As I read through The Companion Guide to Beautiful Girlhood I formed a picture in my head of Warfare.
This is what it is. We are in a battle for our children, it is as simple as that. We are battling for purity, femininity, and modesty in little girls who will grow (too soon) into young women. If we want to win this battle, we need to learn how to fight.
As a former Army Officer, I know a bit about warfare, even though I was not personally engaged in it. We still trained, we planned and we equipped. This book will help you do just that with your young daughter. A successful warrior knows his enemy, has the proper weapons and has trained sufficiently with those weapons. (Our main weapon is our Bible, and this book walks along with your Bible through each page of this book.)
The Companion Guide to Beautiful Girlhood : This is our 32-week Girl's Bible Study for girls ages 9-13. Beautiful Girlhood and The Companion Guide cover many topics specific to this age group focusing on character development. A perfect tool for Mother-Daughter Bible study that strengthens the Mother-Daughter relationship! Also can be used as youth Bible study lessons, Sunday school lessons, home school, and girl's Bible study.
This book is a weapon/tool in this battle. There are four parts to each of the 32 chapters : Discussion, Bible Activity and Application, Journal Questions, and a section for the actual journal. This book will help you navigate the book Beautiful Girlhood. Instead of simply reading that book, this book will help you process through each chapter together, and really grasps each concept as you go.
I love any tool that helps us know what to say, or specifically where to turn in the Bible to support what we are teaching. This book is an in-depth look at all the character traits we want our young ladies to possess. The topics addressed in this book include : friendships, dreams, home life, truthfulness, books, and many more. I am sure this book will be a treasure to a little girl who goes through it with her mother, as they explore these principles and talk intentionally about so many vital topics, for a young girl today.
I firmly believe that after working through this book, the battle will not look the same to you or your daughter as they did before! This is a great tool to teach our daughters all about the battles that will wage around her as she grows up, and will help equip her all the days of her life!
I highly recommend this book to all mothers of young girls!!
Note : Pumpkin Seed Press provided this book at no charge in exchange for an honest review.