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Our founder, Christina DiMari, wrote an innovative and interactive curriculum that mentors girls how to connect with God, experience freedom, discover their identity, pursue their God-given dreams & purpose and explore creative ways how their life can make a difference in their community and world in a way that points others to Life. It is a blend of spiritual formation and practical life-coaching guiding girls to take time to process each lesson and create answers that are meaningful to each one individually.
Cultivating Pearls takes girls and women on a Journey using the acronym of P.E.A.R.L.S., allowing young women to experience deep transformation and be cultivated into a beautiful pearl by discovering the rhythm of walking with God in every area of life; spiritually, mentally, emotionally, relationally and physically.
Purified in the River of the Water of Life.
Called, Loved, Accepted, Forgiven, Whole
Empowered in the Light of Christ
Evaluate, Freedom, Forgiveness, Friendships, New
Anointed with God’s Blessing
Grace. Blessing. Peace, Identity, Value
Rooted in God’s perfect Love
Truth, Nourished, Healthy, Strong, Confident
Living to reflect Gods love in your own unique way
Dream, Explore, Discover. Purpose, Create
Make it Beautiful!
THE MEANING OF A PEARL
When a single grain of sand enters into the living membrane of an oyster, it causes the oyster conflict and irritation. The oyster’s reaction is to continually coat it with a substance called nacre, eventually transforming the grain of sand into a beautiful pearl. The pearl symbolizes deep inner change that now shines with beauty outward to the world. The Latin word for pearl literally means "unique," attesting to the fact that no two pearls are identical. You and I are like that grain of sand when we come to God. He receives us as we are, then covers us with His grace and refines us by the truth of His Word. Through that process, He creates something of beauty in us that, each in our own unique and creative way, reflects who He is to the world around us.
“Cultivating Pearls is the most effective book I’ve read and used for spiritual inspiration and practical life-coaching. It is a must-read and must-use book for any woman who aspires to have an impact on girls around her. If you are ready to step forward and reach out to other girls, then Cultivating Pearls is the perfect resource for you to use. You will be inspired and motivated to go deeper in your faith! I knew once I read this life-changing book that I would use it for all my interactions and leadership with high school and college-age girls.” Irene Neller, VP Communications and Marketing, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA
Jim Burns, president of HomeWord and author of The Purity Code and Confident Parenting, had this to say about Cultivating Pearls: “Christina DiMari is one of the most inspiring people I know. Her passion to bring a life-changing message to girls while helping them find true meaning is contagious. This book will help anyone who dares go on this adventurous journey of personal and spiritual growth to develop a much more meaningful life. I hope you start this journey. You won’t be disappointed.”
WHAT GIRLS HAVE SAID
When we asked several girls to sum up their journey through the book, Cultivating Pearls, this is what they said: Healed. Changed. Restored. New Life. Inspirational. Faith. Transformation. Forgiven. Identity. Anointed. Growth. Cultivated. Unforgettable. Love. Shine. Beautiful.
This book was written for college age girls but since it has been released has also been used by thousands of high school age girls and youth groups. The way the book is written, it meets you where you are. That said, the book can be enjoyed by all ages.
This book is also being used by youth leaders as a fresh innovative tool in their work of discipleship and mentoring.