Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Enough 10 Things We Should Be Telling Our Teenage Girls Book Review & Giveaway

I just finished reading Enough 10 Things We Should Be Telling Teenage Girls by Kate Conner.  I know I don't have any teenagers just yet but it won't be long.  In just a few short years A will be 13 and eventually I will have multiple teenagers at the same time, most of them girls!

I love the the messages - You are beautiful.  You are valuable.  You are enough.  I think these statements are so profound and if my daughters could grasp these truths as a teenager it would serve them well.

I have wondered about our children and the rise of social media.  Currently our children do not have facebook accounts and the like but that will not be true forever.  I like that Kate brought this up in her book.  Not only is there the issue of safety but also the fact that our words are swords.  They can be used powerfully for good, or evil.  I hope and pray that my kids learn this early.  There are still some adults that haven't fully grasped this.

One of the most profound statements that I learned from the movie Fireproof was the advice that you cannot follow your heart as it can lead you astray.  It was spot on!  I love that Kate discusses this in her book.  Better yet follow your passions, dreams, intuition, God's word - that is where you want to be.

Did I agree with everything?  No, but I love Kate's heart and her way of communication.  I am as white as they come and tanning beds were never appealing to me and maybe I am the only one on the planet but I do not watch The Bachelor.  However, I could appreciate and understand Kate's use of these examples.  Thank you Kate for stepping up and helping us teach our girls that they are loved, valued and treasured.

Read more about this book below and enter to win your own copy!

About Enough: 10 Things You Should Be Telling Teenage Girls
In a book based on her post, Kate Conner calls us to action in Enough.  We all have teenage girls in our lives who we love, whether it's a sister, friend, or daughter.  Kate has identified 10 things these girls need to hear today from someone who loves her.  Peppered with wit and laced with grace, Kate's list tackles relevant issues like Facebook, emotions, drama, tanning beds, modesty, and flirtation.  Woven into each chapter is a powerful message of worth that transcends age, and will touch the souls of women, young and old alike: You are beautiful.  You are valuable.  You are enough.  A former youth-worker, wife to a college minister, and a young mom in her twenties, Conner stands squarely in generational gap, the perfect place from which to bridge it.  Conner offers herself as a translator, helping you to speak your teenager's language and quipping you with a fresh perspective from which to engage your teenage girl - one that may enable her to truly hear your heart (and your wisdom) for the first time since puberty.  Check out the official website for this book here.

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Disclosure:  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and not influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive my own copy of Enough in exchange for this review and post.  Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway.  If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.