21 thoughts on “9 Ways to Point Your Teen Daughter to Jesus

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  2. Thank you! I really needed to read this tonight. I don’t have a teen yet, but it is not too far off. From the looks of things we are going to have some challenging years, this is a great reminder to really show her God’s love.

  3. wow is what comes to mind. the points you make are so great and yes I am so thankful for the reminder of loving those who we think are unlovable and to show joy in all circumstances. I am learning this one. My hubby has been laid off for almost a year now and we have had our fair share of troubles with this. I keep relying on Jesus but sometimes I forget to show this to my children. And your comment about not having daughters, I think this would work also on boys. I have 5 boys and 3 girls. This blog post could fit either one I think…. great read. Thanks for sharing

    1. It absolutely is important for both boys and girls . . . I completely agree. It is my hope that I am showing these things to my son (though I know I fail much). I will pray for your husband’s job situation — that is such a tough one and rains down difficulties in every area of life, I am sure. Bless you.

  4. This is such good advice and so encouraging right now! I have a 14 year old who confessed to me last night, she doesn’t think she’s saved. She says she believes that God is God and Jesus died in the cross for her sins, but she feels God is far away and she’s not his child. I brought scripture to her to encourage her, but she remained convinced something is wrong. I laid in bed last night questioning what I had done wrong, why was there this disconnect, etc. I need to practice all these things and pray for her. I told her we’d start doing Bible study together tonight, I’m hoping that will encourage her….

    1. Katie, the best thing you can do for your daughter is to BE the woman God has created you to be. Let her see your faith lived out in a real way… flaws and all … and keep talking to her about the truth of God’s Word. Keep praying and laying this at the feet of the Lord. He hears and answers prayer! Hugs to you!

  5. What a timely encouragement for me. I sat with my teen daughter for almost an hour this evening trying to talk her into a heart change. But ultimately pointing her back to Jesus is exactly what she needed me to do and I needed to hear this.

  6. There’s nothing wrong with being an atheist. Most of the world does not share your Christian faith and you would do well to learn to peacefully coexist with them. Young people’s faith choices are theirs to make whether it’s another faith or no faith at all. You have a constitutionally protected right to your religious beliefs and so should they. Wake up and smell the freedom of religion.

    1. This has nothing whatsoever to do with “freedom of religion.” You’re free to be an atheist. So am I. But in this country we are free to share our beliefs—especially with our kids! If you believed that your child was truly on a path that would ultimately cause her harm and you did nothing, not even talk to her about your fear, that would be nothing short of selfish. The only thing wrong with being an atheist is that atheists, like the rest of us, will have to answer to a God they don’t believe in.

      1. So you consider atheism a “path that causes harm”? I am an atheist and I say no we won’t have to answer to “god” because there is no compelling reason to believe one exists. God cannot just be assumed as you seem to have done. While you are free to hold and even “share” your beliefs, young people are under no obligation to believe them or to be manipulated by vile fear pimping often launched at them in the form of hell threats.
        I was raised in the Christian faith but at no time did I ever find Christian claims compelling or convincing even as a child and frankly I developed particular disgust for hell threats especially when they are used on children. While my parents are not pleased I cannot just manufacture belief nor am I responsible for unwarranted anxieties created by their dogmatic beliefs. We are only able to believe things by way of being convinced and having been on the receiving end of much Christian preaching I find the atheists vastly more convincing and a breath of fresh air.

  7. This would be just plain hard to pull off if it weren’t for the fact that it’s Christ in us doing the work! How thankful I am for his grace in me. We know he died for the sins of mankind and then rose again after 3 days, so that all who believe in him are saved and he, indeed is in us. We are the aroma of Christ. If anyone is in Christ, he’s a new creation; old things have have passed away, all things become new. It’s no longer we who live; it’s Christ in us.

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