being daughters rooted in grace
Terra A. Mattson, M.A. LMFT, LPC
About the Book
We cannot give to our daughters what we have not received ourselves, and a courageous woman knows she cannot do this journey alone. Weaving together biblical truth and clinical wisdom, this book will inspire, empower, and equip you to be a woman of courage right where you are, while challenging you to invest in the women and girls around you.
In this book we cover topics like:
- Body Image
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Joi—mom of 2, Texas
Beth—mom of 3
Crystal—mom of two boys
Becky—mother of 3, soul-friend to many
Jennifer—CourageousGirls mom and CourageousGirls leader; mom of 3
CourageousGirls mom of teen girl
Courageous is inspiring and beautifully written. It touches on many of the issues women face today such as the comparison game, body image, sexuality, friendships and more. Terra shares what it means to be “courageous” through the telling of her own journey and gives practical step by step examples of how we as women can commit ourselves to becoming a Courageous Girl. This book has helped me be more intentional with my parenting and conversations especially with my teen-age daughter. Through this book, I’m able to talk more openly with her about the hard issues and be honest and real. This book is a must read for all women!
Kristen—mom of 3
Diana—grandma of 6 girls
In “Courageous,” Terra Mattson shares priceless insights that serve as a starting point and generational foundation for enriching the relationships of every woman. I am thankful that my daughter, granddaughters and I have been blessed through Courageous Girls and her far-reaching message of courage in God’s sure love and power.
Travis—father of 1 girl and 2 boys
I have always had a high level of respect and love for the women in my life, but Courageous was packed with enlightening wisdom that taught me to fill my daughter with our heavenly father’s love
This book helped me realize more of what my wife, children and grandkids need. I also learned more about what I need as a child of God. Though this book was written for women, I think I was surprised by the truths I found for my own life and the power of grace. As Terra would say, “It’s never too late.”
Terra Mattson has written a book for every woman ready to face her fears, fight for her dreams and show her daughters how to live the very same way. With grace and skill, she shows us the possibilities that exist as women sink their roots deep into the love of God while keeping their arms outstretched to a broken world. It’s a beautiful, hopeful picture, indeed.
One of the most life-giving guides for helping young women learn to winsomely follow Jesus in a post-Christian culture. Terra’s years as a Licensed Professional Counselor make this biblically- anchored book relatable and applicable, providing many practical how-to’s for flourishing in grace.
Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott
#1 New York Times bestselling authors of Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts
Terra Mattson is the real deal. She not only speaks from experience as a mom and as a professional counselor, but she stands on a mountain of research and biblical wisdom. We’ve followed her work for years and we are thrilled to see her put this message into such an accessible and practical book. If you have a daughter in your life, you need this book.
Steven R. Tracy, PhD
Co-Founder and International President of Mending the Soul
Professor of Theology and Author of Mending the Soul: Understanding and Healing Abuse
We have served families, adolescents, and children for over forty years and have never seen the challenges we are facing today. If there was ever a time mothers needed an engaging, biblically and culturally astute guide for parenting girls, it is now. Terra has blessed mothers and daughters with exactly such a book. Courageous is filled with practical insights and wisdom delivered in a fresh and engaging style.
Celestia G. Tracy, MA
Co-Founder & Director of Mending the Soul
Author of Mending The Soul Workbook, Caring for the Vulnerable Child and Princess Lost: The Story of our Daughters
In our estimation Terra Mattson has produced a masterpiece in this practical, biblical guide for raising healthy girls in today’s confusing culture. She weaves a mother’s passionate heart, like a vibrant gold thread, with extensive clinical experience and biblical knowledge, to guide parents in how to best protect and direct their daughters. Courageous is a must read for every adult who loves a girl and wants to see her safely grow into a courageous and healthy woman who embraces justice and mercy in a world desperate for love.
Gerry Breshears, PhD
Professor of Theology, Western Seminary, Portland, OR
Reading Courageous encouraged me deeply – What a marvelous resource for all who hear God’s challenging command to raise children in the way and grace of the LORD. Terra’s godly wisdom flows from her life as a faithful student of God’s Word, as a Mom in a complicated world, and as a Marriage and Family counselor who has seen it all. It’s written especially for Mothers, but Fathers must read it too because you treasure your daughters.
Pastor for Women, Rolling Hills Community Church, OR
How do we even begin to navigate through this crazy world? So many different voices telling us who we should be, what we should do and where to find our identity. As I read and reread the pages of Courageous: Being Daughters Rooted in Grace I find true stories addressing issues that can seem overwhelming to us as women (and men). Terra brings a unique blend of real life and graceful wisdom that tenderly helps us see who we are through the eyes of the loving God who created us. As we begin to know ourselves we can also begin to journey with others to know themselves. This book combines Terra’s heart as a parent, her experience as a therapist and her authentic love for Jesus. The result is a book I feel everyone must not only read but begin to put into practice. I continue to find myself connecting the truth of its pages as a mom of two 20- something daughters, as a Nonni to two grandboys and someone who desires to live a life of abundance and freedom as the person God created me to be. As a pastor for over 20 years I have found it invaluable to connect the guidance and hope within its pages with so many people.
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