How Does Your Daughter Mirror You?

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Do mothers really have that much of an impact in the lives of their daughters? Listen as Jessica talks about her experience with her mother who would call her names instead of being loving and affirmative. How did this effect Jessica? 


Briefly describe your relationship with your mother. What was she like while you were growing up?
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Parenting daughters is deeply connected to our relationship of having been daughters ourselves. That is why raising a girl can be either rewarding or it can mirror our own issues and struggles. Lisa-Jo Baker, author of Surprised by Motherhood: Everything I Never Expected About Being a Mom, social media manager for DaySpring, and the Community Manager of the company's website, (in)courage.me, talks about the opportunity God has given mothers to use the deep connection they have with their daughters to raise beautiful, godly girls in today’s culture.


Lisa-Jo said that our relationships with our mothers can be "complicated stuff" that we have to figure out when we're raising our own daughters. How has your relationship with your mom influenced the way you parent?
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Lisa-Jo encouraged moms to "…spend some time thinking about your moms and feel the edges of your heart to see if there are some splinters there from that relationship and make sure you pull them out before your girl starts to grow up." What "splinters" do you have from your relationship with your mom?
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What does God's Word say about the "splinters" in your heart? Any contradictions? How can you teach your daughters what God says about them? How can you show His unconditional love to your daughters?
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There are also so many blessings that come from our relationships with our mothers. What valuable lessons did you learn from your mom? How has your relationship with her blessed you?
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Lisa-Jo said, "So my encouragement for you moms as you raise your girls, look at yourself, look at the parts of your heart that perhaps have been wounded of being someone’s daughter and figure out a way not to pass that on to your own girl."