Maidens by His Design Course
A beautiful workshop especially for mothers and daughters.
Maidens by His Design is a curriculum by Blessing God's Way Ministry. It is a biblical approach to teaching daughters 8 and up how their bodies are created to function. It's more than a class, it's a celebration!
Maidenhood is the first major milestone in a girls life as she goes through puberty and starts menstruation, her first signs of entering womanhood.
Some topics covered are:
Basic female reproductive organs and anatomy, hormones, cycle length, history and various cultural information, tools and gear, how to celebrate womanhood in a Godly manner, how to take thoughts captive, how to erase a spirit of fear, how to learn about herbs that are helpful for that time of the month, good nutrition, how to take care of yourself, and more. There is also time for fellowship and fun activities you and your maiden(s) will enjoy.
This course will act as a great starting point for you to further your knowledge on how to care for and respect your body as God's temple, allowing you to look ahead with great anticipation and not fear the other milestones as a woman that awaits you.
This course will be fun and engaging, including resources and ideas inspiring you for further communication and lovely traditions with your maiden(s)!
Investment is a modest fee of $80 for the first daughter. Additional daughters are $65 each. Repeat students with workbooks are $40 each. $40 if you coordinate your own group with at least 8 registered girls.
Why is a course on maidenhood needed?
The world has influenced woman of every age, even in the church, negatively and falsely about their bodies. Most woman do not have a true and thorough understanding of their bodies and therefore do not appreciate nor embrace its perfect design. Therefore, they are not capable or comfortable preparing their daughters for these beautiful milestones. We need accountability, we need support, we need resources to teach this from a Christian perspective.This course is a prefect way to help guide you as the mother and prepare you for further discussion.
Can I just teach this course to my daughter, myself?
Yes. If you decide you would rather teach the course alone with your daughter, you can purchase the kit at Blessinggodsway.com
However there are many benefits for attending this course with your daughter. There is something to be said about normalizing this topic with a community of woman. We make this day not only educational but a celebration of womanhood! As woman's health educators we bring a knowledge base to this topic and we make the day fun for you too with lots of activities and prizes!
How do I know if my daughter is ready to learn about puberty and menstruation?
You are more likely to wait too long then to approach her too early. The Maidens by His Design curriculum recommends 8 years and up because most girls start showing signs of readiness and curiosity around this time. The average age for mothers to take this course is 10-11.This a very delicate subject and each family must decide how and when they will approach it but I can help guide you whenever you decide to do that. If we expose our daughters to this information in a non-embarrassing way, they will take in what they want that's appropriate to their own maturity level and then we can continue to nurture their needs as they mature. I believe that talking about our bodies in a factual way and explaining normal functions at an early age is the first step to viewing our bodies as wonderful creations and not something to be ashamed of. For example- calling body parts by their rightful name, never teasing or embarrassing them and exposing them to normal things like breastfeeding and birth is a natural foundational step for future conversations.
My daughter has already started her period, will she still benefit from this course?
Absolutely! Just because she has already started her period doesn't mean she understands it or thinks of it as a positive thing, if fact, most likely she doesn't. We are sure, you'll probably learn something too and be inspired!
Will my daughter be embarrassed taking this course with other girls?
No, I do not believe so. At the beginning of class I ask ?Who is a little embarrassed to be here today to learn about this?? and maybe one or two will raise their hands (and I am sure there are others not raising their hands) but I quickly say ?This is exactly why we are doing this course.? We are offering this course so that it isn?t taboo anymore, so that girls and women can begin to support one another during this time. We encourage discretion at all times and for them not to discuss this issue with just anyone ? but encourage them to use this class as an opportunity to ask questions and be comfortable and safe in doing so. Toward the end of the class the daughters are having SUCH a good time together. They will never forget their experience of taking this course, LORD willing.
Is this like a sex ed class?
No. We do not talk about sex, birth control or introduce the male parts? but instead provide resources for you to learn that as a family.