The Oils of Life – Chapter 17

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“The Oils of Life” is the phrase Mabel Hale uses to entitle this chapter and it is so descriptive of the unction our interaction with others must have in order to function smoothly. Before you and your girl undertake this chapter in, The Companion Guide to Beautiful Girlhood, I want you to think about something. In our role as mothers, and …

Life at Home – Chapter 18

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Let’s face it, ladies, home is where the heart is for sure, but it is also where we behave naturally, without many behavior filters, and are most comfortable just being ourselves. And, my friend, that is where we get into trouble. Sometimes as moms and daughters we struggle with our behavior inside the home with the people whom we are most …

A Conversation On Dress – Chapter 19

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If you have not started to have conversations with your daughter about modest dress, this will be a great starting point for her….and you! While this chapter is a snapshot of what life in the early to mid 20th century was like, the wholesome principles and wise insights into modesty are never really out of style.  After you and your daughter read …

When A Girl Goes Out – Chapter 20

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Hello there, This week I tried a little experiment.  While reading Chapter 20 from Beautiful Girlhood and digging into the same chapter in The Companion Guide to Beautiful Girlhood. I pictured it from the perspective of your tween-age daughter. (Ha! This took some doing!) When the chapter was read from this fresh perspective, portions of it became a little tricky for me …

A New Awakening – Chapter 21

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Several years ago my husband and 13-year-old son went on an adventure. We traveled to Venezuela to visit my nineteen-year-old daughter, Laura, who was studying Spanish at the University of the Andes in Merida. We were there for ten eventful days. The country at that time had a great deal of civil unrest and a coup was attempted just a few …

Waking the Love Nature – Chapter 25

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Hmmm, what do you do when your daughter suddenly, overnight has a crush on a tween-age heartthrob? Or, maybe she is not that into pop culture and her crush is on the cute boy at church? How is a mom supposed to handle this? It is tough! In my estimation, during this transitional time of her life, it is one of …

Boys as Friends – Chapter 26

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Just last week in our study of Beautiful Girlhood and The Companion Guide to Beautiful Girlhood, we talked about the awakening of the love nature in our little girls. It seems to happen overnight! It seems as though yesterday she was playing with dolls and the next day she has put her Barbie away and is thinking more and more about the …

Responsibility – Chapter 28

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For most females, it starts very early. This God-created desire is seen in our imaginary games, heard in the sweet little lullabies we sing, and even revealed by the toys we choose when we are just wee little girls. We play house, we sing rock-a-bye-baby and we love our baby dolls.  The thumbprint of God can be seen in the …

Choosing a Life Work – Chapter 29

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As little girls,  we start trying on different identities very early while playing dress-up. Maybe we pretend to be a nurse, a teacher, a Mama, a doctor,  or even a  garden fairy.  But, do we choose our life’s work, or does our life’s work choose us?   Let me explain why I ask. After two years of marriage and two children, …

A Consecrated Life – Chapter 30

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What is a consecrated life anyway? As I was praying about how to explore the Consecrated Life to you and your daughter, a simple song written by Frances R. Havergal entitled Take My Life kept repeating in my mind. The story that follows illustrates beautifully what a consecrated, devoted life is.  Frances lived to only 46 years old but during her …