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That's My Girl: How a Father's Love Protects and Empowers His Daughter

4.27 of 5 stars 4.27  ·  rating details  ·  49 ratings  ·  14 reviews
A father impacts every aspect of his daughter's life--for her entire life. Fathers model for their daughters how women should be treated, how men should act, and how a man shows healthy love and affection toward a woman. And, perhaps most importantly, he sets the standard for how his daughter feels she deserves to be treated by men. It's plain to see that this is a big res ...more
Published January 1st 2012 by Fleming H. Revell Company
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Alycia Morales
Jan 13, 2012 Alycia Morales rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mothers, Fathers, Spouses
I picked up a copy of Rick Johnson's book, That's My Son, when I was on a reading binge of books concerning raising boys. I have four of them. I needed to understand what makes them tick, what my place in their lives was, and how to shepherd them when their father is busy at work. I'd heard that girls were difficult because of their emotions and feelings and such. But boys bring their own challenges, trust me.

So when the opportunity to review Mr. Johnson's newest release, That's My Girl, arose,
An excellent book for fathers that will help them understand the role they play in their daughter's lives. In his easy conversational style Rick Johnson clearly points out the long term consequences of being a marginal dad. He challenges fathers to build relational milestones that will not only change their relationship with their daughters but define the qualities they will search for in a husband. Since every father is married to someone's daughter it also provides some insight in to being an ...more
That’s My Girl by Rick Johnson is one of the most comprehensive books on father/daughter relationships and how that relationship affects a daughter’s life forever. Though Rick did not become a Christian until his children were eight and ten, God has used this man to encourage dads to become deeply involved with their daughters. An earthly father’s love displays the love of God the Father to girls. This is imperative for a girl to develop confidence and empower them to become the daughter of God ...more
Author: Rick Johnson
Publisher: Revell
January 2012
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3383-4
Genre: Inspirational/parenting

Fathers shape their daughter’s future. They impact every part of their daughter’s life. How you treats your wife, your daughter, will impact her relationships with men—whether you show her what healthy love and affection is, or if you don’t. Most importantly, you set the standard for how your daughter feels she deserves to be treated by men.

Rick Johnson is a parenting exper
I didn't know what to expect when I had a chance to review "That's My Girl" by Rick Johnson.

I hoped the book would not only be a resource that dad's could use, but also one that didn't come across as preachy or obnoxious.

Well, I can safely say that I can recommend this book to the dads in my ministry.

Johnson has written a intriguing parenting book that weaves together insight from his life as a dad, along with stories from raising a strong-willed daughter (with her permission).

This book has an a
Abbie Riddle
Subtitled "How a Father's love Protects and Empowers His Daughter" this book is just that. Many father's get lost in the provisional respects of their role in the family life forgetting or never fully understanding that love is a key element.

As the Senior High Girls Youth teacher and the Sunday School teacher for younger girls I see first hand what a lack of a father's genuine love does to a girl. Few father's truly understand the magnitude of influence they have in what type of young adult eme
THAT'S MY GIRL: HOW A FATHER'S LOVE PROTECTS AND EMPOWERS HIS DAUGHTER by Rick Johnson is a wonderful,informative parenting non-fiction. It is a guide every parent needs to read to help in understanding and guiding their daughter's life. It is a rough time for a daughter,and this author understands the importance of a Godly father in a young girl's life."That's My Girl" is a must read for not only father's but for anyone who is interested in empowering,and protecting their daughter's. I know fro ...more

My daughters aren't old enough for this book to matter to me yet. Plus, the writing style and the "jokes" are a little old-fashioned ("Danger Will Robinson" as a heading). I think a LOT of the content could have been removed, but I still see this as a potentially good resource in 6 years when my girls get a little older.
Aug 10, 2012 Karen is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Haven't finished this yet, but I really like what he's saying so far. Liked it so much that I bought a copy for my son whose daughter is currently one year old. So far he's a great dad, but every parent I ever knew (including myself) could usually use some good advice, especially on raising daughters.
This is a great book for all fathers of daughters. A good combination of research, exhortation, application, and real life examples. It's probably good for mothers as well, so they can see the importance of the father's role and hold their husbands accountable.
Great books for dads of daughters!
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Rick founded Better Dads, a fathering skills program, based on the urgent need to empower men to lead and serve in their families and communities. Rick's books have expanded his work to include influencing the whole family, with life-changing insights for men and women on parenting, marriage, and personal growth. Inspiring and equipping through innovative multimedia presentations and seminars, Ric ...more
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“As a girl gets older, father-connectedness is the number one factor in delaying and preventing her from engaging in premarital sex and drug and alcohol abuse. Girls with involved fathers are more assertive and have higher self-esteem.[25] And girls with involved fathers also have higher quantitative and verbal skills and higher intellectual functioning.[26]” 1 likes
“If a father shows his daughter love, respect, and appreciation for who she is, she will believe that about herself as a woman, no matter what anyone else thinks. Girls deprived of this father love and affection make poor choices in” 1 likes
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