You feel more than mommy guilt. You feel a deep and growing conviction that you must do something to disciple your daughter. But what? How can a busy mom make sure her daughter learns about the most important things in life: what Jesus did for her on the cross and how to be faithful to him in this broken world?
Author Trish Donohoe has been there, and that’s why she wrote Between Us Girls: Walks and Talks for Moms and Daughters. These twenty-six gospel-driven talks are a fun and easy guide for mothers who want to disciple their daughters but don’t know where to start. In each short chapter, moms and daughters read God’s Word, ask one another questions about their thoughts and experiences, get honest about their struggles with sin, brainstorm ways to live out their faith, and build genuine fellowship into their relationship.
Between Us Girls is more than a devotional; it’s a conversation guide, and the twenty-six “chats” are just the beginning. Ultimately, Donohoe’s book teaches mothers and daughters a new way to communicate and starts them on a wonderful, lifelong journey of getting to know one another better and learning to love their Savior more. Written by a busy mom for busy moms, so no prep time is needed! Just schedule some time with your daughter, grab this book, head to your destination of choice, and cherish every moment you share with your girl.
Between Us Girls was written for mothers with daughters between the ages of seven and fourteen. Moms of younger girls may choose to skip or modify a couple of chapters, while moms of older girls can springboard off certain chats into deeper conversations. Moms of teens may even find it fruitful to meet in a group and explore the material with their thirteen- and fourteen-year-old girls in a broader community setting.
While designed for mothers and daughters specifically, Between Us Girls could easily be used by any woman in a one-on-one mentoring relationship with a younger girl.
Trish Donohue is a wife and mom who writes from her kitchen table in West Chester, PA. A desire to disciple her girls paired with a love for writing inspired this book. She and her husband, Jim, have two sons and two daughters. They attend Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, PA, where Jim serves as a pastor.
"Between Us Girls by Trish Donohue is the resource moms have been looking for to help them connect with their growing daughters. Trish weaves together meaningful Bible study, helpful questions, and life applications in a way that is provoking but not preachy. My wife is excited to start using it in our home."
Marty Machowski, Family pastor; author of The Ology and The Gospel Story for Kids books and curriculum
"In the midst of our busy lives, it is easy to forsake our best intentions for purposeful parenting. Adding to the struggle is not knowing how to enter in to the world of our girls with gospel truth. Between Us Girls provides a deliberate plan for bonding together over God’s Word in a way that is fun, without sacrificing depth. What I love most though is Trish Donohue's ability to hand our daughters the biblical lenses to see each topic and the world around them rightly."
Kristen Hatton, Author of Get Your Story Straight: A Teen's Guide to Learning & Living the Gospel
"Between Us Girls is a mother-daughter discipleship guide covering many topics essential to life and godliness. For each topic, the guide demonstrates God's intention, sin's hindrance, the gospel's solution, and a practical application. Pertinent Scripture passages, sound and creative doctrinal teaching, and inviting discussion starters fill its pages. The guide is concise, simple, and enjoyable to use. Between Us Girls is a great idea. I heartily recommend it for Christian moms and daughters everywhere."
Starr Meade, Author of Training Hearts, Teaching Minds
"As a mother of a twelve-year-old girl, I am always looking for relatable ways to share my love for the gospel with my daughter. Between Us Girls does just that. Trish Donohue has set up a helpful, easy, and fun rhythm for discussions between mothers and daughters. You will enjoy the journey of getting to know your daughter and opening your life to her as you share about fears, faith, likes, and life."
Jessica Thompson, Author/Speaker
"As a father of three grown daughters, I have listened to a lot of mother-daughter conversations over the years. Talk about going deep real quick. But deep can be confusing, even misguided at times. That's what I love about this book! Trish provides a winsome path toward conversations that can be deep and wise—full of good fruit for both moms and daughters because they are truth-guided and grace-focused. Who couldn't use that kind of help?"
Andy Farmer, Pastor; author of Real Peace and Trapped
"Every mom longs to have a close and enduring friendship with her daughter. In Between Us Girls, author and mom Trish Donohue takes a busy mom by one hand and her young daughter by the other, and leads them together into a deep understanding of God's Word and a sweet experience of fellowship with one another. Short chapters and engaging questions make this a book daughters will be eager to read and talk about with their moms. As a mother with a very close friendship with her daughter, I am excited to recommend and use this book to pass on a legacy of biblical womanhood to the next generation."
Carolyn Mahaney and Nicole Mahaney Whitacre, Coauthors of Girl Talk, Feminine Appeal, and True Beauty
"Have you ever wondered exactly how to have meaningful conversations with your daughter? If so, this is the book for you. Trish Donohue helps moms build a deep relationship with their daughters with good questions that encourage openness and honesty. Through it all, she weaves the story of Jesus and how it relates to all aspects of life: peer pressure, friendships, appearance, church, siblings, fears, clothes, and much more. Let Trish take you on a walk with your daughter, enjoying the world God has created, and sharing how to walk in it with faith and confidence in what Jesus has done."
Rose Marie Miller, Author of From Fear to Freedom and Nothing Is Impossible with God; coauthor of The Gospel-Centered Parent
"What better way to create a memorable context for pivotal conversations with our daughters than while walking amid God's wonderful creation, with the evidence of his love and care surrounding us? The concept behind this book is brilliant in its simplicity. Trish Donohue's discussion guides, with their wisdom and transparency, are exactly what women need to make these conversations happen. This will not be a book that sits on your shelf. It will be a well-worn and beloved treasure between you and the young women in your life, be it a daughter, niece, granddaughter, or friend."
Debra Bell, Author; speaker; educator
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