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Labels Vs. Identity

Jun 29, 2021

Hi Ladies!

Is your daughter struggling with her identity? Does she know what her identity is and where it comes from?

 I want to share 2 points about identity.

  1. God determines our identity. I know that seems really simple. I know it seems like “Duh, I knew that.” However, I don’t think people really, truly believe that their identity comes from God. One of the things that we’ve been discussing in our community with our mom and teen daughters is everything originated from God. Human beings were his idea, (Genesis 1:26-27). Not only did God begin our identity as human beings, but He also breathed His life into us and man became a living soul. So every piece of our DNA has the breath, the soul, spirit and the life of God inside of us.

If we were to walk into any art museum we would see paintings or sculptures by different artists. When people look at that art they are trying to determine what the art means and what was the artist thinking. Ephesians 2:10...

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Does Your Teen Feel Like Having A Relationship With God Is Too Many Rules?

Jun 16, 2021
 

During these past weeks I’ve been having conversations with our Girl Truth girls and we were talking about our identity in Christ and how that affects our behavior. A lot of times when we’re trying to talk to teenagers about Christianity or the things of God, sometimes it comes off like a lot of rules. Christians do this, they don’t do that. It can sometimes come off legalistic or religious. Now, we know there are boundaries. There are things that we do and there are things that we don’t do, but the reason WHY we do or don’t do things is because of WHO WE ARE. It comes out from an overflow of who we are in Christ.

 

So we were discussing this reality from Colossians 3:3, that who we truly are is hidden with Christ in God. I had the girls come up with some visuals of what that looks like for them. For me, I think of it like a cocoon. Me and Jesus are up in the cocoon, in God. Some of the girls thought of a wing or a kangaroo pouch. As we talked...

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Standing In Faith, Even If Your Spouse Doesn't

May 18, 2021

Recently I got the special privilege of interviewing Sarah, from HER Tribal. Her and her daughter have both been a part of our Girl Truth community from the very beginning. She is also a dear friend to me.

 

During her interview she shared her personal story of leading her 3 girls spiritually in her home during a time when her husband was no longer leading or interested. Sarah and her husband had served in the ministry for years. They loved the Lord and put Him first. Things were going really well and they were both on the same page. God was using her and her husband’s marriage to break generational things off. God was shifting things and getting them ready for a big transition and a major breakthrough. He was calling them to pastor their very own church! For years they assisted other pastors. Now they had their own church and the target on their heads that caught the enemy’s attention just got bigger.

 

Sarah felt something coming. She begin to notice that her...

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Are Your Spiritual Priorities in Order?

May 06, 2021

Focusing on ourselves as mothers may seem selfish, but really it’s the best thing we can do spiritually for our children. Making that time to read our word, having devotional time with the Lord, praying, etc is how we set ourselves up for success. Not just success in our own life, but also as that leader pouring into our children’s lives. In Matthew 4:4 the word of God says, “It is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Have you ever felt like you’re just lost or not on fire for God the way you once were? Put yourself first and spend time with God. Don’t leave your spiritual life on the back burner. Put it at the forefront so you can walk in his love, authority and full of his word.

 A study by Barna showed that kids who have a lasting faith are highly influenced in their home spiritually. That’s doesn’t come as a shock to me. That’s one of our core messages in Girl...

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What is Tsaphar and How Do We Live Out This Meaning?

Apr 27, 2021

            What is a watchman and why is it such a vital role for us women to have in our home? You probably seen dozens of movies with a watchman on a tower or on a really high-leveled wall. The watchman was probably old and feeble, haha! His main role was to observe and be a lookout for enemies, danger and harmful things that were trying to enter the city gates. The first person’s life to be threatened was always the watchman. He had a very important role.

            God has called us women to be watchmen in our homes as well. From a Biblical perspective it may seem very similar to the role of a watchman in the movies, but it is so much deeper. The word watchman in Hebrew is “Tsaphar”. Tsaphar means to look out, look about, spy, keep watch, observe, lean forward, peak and peer into. This word has so much to do with being aware with our eyes. First, before we dive deeper, we...

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Having Biblical Authority in Your Home

Apr 22, 2021

What is Biblical authority? How do we walk in it in our own home?

 Every battle that we face as the people of God, as women of God, as parents or whatever our title may be, starts in the spirit. Everything we face and everything that we are asking God for, first takes place in the spirit. Before it even happens in the natural, it will happen in the spirit. Anything that’s manifesting itself in the natural is because of what’s going on underneath.

We see this all throughout the Bible, where things were happening underneath. The Israelites turned their face from God and experienced years of turmoil, but it first began in the spirit. It first began with the condition of their heart and relationship with our Heavenly Father.  

As a parent whose raising Godly teens it’s important to create an atmosphere in your home where God can move, where your child has opportunity to experience a relationship with Him. It’s so important to provide an atmosphere...

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Are You Living Out Authentic Faith?

Apr 13, 2021
 

Hey Mama,

You don’t have to be perfect. What our daughters need is to see us live out an authentic faith. Not a perfect faith because we’re not perfect. Only Jesus is perfect, but if our faith is authentic then our children will be more likely to gravitate towards what is real. What does that mean? It means we’re not saying one thing and doing another. We’re not lecturing them about one thing and then living another way. When we say we love and follow Jesus they would be able to see that in every area of our life. When we mess up…we own it. We don’t try to cover it up. We don’t try to hide it. We just own it.

If teenagers love anything, it’s authenticity. They love to hear real life stories. They want to know if you’re struggling. They want to know if you’ve walked through the things that they’ve walked through. It’s this time in their life when they’re deciding all sorts of things about who they are and...

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Since 2009 self-harm has increased 189% amongst preteen girls... What!

Apr 05, 2021
 

Did you know since 2009, self-harm has increased 189% amongst preteen girls. While that statistic is staggering, it says nothing of the suicide rates, the depression and the anxiety rates that are skyrocketing with our teenagers. No one can say that social media causes these mental health concerns, but there is an absolute correlation between the usage of social media and the way that our children are experiencing mental health. See, it’s so important that as educators, as parents, as mamas, as fathers, that we are armed and ready for the battle that is already on our doorstep.

I created a Digital Worldview because I wanted parents and educators, mentors to know, according to Life Impact 360, that only 4% of Gen Z has a Biblical worldview. Well, if only 4% has a biblical worldview, then what worldview do they have? I call it a digital one.

I ask parents all the time, “Who is discipling your child?” I say discipling because they are following so many different...

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Being The Guard of Your Home

Mar 16, 2021

I recently seen a video of a woman who went under cover as an 11 year old girl with her media company. It only took 1 minute for predators to start messaging the woman who was portraying herself as a child. These predators commented with obscene words and pictures. It was shocking!

 

Now I know just like me, many of you have been concerned about social media and what's going on online. It's important to be aware of what can happen. 

 

Most of us are familiar with Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram. Nowadays there's so many different social media platforms to choose from. Here's a picture of a few apps that are popular with teens. Do you recognize any of them? I could literally only identity 5! That's it, but these apps are popular amongst our teens. They present a world of different things to our children. 

 

Statistics show that 84% of children between the ages of 12 and 18 have cell phones. My biggest concern as a mother right now, regarding this...

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Why Is It So Hard To Get My Teen Enthusiastic About Things?

Mar 11, 2021
 

Have you ever wondered why it is so hard to get your teen enthusiastic about anything? Yes, I know like me you have heard those dreaded words like, "I'm bored," even though there's tons of things to do in their room. Here's the reason why. Teenagers naturally have a lower amount of dopamine in their brains. They actually have less than adults. 

 

So what is dopamine? Dopamine is a little neurotransmitter that is responsible for all our pleasure and our reward responses. Anytime we do something fun, novel, exciting or we eat food that's really good, dopamine is released and it says, "Oh, I want to do that again!"

 

Well teenagers have very little of this. They actually do not have a lot of dopamine and that is why they are constantly chasing thrill-seeking, exciting or really high highs. It's because their dopamine levels are so low everyday and mundane things do not excite them. It's like they need an overload just to get the normal amount of reward response inside of...

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