This 7-week Bible study targets junior-high and middle-school girls. This study will include spa experiences designed to engage the girls in discovering they are created in the image of God. Girls who participate in this study will learn ways to care for their bodies and develop a healthy self-image. Evidence suggests there is a decline in positive self-image in early adolescent girls leading to low self-esteem (Marcotte, Fortin, Potvin, and Papillon, 2002). At the completion of this study all participants will know or perform the following information and tasks.
- The participants will have a deeper understanding of seven ways they are created in the image of God. They will understand they are physical and spiritual beings in whom God delights. They will recognize how God made them beautiful and creative. They will understand how they can honor God through proper care of their bodies. They will know they were created to have healthy relationships with other people.
- Each participant will understand how to recreate an atmosphere of rest in the presence of God.
- The participants will be able to properly care for their appearance through facial cleansing, application of makeup, decorating and caring for their finger nails, and proper hygiene.