Daring Daughters Radio: Leaving a Legacy

On today’s Daring Daughter broadcast, mother-daughter co-hosts Ann and Christi Dunagan chat about “Leaving a Legacy” from one generation to another — from mom to daughter, and also learning and growing from daughter to mom.

Leaving a Legacy: Mothers & Daughters

During this episode, Ann and Christi address comments and questions from speaker and homeschooling mother of six, Angie Tolpin (of Leaving a Legacy).

How have you nurtured a strong mother-daughter relationship over the years?
How do you focus on the heart attitude in your daughters?
How do you make an intentional effort to open communication with your daughters?
How are you leaving legacy with your daughters (especially in spiritual areas)?

In raising our girls to be daring daughters for God, we as moms need to instill a godly legacy. But usually special mother-daughter moments don’t “just happen”; we need to be intentional. For more about the vision for Daring Daughters — including the new facebook page, twitter page, upcoming events, and blogtalk radio show, see our VISION page . . .

listen to the broadcast . . .

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Ann with younger daughter, Caela, on a mission trip in Uganda

2012 – Upcoming Daring Daughter Events:

MARCH 15, 16, 17 – TEACHING THEM DILIGENTLY – Homeschool Convention
Spartanburg Expo Center – Spartanburg, South Carolina
3 Mission-Minded Family Sessions (w/Ann Dunagan, each w/ a “power word” by Christi)
1 Daring Daughter Mother-Daughter Session (with Ann & Christi Dunagan)
1 Daring Daughter Teen Session (with Christi Dunagan)

MARCH 18 – ST. MICHAEL’S CHURCH – Charleston, South Carolina
Sharing a Vision for Mission-Minded Families @ St. Michael’s Anglican Church
FOR FAMILIES: (morning family Sunday School class)
FOR YOUTH: (afternoon session)

MARCH 19 – GIRL’S NIGHT OUT – in Charleston, South Carolina
For girls and women of any age. A special evening of fun & friendship
(to share the vision for DARING DAUGHTERS and getting God’s heart for world missions)
This Girl’s Night Out is in a private home setting with Ann & Christi Dunagan
Please contact Harvest Ministry for details and directions.
(And bring a plate of yummy snacks to share!)

MARCH 23, 24, 25 – DARING DAUGHTERS RETREAT — for mothers & daughters
@ Christian Renewal Center (CRC) – in Silverton, Oregon
For ‘Tween & Teen Girls (ages 10 to 20) along with moms & mentors
For more information and to register, please see the CRC website.

Q & A’s with Angie Tolpin @ Leaving a Legacy:

Q. ANGIE TOLPIN of LEAVING A LEGACY:
Ann, looking back at yourself as a mom of middle-aged children and babies, how did you begin proactively preparing your heart to let go and let God have your children for service overseas?

A. ANN DUNAGAN:
With each child, there was definitely a time of “dedicating” each one to the Lord and praying over them and committing each little one into God’s hand. I didn’t know what that would look like, but I honestly made a conscious effort to surrender each child to God, like Hannah dedicated her future child (Samuel) to God’s purposes. I also spent quite a bit of time teaching our kids about world missions, and even as we learned about different missionaries and various countries, I would let the kids know that my heart as a mom was for each of them to fulfill God’s will for their life.

I think surrendering our kids to God is a layered process; I keep thinking I’ve “done it” but then it’s like the Lord takes me to a deeper level of surrender. As Christi was beginning her relationship with Trae (who’s family lives in Niger, West Africa — a very poor and hot and predominantly Muslim country), the decision to surrender became a real process of “letting go,” and a real guy (who Jon & I had never even met in person) who was in love with our girl. But God is so AMAZING!!! What originally felt like a sacrifice has become one of God’s most wonderful gifts. Trae is an awesome man of God, and we are thrilled about how the Lord has led them together, and how he is now becoming our future son. And who knows where He will take them in the future. The two are looking at several different possibilities: Brazil, France, Niger, Asia . . . and even (now, brace yourself: doesn’t this sound scary and dangerous?) . . . Kona, Hawaii (to go through YWAM’s University of the Nations).

Q. ANGIE TOLPIN:
Christi, when you were growing up, around the ages 9-12, what was your spiritual perspective on missions & purpose in life in comparison to now? Do you see a direct connection with your mom & dads purposeful parenting style? Give some examples!

A. CHRISTI DUNAGAN:
I see a huge connection between my parents’ style of raising us and my heart for missions. It is because of my parents that I want to go into missions. My dad and mom didn’t just talk the talk, they lived it — literally traveling to the uttermost parts of the earth for the sake of the gospel. I saw how alive and on fire they were, and it started a flame in me too.

Learn more about Angie Tolpin @ Leaving a Legacy

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