Secret Keeper Girls

 

Above is a picture from the Secret Keeper Girl blog.

Last Saturday night, I took my 11-year-old niece to the SKG conference in Tulsa. We met several other girls (12-years-old and younger) and their moms for dinner first.

The idea of riding in a van full of squealing little girls was a little much for me, so I drove. I noticed at dinner, though, the girls from my church did very little shrieking, and I’m grateful.

Several of my favorite women took their daughters, so I had a great time at dinner. My niece did quite a bit of table hopping–proof she had a great time, too.

I was late getting our tickets, so we didn’t sit with our home group at the conference. If we go next year, I plan to get seats with everyone else!

So what happens at a Secret Keepers conference (beside enough little girl squealing to last me a loooong time?)

They used scriptures to tell the girls that they’re beautiful just as God created them. They are princesses in God’s house and don’t need makeup or tight, revealing clothes to be pretty.

They taught the girls several tests to see if their clothes are what a Secret Keeper should wear, called Truth or Bare Fashion Tests. If you have a minute, check it out. I know several adults who could learn something! (I certainly did.)

Their website has a secret for the girls to discover anytime they’re online. Go see.  

I had a great time at the SKG conference, and only a couple complaints.

1- We could only find two (2!) bathrooms with 3 or 4 stalls each.  I’m not sure how many females were in the place. I’m horrible at that kind of estimating. Maybe a thousand? If there were only 500, EIGHT STALLS ARE NOT ENOUGH!

And those were at the bottom of five or six stairs. I’m so glad I didn’t need John MyCane anymore. I don’t know what women in wheelchairs did. But, yeah, I could live with that.

2- The big complaint at this conference is the same one I have at many Christian functions–Women who think, because they’re at a Christian function, they can order others to do this or that, and we’ll do it because, after all, we are Christians. Do unto others. Right?

*Well!*

So I was directed to “move down” because some friends were coming from the nosebleed section to sit by them.

Hey! I paid for these seats in this section. Those people paid for less expensive seats. Isn’t it tantamount to stealing when they sit in seats they didn’t pay for?

People! What are you teaching your daughters?

Are you wondering if we moved? Yes. We. Did. (Teeth gritted.) Why?

I figured the message I sent my niece by letting someone steal seats was less harmful than the message I’d be sending if I punched out the over-bearing woman. 😉

I’ll have to check with her mother and see what she thinks.

3 Responses to “Secret Keeper Girls”

  1. Sherre Foreman Says:

    Hi, Susan – Did you really teach your niece the right lesson by changing seats or did you perpetuate what you hate? Just curious. After all, there were surely empty seats in the nose-bleed section to which her friends could have moved if they truly wanted to sit by her. Don’t mean to play ‘devil’s advocate’………I grow weary of we Christians not acting Christlike. That would include this lady who each day is reminded she’s made out of dirt:-)

  2. Good question, Sherre.
    The answer is, I don’t know.
    I moved, but only after I though about it for a few moments. (The woman waited with impatience!)
    When I moved, I didn’t just hop up and giggle. In truth, I murmured to my niece, “I hate that.”
    “What do you hate?”
    I explained that I don’t like people who toss commands and want other people to obey, just because they say so.
    (I don’t take orders well in case you couldn’t guess.)
    I didn’t explain to my niece that I thought the people were stealing by moving down to the more expensive seats, though. Maybe I should have, but there was still a lot going on up front.
    Thanks for asking. And be glad for me–I didn’t smack the woman.

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