Monday, November 3, 2008

Building Character in Young Girls

"Each decision made for good, each temptation resisted, each mean thought overcome with a kind one, each stubborn feeling a brick added to the building of GOOD CHARACTER."

from A Girl Of Beauty by Carol Fiddler

A Girl of Beauty is a lovely book that I was introduced to one year when I helped to plan a Mother-Daughter Retreat. Our theme that year was building character in young girls. I got the book then, but had forgotten it on a lonely school shelf. Last night, I remembered it and dusted it off. The chapters are titled below. Each chapter is short and to the point followed by a few questions. The chapters are based on scriptures from the Bible and give an easy addition of memory work with the weekly reading. This week, for instance, we will read the chapter on Character Building. The verse that she will memorize is Proverbs 22:1 "A good name is more desirable than great riches." I'm looking forward to character development of my own in addition to helping my daughter become a girl of beauty.

  1. Character Building
  2. Truthfulness
  3. Obedience
  4. Sunshine-Makers
  5. Sincerity
  6. Careful Words
  7. Keeping Confidences
  8. Ideals
  9. Ambition
  10. A Sense of Purpose
  11. Service
  12. Personal Presentation
  13. Courtesy and Respect
  14. Loyalty
  15. Competition
  16. Disappointments
  17. Meditation
  18. Contentment
  19. Besetting Faults

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