Tuesday, January 20, 2015

10 Conversation Starters: #Youandyourgirl series

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10 Days of Conversation Starters provide 10 sparks for you and your girl to get a good conversation going. They are exactly what they are called: starters. Take the answer your girl gives you and continue with more questions to keep her talking and you learning more about your girl.

Let her know you want to learn more about her. Who can resist sharing with someone who wants to know you better?

Many of these questions are taken from conversations with my own girls. Some of the questions are just for fun; others are meant to open doors to deeper conversations. Both kinds of questions will help to bring you and your girl into a closer, deeper relationship!

You don’t have to be a mom to use them either! Friends, mentors, grandmas, teachers or aunts – any one who loves a girl can get the talking started!

The 10 Conversation Starters will all be loaded on Social Media every day in the mornings.  Be sure you are connected here  - all under Lynn Cowell:


#ForYouandYourGirl is a new monthly series.  Each month I will write a post that will announce the opportunity for you to connect with your girl.  In addition, if you missed the social media posts, or are not able to connect with me there, the previous month’s post will be updated with the graphics for you to download as needed.  Links will be provided in each post for easy access.

Last month’s focus was “Prayers for your Girl”.  You will find the post updated HERE with all the graphics loaded.  Share with everyone which prayer was most impacting for you.  Maybe it was the most difficult to pray, or there was one day where you may have seen a change in the girl you were praying for.  Let’s hear about them to encourage others.

The winner from yesterday’s post 3 Ways to Redefine Beautiful is Teresa Ball who posted January 19, 2015 at 11:20 am. Congratulations Teresa! Please email me your full name and address to Lynn@LynnCowell.com and I’ll get the Redefining Library.



  1. Carol Poortvliet says:

    I’m looking forward to this series Lynn. My teen doesn’t like to talk to me about herself and/or her friends. She’s constantly on the defense. So I’m hoping your conversation starters will get some interchanges started. Thank you for having a heart for teens.

    • Lynn Cowell says:

      I hope they do too, Carol! The teen years can be a hard season, but I have found them to also be very rewarding. Our kids give off signals that they don’t want to talk – even that they don’t want us in their lives at times. But they do! Oh how they do! Jesus – please show us how to open the door to love on them and then, pour in Your truth!

  2. How do we find this on Facebook? (What words are we searching for to connect?) Thank you.

  3. Megan Featherston says:

    I would like to cultivate in my own life a quiet and gentle spirit. I too often react instead of responding to my 16 year old daughter, Rylei. I truly hope to cultivate in her the faith that she is truly “wanted” by God. Her father and his family “abandoned” her after beating her when she was 11. She doesn’t understand and it has left a profound hurt in her heart. To rid the pain, she’s turned to cutting and other self destructive behavior. We’ve tried counseling, medicine, Bible studies, everything. Only Jesus can fill her void. Please pray. Thank you.

    • Lynn Cowell says:

      Oh Jesus, you see the depth of the pain in Rylei’s life. Jesus, they need a miracle. Only you can reach and heal the deepest pain she feels. Only you can make her whole…and you can! You healed the blind and the deaf. You raised the dead! You can heal Rylei. Please do it Jesus! Amen

    • Lynn Cowell says:

      Hi Megan, I think we already connected either through email or Facebook :)

      Don’t give up. Keep loving on her. Your love, empowered by Jesus’ love, can help to heal her wounded heart. Never discount the power of Jesus’ presence and the Holy Spirit. The key is getting our kids under the influence of both! Don’t stop taking her church, praying and pouring the truth of God’s word into her heart. HE CAN HEAL!

  4. Ericka Watson says:

    I’m starting a day late but I am looking forward to doing this with my daughter, I did the Prayers for my Girl last month and loved it.
    Thank you!

    • Lynn Cowell says:

      Great! I am so glad you are joining us, Ericka! I pray it will strengthen your relationship with your girl!

    • Lynn Cowell says:

      I’m so glad Ericka! It is my goad, with the Lord’s help and creativity, to do one series each month this year! Next month it will be ways to help your child fall in love with Jesus, in honor of Valentine’s Day (which could be called “Single Awareness Day” for so many!!)

  5. I love these monthly series, Lynn. This conversations with your girl has got me thinking. Thanks so much for this. By the way, I just started reading Magnetic with my 15 year old! It had her laughing and thinking (instead of rolling her eyes and thinking, “Here mom goes again!” I was so glad. Look forward to reading it together weekly. Oops, gotta run go use that conversation starter now! :-)

    • Lynn Cowell says:

      I am so glad they are helping you get those conversations started! Thank you for being an intentional mom, Betsy! You are making a difference in your girl’s life!

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