Thursday, March 15, 2012

NEW Raising Maidens of Virtue (Expanded and Revised Version) & Giveaway!


Many of you have heard of the popular book, Raising Maidens of Virtue, by my friend, Stacy McDonald, who is also the author of Passionate Housewives Desperate for God. I have personally used this book with my own daughters as a helpful guiding tool and we have all been blessed by it immensely. Good books for daughters are few and far between-- one that addresses all the issues without unnecessary fluff with sound doctrine is always appreciated!

Now did you know that Stacy has added SEVERAL NEW chapters to this book? Take a peek:

A Little Further Down the Road
The Heart of Chastity
The Beauty of Chastity
So This Is...Love?
The Bath
Will Striving to Become a Maiden of Virtue Save Me?
Modesty Promotes Friendship



(current photo of Stacy and her family)

An excerpt:


"I was 22 years old and a brand new Christian when something happened to me that forever impacted my opinion of how to approach immodesty in new Christians. An older woman, the precious lady who led me to the Lord, became very frustrated with me after she and her family invited me to visit their beach cabin.

I had been walking around in front of my friend’s husband and teen sons all weekend long in a bikini, with just a light, open, button down shirt thrown over the top of it. Finally, in obvious frustration, she told me I needed to “go put some clothes on!”

I was horrified and so embarrassed! I still remember standing there on the beach wondering if I should run to the cabin or bury myself in the sand. Maybe a wave would swallow me. I felt like the “emperor who had no clothes!” All of a sudden I realized I was practically naked – and had been, all weekend!

I recall wishing that she would have been frank with me about modesty at the beginning of the weekend (privately and gently). Her hesitancy caused her own unnecessary frustration, and it cost me immense humiliation. While I had noticed her coolness toward me that weekend, I hadn’t realized what was causing it."

Read the rest here.

This is an excellent book of which I highly recommend for EVERY daughter to read! You can get this book at Grace and Truth Books.


Also, you  may find my recommended Booklists for Daughters here for additional reading resources. 



The Giveaway

We are happy to announce that we are giving away a SIGNED copy the NEW Raising Maiden's of Virtue book!

Just enter below:


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Hope you win!


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108 comments:

  1. I really hope to win this book, I am raising 5 daughters, it is a struggle alot of the time, but a blessing too!

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  2. I would LOVE to have this book to read with my 3 daughters!!

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  3. I would LOVE to have this book to read with my 3 daughters!!

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  4. I would love this book for my 3 daughters!

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  5. My greatest hope is that she will know and love her Savior!

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  6. I think my greatest challenge raising girls in our modern culture may be encouraging them to remain pure. The challenge for me is not so much now that they are little girls, but I think it will come later on as they begin to head out into the world to do God's will and are confronted with this culture that perverts sex in such an openly social way.

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  7. I have recently become aware of how little I have really prepared my girls to be women. I have educated them in everything else. This book would help.
    Beth
    bethypoo70@yahoo.com

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  8. One of my biggest desires for my girls is that they look at the world with a Godly point of view, rather than a worldly one. Society gives us so many messages that are in conflict with God's word. I pray that as they grow they will be able to see the difference and use it to form their beliefs and actions. I would love to see what this book has to say in that regard!

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  9. I have often looked with longing at this book, but still haven't purchased. Maybe I'll be the "lucky" winner! :)

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  10. I would love to win this book.I have a beautiful daughter and would love to share this book with her,Thanks....Jackie Tessnair at jackie_tessnair@yahoo.com

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  11. My greatest hope for her is that she will follow her Saviour for her whole life and will love Him and His Word above all else.

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  12. I think a challenge for us raising our daughters is to encourage them to remain pure in our modern culture. The challenge is not as great when they are little girls, but it will be more when they grow up and head out into the world to do God's will. Specially if they remain single as young women living in this society where sex outside of God's purpose is glorified in such an open way.

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  13. I think a challenge for us raising our daughters is to encourage them to remain pure in our modern culture. The challenge is not as great when they are little girls, but it will be more when they grow up and head out into the world to do God's will. Specially if they remain single as young women living in this society where sex outside of God's purpose is glorified in such an open way.

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  14. I have two little girls and another on the way - this book looks amazing! My hope is to raise beautiful young women who's hearts are focused on God.

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  15. I have a 2 year old with epilepsy and I'd love to read this with her over the years.

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  16. My greatest hope is that my daughters grow to love our Lord and follow his commandments and not fall into the materialistic, self serving ways of our world. I would love this book!

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  17. I have 1 daughter; grown and a mother of 2 daughters. I would love to give this book to my daughter to read to her daughters. Thank you for this generous giveaway.

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  18. What a wonderful gift to share with us!

    You are so right on there being VERY FEW wisdom-filled, encouraging, godly books for raising young ladies. I hope this book is what I've been searching for!

    Thank you & God bless,

    Tammy
    (mother of 3 daughters)

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  19. My hope is that my daughters will Love the Lord with all their hearts, souls and minds.

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  20. My hope is that my daughters grow in strength and dignity and Love the Lord with all their hearts, souls and minds.

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  21. My greatest hope in raising my daughter is that she will come to love the lord passionately first of all. With that in mind, I need to not only pay attention to all the bits and pieces to enable her in this, I have to do some learning myself. I come from a devastating childhood and I learned a lot about the wrong things and very little, to nothing, about who I am as a child of God. My habits are hard to break and it is an uphill battle everyday trying to turn things around. Most of the time I feel like a failure. I've made huge strides but it is hard to see them. I don't want this for my daughter and I want to provide for her a vision so that she won't struggle like I do and so that she will continue what I have started.

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  22. My greatest hope is that my daughters remain chaste and pure until their wedding day out of pure love for their Savior.

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  23. My greatest hope is that my daughters will have a love for the Lord and a dedication to serve Him.

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  24. My greatest hope is that my daughters grow to be mature omen in Christ and that they will see being a wife and mother as the most rewarding calling on their lives.

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  25. My greatest hope is that my daughter will be totally in love with Jesus and devoted to Him. My greatest challenge is consistently setting that example myself! I would love this wonderful book to read with her when she is a bit older.

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  26. My greatest hope for my daughters is that they grow into mature women of Christ and that they see the roles of wife and mother as the greatest and most rewarding callng in their lives.

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  27. I want my daughters to be full of grace to the men and boys that they are around and influence, especially their brothers and brothers in Christ.

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  28. This would be a great book to add to my resources in raising my daughters, both of whom are teens now. I have so little time left with them and so much to teach them yet. I love your website!!

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  29. My greatest hope is that my daughters will love the Lord above all and live their life with the desire to serve others and share Christ's love.

    (jdobaker@hotmail.com)

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  30. I think the greatest challenge in raising my daughter is instilling all the Biblical values I want in her, while at the same time living it, not just preaching it! I also struggle with feeling like I have no clue, because I never had a mother to talk to me about anything! That's where books like this come in handy :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  31. That they would be better than I am, and that they will blossom in godly beauty and wisdom, despite my failings.
    Cat
    thechattycat (at) gmail (dot) com

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  32. My greatest hope is that she will be more Christ-like than me. I want her to do something great for Him. I want to raise her in a way that I wasn't, not that I was raised poorly. I just want her to be more aware of the qualities that make her a child that God can use. My greatest challenge is ME!

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  33. I am quite curious about this book. I've heard of it yet never read it.

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  34. My greatest hope is that my daughters will have the happiest life possible.

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  35. It looks like a book filled with wonderful insights.As a new mom to a 5 month old girl, I look forward to eventually reading this book!

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  36. my greatest hope is that my girls will see what a priviledge it is to be a mother and wife. i don't want society to infect their minds with feminism.

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  37. My greatest hope is that my three daughters know and LOVE their Savior and that they put Him before anything else in their lives. ~Erin

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  38. This is such a wonderful book. God has used it to bless many people. :)

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  39. I would love to win this book! Can;t think of a greatest challenege... maybe to train my dughter to be a crown to her husband!

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  40. What is your greatest hopes or challenges when it comes to raising your daughters?

    --My daughter, the only girl amongst 4 brothers including her twin, is only 18 months old!

    I'm not sure about a greatest challenge. I'm sure she's still small to come up with that, but maybe a greatest hope? Of course I hope for her to find and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord - boss of her life. But I hope so much more: I hope she recognizes her place in His kingdom and is willing to be used in whatever way the Lord would choose to use her, and that she would become the best woman, wife, and mother - according to the Lord's guiding principles - that she can be.

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  41. I've heard that this book is amazing... I look forward to reading it. :)

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  42. My greatest challenge looking into the future with my daughter is teaching her to love and know how to cook.....when I struggle at loving it myself.

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  43. I would really love this book. I wish for my daughter to grow up to be a maiden of virtue.

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  44. My greatest challenge in raising my daughter is modeling and instilling in her a meek and quiet spirit and teaching her to be a godly servant.

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  45. I have one daughter, age 15. My greatest fear is that she will not have the training and heart that she needs as a grown woman. That her heart will not be towards raising a family. (She's been expressing interest in my husband's former career: Police Officer!).

    My greatest hope is that she continues in her walk with the Lord and will allow Him to lead her in her life.

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  46. I would love to win this to read with my 2 girls! My greatest hope is that they grow to know our Savior and desire to live a life pleasing to him.

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  47. I would love to have this as my oldest is into the tomboyish clothing and attitude. I think this would help.

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  48. My greatest hope for my 4 daughters is that they will have a sincere walk with God.

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  49. I have always wanted to read this book and since God has finally blessed me with a beautiful daughter (now 17 months) I am looking for more resources for raising her as a virtuous young lady.

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  50. I have always wanted to read this book and since God has finally blessed me with a beautiful daughter (now 17 months) I am looking for more resources for raising her as a virtuous young lady.

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  51. I just want to make sure that they don't make the same mistakes I did and that they are good -- and not grumpy -- helpmeets to their spouses!

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  52. I was not raised in a home that set me up to teach my five daughters how to be women of God. Now that I know my dear Lord and Savior, I pray that He will help me teach them and model to them a life that is pleasing to Him. Thank you!

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  53. My daughter just turned one so I have a ways to go, but I hope to impart early, the importance of purity and skills necessary to run a house for the glory of God!

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  54. I have two little gals, who I am trying to raise well. There are days we hit it well and others are a true struggle. It would be lovely to have the book.

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  55. I am just beginning to do an individual study with my 11 year old daughter, this book would be a great help in planning our times together.

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  56. This book has been on my list to read for a while now. I do hope that I win it so that I can read it and then read it with my daughter and other young ladies around me.

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  57. My greatest hope is that my daughter would grow to love and live in Christ and be a maiden of virtue so that she can raise her own family to the glory of God's Kingdom.

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  58. I hope they have a heart for God at a YOUNG age - and since I don't have any daughters yet, just two little boys, getting this book NOW would probably be very helpful :)

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  59. I've made so many mistakes in my past and I want my 3 daughters to avoid them and find joy in their Savior. I want them to know their true beauty in their Creator!

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  60. I have 4 daughters, (one with the Lord due to stillbirth in November). I am learning each and every day how to be a good role model for my daughters since my own mother did not have a heart for God. I take advantage of other godly mothers and keep the Bible at my side. :o)

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  61. My biggest challenge in raising 3 girls is to encourage them to love Jesus first. In doing this, I pray this leads to a graceful, beautiful, modest life!

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  62. My biggest hope for my daughter would be that she stay focused on the Lord. Not let the distractions of this world let her lose sight for that precious relationship with Jesus! Thanks for this opportunity!

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  63. I am hoping to raise a daughter that keeps her eyes on the Lord! Not letting the distractions of this world let her lose sight of that precious relationship with Jesus!

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  64. I have two daughters and am expecting a third,and my greatest desire is for them to love the Lord with all their heart, mind, soul and strength, and to live as Christians challenging the social norms!
    lisa.suit@yahoo.com

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  65. I have two little girls that I absolutely adore and would love to win this FOR. My greatest aspiration for them is that they would grow up pursuing the first commandment always, and that their relationship with their parents would be wholesome and trusting

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  66. I have two little girls I would love to win this for. My greatest aspiration as their Mommy is that they would grow up pursuing the first and second commandment of love, and that they would trust, love and obey we, as their parents. =)

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  67. My hope is that all 9 of my girls grow to love and serve the Lord and embrace their calling to be keepers at home.

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  68. greatest hope is that they will want to follow after Christ

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  69. My greatest hope is that I'm raising my daughters to want to become wives and mothers and continue on God's path for them. My challenges are not giving them so much that they see home life as drudgery.

    SeekingHim at gmail dot com

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  70. My greatest hope is that my daughters grow to be more concerned. About the inward beauty from Christ than the worldly view. This book sounds great!

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  71. I would love to have this book as i look forward to raising my daughters as virtous maidens for God, Community, Nation and their respective husbands-to-be. I didn't have the opportunity of my mum spending time with me in God's word because my parents got seperated when i was quite young. This book will surely be a blessing.

    Thank you.

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  72. As I have no biological daughters of my own, my prayer is to invest in the university girls I minister to; to leave a legacy for them in my mentoring that they may be prepared to raise their own daughters in a way that would honor our Lord.

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  73. Would love to read this book.Marla L.

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  74. I have two girls and one on the way! Would love to be able to share this with them!

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  75. I daughter is still only a baby, but I always like to know what I'm getting into well before I need it! I wasn't taught anything about how to be a pure woman, though God in His mercy protected me. I want to give my daughter more.

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  76. My daughter is thirteen. My biggest challenge at this point is finding a right balance for her between social activities with friends and being home with her family.

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  77. my greatest hope is that my daughter would love the Lord

    Thanks!
    Nancy
    schaeferclan(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

    PS- nice meeting you at the conference :-)

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  78. My greatest challenge for my daughters is to go against the culture of sensuality and be an example to them of purity and godly womanhood. My hopes are for them to follow Christ and be a wonderful helpmeet and blessing to their husband in raising a godly seed.

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  79. My fifth baby is my first daughter. Wow, what a different perspective i have in raising her compared to my boys! I am already enjoying some lectures by Stacy and would love her book too! She's got great things to think about that I had never considered.

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  80. I really want my girls to embrace the high call to motherhood. I would love for them to be inspired rather than just see it as duty.

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  81. I really want my girls to embrace the high call to motherhood. I would love for them to be inspired rather than just see it as duty.

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  82. My greatest hope is that she would love the Lord with all of of heart and follow him all of her days. That she will find a wonderful godly husband and have many godly children. And always be my best friend.

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  83. My greatest hope is that she would love the Lord with all of of heart and follow him all of her days. That she will find a wonderful godly husband and have many godly children. And always be my best friend.

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  84. I am seeking to rear daughters who will bring glory to God and who desire to serve Him.

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  85. I find that it is hard to be a strong influence and one she looks up to, versus the teen dramas on the tv and all around her. I love my daughter to death and back. It is so tough.

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  86. I have 3 daughters. I think my greatest hopes, generally, are to see them grow into godly ladies and have a great relationship with them. I think this is also my greatest challenge.

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  87. In this age,culture and society and peer pressure from kids coming from various backgrounds, raising kids and addresssing issues in a godly way is a challenge.I would definetly love to get this book as I have a soon to be an ex-tween and a tween daughters.

    thanks,
    Aparanji.

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  88. First and foremost I hope my daughter will have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I also hope that she will have a better relationship with my husband and I than either of us had with our parents.

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  89. I hope that my girls will know and love Jesus

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  90. I hope that my girls live their lives for Jesus

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  91. My greatest challenge in raising my daughters is being a good example to them. I wish that someone had told me when I was a child that I needed to live my life so that it would lead others to heaven. Especially my future husband and children. I don't think anyone ever told me that. I think that, if they had, it would have made a difference in where I was in life when I was married and raising my girls.

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  92. My desire is for my girls to grow up living a life that is pleasing to God. Guiding them to the life live the way God would like them to live even if that isn't how others are living the same way.
    shuttermom77 atgmail dot com

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  93. I just gave birth to my third daughter. My greatest hope for them i that they will love and serve the Lord. That they will be like "graceful pillars, carved to beautify a palace" (Psalm 144:12).

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  94. I have two daughters and I hope they turn out to be honest, well-educated and most of all, happy
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  95. my girls see so many women - good Christian women who don't believe as I do and they want to know why I am the 'oddball" . when I say I believe the bible says they should be homemakers they get confused becuz of those other women.

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  96. What a wonderful giveaway!

    I am constantly amazed at all the ways things could 'go wrong' in today's world. We just went to a baby shower for a dear friends daughter who is expecting, but not married.One of my daughters commented that the expectant mom did not look happy, one of my other daughters replied' that's because she went about it all the wrong way'. I was so happy that they felt that way...my oldest even had trouble signing the card ." I don't want to say congratulations, so I guess I'll say best wishes" So glad they have a vision for family and what is SUPPOSED to look like.
    I guess the hardest thing I feel it is to give as a mother to my daughters is Vision, and to really hold their hearts.

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  97. I would love this book to help me to teach my daughter about purity.

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  98. I'd love to see my daughters grow up to love God and honor him with all they do.

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  99. This book looks wonderful ~ it is on my wishlist :)

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  100. My greatest hope is that my little girl will grow up knowing that she is a child of God and let His light lead her way.
    kim (at)kimberlychance(dot)com

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  101. My greatest hope is to see my daughter grow up to be a servant for Christ. My greatest challenge is remembering to rely on God more than myself in raising her.

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  102. My greatest hope is seeing my daughter grow up to be a servant of Christ. My greatest challenge is relying n God more than myself in raising her.

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  103. My greatest hope is that our daughters would love the Lord with all their heart, soul, and mind!

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  104. My 2 step daughters were not raised in the church and both have children out of wedlock and at a VERY young age (20 and 18). I want so much more for my daughter so she will not have to suffer the way her sisters have with their choices. I could REALLY use this book!

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  105. Although I was brought up in a church, "church" was not mentioned throughout the week at home. I'm hoping to give my daughters a stronger foundation than I was given and this book would be a great resource. Thanks!

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