Summer Book Club: Daddy’s Little Girl

From the LYWB Blog Team: All summer long we’ve been studying Family: How to Love Yours (and Help Them Like You Back) by Jessie Minassian. If you haven’t snagged a copy yet, we totally think you should. There’s wisdom in those pages! Get your copy here. And don’t forget to enter the giveaway in this post for a chance to win a free copy!

I hope you’ve taken time to read chapter nine, “Daddy’s Little Girl.” A daughter’s relationship with her dad—or lack thereof—affects her on deep levels. But good news for all of us: God is a perfect Father, who can heal even the deepest “daddy wounds.”

Today in the comments, I’m looking forward to hearing about your relationship with your dad, whether it’s great or rocky. What might God be teaching you through the relationship with your biological father about your heavenly Father and about yourself?

Log on to the giveaway widget, and then answer the discussion question in the comments to enter to win a copy of Family!

I’ll be back next week to discuss chapter ten, “It Won’t Always Be This Way.” See you then!

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About Author

Jessie Minassian

Jessie Minassian is a speaker, blogger, and the author of ten books and Bible studies, including Crushed, Unashamed, and Backwards Beauty. She is the "resident big sis" at LifeLoveandGod.com, a Q&A website for teen girls. Her work for teens and their parents has been featured internationally through outlets such as Focus on the Family, Parenting Today’s Teens, She Reads Truth, Axis, Revive Our Hearts and YouthWorker Journal. She and her husband live and serve at Hume Lake Christian Camps in California, and have two daughters.

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  • hannah

    My relationship with my bio dad is rocky and and really hurts but six years ago my mom meet my stepdad he i my dad in every way that counts he is a great dad. When I was little i was a daddys girl and when my bio dad left it messed me up really bad I was only six but now I couldn’t be happier.

    • Wow- I’m proud of you for seeing what a gift God has given you in your step dad, Hannah. Thanks for starting out this week’s convo!

  • Rachel W.

    Thank you! I appreciate your advice and help, Mrs. Minassian!

  • PrairieGirl

    I’ve always been a Daddy’s Girl! My Dad and I have always had a wonderful relationship. Honestly, I think something God has taught me through it is how true love never fails. I know that my Dad will always be there for me, and if he, an imperfect human, can love me that much, then how much more does God care for me!

    • What a beautiful gift you have in your relationship, PrairieGirl! And remember: When God blesses us, we get to be a blessing to others! I encourage you to look for ways to share the love overflowing in your heart with others. 😉

  • Rebecca

    Beautiful post, Mrs. Minassian! I have had previous issues with my dad, mostly involving small arguments and disagreements involving school or friends. We are trying to work past them and establish a more peaceful relationship. We didn’t have any big crazy issues, but respecting and honoring one another (mostly me honoring his decisions :D) is something that we are working harder towards.

    • I love this, Rebecca! Cheering you on as you *keep* learning to honor those not-so-fun decisions! 😉

  • Cassidy Watson

    My relationship with my father has shown me some of the characteristics of my Heavenly Father, His love, compassion, forgiveness, and also that He disciplines His children.

  • hannah

    who would the email be from if u win the book?

    • Hi Hannah! Lies Young Women Believe handles the giveaway, so the email would be from them. Rooting for ya! 😉

  • Sherri1223

    My relationship with my dad is going well. I’m learning that he’s not perfect and I shouldn’t compare him to others but even though he’s imperfect my heavenly Father is.

  • Kat

    I have a very good relationship with my Dad. Of course, we aren’t perfect, and we have disagreements, but, besides that, I think we have a very good relationship. He’s always present, and knows what to do or say in different situations. He’s always leading us toward the Scripture, and teaching us about it. He shows us love, and tells us that, tough he loves us a lot, God loves us more than that. It’s so good to know that God loves us even more, and that he’s perfect, and never fails! Thank you for this post!

  • TLC

    Thank you!

  • Erika

    I was surprised to find that, when I read the chapter in LYWB, lots of girls find it difficult to relate to God because of their relationship with their biological fathers. I have never thought of or compared God in any ways to my dad. I understand that God is like a father figure, but I don’t think of Him the same way as my biological dad. So it hasn’t really been a problem for me.
    I think it’s interesting that as well as being called God the Father, there are also a couple of Bible verses that compares God to a mother:
    Matthew 23:37
    Isaiah 49:15
    And so on 🙂
    God loves us and protects us better than any parents ever could, and that is Awesome!

  • Kat

    Who won the giveaway?

  • hannah

    Who won the book?

  • Rachel W.

    When will the giveaway results be posted?

  • Sarah Bean

    I don’t know my biological father. I have a reasonable relationship with my adopted dad. Thank you for this post!