According to findings by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, there are 27 distinct and unique human emotions. The list includes emotions like admiration and nostalgia along with sadness and boredom. Does your daughter recognize the God-given value in our wide range of emotions, even the “bad ones”?
It’s commonly misunderstood that emotions, especially in girls, are bad. That expressing emotion is somehow weak. But God welcomes us to feel our feelings. During Jesus’s time on Earth, He too felt human emotion. He cried when he lost His friend Lazarus, he cared for His disciples, and we all know He loved having fun at parties!
Encourage your girl to express her emotions in a healthy way, and recognize how God has given them to her for a definite purpose.
Listen to the Raising Godly Girls Minute with Patti Garibay: