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I prayed for this child, and the Lord answered my prayer. He gave me this child. And now I give this child to the Lord. 1 Samuel 1:27 ERV
Do you remember when you first held your newborn daughter and sensed the awesome responsibility and immense privilege of parenthood? God gave you this precious gift to care for and to love, and He may have even whispered to your heart, "She is yours." Now comes the hard part—raising her up from a baby to a happy, healthy adult—and remembering that everything you have is God's, including your daughter. Wynter and Jonathan Pitts want you to know you are not alone. The proud parents of four young daughters, they've gained a wealth of valuable insights on the unique challenge of raising girls. They've been right where you are and now they want to share what they've learned with you. With this practical advice and encouragement, you can help your daughter develop awesome relationships with God, with you, and with the world around her. Start this journey by making this commitment to God:Lord, she is Yours and I trust You with her.
|Publisher:||Harvest House Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Wynter Pitts is the author of several books, including You’re God’s Girl! She is the founder of For Girls Like You, a ministry that equips girls to walk boldly into who God has created them to be and to resource their parents to raise strong Christ following God girls that say yes to His plans for their lives. She lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband, Jonathan, and their four daughters.
Jonathan Pitts is an author, speaker, and the Executive Director of the popular Christian broadcast ministry The Urban Alternative founded by Dr. Tony Evans. Jonathan lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife, Wynter, and their four daughters.
Table of Contents
Nice to Meet You 7
Part 1 Her Relationship with God
Her Relationship with God-Let's Get Started 15
1 Her Preparation 19
2 Her Knowledge of God 33
3 Her Growth 43
4 Her Will 55
5 Her Identity 71
6 Her Obedience 85
Her Relationship with God-Final Thoughts 97
Part 2 Her Relationship with You
Her Relationship with You-Let's Get Started 101
7 Your Effort 103
8 Your Presence 109
9 Your Intentionality 119
10 Her Protection 131
Her Relationship with You-Final Thoughts 141
Part 3 Her Relationship with the World Around Her
Her Relationship with the World Around Her-Let's Get Started 147
11 Her Influences 149
12 Her Time 157
13 Her Heart to Serve 165
14 Her Heart for Others 173
15 Her Questions 179
16 Her Courage 187
17 Her Husband 195
18 Her Path 201
Her Relationship with the World Around Her-Final Thoughts 211
19 Keep Going 213
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The authors encourage parents with their wisdom and experience. This book was a blessing to me as my daughter was entering the adolescent years. The authors "get it" and their insight was empowering for me. They helped change my perspective and my relationship with my daughter is healthier as a result of reading their book!
Rather than focusing on all the things you could do to try and ensure you raise your daughter right, Wynter and Jonathan Pitts focus on praying for their daughters. Since they are currently raising four girls of their own, they have definitely had some practice in handing their daughters over to God and His plan. Throughout She Is Yours, they constantly reminded me that even though God placed Sarabeth as a gift in my life, she ultimately belongs to Him. And that I should be handing her back to Him on a regular basis. It was a startling reminder to me to see within the pages of She is Yours that it is my relationship with God that will speak the loudest to my daughter. It shouldn't have surprised me, considering how often I hear "actions speak louder than words." But it was a shock to see that written across the pages of the book. I've considered before that the way I live my life as an example for Sarabeth. But I've lately, especially since finishing She Is Yours, been feeling convicted of the fact that Sarabeth doesn't often see me having quiet time. Or even working out. Granted, it's a lot harder to do a workout when you have a toddler who wants to get involved, but it's important for Sarabeth to see. So, lately, if I sleep in and miss my early morning quiet time, I try to let Sarabeth still see me model getting that time in rather than pushing it off until nap time. It's such a difference in perspective for me. Finishing this book also has paused me to ponder what it would look like to help Sarabeth enter into a little bit of Bible study too. We've amassed a collection of books that share the stories of the Bible, and several children's bibles as well. Now is the time to help Sarabeth learn to love to read these stories over and over again. To invite her into the story and let her tell me what she learns. She picks up more than I think. One of my favorite parts of She is Yours is the prayers at the end of the chapters. Each one helps us point our hearts and thoughts toward handing our daughters back over to God. To remember that each daughter is ultimately his. And He cares even more than we do. I received a copy of the book from the publisher. This review is my own, honest opinion.