Where did this idea come from?

by Shelley

My new friend Jasmine from Far Above Rubies blog recently asked me the questions “Why did you write The Companion Guide to Beautiful Girlhood?” Find out the answer on today’s post at Far Above Rubies

Let me explain a little bit more about Far Above Rubies. In 2010 Far Above Rubies was by Jasmine as a way to “publish thoughtful, biblical articles to help equip women in their roles as wives, mothers, and homemakers.”

Her ministry dovetails well with B’twixt and B’tweem because it stands for modesty, femininity, intelligence and virtue. Her goal is to promote “beautiful womanhood”.

So, if your a bit curious about why I started this program by co-authoring The Companion Guide to Beautiful Girlhood meet me at Far Above Rubies

P.S. I would love to know if any of you have felt the same way?

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Kristine August 29, 2011 at 10:41 pm

I was blog hopping today and providentially discovered your website! Like so many in my generation who were the product of two parents working outside of the home, were educated by government schools, and whose only theology lessons (and I use the term loosely) came from youth group, I have found myself floundering in the mentoring of my daughter, Sarah. I have been so blessed and encouraged to find this online community of women striving for the same purpose — training our daughters in biblical womanhood all for the glory of our God! I look forward with great anticipation to sweet moments with my daughter as we journey through this study. Oh, and I’m looking forward to lots of pots of tea too!

Thank you for sharing your heart with us, Shelley. I know I can certainly relate!

Soli Deo Gloria!



Jennifer August 27, 2011 at 7:23 am

Yes, Shelley! I’ve felt the same way. We own Beautiful Girlhood, but have never bought the companion guide. Our family also stands for modesty, femininity, intelligence and virtue. We have 4 daughters (and 7 sons). It can be daunting to train our daughters in this way, but is so well worth it. And having poured my life and these messages into them since they were barely walking, they now (at 14 and 15) have strong convictions in these areas.

It’s people like you, and resources like this that help mothers with their daughters in everyday life! It’s my passion as well.


Gina Weeks August 26, 2011 at 1:04 pm

I longed for my mom to invest her life and wisdom into my life, but I never did have that kind of a relationship with me. I had other women become my mentors, but it never did take away my desire to have my mom become the person who could be a stable and intentional teacher for me to learn first hand how to be a Christian woman, wife, and mother.

I have been blessed with three children, two of them daughters. I desire more than anything else to have my daughters experience the blessing that can come from us having that close and Godly relationship that I missed with my mom. I am finding that there is such an intimacy that comes from serving God together and learning more about Him and the ways He can bless us.

I am working on being intentional and part of that is starting this study with my oldest daughter soon. May God use me to speak His truth into her life, body, soul, and spirit. Everything else is secondary to me being able to be mom-mentor-teacher to my three kids.

To Him be the Glory, AMEN!




wpadmin August 26, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Thank you so much for sharing your precious story Gina!


Maria August 25, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Hello Shelley: I found your blog today and what a blessing it has been reading your past posts. I went to Far Above Rubies and read your guest post and it brought such a feeling of comfort. I have been blessed with having a great relationship with my mother. Always have. And sometimes I see other girls that cannot relate to me and it really makes me want to want to give them a hug. Off I go to read more of your beautiful… and girlie blog! 🙂


wpadmin August 26, 2011 at 10:57 am

I am so happy you have a great relationship with your mom! I think your reaction to a girl who does not have that great relationship is appropriate. We all need a hug sometimes 🙂


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