Tag: Imperfect Faith

How to Wait on God: 10 Bible Verses to Help!

How to Wait on God: 10 Bible Verses to Help!

  What then are we to do about our problems? We must learn to live with them until such time as God delivers us from them…we must pray for grace to endure them without murmuring. Problems patiently endured will work for our spiritual perfecting. They […]

Intentional Bible Study for Overwhelmed Moms – FREE Monthly Printables!

Intentional Bible Study for Overwhelmed Moms – FREE Monthly Printables!

10 pm and the house was finally quiet. I ran through the checklist in my overwhelmed mind. I grasped at anything that would make me feel accomplished that day … What could I check off that would say all the busy was “worth it”? Could […]

37 Practical Ways to Reclaim Joy in Your Christian Marriage

37 Practical Ways to Reclaim Joy in Your Christian Marriage

“Well that didn’t go well” my oldest girl proclaimed. She was right. Sadly it was mostly Mom and Dad’s attitude that was at fault. After nearly 20 years of marriage, that night we still managed to create what we now call the “s’more fiasco”.  A […]

6 Ways to Help Godly Girls with Discouragement or Depression

6 Ways to Help Godly Girls with Discouragement or Depression

“Mom, I really am OK!” I heard my daughter respond once again to my questioning of how she was doing. It had been a rough spring. In Florida during what should have been a fun-filled Spring Break, we discovered she had broken her right foot. Her left had been […]

How to be Strong Enough to Stand for Purity in an Anything Goes Culture

How to be Strong Enough to Stand for Purity in an Anything Goes Culture

In four months my daughter will get married. Her journey through adolescence was similar to other girls. Somedays she had to endure ridicule and name calling for not giving in. And others days she was praised and applauded for saying no. When I told her […]

Raising Strong Girls: 88 Acts of Independence and Adventure

Raising Strong Girls: 88 Acts of Independence and Adventure

Recently, a friend told me I have six more summers with my daughter. Six. Six summers until we are outfitting my girl’s dorm room. Six summers until the world calls her an adult. Six summers until my girl no longer bounces around our house chomping […]

Raising Godly Girls: Do You See His Grace?

Raising Godly Girls: Do You See His Grace?

  This may be the most cliche thing I can say as a Mom, but I’m going to say it anyway. I wouldn’t trade one day of raising my teen girls for anything. I’ll take each mood swing, each time they talk back, each sweet […]

How an Eating Disorder and a Horse Named “Raven” Changed My Life

How an Eating Disorder and a Horse Named “Raven” Changed My Life

Part of a Father’s story while Raising Godly Girls… The horse named Raven is spectacular. A rather large girl, well over 1200 lbs. and covered in a shaggy long black winter coat of hair, tapering to huge hooves. She is a Percheron, complete with an […]

How to Teach Our Girls About Sex Without Shame or Fear

How to Teach Our Girls About Sex Without Shame or Fear

As a couples counselor, I regularly work with Christian women who are trying to serve God but are struggling in their marriages.  Of course, there are many reasons that people come to see me and every situation is unique.  It is quite common though, even […]

Raising Godly Girls: Should they be Nurturing?

Raising Godly Girls: Should they be Nurturing?

Is it okay to be nurturing? It used to be a given that girls were the sweet and caring ones. A hundred years ago, nobody discouraged girls from mothering their little baby dolls and dreaming of marriage. But today, our girls are growing up in […]

What’s The Most Important Thing To Teach Your Daughter?

What’s The Most Important Thing To Teach Your Daughter?

Question: What’s the most important thing (ever) you could teach your daughter? Not to talk to strangers? To be kind and considerate to others? To value and protect her purity? How to cook? All important for raising Godly girls. (The cooking one’s a bonus!) BUT […]

How to Raise Godly Girls to be Pure in Heart

How to Raise Godly Girls to be Pure in Heart

PURE IN HEART To be pure is to be clean, wholesome, and abstain from evil or wrongdoing. In church culture or society, purity typically used in reference to a person’s sexual behavior. It is very common in church culture to have teens take a purity […]

Teach Your Godly Girl to Pray for Natural Opportunity

Teach Your Godly Girl to Pray for Natural Opportunity

  Raising Godly Girls: Teach Your Godly Girl to Pray for Natural Opportunity By Emily and Claire Musters  *Today we have the privilege of reading a “faith lived out” Mother & Daughter post from my overseas friend Claire Musters and her lovely daughter Emily!* Emily shares: I have a […]

A Mom’s Fight for Her Girl Who is Cutting: Raising Godly Girls

A Mom’s Fight for Her Girl Who is Cutting: Raising Godly Girls

I’m a mom of a teen who is under attack and struggling for her life. This is what I shared with her recently: When you were eleven, major changes occurred. We moved from Pioneer Village (a somewhat rural area of town) to downtown Louisville, Kentucky. […]

How to Parent a Child Who Pushes Away the Things of God

How to Parent a Child Who Pushes Away the Things of God

How to Parent a Child Who Pushes Away the Things of God The nighttime routine with one sister had been sweet: We had shared highs and lows from the day, said our nightly rote prayers—one of which we wrote together—and then talked and prayed about […]

Don’t Take Score at Halftime When Raising Godly Girls

Don’t Take Score at Halftime When Raising Godly Girls

Don’t Take Score at Halftime! I watch college football for HOURS every weekend. It begins with the Thursday night game and doesn’t end until I’ve checked the new rankings on Sunday mornings. We are Auburn fans here at Underwood Estates—huge Auburn fans. And while my […]

How to Teach Hard Bible Lessons to Your Godly Girl

How to Teach Hard Bible Lessons to Your Godly Girl

Are You Raising a Godly Girl? She is the sweet baby girl you held in your arms. She is the darling of your heart. You wish to protect her innocence and keep her safe. But Mama, a time comes when to do both, you need […]

How to Show Your Godly Girl Respect

How to Show Your Godly Girl Respect

Raising Godly Girls requires respect. Do you Respect your daughters? Of course! For most of us that would be our first response to this question. It was mine, but as I’ve looked more closely at my relationship with my daughters I’ve found that I’m not […]

Raise Godly Girls, Not Stereotypes of the World or Church

Raise Godly Girls, Not Stereotypes of the World or Church

  Anyone who has ever read my blog or listened to my podcast knows that I went through a long phase of legalism during my teen years. The primary way this legalism played out in my own personal life was in my practice of taking […]

Raising Godly Girls: How to Help Her With Body Image

Raising Godly Girls: How to Help Her With Body Image

Girls today are faced with scary, heartbreaking statistics when it comes to body image. Over 80% of 10-year-olds are afraid of being fat 53% of 13-year-old American girls are unhappy with their bodies. This number grows to 78% by the time girls reach 17. By […]