I see the struggle of confidence in young girls firsthand, especially with my freshman students. They struggle with friends, body image, boys, grades, and so much more. I see them measure themselves based on these standards. We have to take a different approach to battling their lack of confidence than just telling them that these standards do not define who they are.
At the school where I teach, we ask the students taking Freshman Theology to write their own gospel. This exercise asks them to practice many skills, but I believe the most important aspect they learn while writing their gospel is to develop a true relationship with Jesus. Whether they have known Jesus or not, the experience of writing their own creative, fictional story of an encounter with Christ puts them face to face with their Savior.
Before they begin writing their story, they must choose an image of Jesus….