How to Parent Your Daughter Through Heartbreak

As a parent, seeing your child heartbroken can leave you feeling helpless. Whether she got cut from the field hockey team or broken up with, seeing your daughter’s sweet spirit get crushed is never easy.  

The shortest verse in the Bible (in English!) is John 11:35—do you know it? It reads, “Jesus wept.” Jesus’s grief over losing His friend Lazarus must have been difficult for the Father to see. Loss can be shattering. But this reality of a heartbroken Jesus can serve as a powerful reminder of resiliency.   

In the wake of a loss, guide your girl toward new activities like exercising at home or hanging with friends. While she won’t be able to raise Lazarus from the dead and cure her grief the way Jesus did, there is value in understanding that life goes on.  

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American Heritage Girls

American Heritage Girls is the premier national character development organization for young women that embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement. AHG is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country.