I found this beautiful promise and pledge in the book I’m reading with my daughter, Preparing Your Daughter for Every Woman’s Battle.
If you have a daughter, please consider sharing this with her:
“You, my dear, are a princess
and a stunningly beautiful creation of the King of the universe;
and He is absolutely, positively head over heels in love with you.
You have been richly adorned with spiritual beauty,
and your role in life is to radiate God’s magnificent glory to others.
Your mission is to live such a pure lifestyle
that your friends can’t help but be influenced by you in a really good way.
As they try to imitate you, they will begin pursuing God
and a lifestyle of sexual purity as well.
Together, you girls are going to have such fun as you celebrate God’s goodness in your lives and grow in His grace.”
based on Psalm 45:11, 13-15
A princess always respects parental authority.
A princess behaves the same in her parents’ absence
as she does in their presence.
A princess pursues friendships only with those both she
and her parents feel good about.
A princess doesn’t abuse her telephone privileges.
A princess surfs only parent-approved Internet Web sites.
A princess wears only clothes that look appropriate on her.
A princess gets her parents’ permission before inviting
A princess doesn’t pursue a boyfriend or until her parents determine
that she is ready to do so.
Media teaches her that promiscuity is normal. Friends pressure her to be like everyone else. Magazines create a false sense of body image and companies vie for her attention to be placed on outward beauty. Marketing demands she dress her body like a woman, rather than a girl. The Internet offers deviation and defilement at every turn and her value system isn’t supported in our godless country.
Sometimes it feels like I’m battling against Hell itself to protect my girl.
Maybe because I am.
Fight hard for your daughter’s purity because the enemy is at war for it. Teach her early about her body and sex. Set the bar high, so that everything she hears from her friends and media will be compared to God’s standard of holiness.
Have you talked to your daughter about these things?
Because someone else will.
(a post on Mothering Sons is coming soon….)