8 Things to Teach Your Daughter About True Womanhood


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What is true womanhood and what do we need to teach our daughters about it? If there were ever questions with complicated answers, those two qualify.

But before we talk about what we want to teach our daughters about true womanhood, let’s think about ourselves first, because our daughters will learn the most about what it means to be a woman from us. If we’re comfortable in our own skin, we can teach them how to be comfortable in theirs. If we find joy and purpose in being a woman, they will too.

So as you look over our list of 8 Things to Teach Your Daughter About True Womanhood, look at your own life. Think about what’s important to you, the lessons you’ve learned that you want to pass on to your daughter. Use our list as a starting point. Even if you don’t agree with everything on it, let it spur you on to consider what messages you’re sending your girl.

Here are our 8 Things to Teach Your Daughter About True Womanhood.

1. Be True to Who You Are

There is no one right way to be a woman. You are unique and there is no one on earth exactly like you.

2. Speak Your Mind

Your thoughts have value. Your opinions have value. Speak them freely. {Tweet This} Choose to be with people who allow you to speak your mind—this goes for friends and boyfriends. If someone tries to shut you down or can’t carry on a conversation without habitually getting angry or disrespectful, distance yourself. Of course, you’ll want to wisely choose how you speak your mind too.

3. You Are More Than Your Body

Think about this: If we did not have bodies, what would society use to assess us? Our actions, our words, our attitude. That is who you are. A woman is not her hair color, her weight, or her skin color. {Tweet This} And, since those things are mainly determined by genetic predisposition, why spend precious time wishing you were different, or trying to change things that don’t need to be changed?

4. You Have Choices

In our world, you can pretty much go after anything you want. The restrictions on what’s “acceptable” for women to pursue are lessening every day. So feel free to think big. If you fail, so what? Learn from it and praise yourself for trying in the first place. Trying is better than regretting.

5. Being a Wife Can Be Amazing

Going through life with a husband who loves you, encourages you, and is there for you, will add an incredible dimension to your life. Having said that, experiencing that kind of relationship hinges on making a wise choice about who you will marry. Being a wife to a man who is volatile, immature, or demeaning is not what being married is about.

6. Being Single Can Be Amazing

While single, you have the luxury of completely controlling your own time. Choose to fill it with things that enrich your life. If you do want to marry, try not to see singlehood as a holding area.

7. Being a Mother Can Be Amazing

Motherhood imbues you with a kind of love like no other. It is a love that will bring you your greatest joy and your greatest heartache. It will also require a lot of work and sacrifice on your part. All the more reason to choose a husband who will support you as a mother, and father his children well.

8. Men Are Different

To understand true womanhood, we need to understand true manhood. Science has proven that men and women are different. So try to learn about the motivators that drive men and how they are physiologically different from women. This information will serve you well on the job, in marriage, and in parenting.

True womanhood? It’s truly amazing.

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  • MrsJavin

    Oh I love this so much! I have three daughters and I am always looking for ways to teach them to love and respect themselves so they are strong, free thinking young ladies! Thank you!!!

  • toe jam

    Having a daughter is teaching me how to be a woman because I never learned that from my own birth mother or my step mother. I’ve decided to model for my daughter the type of woman I expect her to be because I want her to be a better woman than I could ever dream to be. So far so good. She’s an incredible third year violaist, great athlete, awesome friend and her grades make me look really stupid. I’m incredibly proud of her now, and mind you, she’s only 10.

  • Tammy

    It’s difficult to teach my daughter the values of being a woman when her Dad has encouraged her to be disrespectful towards me and not value women (we are divorced). It’s a struggle and constant battle. I’m looking at several bible studies to work through with her talking about valuing womanhood as well as healthy relationships (including dating). I’m praying more and more.

  • Zellanye Hutchins

    I have 4 daughters… I would like them to know that our God has uniquely designed them for a special calling and that they will be the most satisfied when are walking in that calling. I want them to know that they should not look to the world to know what that calling is, but they will realize their calling while spending time with the Lord.