl by Girl Defined

Helpful Resources and a Boy-Crazy Quiz by Paula Hendricks


Week 11 –  Growing in Communication


Additional Verses For This Week

The wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. James 3:17

Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me: Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. Jeremiah 1:9

Dig Deeper!

Want to have some emoji fun with your daughter? Go to the emojipedia and find any emoji emotion you can think of!

How to Encourage Deeper Conversations With Your Tween by Like Minded Musings

How to Encourage Open Communications With Your Tween by Like Minded Musings

Parenting Tweens to Teens – Social Media Responsibility by Makisha Reed on Like Minded Musings

20 Qualities of Good Listeners by For The Church

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