Back when I was growing up, face time could have referred to the hours my peers and I spent critically evaluating our faces in our bedroom mirrors, playing with different hair and clothing styles, and yes—removing any annoying zits that dared to tarnish the “landscape.” No one had to tell us to be sensitive about appearances, and no one had to coax us to (unwisely) compare ourselves to others. That’s what teens are famous for as they go through that time of searching not only for acceptance but also for answers.
Those of us whose outlook on life used to be entirely peer-driven want more for our own daughters (and granddaughters). We find as parents that our young people are quite unaware of how deeply we yearn to be positive role models—examples of strong and consistent faith that will mold their values during these crucial years. And we welcome tools that offer them the biblical perspective, which is so at odds with the pop culture that surrounds them.
The Girl in the Mirror, JourneyForth’s signature Bible study for teen girls, is a trustworthy and appealing venue of instruction for the young women who are important to you. Drawing primarily on the book of Proverbs and especially the Proverbs 31 woman, author Michelle Grover addresses such teen-relevant topics as Christian fidelity, dependability, appearance, relating to authority, sound speech, personal discipline, and many other aspects of a teen’s public and private life. The author’s approach is sympathetic, personal, and grounded on the premise that the fear of the Lord offers the only solid foundation for godly womanhood.
Presented in easy-to-follow lessons with questions and fill-in-the-blank follow-up answers, The Girl in the Mirror is well-suited for group interaction as well as personal Bible study. Notably feminine in its approach, you’ll find Grover’s priorities completely in step with your own as a Christian parent.