Girls Want to be Warriors Too!
My girls are stereotypical girls in a lot of ways. They love purple and pink and dolls and dresses and heels (if I would actually let them wear them). I am not a make up person and 10 years ago, even less so. Yet, when my now twelve-year-old daughter was two, she would beg me to let her use the old dried up make up she found in my bathroom. I always wondered how she knew what it was for. This same girl is now a Star Wars fan and likes to pretend to be on adventures, warring in distant lands. In her mind she is a skilled Jedi, a famous warrior, and yet she is all girl. She is a girl that would tell anyone she meets that girls are warriors too!
It is Hard to Shop for Warrior Girls!!
As a mother I have a hard time finding clothing, toys, or resources for warrior girls. If you go to the boys section there is a plethora of Star Wars T-shirts and pajamas for little boys, but the selection is limited for girls. My girls are not interested in a blue, boy-styled Star Wars shirt. They want a pink or purple one that has some flare. They want to be warriors, but they want to be girls too.
I have the same problem when it comes to Christian paraphernalia and/or resources. The ongoing theme is that boys are “warriors” and girls are “virtuous.” I would completely submit to that if that was actually biblically true.
Spiritual Warriors are both Male and Female
The Bible uses a lot of military terminology. Even the Hebrew word “chayil” (often translated as “virtuous”) that refers to the ideal woman of Proverbs 31, is a military term (You can read all about it in The Proverbs 31 Woman: A Woman of Valor). In the post resurrection period, military terms used in the Bible are used to refer to the spiritual fight. Our mission as Christian men or women is not to conquer in a physical sense. On the contrary, in the physical world we are to be more doves than hawks. We are to follow the example of Jesus, proclaiming the gospel in love. We are to care and love people, even our enemies.
However, in the spiritual realm girls are supposed to be warriors too. It is not a role exclusively for boys. In the spiritual realm, women are supposed to be warriors too. It is not a role exclusively for men. Click To Tweet When Ephesians 6:10 says that we must put on the armor of God, it doesn’t say that only boys should put on the armor of God. Girls need the armor too.
Here is a FREE resource for your warrior girls!
Yet, when I look for resources about being spiritual warrior for my girls, I have few places to turn. There isn’t a lot of artwork I can put on their walls or books that they can read with similar themes. What I have had to do is come up with my own resources, my own Bible lessons, my own pictures, and books. I plan to offer many of these resources to my readers and the first one is a picture I drew for girls on the armor of God. As a subscriber, you are welcome to this FREE printable to give to your favorite girl. Just sign up below.
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