Sunday, November 10, 2013

Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl by Paula Hendricks

Being of the mother of a soon-to-be teenage daughter, books like this are really on my radar.  I want to help my daughter navigate through this time in her life, allowing her to make her own mistakes, yet teaching, encouraging, and guiding her to rely on the Lord and His perfect timing. 

As a teenager, "waiting on God" and trusting Him with my life just wasn't in my thought process.  My desire to be affirmed by boys and to feel special was very consuming.  So I can relate to Paula Hendricks book, "Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl".  Maybe you can, too?

Paula honestly shares her stories of challenging relationships, trying to take control and make things happen. Although many in our current culture would find Paula's advice (really God's advice) of allowing men to pursue and women to be pursued as antiquated, I find it refreshing and can honestly say that my husband was attracted to that choice I made to allow him to do just that during the time prior to our wedding over 20 years ago.

The ending of the book came as a bit of a surprise to me.  It doesn't end like a beautifully wrapped present with a big bow on top... but since when is life really like that?  Paula's story is still unfolding and I know that the Lord will provide her with the right man for her, in His perfect timing.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided a free copy of this book by Moody Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion. 

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