~What if your daughterâ€™s propensity for â€œfeeling all the feelsâ€ is actually a good thing?
Teens 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) wouldnâ€™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.
Thatâ€™s why Linda and her daughter Jen wrote this devotional for teen girls. After Lindaâ€™s daughter, Jen, was in a traumatic car accident, Jen was in many ways â€œfrozenâ€ at age fifteen and completely uninhibited. That means Jen still says what sheâ€™s thinking and feeling almost all the time. Because of this Jenâ€™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 Father.
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 Godâ€™s truth from a short passage of Psalms
affirm young womenâ€™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 Godâ€™s Word to navigate their emotions