The worldly culture that surrounds our kids is a harsh critic. Societal voices assail them with twisted messages about how they should look, how they should behave and what they should strive for. Beneath it all is a grim subliminal message: Meet our standards and you're worth something. If you don't match up, you don't matter much.
We have the best news to share with our kids that they will ever hear: Their true worth has already been decided by the ruler of the universe, who knows them for who they really are. He says they have value beyond measure, and that they are dearly loved by him. The challenge for us, as parents, is to figure out how to help our kids take that message to heart, and grasp that God’s standards are the only standards that matter. Browse the resources below to find help for your discussions with your child.
Raising a Strong Daughter in a Toxic Culture by Meg Meeker
Courageous: Being Daughters Rooted in Grace by Terra Mattson
Lies Young Women Believe by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth and Dannah Gresh
Hope, Help & Healing for Eating Disorders by Dr. Gregory Jantz
LifeLoveAndGod.com - A website for teen girls hosted by Jessie Minassian
Backwards Beauty by Jessie Minassian
Reflect: Discovering the Beauty, Worth, and Wonderfulness of You by Vicki Courtney
He Numbered the Pores On My Face by Scarlet Hiltibidal
Courageous: Being Daughters Rooted in Grace by Terra A. Mattson
Magnetic: Becoming the Girl He Wants by Lynn Cowell
Hope, Help and Healing for Eating Disorders by Gregory L. Jantz
Inspiring and empowering stories of women in the Scriptures, church history and contemporary culture
Stories from the lives of men and women, past and present, who have shaped culture by the providence of God