We desire our daughter love and know God. We desire that God use her in an awesome way. We want to be the Godly parents we should be.
How do I raise a Godly woman?
How do I recognize when my child is ready to take the next step in their faith?
How do I spiritually train my child?
Each of these questions come from parents of varying backgrounds and walks of life. Yet all speak of the same desire to train up our kids to know their Heavenly Father. The task of doing this seems so simple and yet so challenging.
Aimee Fair is a mom of three and leads preschool ministry at our Blount Campus. Her gift lies in her ability to patiently draw out of others what they didn’t know was there. I’m personally blessed by Aimee’s words and guidance as she responds to the questions above. Hear what Aimee has to say…
Our girls are constantly being told by the World how they should look, act, and speak…What can we do as Christian parents of girls to equip them as they interact with these contradicting ideas?
We can talk…
We can talk about Jesus and how He is working in our lives.
How He helps us daily.
How He is with us always.
How we can talk to Him anytime.
How we can trust Him no matter what.
How He can help us make the wise choice.
And how He’s a friend that will never leave me.
We can listen…
We can be truly present and engaged as she expresses her thoughts.
Girls have words and they need to get them out. And I want to be the one she processes the things of life with so I can guide her to the Godly response.
We can surround her…
Surround her with Godly influences that will speak Truth into her life.
Small Group Leaders
Small Group members
Adult friends that you respect
When I asked my daughter how parents can help their girls grow spiritually, this was the first thing on her list…
“Get your girl connected with her Small Group Leader, whether it be in fpKIDS on Sunday mornings (consistently going the same hour helps build connections) or on Wednesday nights in Students…My Small Group Leaders are the best! I can go to them about anything!”
Then, as a parent, you get to know her small group leader too! Introduce yourself! Switch phone numbers so you can work as a team to grow this girl up in the Lord!
Surround her with God’s Word by writing it on her mirror…put a note on her pillow…speak it over her…cover the walls of your home with reminders of His love for us!
You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
You are precious.
You are beautiful inside and out.
You are a child of God.
You were chosen by Him.
Your strength only comes from God.
God has a plan for you!
We can teach her Thankfulness…
A thankful heart truly is a happy heart. Thankfulness gets the focus off of me and onto God. Because it’s not about me!
We can give her resources…
Some of our family favorites are…
–A Girl After God’s Own Heart by Elizabeth George
–Jesus Calling (available in versions for preschoolers, kids, and teens!)
–Girl Talk by Nicole O’Dell
-Listening to the dramatized version of the New Testament as she goes to sleep
–The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
We can be an example…
Above all, we can be examples in her life of what spiritually walking with the Lord looks like when we live it out day by day, moment by moment. That will speak louder than our words ever will.