Dear Princess Magazine
Dear Princess is a quarterly publication for girls of all ages, who are striving to live holy lives and please their Heavenly Father in all areas of their lives.
With the spirit of the world capturing many young lives, while the old paths are being forsaken for feminism and careers and worldliness, we are striving to print Biblical truth to stir and encourage young ladies into seeking to be holy, set apart, keepers at home, and godly young women.
It was with this burden that Abigail Spinks, in the fall of 1996, started Dear Princess with a vision to hold up a higher standard. As Paul gave instruction to Timothy to “Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart,” (2 Timothy 2:22) likewise we desire to uphold Bibblcal truth and encourage young ladies in not only learning their homemaking skills, but what will help them in becoming spiritually prepared for their futures.
In January 1998, Abigail asked Skye Erickson to join her in the work as co-editor. And now, together, we are striving to glorify God through this ministry that He has placed in our hands.
Who Are We?
Abigail: My family consists of my parents, Mark and Elois, Coquetta Sue (18), and myself, Abigail (14). Daddy and Mama have homeschooled Coquetta and me all our lives, and we are thankful for the Lord giving us godly parents who want to serve the Lord with all their hearts. We live on a small acreage three miles out of the little town of Jefferson. We are grateful for the Lord giving us this place!
Skye: A little over three years ago I (now 17) came to live with Uncle Rick, Aunt Krista, and my four cousins: Laura (18), Joel (16), Kara (14), and Amanda (6). We live here in the beautiful Willamette Valley, on four acres of land.
Both families are heavily involved in Dear Princess, and we appreciate their wisdom and help very much!
When You Write
“Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.” (Proverbs 27:17)
Dear Princess is written mainly by its readers, and we need your help to encourage others. As readers, you have the opportunity to encourage, challenge, and strengthen your other sisters in becoming more like Christ. Is there a lesson God has been teaching you lately, that you think others would benefit from? Is there a homemaking skill that has been hard for you in the past, but that you’ve found shortcuts to make the process easier? Has the Lord answered your prayers by helping you to be more patient with your siblings? Please share, and by so doing, “let us consider one another to provoke [stir up, spur] unto love and to good works.” (Hebrews 10:24)
In future issues, we would like to see more writings from mothers, grandmothers, and older sisters. Please feel free to share with us—you are very welcome to write in to encourage and teach us younger women. “The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness… That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.” (Titus 2:3-5)
Again, we can’t tell you how much each of your letters mean to us—thank you and please keep writing; they are a great source of encouragement to us. Keep in mind that we consider your letters for print, so please state in your letter if you wish for it not to be printed.
We welcome any comments or suggestions about Dear Princess, so please write if you have any!
Although most of what is printed in Dear Princess is at the standard of the editresses and their families, there may be parts of letters or articles from our readers which we are not in full agreement with. As much as possible, we try to give room for readers to share their hearts and lives. If you would like our statement of faith, please write to us and we would be glad to share it with you.
How to Receive Dear Princess
Dear Princess is supported by free-will offerings. We regard this magazine as not our own, but God’s and He has made it clear to us that He will supply all our needs.
By saying Dear Princess is supported by “free-will offerings,” we do not mean a sort of “pay as you can” subscription. If the Lord leads you to send in some money to help out with costs, we’ll gladly accept it. However, you do not need to send in money to receive Dear Princess; if you’d like to receive Dear Princess, simply write or call and we’ll put you on the mailing list.