Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection

- and how dads can help -

I am 37 years old, consider myself to be brave, a risk-taker, adventurous.  I try to teach my only daughter to be brave, to disregard what other people think, please stay true to your inner heart where God dwells.

But still I struggle daily with feelings of inferiority that culture settles on my shoulders, subtly pressing down secretly growing heavier.  Some days I realize that my dreams are hiding in the junk drawer with courage as their companion.  Some days I happen upon them, fiddle with them a bit, write a bit, open up a bit, speak truth a bit.  Then get distracted when daily tasks demand attention, and out into the world I go, passively accepting the feminine place without even knowing it.

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