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4 Ways to Encourage Your Daughter to Read God’s Word

4 Ways to encourage your daughter to read God's Word

If your daughter is between the ages of 9 and 12, she’s the perfect age to build the lifelong habit of reading God’s Word daily.

And if your daughter is between 9 and 12, she’s being bombarded by the world’s message that the things she can see, touch, taste, and buy are all that really matter.

Take a second and think about how many times a day your daughter is told by friends, television, her smart phone, iPad, computer, or a billboard that temporal things are worthy of her complete devotion.

Even us moms fight that battle. Materialism and our own personal comfort wage war against what Scripture teaches. And that’s why we need God’s Word in our lives so desperately.

We need truth to keep us on track. To remind us to “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness” (Matthew 6:33), to “lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven” (Matthew 6:20), that “our citizenship is in heaven” (Philippians 3:20).

God’s Word, “a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105), is needed in our lives and our daughter’s lives to steer us straight in confusing times.

Want to encourage your daughter to stay in God’s Word? Here are a few ideas to get you started.

1. Help your daughter buy a Bible of her own. 

You take her shopping for other stuff… clothes, shoes, decorations for her room… because she’s old enough to have some say in choosing her own belongings. Why not allow her to help choose her own Bible? While we want our kids to learn to graciously receive whatever gifts they are given, it’s also important to let them have ownership in something as important as a copy of the Scriptures.

A few things to consider…

  • Is your daughter the kind who will value her Bible more if she helps pay for it?
  • Would it be especially meaningful to her if it is a gift from you or someone else close to her?
  • Does she like shopping trips, or would she rather pick out a Bible online? (Don’t forget to check out the Faithgirlz Bibles!)

2. Consider finding a devotional book as well.

Have a conversation with your daughter about the difference between God’s Word and the words of people explaining God’s Word. Scripture is truly God’s message to us, while devotionals are merely tools to help us understand God’s message.

Encourage your daughter to prioritize reading Scripture, but remember that she’ll often need help interpreting and applying it. A devotional book can be a great supplemental tool for her.

Faithgirlz offers a great varitey of devotionals you can check out here, there are also many convenient devotional apps for your daughter’s phone or iPad, or you should be able to find devotionals at any local Christian bookstore.

3. Help create time and space for devotions.

Consider your daughter’s routine. Is she an early riser? A night owl? Does she focus best independently or in a group setting?

Ideas for creating a quiet time routine:

  • Help your daughter find a comfy spot in her room for daily devotions. (Possibly include a lamp, desk, chair, beanbag chair, journal, pens, etc.)
  • Invite the family to have devotions at the same time each morning. After some quiet time in the house, share cinnamon rolls together.
  • Wrap up each day by turning off the tv, unwinding with quiet time and a family prayer.

There are endless possibilities. Ask your daughter for her ideas of how to make spending time in God’s Word a daily habit!

4. Stay focused on the heart, rather than the task.

As you encourage your daughter to read her Bible, remind her that it’s not about checking a chore off a list. The whole point is to allow God’s Holy Spirit to transform our hearts.

Encourage your daughter to start her quiet times with prayer, asking God to work in her life, to make her a “doer of the Word” not a “hearer only” (James 1:22).

Enjoy this journey with your daughter, Mom! It’s a privilege to lead her closer to Jesus. Share with her your own journey of walking with God. Let her know about the seasons that you may have failed to stay in God’s Word, and tell her how that impacted you. Share about the times that God’s Word has directed your ways and helped you make wise decisions.

Let your daughter see your heart, let her see your passion for Jesus and for God’s Word.

And pray for her. Pray that God will create that same passion in her!


by Jennifer Ebenhack

Faithgirlz – Holiday Gift Guides for Your Tweens

As temperatures continue to cool, we find ourselves closer and closer to Christmas Day!
While we all know the true reason for the season, it sure is fun to shower the ones we love with presents. Here are some gift ideas for the Faithgirlz on your list!

Find inspiration from the leading ladies of our fiction series. For the dramatic girl in your life, be sure to look at Sophie’s shopping list. Have an adventurous tween? Check out Riley Mae’s guide.  If you know an aspiring journalist, scroll to Samantha’s wish list. For an artistic soul, find fun ideas from Sadie.

Below each image you’ll also find a few Faithgirlz book suggestions. Merry Christmas!


Encourage star-powered performances with these gifts inspired by Sophie!

1. Selfie Booth ($59)
2. Guesstures ($14)
3. It’s a Drama Thing… Bag ($14)
4. Gold Glitter Nail Polish ($4)
5. Shine Necklace – Glimmer Girls Exclusive Pre-Order Gift (FREE with purchase of Glimmer Girls Books)
6. Sophie Series from Faithgirlz ($6)

FF-Gift-Guide-RileyMaeFuel an adventurous spirit with some of Riley Mae’s must-haves!

1. GoPro Accessories ($23)
2. Globe with Light Up Constellations ($69)
3. Handmade Wool Socks ($19)
4. Patterned Hiking Backpack ($34)
5. Selfie Stick ($11)
6. Riley Mae and the Good News Shoes Series from Faithgirlz ($7)


Capture the story and stay sharp with these gifts inspired by Samantha Sanderson.

1. Tablet/Computer ($49)
2. iPhone Add-On Camera Lenses ($39)
3. Banana Grams ($11)
4. Fingerless, Texting Gloves ($14)
5. Faithgirlz Messenger Bag ($17)
6. Samantha Sanderson Series from Faithgirlz ($8)

FF-Gift-Guide-SadiesSpark her creativity with artistic gifts Sadie would love!

1. 3-D Printing Pen ($99)
2. Water Color iPhone Case ($15)
3. Yarn Tree ($29)
4. Fine Line Pens in Roll-Up Case ($29)
5. From Sadie’s Sketchbook Series from Faithgirlz ($7)
6. Faithgirlz Journal {For Doodles, Dreams & Devotions} ($9)



Last! Be sure to include one of our new Faithgirlz Bibles with special features just for the great girl in your life!

*Note: These are merely inspirations to get your thoughts flowing! We do not endorse outside brands or products. Prices listed are approximate figures taken at the time this blog was posted.


Gifts for the Soul


Our tween daughters are bound to ask for the practical stuff, the fun stuff, and the frivolous stuff this Christmas.

Nothing wrong with that.

But the thing they may need most might not make it onto their list.

Gifts for the soul.

Gifts that challenge their minds, build their faith, and stretch them past our materialistic culture.

Our girls need to be taken to a deeper level, and Faithgirlz exists for that very purpose.

As you’re shopping this weekend, don’t forget to include some gifts for your daughter’s soul.

Whether she’s into fiction, DIY and real-life girl’s stuff, or needs a great new Bible or devotional, we’ve got some amazing resources, including the soon-to-be-released Glimmer Girls Series by Natalie Grant!

Check out the resources that could truly change your daughter’s life in our online store.

We pray these gifts will make a difference!

The Faithgirlz Bible Collection



Bible Memorization: Equipping Girls for Life {Plus a Special Word from Natalie Grant!}

Bible Memorization Equipping Girls for Life

As a mom, you want nothing more than to equip your girl for life; a life of vibrant faith in a dark world.

And Scripture is the only trustworthy roadmap. It’s through hiding God’s Word in her heart and yielding to the Holy Spirit that your daughter will find all that she needs for the challenges ahead of her.

“His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue”

2 Peter 1:3 NKJV

If you want your daughter to grow in this knowledge of Him, we encourage you to help her dig deep into her own copy of the Bible, to memorize verses that will stay with her for a lifetime.

We here at Faithgirlz long to put powerful tools in your hand to help you prepare your girl for godly living. We know you want to grow your daughter’s appetite for God’s Word, so we’d love for you to check out the Faithgirlz Bibles, available in the New International Version and New King James Version.

Understanding, memorizing, and meditating on Scripture is what the Faithgirlz Bibles are all about.  That’s why they’ve been designed with:

  • Book Introductions, explaining the big picture of each book of the Bible
  • “Dream Girl” sections, helping girls imagine themselves in the Bible stories
  • “Bring It On” quizzes to help what girls learn to “stick”
  • “Is There a Little (Eve, Ruth, Isaiah) in You?” discussions, helping girls see what they have in common with famous Bible characters
  • “Words to Live By,” providing memory verse options
  • “What Happens Next,” encouraging girls to retell stories in their own words
  • “Oh, I Get It!” sections with answers to girls’ Bible questions

Want a few memory verses to get your tween started?

Here’s the verse Natalie Grant mentioned, as well as a few others that meet your daughter right where she is:

  • Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:18 NIV
  • Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15-16 NIV
  • For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5b NKJV
  • I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 NKJV

God promises that His Word will not return to Him void (Isaiah 55:11). Our prayer is that His Word will do a mighty work in your daughter — equipping her for life, and enabling her to be a world changer!



NKJV-buy-nowby Jennifer Ebenhack



How Could God Use You to Reach His Girls? {The International Day of the Girl}

Today is the International Day of the Girl. 

Whether we realize it or not, girls around the world struggle… they’re desperate for respect, honor, and love.

And whether the world realizes it or not, we who know Christ know that the answers for girls’ needs are found in Him.

Jesus welcomed children into his life. He honored and cherished women. Scripture teaches that male and female are created in God’s image, and that in Christ there is no “Jew or Gentile,” “male or female.”

As the world’s systems twist and distort the value, image, and purpose of girls, what can we do to to honor them? To show them the infinite worth God has given them?

First, we can teach our own daughters the truth. 

We must fill our girls’ hearts with God’s Word. Remind them that the way God sees them is reality; that the world’s viewpoint is skewed and twisted. They will only find themselves and their value in his deep sacrificial love.

They are His creation, beautiful and cherished, designed for noble callings.

Secondly, we can pray.

As we reflect on the abuse, dishonor, degradation, and mistreatment of girls around the world, we must pray for them. Their plight hurts the heart of their Heavenly Father. And while we personally may not be able to bring about all the change they need, our prayers are a powerful weapon against the enemy of their souls.

Pray for girls in your community, in your state, in our country, and across the world who desperately need the hope of our Savior.

Thirdly, we can reach out.

If we belong to the Body of Christ, we have been given a gift, a function in His Body that can be used to reach girls for Him.

Are you a hand? Able to reach out and help someone in your community who needs the impact of a believer?

Are you a foot? Called to step out a little further than others? Ready to go wherever God would call you to reach His girls?

Or do you have a tender, listening ear? Can you spare a few minutes and really hear the young lady in your circle of acquaintances that needs an adult to care?

What can you do to reach the next generation of women? Can you start a Faithgirlz Club? Gift a Bible or other inspiring resource? Invite neighborhood girls to church?

Take a minute today to ask the Lord how you can reach out to His girls. They desperately need His truth, our prayers, and to see His love in action. Will you be a part of reaching these beautiful souls for Him?


by Jennifer Ebenhack


Presenting the NKJV Faithgirlz Bible


Faithgirlz is delighted to present the New King James Bible for tween girls… Perfect for anyone looking for a more traditional, yet modern translation!

Your tween will love the extras this Bible provides as well:

At the beginning of each Bible book is a Book Introduction, enabling your girls to understand the big picture, thanks to explanations of “who”, “when”, “where”, and “what” before the story begins.

Then in “Dream Girl” sections, your girls will be encouraged to use their imaginations… putting themselves into the story they just read, helping them get a feel for God’s love and power, not only in the past, but also in their own lives.

In “Bring It On!” girls will be challenged through fun quizzes to get to know who God has created them to be.

Through “Is There a Little (Eve, Ruth, Isaiah) in You?” sections, girls will get a chance to figure out what they may have in common with leading personalities of the Bible.

Words to Live By will provide great Bible memory verse options.

In “What Happens Next” girls are provided with a list of Bible story events, challenging them to retell the story in their own words.

And through “Oh, I Get It!” girls discover answers to Bible questions they may be wondering about.

Help fill your tween girl’s heart and mind with God’s Word and godly wisdom! Check out the NKJV Faithgirlz Bible here, and browse through other Faithgirlz versions here.

For details and to order your NKJV Faithgirlz Bible, click below:


And watch God work through His Word in the life of your very own faithgirl!


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