Have you noticed something pervading our American culture? I have decided to name it the “Princess Syndrome”. I have a little girl (she is almost seven). Every T-Shirt, jacket, hat, and toy that she owns is somehow related to her being a “princess”. While she is our family’s “princess” (being the one of two girls out of our six children), she is starting to act like a real one. She is becoming indignant, selfish, and thinks the world revolves around her. I am trying to counteract these attitudes by directing her to a more godly perspective about princesses. She is God’s daughter. Therefore she is a daughter of the King. Therefore, she IS a princess!
If you have your own “princess”, try reinforcing the true character qualities of a godly princess. Some of these might be, unselfishness, loving others, being polite to people, telling others about her daddy, The King of Kings!
One more point I have to make about this “Princess Syndrome”. I was reading a princess book to Jessica the other night. We came to the end of the story and the author summed it up like this, “A true princess follows her heart no matter what”. It seems so harmless, doesn’t it? That is until you read the Bible! Jeremiah 17:9 says, “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” I told Jessica that the story was not right. She cannot follow her heart. Her heart will tell her to do things that are not godly things. Her heart will lead her down paths that she has no business taking. Instead she always needs to follow Jesus. Jesus will show her which way to go. Jesus will lead her down the narrow, safe path.
Remember, God can redeem anything! The next time your daughter receives something that has the words “princess” on it, remind her again that she is a “true princess”.
Let’s raise our daughters to follow Jesus, not their hearts!
"Show me your way , oh Lord, teach me Your paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long." -Psalm 25:4-5 My Mission for this BLOG is to bring glory to God as I share what He is teaching me as I raise my children for Him. I want to encourage mothers all around the world to hang in there! Motherhood is tough, challenging and gritty. But through Christ's strength and the support of other moms who are in the trenches, I will keep pressing towards the goal to raise Godly children. Please feel free to leave comments. It blesses me so much! You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a Stay-At-Home mother of six children. We LOVE having a large family. My first love, is Christ and the Words of the Bible. My passion is to teach my children about the Lord. I love to watch my children discover their own faith in God. My husband has been a firefighter for over 20 years and is now an officer. I am very proud of him. I long to be a Titus 2 woman who encourages other women to love their husbands and children and to thrive in their homes, not just survive.
The noblest calling in the world is that of a mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or who can write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages long after paintings shall have faded, and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give. -David O. McKay Motherhood is the one thing in all the world which most truly exemplifies the God-given virtues of creating and sacrficing. Though it carries the woman close to the brink of death, motherhood also leads her into the very realm of the fountians of life and makes her co-partner with the Creator in bestowing upon eternal spirits mortal life. -David O McKay We can't form our children on our own concepts; we must take them and love them as God gives them to us. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is his reward. -Psalm 127:3 The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom -Henry Ward Beecher The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children. -Elaine Heffner People who say they sleep like babies usually don't have them. -Leo J. Burke
To be a mother is a woman's greatest vocation in life. She is a partner with God. No being has a position of such power and influence. She holds in her hands the destiny of nations, for to her comes the responsibility and opportunity of molding the nation's citizens. -Spencer W. Kimball