Tag: Tween Parents

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: Help Bring Hope to the Hurting

Raising Godly Girls: Help Bring Hope to the Hurting

For the past few years, God has placed a burden on my heart for teens who are hurting. But it wasn’t until now that I’ve really wanted to do something about it and reach out to others. Through social media and online research, I’ve learned […]

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 […]

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 […]

What To Do When Pictures Speak A Thousand Words

What To Do When Pictures Speak A Thousand Words

In the world of Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, how do we raise girls who know their worth? Thousands of pictures scroll before their eyes daily. How can we instill in them the barometer of what is a good picture to post and what is […]

How to Raise Your Bossy Girl to Be a Godly Girl

How to Raise Your Bossy Girl to Be a Godly Girl

  Have you ever known a bossy girl? If not… Hi, I’m Amy, and I’m a bossy girl. 😉 Maybe you are a bossy girl like me. Maybe you have a bossy daughter in your home, too. If not, you likely have been on the receiving […]

Raising Godly Girls: Teach Teens How to Handle a Crush

Raising Godly Girls: Teach Teens How to Handle a Crush

Moms and dads dread the “P” word:puberty. With it comes hormone flux, mood swings, back-talk (or sass), and lots of parents end up cowering in the corner not knowing what to do about it. Especially when it comes to your tween and their crush. You […]

Avoid These 4 Problems You Experience When You Have Sex Before Marriage

Avoid These 4 Problems You Experience When You Have Sex Before Marriage

  Parents: I’ve put together this post to help get the conversation going with your tweens and teens as part of the Raising Godly Girls series. Have your tween/teen read this and then talk about it together. Raising Godly Girls: Avoid These 4 Problems You […]

The Ultimate Resource Kit for Your Tween Girl!

The Ultimate Resource Kit for Your Tween Girl!

If you’re fighting the battle for your pre-teen daughters heart, we’re here to help! I’ve compiled a FREE list of 100’s of resources for you! *Please note: Affiliate links used in any of our posts are personal to us. We must use and love the products we […]

3 Steps To Loving Your Tween On Purpose

3 Steps To Loving Your Tween On Purpose

I got the word ‘tween’ all wrong when I first heard it a few months ago! I thought it referred to young adults in their late teens and early twenties! There is a ‘tw’ and an ‘een’ in there, after all! And when I mentioned […]

Parenting Tweens to Teens – Social Media Responsibility

Parenting Tweens to Teens – Social Media Responsibility

Parenting Tweens to Teens – Social Media Responsibility Hey, girl! Omgoodness, I have sooo much to tell you. Let’s talk…better yet, hit me up on Insta or Snap Chat? Do you have a YouTube Channel? You do! That’s dope. Hold up, I need to tweet […]

How to Raise Mission Minded Tweens – A Two-Step Approach

How to Raise Mission Minded Tweens – A Two-Step Approach

“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations…” Matthew 28:19a Before ascending into Heaven, Jesus gave this mandate to His people. As we raise our children in the fear and admonition of the Lord, we are to pass along this mindset to them. So how […]

Pray Intentionally – My Tween Parenting Strategy

Pray Intentionally – My Tween Parenting Strategy

Hi!  I’m Tiffany but you can call me Mommo -like my family does. Would you mind taking a stroll down memory lane with me?  Do you remember – as a child – they way adults would ask “What do you want to be when you grew up”? […]

Parenting With Purpose: Developing An Action Plan For The Tween Years And Beyond

Parenting With Purpose: Developing An Action Plan For The Tween Years And Beyond

  I will never forget the first time they laid her in my arms. She was 9lbs 11oz of pure amazing, and I would move heaven and earth to make her happy! Everyone told me the years are short but the days are long. I […]

Can Your Tween Have Too Many Friends?

Can Your Tween Have Too Many Friends?

Friendship has been described as being the bacon bits in the salad bowl of life. However, today, we bestow the title of friend so freely it is like having a little lettuce with our bacon bit salad. Summertime is the perfect time to help your […]

Worried or Anxious Tween? How to Tell the Difference and What to Do – Day 27

Worried or Anxious Tween? How to Tell the Difference and What to Do – Day 27

As a mental health professional, I have been working with families of worriers to protect them from anxiety disorders for 20 years. But this past year anxiety hit a little closer to home. We lost my husband’s twin sister to cancer in January. My son was […]