Tuesday, May 6, 2014

book review: Daughters in Danger

Daughters in Danger: Helping Our Girls Thrive in Today's Culture 
by We women like to imagine that we are perfectly safe and independent. I know daughters, especially teenagers feel that adventuresome urge to ''get out there and see the world''. But what do we do when we let them and the world gets them?
When they are scarred emotionally or physically by the world? 
Maybe it's not necessarily a desire for adventure but rather a need for love which your daughter is experiencing? It is natural for girls to look forward to marriage in their future. However, it is the duty of the parents to keep her safe from 'predators'. And how much should your daughter know about the dangers in the world? 
Author Elayne Bennett deals carefully with many, many issues of our day and age in this new book; Daughters In Danger. 
I really appreciated her stand and views on daughters. Although agreeing that women must be protected, she doesn't hold to a 'prison-like' view of daughters. She's not suggesting total control and protection in a drastic manner. Yet she shares story after story of true happenings in the lives of many young women. Several of these accounts are disturbing. Yet it's important that lenient parents realize what's out there instead of turning a deaf ear to the evils of the world. The world that their daughter could be experiencing in college, work, apartment life, etc. Let us make wise choices. Not to live in fear, but to live thoughtfully.