Saturday, May 5, 2012

Mothers & Their Daughters

Just as we discussed showing respect for our sons in our last post, this post will direct you to show that same respect to our daughters coupled with the love they so desire.  I love that this article mentions more than once how important it is to have one's daughter voice her thoughts and emotions, how to find her voice (points #4 & 7). Our thought life as women is rich and complex so let's make sure we learn how to keep every thought captive to Christ and teach our daughters to do the same. 

Respect for daughters has its roots in the same place respect for sons does: the image-bearing equality that both sexes reflect given at creation (Gen. 1:27). That said, respect just looks different in some ways for daughters who are growing into women than respect for sons who are growing into men.
Respect is a deep admiration for someone elicited by his or her abilities, qualities, or achievements. This honor is not shown because of gender or deservedness but because of love and grace, specifically, love and grace that find their origins and power in Jesus Christ. Treating daughters with respect trains them to be women who offer respect to others. It models for them that they have dignity, value, and worth because God created them. It urges them to grace others with respect because God loves and values his creation.

Read the rest of the article here.

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