Jay & Rae Anne Payleitner Reveal What It Takes to Be a Girl Dad

John FarrellBy John Farrell3 Minutes

The relationship between a father and daughter can be uniquely close and utterly mystifying but an active and prepared father can make all the difference in the world in a daughter’s life. Working together as a dynamic father-daughter due, Jay and Rae Anne Payleitner are delving deep into what it takes to be a Girl Dad, sharing how to build lasting relationships and the steps it takes to prepare daughters for every season of their lives in their new book, Girl Dad: A Father-Daughter Discuss Truths That Impact a Girl’s Heart, Mind, and Spirit.

Girl Dad is not just for the baby girl in her crib or toddler hosting a tea party or a teen getting her first car; it’s for every stage of the father-daughter relationship. Rooted in sculpture and filled with personal insights and experiences, the Payleitners show how to build lasting relationships, becoming an essential guide for any dad who wants to strengthen his connection with his daughter.

Jay Payleitner spent a decade in major market advertising in Chicago writing and producing commercials before spending two decades as a freelance radio producer. He has written more than 25 books, including What If God Wrote Your To-Do List?52 Things Kids Need from a Dad, and Don’t Take the Bait to Escalate, totaling more than a half-million copies sold. He and his wife, Rita, live in St. Charles, Illinois, and have five adult children.

Rae Anne Payleitner is Jay and Rita’s youngest child (she has four older brothers). She attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, lived for four years in Dublin, Ireland, and returned to Chicago where she is now a strategist for a technology company. In her free time, she likes hanging out with her seven nieces and nephews, writing, listening to Chicago Cubs games on the radio, or competing in Bar Trivia.

Both Jay and Rae Anne join Inspiration Ministries’ John Farrell and Julia Page McCarley to discuss Girl Dad, the father-daughter relationship, advice for raising girls, and much more.

Watch the interview below and order your copy of Girl Dad: A Father-Daughter Discuss Truths That Impact a Girl’s Heart, Mind, and Spirit by Jay and Rae Anne Payleitner

Learn more about Jay Payleitner at jaypayleitner.com