When a Mom Inspires Her Daughter: Affirming Her Identity and Dreams in Every Stage of Life

When a Mom Inspires Her Daughter: Affirming Her Identity and Dreams in Every Stage of Life

by Cindi McMenamin


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During the teen years, a mother-daughter relationship can be challenging. A daughter needs her mom’s support as a confidante and gentle guide—yet at the same time, she yearns for greater independence and wants to be her own person.

How can a mother maintain the right balance on this high-wire tightrope walk? When a Mom Inspires Her Daughter is filled with biblical instruction and personal stories that reveal what works and doesn’t work when it comes to building the mother-daughter relationship. Every mom will find tremendous encouragement as she learns to…

  • know what her daughter needs
  • take an interest in her daughter’s world
  • choose her battles well
  • encourage her daughter to dream
  • affirm her daughter’s womanhood
  • become her daughter’s best friend

A wonderful resource for moms who want to bring delight and blessing into this most important of relationships!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736954532
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 09/01/2013
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Cindi McMenamin is an award-winning writer and national speaker. She is the author of When Women Walk Alone (more than 100,000 copies sold) and 10 Secrets to Becoming a Worry-Free Mom. As a Bible teacher, her passion is to help women strengthen their walk with God and their relationships (www.StrengthForTheSoul.com).

Table of Contents

The Beauty-and Burden-of Raising a Daughter 9

1 Your Amazing Ability to Influence 17

2 Knowing What She Needs 37

3 Building Her Up 55

4 Giving Her the Gift of Your Time 73

5 Taking an Interest in Her World 89

6 Encouraging Her to Dream 105

7 Preparing Her for Life 123

8 Choosing Your Battles Well 141

9 Guiding Her Spiritually 163

10 Becoming Her Best Friend 183

Appendix: Scriptural Encouragement for Your Daughter 205

Notes 219

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When a Mom Inspires Her Daughter: Affirming Her Identity and Dreams in Every Stage of Life 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
CheryW More than 1 year ago
I have not yet finished Cindi’s new book, “When A Mom Inspires Her Daughter”, and already find it a MUST READ for ALL women, whether or not they have (or plan to have) a daughter. I feel her book is a healing vehicle for those sometimes painful mother-daughter relationships. I also find it a joyful acknowledgment of the healthy ones. I look forward to resume reading each chance I get! Thank you, Cindi, for such a wonderful work, it is a real blessing!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Robert Rose for Readers' Favorite Cindi McMenamin is an excellent writer who is honest about her failures with her daughter, Dana. Cindi also interviewed many other Christian mothers to find what they did well and what they learned from their mistakes. Cindi is the wife of a pastor and she has written many other books that are based on their love and their mutual faith, trust, and love of God. So, throughout the book she uses biblical references to make or reinforce points. She encourages her readers to trust that prayer will help them do what they know are God’s intentions to develop a godly life. She details what she learned from raising Dana, as well many other mothers’ personal experiences and successes with their daughters to give the book other POVs. This happened with goals of: careful, interested listening; observing strengths and weakness and helping her deal with them; using mistakes as learning opportunities; appropriate consequences for bad behavior; constantly giving physical and verbal affection; and encouraging her to become her own person, which applies to any parent-child relationship. I believe the mother-daughter bond can be the strongest, healthiest, and happiest relationship between any two humans. It is based on genetics, but can be nurtured consciously. Too often it’s not that way and so Cindi McMenamin's book When a Mom Inspires Her Daughter may help many mothers. This is an excellent guide for any mother and daughter to achieve the same relationship Cindi and Dana have.