February 16, 2022
CINCINNATI, Ohio —On her national radio program “Raising Godly Girls,” Founder and Executive Director of American Heritage Girls Patti Garibay recently discussed the importance of modelling biblical conflict resolution with girls.
Garibay stated, “Girls today are empowered to speak their minds and stay true to themselves—what a blessing that is! But in a culture that seems to thrive off people tearing one another down, how do we instill a sense of respect in our girls?
“Everyone is welcome to have opinions, and we live in a country that celebrates the freedom to express them. But it’s important to show our girls that there is a way to deliver our opinions without disrespecting or hurting others. Christ instructs each of us to love our neighbor as ourselves—and that includes our neighbors with different beliefs.”
Garibay continued, “Recognizing the dignity of others is needed in today’s rocky culture more than ever. Start at home. Next time you and your girl disagree, be careful not to dismiss her opinions. Rather, listen, speak the truth in love to her, and when necessary, refer to the model of biblical conflict resolution laid out in Matthew’s gospel.”
The “Raising Godly Girls” radio feature and Raising Godly Girls blog shares guidance and biblically based advice on many key topics affecting girls today. It gives parents, educators, and faith community leaders a set of tools and resources to assist in raising girls after God’s own heart. The “Raising Godly Girls Minute” with Patti Garibay airs on 900+ Christian radio stations across America.
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