You definitely need to read Confident Moms Confident Daughters by Maria Furlough if you’re a woman who is influential in the life of a girl: a daughter, niece, granddaughter, student, church youth group member, etc. Maria makes it clear that the answer to the problem of how to be more confident for ourselves and our daughters lies in our relationship with our Heavenly Father. She supports her assertion with biblical scripture and her own life experiences. She also uses expert testimony from various areas to support what she has to say about different aspects of identity and biblical confidence based on our identity in Christ.
As I read through the book, it felt like Maria and I were sitting across from each other having coffee and talking – the tone was so comfortable and conversational. She truly shared her passion for God and family as she explored the topics of female body image, insecurity, and modeling godly confidence for the young women in our lives.
The book includes details from Maria’s own life experiences to help the reader see where she is coming from. In addition, she discusses nutrition and physical activity among other topics related to body image.
I was concerned that the book wouldn’t be relevant for me at this time as my daughter is six. Each chapter ends with a series of questions, and the readers are encouraged to discuss these with our daughters. Upon first read-through of the questions for Chapter 1, for example, I felt they were over my daughter’s head – not age-appropriate. However, I came to realize as I read further that I could adjust the wording of some and talk through a few with her right now. Others, I can save for later. Overall, because of my daughter’s young age, I am viewing the book as my preemptive strike! I may not have these concerns with my daughter at this time, but they are certainly coming soon. I can learn how to be more confident in my identity in Christ now so that I can begin modeling that for her immediately. Some of the other information – such as Maria’s list of “Signs Your Daughter is Struggling (or Thinking about It)” – I’ll keep in my back pocket, so to speak, for when the time comes.
I honestly believe that every woman who has an influential relationship with a young woman would read this book. It is so important to me, that I’m giving you the opportunity to win a FREE copy.
There are two ways to enter the giveaway –
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