Confident Moms, Confident Daughters

Helping Your Daughter Live Free from Insecurity and Love How She Looks

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What we say to our daughters lasts a moment. What we show our daughters lasts a lifetime.

No matter how much we try to tell our daughters that they are beautiful and lovable as they are, words are not enough. And if we're honest, we don't always set the best example. How can we build up confident girls if we struggle to be confident ourselves?

With deep compassion, Maria Furlough delves into the root causes of our insecurity, offers biblical guidance for seeing ourselves as God sees us, and shows how to model our newfound confidence to our impressionable daughters. Speaking as a daughter, a youth leader, and a mother, Furlough shares her own struggles and triumphs, as well as expert advice from a pediatrician, a nutritionist, a Christian counselor, and more.


"A life preserver for any mom raising daughters in an image-obsessed world."--from the foreword by Jennifer Dukes Lee, mom of two teenage daughters and author of It's All Under Control, The Happiness Dare, and Love Idol

"Confident Moms, Confident Daughters is the book my mom and I needed thirty years ago. Thank you, Maria, for re-mothering the insecure little girl part of this mom's heart and for giving hope that it is never too late to live free in Christ!"--Cheri Gregory, coauthor of Exhale: Lose Who You're Not, Love Who You Are, Live Your One Life Well


Maria Furlough is a wife to her husband, Dave, and a mother to one amazing eleven-year-old daughter, three ridiculously fun boys, and one baby boy who lives in the arms of Jesus. She teaches women's Bible studies and works as the Missions Team Leader at Lake Forest Church in Huntersville, North Carolina, and she is a former full-time youth pastor.


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"I wholeheartedly recommend Confident Moms, Confident Daughters to you. This book is like a life preserver for any mom drowning in the difficulties of raising daughters in an image-obsessed world. These pages will help you and your girls live free from insecurity."

from the foreword, Jennifer Dukes Lee, mom of two teenage daughters and author of It's All Under Control, The Happiness Dare, and Love Idol

"Confident Moms, Confident Daughters is the book my mom and I needed thirty years ago, as she battled her own body image issues and I was hospitalized for an eating disorder. The Confident Daughter Discussion Questions have sparked such nurturing conversations with my adult daughter, and the Confident Mom Challenges are both fun and healing. Thank you, Maria, for re-mothering the insecure little girl part of this mom's heart and for giving hope that it is never too late to live free in Christ!"

Cheri Gregory, coauthor with Amy Carroll of Exhale: Lose Who You're Not, Love Who You Are, Live Your One Life Well

"When I was growing up, I never felt confident in how I looked. My mom, bless her heart, would pinch the fat on my back just under my bra, reminding me I wasn't thin enough. She thought she was helping; she never knew that all it accomplished was to cause me to doubt I would ever be thin enough, pretty enough, or good enough to please her. Thank God mothering has changed since the late '50s and '60s! If you're the mom of a girl, you will appreciate the sound biblical wisdom and practical life applications (not to mention great prayers) in Maria Furlough's new book, Confident Moms, Confident Daughters. With honesty, clarity, and transparency, Maria shares her journey raising a daughter in today's world. Social media and all the images young girls face every day can easily cause them to compare themselves to others and lose confidence in who God has created them to be. Let Maria's sound words help you navigate raising a God-centered girl in a self-centered world."

Kate Battistelli, author of Growing Great Kids and The God Dare and mom to Grammy award-winning artist Francesca Battistelli

"This book is a compelling invitation to become the kind of women we dream our daughters will be--confident and content, secure and free. With humility and wisdom, Maria shows us how to surrender our insecurities and take hold of the confidence that is ours in Christ so that our daughters can do the same. Packed with practical tools and powerful application, Confident Moms, Confident Daughters is a lavish gift for any woman who wants to raise a girl who can look in the mirror and smile at what she sees. As a mom of three daughters and a mentor of many more, I'll be returning to these pages again and again."

Alicia Bruxvoort, mom of five and member of the Proverbs 31 Ministries writing team

"In Confident Moms, Confident Daughters, Maria Furlough invites women to step into a new story of courage that radically redefines beauty and encourages our next generation of young women to rise up in godly strength, embrace a biblically accurate perspective of self, and pursue Christ-centered confidence."

Gwen Smith, host of the Graceologie podcast, author of I Want It All and Broken into Beautiful, and cofounder of Girlfriends in God

"In Confident Moms, Confident Daughters, Maria reminds us that moms must live in transparent, healthy, and life-giving ways if we desire to raise girls who lean more on truth than on toxic mindsets and wayward cultural beliefs. I appreciate her honest portrayal of her own life and how she helps set us free from our past and nudges us toward a beautiful future as moms, daughters, and most importantly, daughters of God."

Amanda Bacon, mom of eight, author of Shiny Things: Mothering on Purpose in a World of Distractions, and cohost of the All the Mom Things podcast

"Confident Moms, Confident Daughters is a much-needed resource for all of us in our journey to raise confident daughters. How can we lead them if we aren't living it out ourselves? Maria tackles the issues of self-image, true beauty, and self-talk while we feel as though we are drinking coffee with her in real time. You will laugh, shed some tears, and gain confidence in what true beauty really is--in fact, it's already yours to have!"

Lori Benham, wife of author and speaker David Benham and mom of four


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    Maria Furlough

    Maria Furlough is a wife to her husband, Dave, and a mother to one amazing eleven-year-old daughter, three ridiculously fun boys, and one baby boy who lives in the arms of Jesus. She teaches women's Bible studies and works as the Missions Team Leader at Lake...

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