Friday, August 22, 2008

Training our daughters...



We desire for Elizabeth to grow up to be a godly woman and to seek the Lord in all things. We also desire to teach her to have a heart for her home and the people He places in it. Lately, GirlTalk has had several posts on training daughters. Lovely and encouraging posts, I must say!! Here's a snippet:

This morning Steve read me a prayer from Psalm 144:12 that I plan to make my own for Tori (and Jack, of course): “May our sons in their youth be like plants full grown, our daughters like corner pillars cut for a structure of a palace.”

What a beautiful prayer to shape our hopes and dreams for our daughters—that they may be like “corner pillars cut for a structure of a palace.” It’s a striking image of a woman’s role as fleshed out in Proverbs 31 and Titus 2. This verse pictures young women “both occupying a secure position in the building and at the same time giving stability to the building in which they are themselves secure—the position of the wife and mother in a well-ordered society” (The New Bible Commentary). Or, more simply, as “the supports and the ornaments of domestic life” (John Pye Smith)...


Other GirlTalk posts about this subject:
- Mom's Example in the Home
- A Daughter's Heart for the Home
- Home Time
- Homemaking 101
- For Better or For Worse

3 comments:

Bren said...

Raising a daughter is about the most difficult thing I have ever attempted. I plan to sheck out the articles you listed. Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Ups
Really. You think it is okay for you to decide for your child that a life of servitude and homemaking is the only way. People like you shouldn't be allowed to adopt! Your lovely little girl would be a lot better off with a family that treated her as an individual rather than a creature in TRAINING!!! Shame on you.

Mrs. U said...

Dear anonymous,
Out of curiosity, what kind of training have you had? Certainly manners was not one of them. How very rude of you to come to my blog, post a hateful comment and you don't even bother to leave your name.

Needless to say, you shared your opinion.

May the Lord show you the greatness of Who He Is.

His,
Mrs. U

LinkWithin

Blog Widget by LinkWithin