Courageous Girls Articles

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Recommendations Resources to Listen to, Read, and Watch—January 2021

Recommendations Resources to Listen to, Read, and Watch—January 2021

We've curated these books, articles, movies, videos, tools, courses, and more—just for you! Special Holiday Resources: Martin Luther King Jr. so eloquently shared that "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." As our nation honors Martin Luther King Jr....

Lessons Learned From 2020: A “Good Hard” Year

Lessons Learned From 2020: A “Good Hard” Year

Suffering has most certainly been a daily theme playing out over the course of this last year. We know, you probably just want to shove it aside and not talk about it anymore. But the truth is, we did find some treasures in the midst of all the hard.  A global...

Courageous: 5-Week Book Study with Terra Mattson

Courageous: 5-Week Book Study with Terra Mattson

If you find yourself weary, isolated, confused, and burned out, you might look around and wonder what's next. After a year of twists and turns, it's time to shore up where we are… we need each other and we need our God. Terra A. Mattson, co-founder of Courageous Girls...

Living Loved and Loving Others Well

Living Loved and Loving Others Well

Liz Dooley daughters Rowan (left) and Finley (right). Photo credit: Crystal Pettit Photography. My newborn daughter lay in the NICU, fighting for her life. Nothing I could do would fix her situation (which is especially challenging for a person like me who is wired as...

The Real Digital Dilemma: Our Children Need Us to Lead

The Real Digital Dilemma: Our Children Need Us to Lead

Client: I just reached 10,0000 followers on my instagram account!  Me: Wait. You have 10,000 followers? You are only 14 years old. Who is following you? Client: I don’t know. People. They just like my photos. Me: Can I see your photos?  Client: Sure. They are mostly...

Making a Toolbox for Anxiety

Making a Toolbox for Anxiety

by Megan O’Connell with Terra A. Mattson, MA LPC, LMFT Worry has been a constant companion of mine for as long as I can remember. And as much as I wished it away, it didn’t budge. So when my fourth grade teacher asked us to write a folktale about a character based on...

Mother/Daughter Trust Walk

Mother/Daughter Trust Walk

Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother. -Robin Jones Gunn

Trusting someone to guide you, blindfolded, to an unknown destination can create a lot of anxiety. Putting complete trust in someone else to lead the way means giving up control — control over your own steps. It requires the ability to put aside leading yourself, and instead, giving that responsibility over to someone else. What better relationship to experience “letting go” of control than within a mother/daughter pair? 

Moving Forward with Your CG Group

Moving Forward with Your CG Group

In light of the current times, we are encouraging you to move forward in your groups as planned. This does take courage and we are given little foresight, so know that things might change along the way. People are in need of some sense of structure, clarity, and “normalcy” in the midst of a lot of uncertainty. However, with that said, figuring out what is safe for you and your group will vary from community to community. That is okay! 

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