Every parent wants their child to have success and happiness in their relationships and career. But given the current girl-harming culture impacting our daughters, parents often fear the worst. The good news is that there are a growing number of fathers who are taking seriously their role as primary guardian and protector of their daughter's growth into womanhood.
From the first years of a girl's life her father is larger than life. She looks up to him, and craves his admiration, respect, and affection. Child psychologists have written volumes on the realities concerning the Father/Daughter connection. Daughters who are close to their fathers exhibit less anxiety and withdrawn behaviours. And the likelihood that daughters engage in premarital sex, drug use, and alcohol plummets when their dads are involved in their lives.
'The Key to My Heart Banquet' is a marker of maturity for every girl participating. A father who takes the pledge to maintain close relationship and provide a covering for his daughter is setting a standard of dignity and honor for the way she should be treated by the men in her future. Each father commits to protect his daughter in her choice for emotional and sexual purity, and to actively engage in helping her to make wise choices.
It is a father's delight to see his daughter grow into a woman of character; one who is loving,
self-led, confident in her faith and vision, and involved in her family and community. The rewards for fathers who participate in this commitment together with their daughter will be rich and numerous, unfolding throughout the course of her spiritual journey and adult life.
Tia MacDougall works with Empowering Life Series and has shared a message of Sexual Integrity and Healthy Relationships with tens of thousands across Canada and internationally.
Ward, Tia's husband will be joining her for our event.
Ward and Tia MacDougall have been ministering to people of varying ages and stages of life throughout their marriage. Some of these areas include: co-pastoring, pre-marriage counseling, boundaries workshops and restoration for exploited women. Their passion is in helping people to understand their value, purpose and how to better cultivate loving relationships. Together, Ward and Tia have raised nine children and are expecting their eleventh grandchild.
Key to My Heart
Prep Session Workshop
for Banquet Guests
April 6 and April 13, 2014
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
26245 - 28th Avenue, Aldergrove
April 6th Summary:
Workshop for Girls:
Intrinsic Value & Identity – “I am more defined by what’s inside than outside” Being Authentic and Modesty
Plain & Simple – Setting Boundaries in a Culture of Compromise and Risk (with an emphasis on Marketing, Media & Social Network Safety)
Desire, Design & Destiny - Understanding True Intimacy, Friendship and the Rewards of Walking in Purity & Integrity
Making New Decisions – Allowing Mistakes to Strengthen Us
The Importance of Fathers and Their Role in Covering
Workshop for Fathers:
A Fathers’ Influence – Being the Primary Guardian and Protector of Your Daughter in a ‘Girl-Harming Culture’
Coming of Age – The Significance of Markers in a Daughter’s Life
Marketing, Media and Safety – Age Compression & the use of Fear and Emotion
True Beauty – Affirming Our Daughters
Being Intentional About Relationship – PULSE – Plan, Understand, Learn, Share & Engage