Summary of “How do We Pass the Legacy of Biblical Womanhood to our Daughters?” from Biblical Womanhood in the Home by Nancy Leigh DeMoss.
First, we must remember that God has given us every resource we need. He has given us the Holy Spirit. He has given us His Word. He has given us the privilege of prayer.
Second, the fight to recapture biblical womanhood is a spiritual battle and we must use every weapon God has provided as we engage in this conflict. We cannot deny the fact that we have breathed the feminist air for several decades. This poison has taken its toll. Raising daughters who are committed to a biblical perspective of womanhood will be like standing against a tidal wave. But stand we must.
Third, we must teach our daughters that living for God’s Glory is beyond their ability. It is a work of Grace. We teach them to flee to the cross for Grace and Mercy and then become a stream of Grace and Mercy to others.
Fourth, we must teach our daughters about biblical womanhood as we “sit at home and when (we) walk along the road, when (we) lie down when (we) get up” (Deut. 6:7). We are teaching a way of life as we live life.
Fifth, we must not be naive. We must be wise, like the “men of Issachar, who understood the times and knew what Israel should do” (1 Chron: 12:32). We must be aware of cultural influence, and we must warn our daughters of the dangers of ungodliness.
What kind of women will it take to raise feminine daughters? It will take true women, women who have been redeemed by the blood of the cross. Women whom the Master has set eternity in their hearts. Women who are shaped and driven by God’s word and His Holy Spirit.
All to Him I Owe,