Raising daughters can be a challenging task! How will we ever teach them everything they need to know? Polished Cornerstones can help! This 497-page, spiral-bound book will help you focus on the skills and attitudes your daughters need to develop. (For a similar resource geared for boys, see Plants Grown Up.)
Polished Cornerstones offers hundreds of different ideas for Bible study projects, reading material, and practical, everyday activities to help prepare your daughters for godly womanhood (and to help them live godly lives as young women).
Polished Cornerstones is a tool that allows you to be flexible, picking and choosing from a variety of projects to meet each daughter’s unique needs.
Projects in each chapter are categorized for beginning, intermediate, and advanced age levels so you can start work in each area with very young girls, and continue to disciple your older daughters with more challenging assignments.
Each project is also labeled with the school subjects it relates to so that homeschoolers can incorporate projects into their academic school day.
Each chapter includes evaluation questions for parents and daughters. These help pinpoint weak areas, stimulate discussion, and lead to more specific prayer with and for your daughters.
Includes many charts and forms to encourage serious family and independent Bible study. Your daughter will learn how to be a student of the Word as she completes these projects.
Improvements to the new edition include:
Easier-to-read, updated text and layout
Easier-to assign projects (now divided into beginning, intermediate, and advanced)
More help with choosing and planning projects, with sample lesson plans and step-by-step instructions
More projects for younger girls ages 4 through 9
Up-to-date recommendations for other character-building books and media
Insights from 12 more years of parenting experience (our daughter has her own daughter now!)
Reproducible forms mean that one copy of this book will serve for all your daughters (and maybe even a few granddaughters!). A CD of PDF printable forms is included free when you order the book from Doorposts.
Your satisfaction is guaranteed!
View Table of Contents & Sample Chapter "An Honest Woman"
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Bible verses are quoted from the King James Version.
Erika of MA, 1/20/2015
This book is a resource that I refer to for all of my girls- from ages 6-19. It is written in such a way that it is applicable to any age! A word of warning- it is convicting! Many times as I was looking through and gathering my plan to use a certain topic, I found myself realizing that I have much room to grow too. I love how it is so scripture based and not psychology based. I recommend it for anyone raising girls.
I have bought and used almost every product from Doorposts over the last 20 years so it was hard for me to choose a favorite. This wonderful book has helped me to learn how to study the Bible more than anything else I have ever read. I love, love, love the reproducible charts that are throughout the book. Highly recommend this and everything else Pam Forster has written.
Mom of 4 of Lebanon PA, 7/29/2014
This is the most amazing Bible Study/ Guide for young girls and moms! You will never need any other!
Mom to 3 girls of CA, 7/24/2014
This book is so thorough and well thought out, I don't think I could ever complete all of the ideas in it! With that said, it's easy to go to any topic and choose age appropriate exercises to do with your daughter. Lots of ideas for how to use the book are included, as well as reproducible forms. Everything is linked to scripture! This book has been a blessing.
L. Nightingale of New York, 1/29/2014
I LOVE this resource. As a mom of four daughters, I have used Polished Cornerstones for the last 13 years as an aide to teach godly character to my girls. We wore our first copy out and bought the new edition a few years ago. We love the updates! I devised a 10 year plan to use with each of my girls so that I would be thorough in teaching them all the virtues they need to live a godly life. Great book - I recommend it all the time!
Mikki of KS, 7/30/2013
My very young daughter and I are just beginning to use this book. She is only 4, so I don't do much with her. Mainly I am using this book to better prepare myself for using it with her in the future. She can follow along with me for now. I have found it a great resource for myself! Helps me think & do things the way I should - because I have little eyes watching me!! It also provides me with a study guide that can be in depth (or as short as) I need it to be. Thanks Doorposts!
Jessica of AZ, 5/16/2013
I can't say enough good things about this book! Love it. I've used it as a character building study for my daughter for several years and have seen the fruits of our labor. With the range of activities, I'm sure we'll be using it for years to come!
We have three girls (so far :-)) and LOVE that this book breaks down ideas and projects to use to teach and train beginning at very young ages. This has been so helpful to truly train them up since the days of their youth... :-) THANK YOU for all the work you put in to create such a wonderful resource for young mothers! May the Lord bless us all in our endeavors!
Mrs. Wieling of IA, 4/4/2011
This book has far exceeded my expectations! My husband and I will be foster parents soon. We are looking for activities to help show them the sinfulness of man, love of Christ, promote godly character and to help us organize our days. This book does all of these things!
Mom of Five of Kansas, 7/9/2010
I really like the way this study guide is laid out. I used it years ago for a while, but shelved it because my daughter was too young at the time - and I expected a little too much of her so it was frustrating. Now we're working on it again, and I know to be a little more laid back about it! I'm very excited about using it again, especially knowing that I don't have to do the work of the Lord in my daughter's heart - He'll take care of that Himself! :)
Michelle Albanese of Pennsylvania, 7/29/2007
I have a five year old daughter and I purchased Polished Cornerstones a few months ago.
I have been reviewing it this summer in preparation for the (home) school year and it is so amazingly wonderful! I come from a broken home and where mental illness, anger and unhappiness created a mixture of fear and misery. I knew that I wanted a different life for my children and our home is 180 degrees. Still, I did not have that foundation to be able to think of all the things included in this book. With the Lord's help, I found my own way after many, many mistakes and heartbreaks. My daughter will not experience those things thanks to people like the Forsters (Praise the Lord!).
The book uses activities (not just readings), at all ages, to interest my daughter in the qualitites that I want her to develop. We will go through this book over and over as she gets older to do the projects for each age. The availability of the references and kits are very convenient too!
Thanks for taking the time for putting such a wonderful book together - especially for those of us who don't have a parental example to follow!