Much is made about raising your daughter to be a princess. What does that really mean? Former Alabama defensive back John Croyle, and owner of child safe-haven Big Oak Ranch, believes the answer lies in Proverbs 31.
In "Raising a Princess" Croyle walks through the importance of raising young women, in this Biblical, strong and compassionate manner. Croyle’s specific approach to raising young women is spelled out through the acronym P.R.I.N.C.E.S.S:
Praiseworthiness – A princess understands she is worthy of praise simply because she is made in the image of God.
Righteousness – She lives according to God’s normal, not the world’s normal.
Initiative – A princess makes good things happen.
Nurture – God built into girls and women an instinct for nurture that boys and men simply don’t have in the same way.
Character – A girl of character knows what her deepest desires are and chooses accordingly.
Empowerment – Your princess needs to understand life isn’t just something that happens to her. She has the power to choose.
Servant- Heartedness – A princess finds purpose not in being served, but serving others.
Stability – As stability is provided for daughters, they will grow into the kind of people who help create stability for others.
I chose to review this book because I previously read the Two minute drill to manhood and love reading about Big Oak Ranch. It certainly says something about a man to give up a big famed football career to start a Haven for young people. I don't have a daughter but there's still principles I can apply to help young girls I come across daily at church, school and work. Our children are going to grow and be the people we raise them to be so why not raise them in the way of the Lord and to teach them to love and value themselves.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review from Shelton Interactive