Helping Our Girls Defeat Fear and Anxiety

All too often, the number of "likes" received on Instagram is what determines a teen's self-worth. It's no wonder then, that 38% of young girls in the U.S. today have a diagnosable anxiety disorder. Patti Garibay, founder of American Heritage Girls (AHG), a Christian scout-type leadership development program, urges parents to prioritize their daughters' faith formation ahead of academics or athletics. She cites research from George Barna (The Barna Group), showing that when a child participates in faith-centered activities such as AHG in addition to regularly attending church, they are 75% more likely to carry their Christian faith into adulthood.

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