10 Things I Want My Daughter to Know Before She Leaves for College

Yesterday was my 2nd daughter’s 9th birthday. She’s growing up too fast. I know she’ll be leaving for college tomorrow . . . seemingly. (In reality, we have approximately 472 short weeks left before she leaves for college.)

So I thought I’d make a list of the things I want her to know before she leaves home.

So Kennedy I want you to know that:

  1. God made you
  2. God loves you
  3. You can trust God no matter what
  4. You need to make the wise choice
  5. Consider others before yourself
  6. Your friends will determine your future
  7. Your purity will pave the way for your intimacy
  8. Your freedom is found under God’s authority
  9. If you see as God sees, you will do as God does
  10. You will go further with others than you will alone


Truthfully, none of these are original with me. I borrowed the wording from great organizations like 252 Basics and North Point. (See #10)

Now, I’ve got to get to work. It won’t be easy but she’s worth it!

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