I recently made a short video about some of the character resources that I use when teaching my girls. Before I go any further, I would like to say that without Christ, these resources would be useless! We don’t want to encourage behavioral change without a true heart change for Jesus.
One of my favorite resources that I’ve found to date is Bright Lights. While this program is utilized by many in a group setting, it also is perfectly paired with in home use. The Biblical foundation of this program is strong!
My oldest daughter really enjoys the book “Young Woman, Be Virtuous!” which we purchased from Rod and Staff. It is a Mennonite book, so a few of the topics don’t really apply directly to our family, but as a whole, it is excellent! I highly recommend material that isn’t fluff, and focuses on what our girls can do to live more like Jesus, instead of focusing on their own self-esteem.
For our older girls, I also recommend Feminine Appeal by Carolyn Mahaney (sans the husband section), and good wholesome fiction such as “In Grandma’s Attic” and The Little House on the Prairie series are a great addition to our younger girl’s studies.
My teenage daughters have both started blogs for encouragement purposes, and I would love to share them with y’all too. My almost 16-year-old blogs at Reflections of the Heart about modesty. My-14 year-old started a group blog called Girls Living for God’s Glory.
I hope that you have found some of these resources to be useful. Thanks so much for stopping by, and feel free to chime in and mention other character curriculum resources which have been useful in your family.
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