What if your daughter's propensity for “feeling all the feels” is actually a good thing?
and tweens have a reputation for letting their emotions get the best of
them, so much so that we often wonder if our families (and the world)
wouldn't be better off if these young women we love could feel just a
little less. But as Linda Barrick discovered, these emotions play an
important role in the spiritual lives of young women, and, when they
learn to direct them rightly, their feelings can be a powerful force for
good in their lives, homes, and schools.
That's why Linda and
her daughter Jen wrote this devotional for teen girls. After Linda's
daughter, Jen, was in a traumatic car accident, Jen was in many ways
“frozen” at age fifteen and completely uninhibited. That means
Jen still says what she's thinking and feeling almost all the time.
Because of this Jen's mom, Linda, got a unique glimpse into the inner
world of young women, and she realized that the emotions young teen
girls feel are a beautiful gift. It gives them the ability, like Jen, to
have an unhindered, best-friend relationship with their Heavenly
In this 30-day devotional for young teen girls, Jen
Barrick, with the help of her mom, Linda Barrick, compiled her own
real-life prayers with passages from Psalms in order to speak directly
to the heart of young women. It will teach these teens and tweens how to
cultivate a deep, emotional relationship with the God who loves them.
Each day will:
- address a different feeling and examine it in light of God's truth from a short passage of Psalms
- affirm young women's feelings as a gift of God
- demonstrate how their emotions are meant to lead them closer to God
- show them how to make their faith stronger when they use God's Word to navigate their emotions