"You Are A Masterpiece" is designed to help girls unlearn ungodly, trendy societal standards so they can renew their minds with God's standards. Relearning God's truth will help young women hold themselves accountable to what the Bible says about their value and worth. This curriculum will help girls understand that they don't have to compromise their morals, compare themselves with others, or get their identity from social media experts. They will learn how to be the best version of themselves and embrace that they are unique, beautiful masterpieces.
This teen curriculum focuses on providing young girls with a solid Christian foundation to discover who they are according to the Word of God by meditating and applying the scripture references to everyday situations. Along with scripture references, this book discusses self-esteem, self-worth, self-acceptance, self-love, self-respect, self-integrity, making and maintaining friendships, individuality, influence, depression, exercise, attitude, insecurity, responsibility, fear, faith, love, music, prayer, obedience, and peace.
"You Are A Masterpiece" will also teach girls how to survive life's overwhelming external and internal factors, such as coping with school and home pressures, hormonal changes, puberty, and social woes. Young girls often don't know where to turn, so they turn to social media, TV, or friends for advice and guidance. During this age, a girl's feelings are validated by someone who loves them. As adults, we need to be very cautious whenever we approach them as they go through growth issues and concerns. Some of the problems and issues that they face will usually affect their relationships with family and friends and interfere with their schoolwork, extra-curricular activities, sleep, and self-image.
This curriculum offers girls the opportunity to identify their personal struggles ahead of time and provide them with solutions on how to solve them. It will also open the door for heart-to-heart conversations that will provide a platform to discuss their problems and feelings with a trusted friend or adult. Their testimony will be a witness to others on how the Word of God can transform hearts and minds and renew their thinking.
As adults trying to assist girls with daily pressures, we must come from a place of humility, empathy, vulnerability, and transparency. If we do not accept and meet young women in this delicate stage, we will miss an opportunity to influence and make an impact on their lives. Unfortunately, we may even lose them. They will seek attention, love, and acceptance from all the wrong people and places as they try to fit into the world. "Nobody's life is free from adversity and that's okay. You can't protect your children from hardship nor is it your job to keep them from ever feeling pain, disappointments, or struggle" (Dr. Charles Soply). Dr. Soply goes on to say that it is the parent's job to set their children up to be able to respond with strength and resilience. Parents should give their child an opportunity to at least try, even if they might struggle.
This curriculum for girls will help equip and empower young girls to recognize their value and self-worth; establish a positive self-image; and create boundaries, standards, principles, and morals according to biblical standards. This curriculum will help girls recognize their God-given talents, gifts, and purpose in life. The author hopes young women will come to see themselves as a unique masterpiece, fearfully and wonderfully made by their Creator who continues to mold and shape them so they can be used for His Kingdom Work. God sees us not where we are, but where we could be. He is shaping us each day to become more like His son, Jesus Christ.