I will not teach you to study your reflection in the mirror more than the messages in your Bible.
I will not teach you to be weak.
I will not teach you to be selfish.
I will not teach you that life can be easy.
I will not teach you to value things over people.
I will not teach you that being a strong woman means diminishing the strength of a man.
I will not teach you to give in on your Faith.
I will NOT teach you to be selfish. Just Give.
Subscribe to the newsletter to receive weekly updates plus snippets of mom motivation via email. Join with me and other moms over on Facebook, Google+ or Pinterest.
Looking to connect with other Stay-at-Home Moms for support and connection with other who “get it”? Join our private Facebook group.
Enjoy your time at home!
Anna Lowell says
Thank you for this wonderful post. I have two daughters and am convicted on some of these points that I need to be more intentional in raising them, especially number 4 and number 8. May God bless you and your family, Jaimi!
Anna, your comment is such a blessing to me! I too need to read this over and over to keep my thoughts and actions in line, and I fail so often. You are right that we can help each other by teaching each other to stay focused on the right way to go. I am so thankful for you and appreciate your kind thoughts here. God bless!
Melissa Matters says
What a beautiful message! I have one daughter and want her to grow up to be a confident, Godly woman.
Thank you! That is my wish for my daughters too.
Thank you for this. My husband and I are expecting our first in July. I've always wanted to be a stay at home mommy, and I was very very excited…until we found out baby is a girl. I'm excited to have a daughter, but I'm also scared to death! I'm the definition of tom boy, but I want to be able to encourage my daughter to develop her more feminine side. These "what not to teach" are so much easier to wrap my head around than trying to figure out how to help a little girl pick out new hair bows!
I know what you mean. I am excited for you! You will be great with your daughter. Who knows, she may be like mine and want nothing in her hair at all! 🙂 I am glad that this little list may be helpful. It has certainly been a good focus for me with raising my own daughter, and son. All the best to you and your growing family!
Jamie Forrester says
<3 love this!
Great!! That means a lot. Thanks for the comment.
Ann Warren says
That is nice of you to say. Thank you for that!