This summer, my husband and eight year old son went through the devotional The Talk: 7 Lessons to Introduce Your Child to Biblical Sexuality together, and our six year old daughter wanted to have the same one-on-one time with Daddy, but we couldn’t find an age-appropriate devotional for her. Then I saw Promises for God’s Princesses from Tyndale available for me to review. I requested this book, and Tyndale House Publishers sent me a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
My husband is reading this book with our six year old daughter. I have looked through the book and read parts of it, and I discussed several things with my husband this evening to make sure his opinion meshed with mine. He feels that these devotions are age appropriate for our daughter, who is just outside the recommended age group of 7 to 11 year olds. My husband believes that it would be best for a girl to read these with a sister, friend, or parent because it helps to discuss them. Our daughter enjoys having these devotionals with her daddy that are specifically written for girls her age.
My husband and daughter are able to read and discuss each devotional (one of God’s promises) in five to ten minutes. Each promise is 1 1/2 to 2 pages long and includes a real-life situation followed by a verse or two from the Bible. There is usually a closing paragraph that encourages the reader to journal in response to a few questions. If they choose to journal, they could still be finished in about 15 minutes for each promise. There are 100 promises in the book. We would highly recommend this book as a beginning devotional for a young girl.
We would also highly recommend The Talk for boys or girls who are ready to discuss sex. My husband said the devotional was straightforward and didn’t require him to think. The authors have researched the topic and presented it in a way that highlights Biblical values and honors marital sex.
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