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5 Reasons Why I Love Being a Girl

By: Bethany Baird

Let me clarify from the get go. This is not a post about how great girls are and how rotten guys are. It’s actually quite the opposite. Without guys in the world, none of my five points would matter. I need the male gender to give my five reasons their special touch and uniqueness.

Trust me. I don’t typically sit around my house writing down all of the reasons why I love being a girl. In fact, up until recently I had never thought this topic through.

So why did I start thinking about this?

A few days ago some friends and I were talking when one of them asked me this question: “What is the best thing about being a girl?” Hmmmm… I had never thought about that before.

I gave an answer but I wasn’t done with the question. It has stuck with me over the past few days and I’ve been thinking about it ever since.

In a world where gender differences are not applauded, I think it’s good for us to remember some of these differences in a positive light. God created genders on purpose and for a purpose (Genesis 1:27).

Being a girl is a GOOD thing.

Don’t despise your femaleness and don’t despise a guy’s maleness. Appreciate both and learn to enjoy your God given femininity!

Here are 5 reasons why I personally love being a girl:

1. I love being feminine.

I’m so grateful that God created us distinctly male and female. Masculine and feminine (Mark 10:6). I love the differences between guys and girls. Instead of fighting against our differences, I’ve learned to enjoy and embrace them. I can honestly say I am so grateful that God chose to make me a feminine female.

2. I love beauty.

I love the fact that God created women to be physically beautiful. From our body shapes to our facial features, we as girls are created to be softer, daintier, and more pleasant to the eye. I am a huge fan of inner beauty, but I’m also a fan of enhancing the outer beauty God has given to each one of us girls.

3. I love being girly.

From extra puffy tulle skirts, to sparkly gold flats, I am a girly girl through and through. That doesn’t mean I’m scared to break a nail or get my hands dirty, but I love dressing up and being girly. Sometimes I wish I could zoom back in time and live for a few years in the Andy Griffith days. Getting to dress up in adorable dresses every day just to go to the grocery store is my kind of thing. I love being girly.

4. I love the idea of being Vice President.

God created the man to be the head (President) and the women to be the helper (Vice President). Okay, I know those specific terms aren’t found in the Bible, but I think they help make the point. Everyone knows that the role of the Vice President is huge and the President needs him like crazy. He couldn’t do his job well without him. I love the idea of being my future husband’s Vice President. I am totally on board with God’s design in creating those different roles for the man and woman (Genesis 2:18). God knew what He was doing when He chose us as females to be the helpers. Let’s embrace it.

5.  I love pregnancy.

Out of both genders God chose our female gender to sustain, nourish, and birth babies. We as women get to grow a baby inside of us and experience bringing new life into the world. I realize the world is trying to make this a curse instead of a blessing but it’s INCREDIBLE! Getting pregnant, growing a baby, and birthing is a miracle (within the context of marriage of course). We as girls should be so grateful that God chose our gender for that purpose.

I wish I could go on and share the many other wonderful things about being a girl but time is up.

If you only take one thing away from this blog post take this: God intentionally created you as a female on purpose and for a purpose (Genesis 2:22).

Don’t despise your femaleness.

Quit comparing yourself to the male gender and start embracing and appreciating your unique God given qualities and features. Being a female is a huge blessing, but you can turn it into a curse. It’s up to you to decide which you will allow it to be.

I want to challenge you to come up with your own reasons of why you love being a girl.

I’d love to hear what you think! Here are a few questions that might get your brain juices flowing.

  • What makes you as a girl distinctly different from guys?
  • Do you understand why God created you as a female? If not, check out this (post)
  • Do you look forward to being a wife and mother? Why or why not?

I can’t wait to read your answers. Share them with the rest of us in the comments section below.

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5 Reasons Why I Love Being a Girl

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  • Kimberlynne Young

    I have to say that I really love this post(although I love your entire blog in general)!!! Sometimes it is easy to forget the things that make women/girls special and what sets us apart from men/boys. But when I just take the time to slow down and think of what I like about being a girl, I find there are too many things to count! I think God is smiling and that it makes Him so happy when He sees one of His creatures come to appreciate and love what He made them 🙂 Although some of my favorite things about being a girl are the same as the ones you named, some of my other favorite things about being a girl are: the tendency we have to laugh/giggle a lot, all the different ways we can wear/fix our hair, and that we can paint our nails.

    Thanks so much for sharing your heart on this and so many other important issues!! I am encouraged every time I read one of you girls’ posts. Have an amazingly-awesome day!!! 🙂

    • Guest

      @kimberlynneyoung:disqus Great reasons on why you love being a girl. I totally agree that laughing/giggling, fixing hair, and painting nails are a total blast! In fact I just painted my nails a fun pink color last night 😉

      Thanks for commenting and sharing. I love hearing your thoughts!

    • Kimberlynne, great reasons on why you love being a girl. I totally agree that laughing/giggling, fixing hair, and painting nails are a total blast! In fact I just painted my nails a fun pink color last night 😉

      Thanks for commenting and sharing. I love hearing your thoughts!

  • Jenna Hall

    I can’t wait to be a wife and mother. Every girl dreams about her wedding. And for me, I love baby’s.

  • Camila Alves

    I also love the ideia of being a mother and being a helper! This blog is a blessing! God bless you!

  • Elisabeth

    Amen!This is my stuff!!I’m a girly girl through and through (southern bell)you might say.I Love Every thing about being a girl!I can’t wait until I met the Prince CharmingGod has for me and raise a Big family!!My 3 most fav thing about being a girl are:Getting Married, Raising a Family, and Wearing lovely clothes.

    • Clarissa Hope

      There ya go! And I can tell you all that I am soooo ready to permanently lose the putrid, useless, disgusting birth defect that I have had to tolerate far too long! I am joyously looking forward to being allowed to pay a surgeon thousands of dollars of my hard-earned, hard-saved money for the great privilege to have it cleanly sliced off, I can hardly wait! I can hardly wait to be able to cross my legs and feel NOTHING between them! I despise the way my grapes get all sweaty and disgusting!

  • Kelly

    I don’t mean to be a downer, don’t get me wrong I love this site but I don’t like many of the reasons you have given to love femininity. I am not the most feminine person and I don’t like being under people. Any advice or any more reasons? Also I do not look forward to being I wife because I feel like a man would hold me back and I don’t think I will be able to find a man with the same goal as me.

  • Greg

    Forgive a guy asking a question here, but why would any girl despise her femaleness? I don’t understand how or why that would be possible(?), as I see plenty of amazing, enviable things about femaleness. Now speaking for myself, there are tons of things to despise about being a guy, but that’s a topic for a different post…

    • I think because every single day, we (women) are bombarded with messages that feminine is just not good enough. We should be this or that. Suck it up. Tough it out. That we have to “man up” to be a better woman. Living in a stoic society, it’s hard *not* to despise the fact that we get emotional, and are sometimes irrational — even if we know that it is ok to be feminine.

  • Brezo

    Why hate being feminine? Well I personally find no joy in beauty. I have aspergers and find anything not functional a waist of time and energy. My husband loves beauty so I try with all my might to satify him in this area. It is very foreign to me my mom tried all her life to make me femine. It just doesn’t feel natural to me. Sites like this make me feel really useless because I have to rely on other people like my spouse and daughter to guide me. what on earth could God’s purpose for a girl like me be. The only responses I have ever received from this question has been emotional empathy. I don’t need empathy I need answers.

  • Hannah

    The truth is some super conservative Christians and non-Christian people think Christians think women are under men (did that sentence make sense to you?) but that’s not really what it is. Women are the responders. Men are the initiators. We represent the earth (I am in no way being New Age saying this), intuition, introspection, and nurturing. Men are more outrospective (that isn’t a word but I don’t know the opposite of introspection), analytical, and more steady on their feet (practical)… Of course I’m not saying there aren’t exceptions, but that is basically what being man and woman means. I think we were made male and female for a purpose and it goes farther than skin-deep. Our maleness and femaleness is spiritual, which is one reason I don’t believe we’ll not have gender in Heaven (most stupid assumption made ever).

  • Magneto Did Nothing Wrong

    I really love being a woman because of all of the sexism and misogyny I face on a daily basis, it really brings a sparkle to my eye when men shout at me from their cars as they drive by.

    • Luis

      Let’s troll this website together. Whatd’ya say?

  • Kanah

    Is it wrong to dislike being feminine a little bit? I live in a country where showing your knees is a big deal, which means always wearing trousers and skirts/chitenges, but I’m a sporty person who loves wearing basketball shorts. I find it annoying that boys wear shorts shorter than mine but I can’t wear shorts unless I’m playing soccer.

  • toothless4_life

    You just get to wear nice and cute clothes.

  • Joy

    This is so refreshing!!

  • nyny3a

    Being girly is tremendously emotionally wonderful

  • OrangeGirl

    What would you think of a female president?

  • Sydney

    I love #3! Where can you find cute dresses like that nowadays? Seriously!

  • A Christian

    I absolutely love your reasons. Whenever I bring up #5 nowadays with any of my fellow females, they always think I’m weird because you’re not supposed to be excited about it, like it’s supposed to be a curse. And I know this may sound weird, but as much as periods suck, it’s a monthly reminder that I’m given the gift to bring new life into the world. I’m so excited to one day have children (of course, once I’m married). It’s such an honor that God chose us, females, to bring new life to the world. I love the idea of taking care of children and raising them.


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