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I write today with a heavy heart, an invitation, and a prayer request.

Why My Heart Is So Heavy...

This week I got a photo of one of my True Girls engrossed in her Bible when she was just nine years old.

Along with the photo, came this pleading of a mom’s heart:

“I am reaching out to ask if you would pray for my daughter who is now 15. We spent much of this last year just trying to keep her alive as we journeyed a road of depression, self harm and suicide. The enemy's grip on our girl is overwhelming. Just a week ago she came to us to share that she is pansexual. We are now journeying through what it means to love her and care for her and walk down this new - very unfamiliar- very heartbreaking road.”

Sadly, I’m getting letters like this on a weekly basis from mothers. In a world where gender is fluid, it is critical that we teach our daughters what the Bible instructs about the importance of maleness and femaleness. The book of Genesis teaches us that our gender is a significant way in which we glorify God and reflect His image to this lost world. (Genesis 1:27) We must protect the integrity of our biological sex. That’s why I have a special invitation and prayer request to share with you.

Here’s My Invitation..

Thankfully, the mother who wrote to me tuned into the Revive Our Hearts conference I helped facilitate with Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth this past weekend. And there she heard the hope-filled story of Laura Beth Perry, who lived in terrible gender confusion for more than a decade. But God set her free with His truth.

I will not soon forget the power of God’s hope pouring over women as I stood on stage next to Laura (and Mary Kassian) while she prayed over women whose loved ones are deeply confused.

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What you cannot see in this photo is how many women were standing to ask for prayer. Tears flowed freely, but so did hope. That’s what happens when we expose ourselves to both truth-filled stories of redemption and the Truth of God’s Word.

That’s why I’m hosting a four-week, online book club for girls aged 8-12 and their moms, grandmas, big sisters...why I even had an aunt write to me today to tell me she’s attending with her nieces! Together we must plant the Truth about gender into the next generation and instill hope in the mothers who are raising them.

I invite you to prayerfully find an 8-12 year old girl that you know and love and register for this important four-week experience today.

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Together with our new lead teacher, Shani McKenzie, we will guide you and your favorite tween girl through four weeks of truth-filled conversations that help her to believe, “It’s Great to Be a Girl!” Your registration includes:

  • A book for a tween girl
  • A book for you
  • Weekly online Bible study led by myself or Shani
  • Weekly body care pep-talks with Staci Rudolph
  • Peer power as girls across the globe declare God’s Truth

(Our conversations and the book for tweens will not reference any counterfeits or confusing messages, but those topics may come up during these four weeks. If they do, you can be grateful that you’ll be able to address any confusion before it has time to take root in an innocent heart and mind.)

Here’s My Prayer Request...

You may be saying, “I don’t have a tween to bring to this study.” That’s OK. I’d like to ask you to be on our prayer team. I’ve never asked this of you for one of our studies, but I think this is such a battle ground!

Will you mark your calendar to pray every Monday with me and my team from October 25-November 15? (We’ve been so encouraged by some prayer warriors who’ve even registered so they can follow the content and pray specifically!)

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I want you to pray for two things.

First, pray that mothers are given hope and courage to talk about this issue with their daughters, even if there is a battle already waging. As the mom who wrote to me shared, hearing Laura Perry’s story restored hope. She wrote this to me:

As I tuned into the Live Stream on Saturday I sat and wept as Laura shared her story and the panel you were part of after.

But hope rose up in her. And then, she asked me to pray for her daughter (who, let me remind you, claims to be pansexual). She wrote:

I know you must receive endless emails and requests...but I just thought I would ask for one more name to be added to your prayers. My prayer is that when God gets her heart the seeds we (your ministry/our home/our church) have planted in her will show themselves and she will remember the God of her childhood.

Again, I have countless emails like this!

My second prayer request is that you would join me in asking God’s Holy Spirit to supernaturally protect the hearts and minds of those who join us for this study and for every single mom who has written to me this year asking for intercession.

Will you pray with me?

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P.S. Here is a link to Laura Perry’s testimony and a conversation that Mary Kassian and I had with her for Revive Our Hearts. I think it will encourage and equip you as you interface with conversations on this important topic.