How to Have a Close Relationship With Your Daughter
“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” – Ephesians 4:2
As a mother, having a daughter is a wonderful and challenging experience. However, building a close relationship with your daughter needs time, effort, patience and more love.
Here are some tips to have a close and healthy relationship with your daughter.
“Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.” – Matthew 18:19
As a parent, you should set as a good example to your daughter and stimulating your child’s faith is your priority. Teach her that prayer is a powerful thing and it is an act of worship and communicating with God. Read her Bible and invite her to pray with you in the morning or before bedtime. Teach them at an early age — quick and simple prayers for food, forgiveness, protection and blessings is a great idea to start with. Let your life be a living testimony to your daughter and show her that having a personal relationship with God is vital for the Christian’s walk of life.
Express your love to her.
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” – Ephesians 4:32
Celebrate accomplishments, nurture her with love, kiss her and tell that you love her. Write her simple notes saying how much you appreciate her existence and treat her to a date with you. Learn about her interest, spend time with her and engage in some activities together such as scrapbooking, journaling, sewing, cooking, baking, jewelry making, etc. “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:11
“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.” – Ephesians 4:31
Avoid having an intense argument with your daughter. Talk to her in a calm manner and explain your side clearly. If you have a conflict, handle it wisely and reconcile as soon as possible. We all have different views and opinions, but don’t make this difference be a wall to your relationship.
One of the most fulfilling relationships is having a healthy and close relationship with your daughter. She can be your best friend, confidante, source of joy and happiness. But, make sure to set clear boundaries with your daughter and let God be the center of your relationship with her.