"A few weeks ago, my good friend asked me if I would like to review a new 'finishing' course for girls. When I received it, I was SO impressed!! It is just wonderful...The book is laid out in these scripture-based sections... and it is totally engaging!! Makes me feel about 14 all over again. Myklin really lay things out for the girls who read and journal in the course. The scriptures say 'Let no one look down upon you in your youth'... I think this is so pertinent for Myklin. She is young; however, the Lord has prepared her for this book.. It is FULL of wonderful Scriptures and great quotes!! It is very complete. The more I look through this course.. the more I am impressed with just what a miracle it is. I used to review 'character' and 'self-esteem' curricula for Christian programs. They were 99% junk. I wish this one had been around when I was teaching young girls who were opting out of the public school programs for 'health'. It would have been SO perfect... Maybe it just took a Holy Spirit inspired young person to do it!!"
- Heather Idoni, of www.educationforthesoul.com, www.christianhomeschooling.us, www.belovedbooks.com, and www.easyfunschool.com
Read a transcript of Heather Idoni's online interview with Myklin! Simply send a blank e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A few years ago, Myklin Cox was approached by a homeschooling mother and asked to teach a Christian young ladies' class on manners and social graces. After teaching a number of such classes very successfully, Myklin felt the Lord leading her to compile the materials and handouts she used into a book format. The result is What Every Girl Should Know.
Writing in a very engaging and personal style, Myklin takes young girls on a journey through many of the issues they face in their growing-up years. She begins by laying the foundation with the most important Person every girl should know the Lord Jesus Christ. Without a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, there truly is no point in learning anything else in life.
After laying that foundation, the book begins discussing many practical issues such as gifts and talents, proper health, social graces, friendships and role models, home economics, and relationships with boys. Woven in with the practical ideas and helps are Scripture passages to aid girls in developing a biblical view on these topics.
This 150-page textbook/workbook is ideal to use in variety of settings. From mother-daughter mentoring times to young girls's Bible studies to a class like the material was originally written for, this book is very adaptable to your unique situation. Myklin initially wrote the book with 10- to 15-year-olds in mind, but 8- to 18 year-olds have gone through the material and found it enjoyable and helpful.
This book is especially ideal for older young women who would like to start a class like Myklin did. There are so many girls who need to learn basic social graces and manners from a biblical perspective. Because of this book's approach, it is appropriate for a wide audience. It would be an excellent tool to use for a group of girls in your neighborhood, your church, or your local homeschooling group.
- Crystal Paine, of http://MoneySavingMom.com
Review first posted on http://ladiesagainstfeminism.com
It is my privilege and honor to introduce Myklin Cox to you and her book, What Every Girl Should Know: A Christian Finishing Course for Young Women.
Every now and then in the homeschool community, you meet someone who has been homeschooled all their childhood, and you can see all the love and goodness and joy that was poured into the child coming out through the fruit the child displays.
Myklin Cox is one of those people. I am so thankful to her parents for homeschooling her and raising her in the way she should go! What a blessing she is to young Christian women and their parents. Her bubbly, positive, honest, and virtuous outlook is definitely something I would want my daughter to look to as a good example of a virtuous woman of God.
I wish I would have had this resource when my oldest child -- my stepdaughter -- was growing up. It would have been so much fun to go through this book with her!
When I was growing up, I belonged first to the Brownies, then the Girl Scouts, then the Cadets. By the time I was in Cadets I really didn't fit in, and so I focused on being involved in our girls' group at church. I credit my experiences in these groups with teaching me a lot of the social graces and leadership skills I have today. I didn't have the privilege of being home schooled or coming from a refined family. There were many gaps in my learning that the lessons in these organizations taught me.
It is rare to find a thriving girls' group in today's churches. It would be wonderful to start one yourself -- whether you are an older woman, or a younger woman, or even an older teen -- in order to mentor young women.
That is what this wonderful book is all about! Myklin Cox has given us a wonderful tool in which to disciple the young women in our homes, churches and communities.
I see so many young ladies in my community confused about their "womanliness", and how to take care of themselves. It's not entirely their fault -- how are they to know if no one teaches them? The messages they get from the media are confusing, and most often contrary to God's Word. But how are they to know what God's Word says if Christian women do not lead them?
"How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?" (Romans 10:14)
This book is a wonderful study for a mother and daughter to go through, or for a woman to teach in her homeschool coop, Sunday School, or Bible Study for young ladies. (I plan to use it with my granddaughters as soon as they are old enough.) It is lively, easy to use, interesting, engaging, and full of information "every girl should know!"
First and foremost, the book emphasises the young woman's relationship with Christ and her spiritual health. Then, it moves into taking care of the body that God gave her for Him to dwell in. Diet, exercise, posture, clothing, skin care, and hair care are discussed.
The book also discusses friendship, manners, role models, and Christian Character. It reminds the young woman that God has given her gifts, talents and abilities that God has a purpose for!
Home Economics, cooking, laundry, mending, sewing and caring for a home are discussed along with accepting God's timing and future.
Modesty, and seeking God's will for her lifelong mate are also taught in this book.
When I was going through my teen years, I do not recall anyone discussing all of these issues in such an honest, fresh, and loving way! Myklin Cox manages to reach into the hearts of young women and bring to light the things that are really on their minds.
Mothers who are shy about talking about growing up will find this book a wonderful tool. Church leaders who see a need to reach out to the young women who are lost and searching for their identity in Christ will be able to use this to teach those seeking young women.
I will be using this book in this coming school year to teach a young 16-year old girl with special needs. She mimics what she sees in the media. And why shouldn't she if that's the only instruction she has received? She attends my cottage school (and is my only female student!) and we will be using this as her health credit this year.
I love this book. Myklin has a real gift to teach and reach young women. You will love her CDs, too, and I hope you will purchase them for your school this coming year!
Myklin is becoming a true leader in our daughter's lives, and I for one am thankful that she has been called to "teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children" (Titus 2:4).
- Karla Akins, of http://homeschoolblogger.com/love4books
"What Every Girl Should Know by Myklin Cox is a workbook-styled charm course that is aimed at helping teenage girls to develop God's best in their lives. My own daughters (13 and 11) recently attended a Myklin Cox workshop based on this workbook. We have been working through it on a regular basis ever since. What we've liked most about this book is that it lets you work through spiritual topics (personal quiet times, your relationship with Jesus) and practical topics (health and social grace issues, relationship issues with both genders) and more, with lots of Scripture references AND places to apply them in your life! Furthermore, we've seen the fruits of this study in our daily lives. Frequently my daughters will share with their brothers and sisters or dad about what they are learning (with the brothers, it is usually something from the manners section)! The course is designed to be used as a personal devotion, during a one-on-one time with a mentor or a mom, or even in a larger group setting such as a church group or co-op. Myklin Cox, now 21 years old, is a homeschool graduate. She is well-spoken and very transparent in her desire to help godly teenage girls come closer to Christ through their daily walk, habits and personal character. We've really enjoyed her book (aimed at 10-18 year old girls) and think that others would too."
- Amanda, Homeschool Mother, Iowa
"Heard of you through Heather Idoni's newletter! Thank you so much for writing this. I know it will be a blessing for my 13 year old daughter. God bless you and your ministry!"
- Sheri, Arkansas
"Hello! I am very excited about your book! I found your book while I was searching for a christian course that would teach my girls manners and home economics and social graces. After a lot of searching and nothing really fitting the bill, I came across your web page and was excited to see that your book covered everything I was looking for!! My girls are age 12 & 10 so this should be perfect for them. I might even have my girls' Bible study use this book for their next study. Thanks, & God Bless!"
"What Every Girl Should Know can be summed up in two words. Refreshing and Inspiring! As the mother of a young girl I've seen first hand the excitement in her eyes and heard the eagerness in her voice to work through this book. I've looked at other curriculum covering these topics and this one by far surpasses them all. The way the author wove Godly living and personal commitment throughout this book makes it a reality for girls. The format for a girl and that special older woman to work through this book together is a memory in the making. Thank you, Myklin."
- Jeanne, Homeschool Mother
"In What Every Girl Should Know, I have learned some manners I hadn't thought of before. One example is to be more encouraging in relationships. I have tried to put the manners Myklin taught into practice and to be more like a young lady. I have really liked taking this class from Myklin. I hope she will offer a second class like this. I'd be the first to sign up!"
- Noelle, Age 12
"What should every girl know? As I went through this book I learned six things that every girl should know. The first and most important was to know my Lord and Savior and to understand that He has a plan for my life. The second, third, and fourth lessons covered spending time with Him, learning how to care for this body He has given me, and how to look for good character in others. The fifth was to find out what abilities and talents God has given me so that I can be a blessing to others. The last was to know that the Lord's timing is perfect in every situation. I learned little things from each section that helped me to know more about how the Lord created me in a different and unique way. This has helped me in bettering who I am and seeing myself as God sees me."
- Gina, Homeschool Student, Age 18
Homeschool Curriculum Survey
Did you enjoy going through WEGSK? Why or why not? Yes. Because it was written just for girls so I learned everything I needed to know.
What was your favorite part? The part about finding out what personality you have. I was the scholar, artist, and social butterfly. I also liked the recipes because I love to cook!
Are you going to make changes in your life because of something you learned? What kind of changes? I am asking the Lord to show me what to do with my abilities. Even if it means a single life.
Would you recommend this to others? Why or why not? Yes. Because it helps you grow in all the areas where you need help.
What would you say to someone who is considering going through WEGSK? To not be afraid to write your personal things in here because I was when I started, but now I'm not!
Other comments: I loved this book! I did it with school and it was my favorite school subject.
- Lisa, Age 12
Girl's Night Out
"We are planning a 'Girls Night Out' overnight Bible Study for the teenage girls of our church. We have decided to use your book for the study! We are really excited about this. Thanks!"
- Lana, Alabama
"I have known Myklin since she was 11 years old. I have seen the Lord work in her all these years, developing her into the beautiful Godly woman she is today. Even when she was young my husband and I knew Myklin was the kind of girl we wanted our daughters to follow as an example (and they have). It was for this reason I encouraged Myklin to teach a discipleship type class teaching young girls to be everything Jesus would want them to be. All of us who know Myklin are thrilled to have this book to treasure with our daughters, as we know it will only inspire them in their walk with the LORD. Isn't that the desire of every Christian mother's heart?" - Wendy, Mother of six
Youth Girl's Bible Study
"I am so excited to have found your study. I am about to begin teaching a girls class to Jr. High and a few High School aged girls. Your study is perfect so far as I can see. Thank you so so much for putting together such a wonderful study."
- Christine, Michigan
"This book covers a wide range of topics from practical to spiritual with each subject being backed by Scripture. It is written from a perspective teenage girls can understand. Now more than ever, girls need to know what God's Word says about His plan for their lives and how to follow it. I highly recommend What Every Girl Should Know for youth girl's Bible study."
- Michele, Youth Pastor's Wife
"What Every Girl Should Know is the first Bible study I've ever read that makes me feel like I am actually sitting across from the facilitator one-on-one, face-to-face learning 'what every girl should know'...From a grandmother's point of view, I only wish I would have had access to this information when I was growing up. What a blessing!! Some of this stuff I didn't know! I've been taught a thing or two. I am delighted that my granddaughter was able to to take this Bible study. I can already see evidence of 'fruit that lasts' in her life. I can see that this study could also be used by mothers and grandmothers to teach their children and grandchildren one-on-one 'what every girl should know'...The most important point...I love the way that Jesus was brought into this study. Myklin, you have allowed God to work through you to grace the pages of this study with His fingerprints of love and wisdom, for both spiritual and practical application. What a priceless study! Thank you for being transparent and so willing to share your personal life and testimony with others so they could be encouraged and blessed! Myklin, well done good and faithful servant! May God bless you in your service to Him as you share with others your love, wisdom and encouragement by pouring out to others what God has so gracefully poured into you."
- Roxie, Grandmother, & Women's Ministry Director
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