Review by Jill Williamson
Most girls dream of living out their own fairy-tale romance. They are bombarded from childhood with stories of beautiful princesses swept off their feet by a handsome, noble prince. It’s a beautiful dream, but without practical, life-changing mentoring, girls are often disillusioned when their first love disappoints. Some girls fall into a pattern of giving their heart to the wrong guy. And those of us who’ve been hurt know there is no Band-Aid for a broken heart.
Here is a practical book filled with ideas and stories of what other moms and mentors have done to come alongside young women and affirm their self-confidence, beauty, and value. The authors share the importance of mentoring and coming-of-age ceremonies that teach girls who they are and how to recognize a handsome, noble prince beyond his outward appearance. Readers are encouraged to seize the challenge of imparting wisdom to the girls in their life. If we don’t do it, someone else will or our girls will be left to face the world on their own.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who has young girls in their life. God calls us to train a child in the way that they should go, but many adults skip the “relationship stuff” as being too awkward to talk about. This “relationship stuff” is one of the most important teachings teenagers need, crave. Who better than to teach it that the loving adults in their life?
Having served in youth ministry for eleven years, I’ve seen heartbreaking things. But almost more heartbreaking that a girl’s broken heart is the fact that her parents neglected the challenge to teach her the truth. Parents, we can’t control the choices our children make, but we are called by God to give them the tools and knowledge to make the right choice. The world is teaching them every day. Get this book for your daughters and get Raising a Modern-Day Knight for your sons. Affirm your children as they journey into adulthood.