Did you know that a girl’s confidence peaks at the age of nine?

Statistics report that 7 out of every 10 girls don’t feel like they measure up.  

Moms, how can we raise our daughters with the confidence to pursue courageous and fearless lives?

Today’s Better Together podcast guest, author and Proverbs 31 Ministry speaker, Lynn Cowell, tells us about her journey to discover what it means to be brave and courageous in her life. As women of all ages fight to find that same confidence, Lynn wants to equip our young tweens so that they can find confidence sooner in life. She is the author of the new book, Brave Beauty: Finding the Fearless, a companion guide written for girls between the ages of 8-12 years old.

I loved so many things about our conversation!  As the seventh of eight children, Lynn grew up in a community where everyone followed the beaten path. Yet, Lynn made a bold move in her early years that put her a path toward God’s unique purpose for her life.  

One of the most powerful observations was when Lynn explained how culture drives our girls to build their confidence on three shaky foundations: 

1. Someone (like a relationship with someone);

2. Some Place (career/status); or

3. Something (beauty, education).

But, all of those things can be lost or taken because much of life is out of our control. So, to help our daughters, let’s journey along with them to help them to build unshakeable confidence on an unshakeable God because they can’t lose God!

What if your confidence has been shaken? Lynn has something for you, too!

Lynn has a new Bible study for women titled Make Your Move: Finding Unshakeable Confidence Despite Your Fears and FailuresThere are a lot of strong, confident women in the Bible! Lynn has created a Bible study so that you can learn from these women, some of them you might not know, but they will inspire to reach for God’s best!

Mom, if you have a daughter in elementary school or junior high, would you do me a favor and check out Lynn’s website. Our world is coming hard after young girls, but we can equip them to stand strong and confident in Jesus’ name.


Lynn’s website – including free resources!

Brave Beauty: Finding the Fearless You

Make Your Move: Finding Unshakeable Confidence Despite Your Fears and Failures

Lynn’s books can be found at Proverbs 31 or at your favorite Christian Retailers.


Lynn Cowell is a Proverbs 31 Ministries author and speaker who helps moms become wise women so they can raise wiser daughters.



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