Mothers and daughters have a special relationship. We need to know how to nurture that relationship biblically so that we can build strong bonds and protect it from becoming strained.
Jen Smidt from Resurgence did a great job sharing 10 Ways for Moms to Respect Their Daughters. Here's a glance:
Respecting daughters has some similarities with respecting sons. I have seen, however, in my daughter, a different core heart desire. She deeply desires to be loved and the deep admiration of respect is most profoundly felt for her in words and acts of love. She is comforted and secured by the knowledge that God and her parents love her.
Practically, here are 10 ways that respect can be lived out for your daughters:
1. Lavish Her with LoveThat deep longing for love was designed for God to fill. Lavish your daughter with love while continually pointing out that her heavenly Father is the one where love originated. You love because he loves; she is loved because he loves her more than you ever could (1 John 4:10).
2. Help Her to Learn SubmissionSubmission isn’t just for wives. We are all called to submit our hearts and lives to God (James 4:7) and the earlier your daughter sees that in you, the sooner she will rest in the sweet protection of God’s will for her life.
3. Teach Her to Tame Her EmotionsBig feelings are hard to manage. The devastation over losing something, anything from a favorite earring to a dear friend, can be all-consuming. Daughters need to be instructed and discipled in expressing emotion without being owned and identified by those emotions.
Read the entire article HERE.