Respected family advocate Elayne Bennett brings hope and encouragement to families and shows the way to save our daughters from the many threats they face.
Many girls today are caught up in a world that devalues them and prioritizes perceived needs and desires, in ways that will break their very hearts. Much of our culture undermines girls and damages their souls.
Elayne Bennett has worked tirelessly in urban, suburban, and rural environments to bring hope and guidance to the lives of girls. In Daughters in Danger she reveals:
- How American families can rescue daughters from the negative and destructive patterns of our culture
- Why progressive feminism is the wrong answer and an inadequate solution
- How mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, friends, schools, colleges and universities can be involved in saving our daughters
- The success of the Best Friends and Best Men program models
We all—especially families—bear the responsibility for encouraging and supporting, training and directing, loving and cherishing daughters everywhere. This book is an inspiring call to take action for their sakes.
I had really high hopes for this book but honestly, I had a hard time getting through it.
A large portion of the book talks about a lot of worst case scenarios and horror stories. While I think it is important to know about the stats of abuse toward women and from different scenarios so that we can pick out the red flags and learn from them, I think the author went a bit too far with how many examples she used. To me, it made the book feel very political I guess, and hard to keep interested.
We do live in a society that is not very kind to our girls, and we need to prepare our daughters. It’s unfortunate, but true. Many boys are growing up hearing that “boys will be boys, they can’t control themselves.” If a boy is being told that he is incapable of controlling himself, chances are he won’t even try.
We also live in a society in which our girls face a LOT of pressure to be pretty, skinny, liked by all of the boys. And that one of the best ways to be liked by the boys is to appeal to them sexually. Girls are learning that their worth is in their bodies, not their personalities.
Daughters in Danger is a good eye-opener. There is also good advice in the book.
It discusses looking for positive peer groups. The author stresses the importance of standing up against bullying and to be aware and be careful of social media, and how big of an influence it can be.
The author mentions that girls need to know that there is a difference between sex and love, and that sex is not a test of love. Friends respect each other and help each other make good decisions. She stresses multiple times that abstinence until marriage is the best policy.
The book has several chapters on how different influences in a girl’s life can help. There are chapters devoted to mothers and sisters, and fathers and brothers. There are chapters that also discuss what schools and peer groups can do to help, as well as why healthy relationships matter.
Overall, this book does have some good content, but I found it to be a difficult read and a bit too news-y for my tastes. I would have preferred something with more practical content; more ways to develop strong relationships with our daughters, tips on praying for our daughters, etc. For these reasons I give it a 3 out of 5 rating.Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Booksneeze.com. I was not otherwise compensated for doing this review and was not obligated to give a positive review.