Confident Moms, Confident Daughters is a book I wish every mother would read on behalf of their daughters. From an early age in our culture, girls are bombarded with images, messages and examples telling them that their worth and value lies solely in how they look. We are shown and sold the message that beauty is a treatment. As mothers of daughters, we acknowledge that we do not want these toxic messages infiltrating our daughter’s hearts, yet, we are reluctant to do the work or make the effort to guard our own hearts from these same messages.
In her book, Maria Furlough emphasizes the importance of discovering our true inner beauty and where our worth and value are found- in Christ alone. She does not sugar coat or present her message with a Pollyanna undertone, but faces tough issues and questions with honesty and her own experience.
Confident Moms, Confident Daughters is a book I will return to again and again as I navigate the choppy waters of raising a daughter in an image-is-everything world. This book can be used as a weapon in this battle and is one I am determined to use not only on my daughter’s behalf but my own as well.
*From time to time, Revell Publishing gives me books to review. All opinions are my own.