Juvenile Nonfiction / Christian Life
You've got 1 future.
Here are 10 ways to change it.
Teen girl, you hear a lot of negative voices out there, voices telling you that you're not beautiful, sexy, smart, or valuable enough. But Kate Conner offers a different voice. 10 Things for Teen Girls is based on her blog post that pulled in more than 2 million views in just two weeks, proving that you and your friends are ready to hear a new message--one that points you away from the world's wisdom and toward God instead.
Using wit and grace, Kate tackles gotta-know topics such as
- The dangers of batting eyelashes and playing dumb
- Navigating social media and avoiding social drama
- Modesty and the superpower qualities of femininity
- And the all-time worst advice ever
You and your friends will love Kate's humor, her honesty, and--most of all--her message. When the world's negative voices attack, her voice can be the one to remind you of the truth--You are beautiful. You are valuable. You are enough.
- If you choose to wear shirts that show off your boobs, you will attract boys.
- Don’t go to the tanning bed.
- When you talk about your friends “anonymously” on Facebook, we know exactly who you’re talking about.
- Newsflash: the number of times you say “I hate drama” is a pretty good indicator of how much you love drama.
- “Follow your heart” is probably the worst advice ever.
- Never let a man make you feel weak or inferior because you are an emotional being.
- Smoking is not cool.
- Stop saying things like, “I don’t care what anyone thinks about me.”
- Don’t play coy or stupid or helpless to get attention.
- You are beautiful. You are enough.
If you're a momma you're probably nodding your head and giving a great big hallelujah! If you're a teen girl, it is quite possible you're rolling your eyes. For both of those very reasons you need to get a copy of each of these books. Read them together. Each chapter in each book coincides with the other book.
I know what you're thinking . . . you've already given us the link to the blog post and the list of the 10 things. Why should we get the books? As I said earlier, Kate wrote the post on a whim. In the books she delves deeper and expounds on each subject. As a momma I'm telling you there is nothing more important than instilling in your girl that she is valued. She is a child of the King. She is royalty and she should learn to act like it. Someone gave His very life for her. She needs to know these truths. You need to know these truths! If you have a little bitty girl, get the books now and read them over and over so you will have a head start on raising her to know that above all things she is enough.
We all know I'm a crazy reader. If it has words, I'm reading it! But I do realize that not everyone is as taken with reading as I am. So hear my heart on this. If you get only one book, get Enough. Then read chapter 10 and absorb it until it is part of your very essence. Then love your daughter enough to share it with her until the truth contained becomes part of who she is as well.
These books would make a fabulous small group study in your youth group. Make a retreat weekend out of it. Get copies of 10 Things For Teen Girls for all the teen girls and copies of Enough for all the adult women leaders. If we could instill these truths into all the girls in our circles of influence we could change a generation. Remember, If God Is For Us . . . Who Can Stand Against Us?!!
Connect with the author:
We have partnered with Family Christian and B&H Publishers to offer one of our readers a copy of 10 Things For Teen Girls and Enough: 10 Things We Should Be Telling Teenage Girls. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents and will run through midnight on Saturday, September 13, 2014. You must be at least 18 years old to enter. The winner will be contacted by email and will have forty-eight hours to claim the prize. If unclaimed, a new winner will be drawn. The winners’ entries will be verified. Please enter the contest using the Rafflecopter form below. All entries are optional.