Between Us Girls

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Between Us Girls

Between Us Girls: Walks and Talks for Moms and Daughters (New Growth Press, June 2016)

You feel more than mommy guilt.

You feel a deep and growing conviction that you must do something to disciple your daughter. But what? How can a busy mom make sure that her daughter learns about the most important things in life: what Jesus did for her on the cross and how to be faithful to him in this broken world?

Author Trish Donohue has been there, and that’s why she wrote Between Us Girls: Walks and Talks for Moms and Daughters. These twenty-six gospel-driven talks are a fun and easy guide for mothers who want to disciple their daughters but don’t know where to start. In each short chapter, moms and daughters read God’s Word, ask one another questions about their thoughts and experiences, get honest about their struggles with sin, brainstorm ways to live out their faith, and build genuine fellowship into their relationship.

Between Us Girls is more than a devotional; it’s a conversation guide, and the twenty-six “chats” are just the beginning. Ultimately, Donohue’s book teaches mothers and daughters a new way to communicate and starts them on a wonderful, lifelong journey of getting to know one another better and learning to love their Savior more.

Between Us Girls was written by a busy mom for busy moms, so no prep time is needed! Just schedule some time with your daughter, grab this book, head to your destination of choice, and cherish every moment you share with your girl.

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Reviews

  • Raventhreads says:

    I really felt like this is a good book to go through with my daughter. The talks are scripted, so it’s open and go through together. All I have to do is to read what’s written, look up scripture and answer the questions with my daughter. My daughter’s love language is personal time, so I know she’ll thrill to being able to spend that time with me. The talks also don’t talk down to Moms or daughters and are an excellent resource for building relationship and creating discipleship time. I look forward to spending many weeks working through this with Emalee.

  • Sometimes a book lands in my hands that fills me with joyful anticipation, and this is one of those. First, because it promises delightful, fruitful time ahead with my beloved daughter (who is 12). And second, because it is in itself a delightful book. I was immediately taken with its feminine cover and lightweight size, perfect for easy toting.

  • Each chapter is fairly short, at approximately 5 pages each. I would recommend this book for Mothers with daughters who are at the tween age of around 9-13. The description of the books says that it is not necessary to prep for any of the chapters, but I would still recommend reading it ahead of time just to get a feel for what type of book it is.

  • BUzz4mommies says:

    I was blessed to receive the devotional Between Us Girls by Trish Donohue and it has been amazing.

    Sometimes you really yearn for some deeper connections and conversations with your daughters as a mom, yet you don’t want to force it. This devotional steps you through daily or weekly Walks & Talks for Moms and Daughters. The basis is the Bible and growing and learning in faith, but it goes beyond that. Through these chapters you can learn more about each other in a more natural and unforced way. Some of it is light, like talking about eye color and some is heaverier. It talks through situattions like peer pressure and how to handle it with a bible view.

    I have looked forward to this time with my daughter every day and she loves it too.

  • I can’t wait to do this with my little girl. She’s only 7, but I still think this would be a good age to start this with. Ideally, it would be good to start once reading is no issue-but I still think we can make it work.

    This goes beyond a devotion, this is book made to inspire deep intimacy between mom and her precious girl.

    I needed this.

  • Moments says:

    My daughter is turning 8 (8!) next week….it seems like I was holding her in the hospital, I cannot believe how fast these years have flown by! Reading Trish’s book made me think about how much time I have had with my daughter and yet how many conversations and talks and moments I want to and need to share with her still before she is out on her own and not as dependent on me.

  • This is a lovely little book that you can do as much of as you like at a time. There are sharing questions, ice breakers, suggested scripture to read together, and things to talk about with your daughter, all focused on helping her to understand and talk about challenges in life and making good decisions. There is an emphasis on the mother’s discipleship, so this is a perfect choice for a Christian household.

  • Trish Donohue, has taken a great book and catapulted this issue, in my opinion. She takes some great conversation starters and turns them into something that can actually change the course of your daughters life.

  • This book is amazing! Each devotion-type section in this book serves as a conversation starter between moms and daughters. Topics include everything from friends to fashion, feelings to fears. There is even an appendix to help you have the conversation about abusive relationships.

  • Transformed says:

    Who should pick up BUGs? Any mom who wants or needs a starting point for important conversations with their daughter. I imagine these conversations would be best utilized with girls between the ages of 7yrs-18yrs. I understand that is a rather wide range, but these conversations would be wonderful for girls before hitting puberty, during the tumultuous time of middle school, or as a way to reconnect or solidify your relationship in high school.

    To be honest, you don’t have to be a mom to utilize this book. If you mentor or have a girl who calls you mom because you love her like a daughter. Then I would highly recommend picking up BUGs.

  • This is a fantastic book! Whether a mom or youth group leader, this book is amazing! The truths that come from this book are so powerful! I cannot wait to see more from this author. This devotional will be life changing for tweens and teens to come. I wish this was out when I was a teenager.

  • Tima Murrell says:

    The book is small and compact, but filled with lots of fun and useful information. The author begins with the idea of a walk between mother and daughter as they talk and share. Each chapter is based on this idea. They begin with a devotional or thought on the chapter’s subject. There are questions for the mom and daughter to answer, Bible passages to read, and thoughts to ponder. Each one covers a topic that needs to be addressed, a learning experience, or a subject that is connecting in regards to relationships. I loved the concept and can’t wait to try these out with my daughter.

  • I was so excited to get my hands on a copy of this book! Though I am a mom of a boy, I get lots of opportunities to minister to pre-teen and teen girls in my church and community and thought that this would be a great resource for me. I was right!

  • This book is absolutely full of good topics and conversation starters. It covers things such as friendships, feelings, families, fears, clothing, role model, hard times, and more.
    There are questions in the book for both mom and daughter, allowing both parties to share authentically and cause the relationship to grow.
    Scripture is intertwined throughout the conversation. Each chapter covers a significant portion of Scripture and I love that the passage is not included in the book (so you have to read it from your Bible).

  • This book is excellent! I love that it is set up to get mothers and daughters (or women and girls in general) talking about important issues and ties scripture into the discussions. I love the questions that accompany each walk! While my daughter is still kind of young for this book, I look forward to picking it up again when she is a little older, so we can do it together. For now, it was fun for me to go through and do my answers on the questions. I like that this book will get everyone thinking and stimulate discussion, some deep and some lighthearted.
    I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.

  • A great book for mothers and daughters to use to connect with each other and with God. This book is a good resource not only for mothers to use with their daughters, but for aunt-niece or older sibling younger sibling relationships as well. I love how there are questions for both the “moms” and “daughters” to ask and discuss. I would recommend this to mothers that want to better their parenting skills.

  • Sean & Shey says:

    Between Us Girls is a book that contains twenty-six gospel-driven talks to guide mothers through a simple, sustainable way to disciple their daughters. Reading God’s word together, asking one another questions, and being honest about their struggles, moms and daughters learn new habits and establish lifelong patterns for communicating about what matters most. This book is not very long at all, but the content is so incredibly rich. …

  • I think every Christian mom wants to share her faith in raising her daughter to love the Lord, yet it’s not always easy. Between Us Girls provides that framework in an easy-to-understand and enjoyable setting. Some questions are just plain fun, and no preparation or knowledge is necessary. And I think one of the most compelling features is that this study isn’t one sided; mom has to be open and honest also. It’s a fact that as two people in relationship grow closer to God, they also grow closer to each other, and that’s an added blessing of this study. The greatest compliment I can give is to say that I wish Between Us Girls had been available when my daughter was growing up. Highly recommended.

  • I really like this book, the topics and how it is laid out. Personally, I plan on using it to do bible journaling with my daughter. I find bible journaling works best for me when I have a bible study to use as a jumping off point. My daughter is the artistic type and loves to do artsy things with me (and artist I ain’t, so don’t be intimidated!).

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