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She has taught herself to respond with a quiet voice when she feels provoked to anger. This affects herself and the person who is causing her to feel angry, resulting in a cooling of the heated emotions and leading to calm actions. This is a fascinating illustration of the practicality of scripture.
The girls wrote about their personal interests, gifts, and abilities and how they are using them to serve others. A big emphasis in the family is on serving both at home and out-of-state and even internationally. They have been very active with mission projects, political campaigns, the local fire department and in the medical field.
Perhaps this book was written with the adolescent girl in mind, sort of as what an older sister would say to a younger sibling, but at the same time, I read many principles that are helpful for my stage of life. Young people and their parents should read Growing Up Duggar and use it as a starting point for good conversations with each other.
I will soon be gift-wrapping a copy of Growing Up Duggar for my eldest granddaughter. I hope some of my readers will do the same for the special young girls in their lives, too.