Jesus set an awesome example of how to deal with people and relationships. He was generous, humble, wise and most importantly he loved. As we develop our relationship with our daughters, we must make sure they are able to develop relationships with others in a Godly way. Whether it be family, friendships, or later on down the line, a marriage. A Christ-centered relationship with anyone should look like Jesus’ relationships with the people he encountered. We’ve all been there, not having friendships, not having a boyfriend, feeling as if no one likes you or wants to be around you, but what is important is where your relationship stands with Christ, is where it will stand with others. I want my girls to know the beauty in Christ-honoring relationships with friends, family and future husbands. I’m teaching them to have friends that will point them to Christ and not hinder their growth in the Lord. As we pray today, allow the Holy Spirit to show you areas in your daughters relationships that she may need to work on or that may be a hindrance to her spiritual growth.
Father God, thank you for my daughter. Thank you for who she is and the character, personality and insight you have given her on relationships. Lord I ask that you give her wisdom to make the right decisions about who she allows to be in her life. I pray that she is humble in a world that craves attention. I pray that she is generous in her hearing and slow to speak so that she forms genuine concern for her friendships and not selfishly make it about her. James 1:19. I pray that she is kind and loving in her words. Proverbs 16:24. Let her be an example to her peers and infuse in others her love for Christ so that it flows through all her relationships. Be with our daughters when they may feel alone or not liked by others. Let them know that you are near and will never leave them. Don’t let her settle for friendships or relationships just to say she has friends and it’s what everyone else is doing. Allow them to be content in times when other girls have boyfriends. Show us how to help them see the glory and beauty in waiting on intimate relationships that hold no value at this moment in their lives. Keep them pure in heart and in body so that it does not hinder future relationships. And Lord as we navigate teaching them to have God-honoring relationships, we ask that you make us an example for them in our relationships. We love you, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Take some time to talk with your daughter about qualities in good relationships. Read these scriptures together.
1 Peter 4:8
For His Glory,