Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Why I'm Happy My Girls Play Sports

My sweet nine-year-old, you are an athlete.

God made you beautiful.

God made you fast.

He made you strong.

Recently, Mike and I were having dinner with another Christian family, and the husband remarked that he had mixed feelings about girls playing competitive sports. He felt that maybe the aggression needed to excel at competitive sports was at odds with developing femininity in young girls.

I've thought about it long and hard, and I don't really see a conflict here.

I'm happy my girls play sports.

Each possesses a true and unique beauty all her own, and I often remind them of how beautiful they are.

But because they play sports, it's easy to remind them of other truths as well. I remind them that God has given them amazing bodies. Their bodies are healthy. . . and strong. . . and fast.

What a gift!

Who says feminine can't be healthy and strong and fast?

Katherine's Team Placed Second at 3v3 Nationals at Disney This Month

Ni Hao Yall


  1. It's so true. Thanks for sharing your thoughts as well as those great pics!

  2. Your daughter is darling. LOVE the picture of she and her dad together. So sweet.


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