My daughter is struggling with the lie that the Bible and Bible study is for a time when she is older. How do I get her excited about God’s Word?

The Bible is a lamp for her feet and a light for her path...not just when she is older, but now! (Psalm 119:105) Teach her how to turn it on! 

One idea is to study the Bible with your daughter in different ways during different seasons of her development. Instead of setting her free to do it solo, walk beside her.  (True Girl offers seasonal online Bible studies for tweens and moms and also for teens and their moms.)  You can read a few verses of the Bible together at breakfast or bedtime.  Encourage your daughter to create a goal around her Bible reading.  Maybe she’d like to finish the New Testament by the end of sixth grade (and when she does, you’ll have a celebration!).

Another thing to consider is providing her age-appropriate tools to study God’s Word. You might pick out a translation that would be easy for her to understand and get her a Bible as a gift. Our True Girl subscription plan provides easy-to-digest daily devos for tweens.  True Girl is currently writing a series of Bible studies specifically for older tweens, and the first one is currently available.  Right now, you can join Dannah and Staci Rudolph as they lead a six-week online study of the first one, Ruth: Becoming a Girl of Loyalty.