A Father-Daughter Duo Discuss Truths That Impact a Girl's Heart, Mind, and Spirit
The relationship between a father and daughter is profound. Jay and Rae Anne Payleitner share their own insights into this sometimes complicated but ultimately fulfilling relationship. Rooted in Scripture and full of stories, this book will deepen dads’ and daughters’ appreciation for one another.
Dads, your daughters need you.
If you’re like most dads, you’d do anything for your daughter, but sometimes it would be easier to help her if you could just get inside her head.
GirlDad is the solution to your problem. Not only is it filled with insights from the bestselling author Jay Payleitner, but his young adult daughter, Rae Anne, lends her voice to help you see things from your daughter’s perspective.
A proactive and prepared father can make all the difference in his daughter’s life. GirlDad helps a man see the princess in her as well as the sinner, the friend, the challenger, and the stranger, helping him walk alongside her on the journey to womanhood.
Your little girl—no matter how old she is—needs you in her world. And you need to know when to rescue her, when to let her go—and when to surrender it all to God.
Published: May, 2023
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“Jay may be a veteran author on relationships, but Rae Anne is the superhero of this book. Her extraordinary insight takes this inspired book to heights a father can’t reach on his own. After fifty-two years, I’ve finally developed a deep and trusting relationship with my daughter, Amy. This book gives younger ‘girl dads’ a practical and heavenly head start on creating a lifelong, loving relationship with their daughter or daughters.” —C. Marsh Bull, president of Men’s Group Foundation and author of Saving the Corporate Animal, One Soul at a Time
“Girls are different from boys—it’s just true! So being a ‘girl dad’ will be different from being a ‘boy dad.’ Thank the Lord that we have an experienced duo like Jay Payleitner and his sweet daughter, Rae, to share their learned insights so that we may follow their path and not have to learn every lesson the hard way! I am so grateful for GirlDad!” —Brian Doyle, founder and president of Iron Sharpens Iron and father of three boys and two girls
“As always, Jay has invested time processing the many aspects of family life. This time, with his daughter, Rae Anne, by his side, he shares valuable tips to enhance our relationship as dads with our daughters.” —Dan Seaborn, president and founder of Winning At Home
“Jay Payleitner’s latest book, GirlDad, isn’t just his latest book. He’s gone and done something dangerous that few authors have been brave enough to attempt. Not only has he asked for an opinion, but he’s asked his daughter’s opinion on each subject he covers in this book. It is fresh, real, and at times raw, as his daughter Rae Anne kindly disagrees or ‘tweaks’ his advice, and it works amazingly well. If you’re a dad with a daughter and have wanted a book to help you parent your daughter, this is the one.” —Todd Wilson, founder of Familyman Ministries and FamilyManWeb.com
“As dads, we know our daughter will always be our ‘little girl,’ but the reality is that we had better learn to mature in relationship with her as she matures. That takes commitment and intentionality. Jay and Rae Anne have provided great insight for that rewarding journey. The charge to dads is to read this book with your daughter and commit to building the healthy relationship every daughter wants with her dad.” —Rick Wertz, founder and president of Faithful Fathering
“Jay Payleitner’s book, GirlDad, written with his daughter, Rae Anne, is outstanding. Rae shares fresh truths to dads of daughters, which are spot-on. Her poignant and honest insights will inspire you as a dad or be a great gift to a dad of a daughter. I highly recommend you get this book!” —Ken Canfield, PhD, founder of National Center for Fathering
“GirlDad is the best book Jay Payleitner has ever written. And there’s only one explanation for this upgrade: his daughter Rae Anne! She says things her dad can’t. So if you’re a dad who’s ready to learn about your daughter from a straightshooter who gives the inside scoop on dilemmas you’ve faced and questions you’ve had in raising her, Rae Anne will become your new favorite life coach.” —Michelle Watson Canfield, PhD, LPC, author of Let’s Talk: Conversation Starters for Dads and Daughters and host of The Dad Whisperer podcast
“I cheered when my dear friend Kobe Bryant popularized the term ‘girl dad.’ And I’m delighted to say that Jay Payleitner and his daughter Rae Anne have captured the same vision with a book that will help create a lasting and eternal bond between countless fathers and daughters.” —Pat Williams, NBA Hall of Famer and author of Who Coached the Coaches?
"As we’ve come to expect, Jay delivers welcome insight and common sense for fathers. But what makes this book shine is how his daughter, Rae Anne, follows up with her own real-world advice that delivers a mandate for men to come alongside their growing daughters with love, faith, and even courage.” —Josh McDowell, international speaker, apologist, and author of more than one hundred books including More Than a Carpenter and Evidence That Demands a Verdict
“In GirlDad, Jay and his daughter, Rae Anne, lift the lid on the father-daughter relationship to reveal the richness, depth, and challenges that lie within. It is an uplifting and important read for any father or daughter who wants to deepen their relationship.” —Meg Meeker, PhD, internationally known pediatrician and bestselling author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: Ten Secrets Every Father Should Know