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Every Young Woman's Battle: Guarding Your Mind, Heart, and Body in a Sex-Saturated World (The Every Man Series) Paperback – August 18, 2009
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“I’m so grateful that Shannon decided to be as honest and real as she is–that’s the only way this book could be as powerful as it is.… God is going to heal in unbelievable ways through this potent work of art and heart!… I can honestly say that this book has changed me–because it gives a clear picture of who Jesus is, who we are as His bride, and why we can’t seem to be satisfied with anything or anyone else.”
–Bethany Dillon, songwriter and recording artist
“Like a steady IV drip, today’s teenage girls get a message of confused and cheapened sexuality. They are desperate for reasons to guard and preserve themselves. Shannon Ethridge gives girls reasons in this relevant and readable book. Every young woman and every young woman’s mother needs to read this book!”
–Sharon Hersh, author of “Mom, I Feel Fat!” and ”Mom, I Hate My Life!”
“A must-read for every teenage girl! Honest and informative, this book is not only highly readable with its true-to-life illustrations, but it’s packed with answers for every sexual situation today’s teens encounter. What a great antidote for the twisted sexual messages our pop-culture continues to dish out. Way to go, Shannon!”
–Melody Carlson, author of Diary of a Teenage Girl series and Torch Red, Color Me Torn
“Shannon writes with a direct, forthright style, yet she remains tactful and kind as she presents her balanced, godly teaching on dating and relationships. Without question, this is a must-read for any young woman who longs to remain pure in her relationship with God, and I suspect this book will very quickly become a staple of small-group studies.”
–Fred Stoeker, coauthor of Every Young Man’s Battle
“This book should be required reading for any teenage girl who has been exposed to the negative influences of the culture through media, music, movies, and fashion magazines. As someone who is in the trenches of ministry to teen girls, I appreciate Shannon’ s candid approach and her willingness to tackle some difficult topics facing our young women. She does a beautiful job of exposing the godless issues of the culture, while at the same time, offering godly solutions.”
–Vicki Courtney, founder of Virtuous Reality Ministries and author of Your Girl: Raising A Godly Daughter in an Ungodly World
“This book is awesome! I will be buying it and reading it with teens that I mentor. I wish it had been available to me when I was a teen.”
–Adrienne Freas, homemaker and Campus Crusade for Christ staff member
From the Inside Flap
The world you live in promotes sex as the answer to just about everything. The pressure to go along with the crowd is greater than ever before, and it's easy to compromise in little ways that are a lot more harmful than they seem. You and your friends may become caught up in destructive relationships or sexual activities without even knowing how you got there. You just want to be normal–to fit in, to be liked, to look attractive to the opposite sex. But are you paying too high a price?
This counterpart to the award-winning Every Young Man's Battle can help you:
· learn how the sexual battle begins in your heart and mind
· understand your hunger for attention from guys
· recognize and avoid the potential pitfalls awaiting young women on the journey toward adulthood and possibly marriage
· find out how the media, novels, fashion, internet chat rooms, and body and beauty obsessions influence your sexual choices–and what you can do about it
· guard your mind, heart, and body against sexual and emotional compromise
· develop a deeper, more satisfying level of intimacy with God
Whether you have so far protected yourself emotionally and sexually, feel that you've been robbed of your purity, or have given in to temptation in some way, this book can help you achieve or reclaim sexual integrity. It can also guide you through the temptations and pressures of young adulthood while demonstrating how you can live your life to the fullest–without regrets. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
I want to restate that this book is a very powerful tool for godly young women, whether they've already become sexually active, or have only heard rumors of it. I plan on reading this book with my daughter in the future, with the hope of sparing her the pain I have suffered.Read more ›
This book was a really great help to me. when I read it, I knew that I wasn't alone, and that it is possible to stop doing the thing that I was stuck in. Before i read this I thought that I was the only Christian who ever struggled with some of these sexual issues, and the book helped me to begin to accept myself because God accepts me even when I fall.
This book was amazing because it redirected my attention to Jesus as the lover of my soul.
This book covers issues such as self image, masturbation, modesty, media, sexual promiscueity, oral sex etc. It also talks about the mental, emotional and physical battle so that now I know how to redirect my thoughts and emotions before I let myself fall into sexual sin.
I was however dissapointed that it doesn't cover a little more about pornography, because pornography is not just a guy thing! but some girls struggle with it as well.
I think this book is amazing, as it certainly helped me, and I would recomend it to other teenage girls, especially those who are struggling.
This book is not perfect, and I wouldn't recommend it as the sole resource for a young woman seeking to understand her sexuality as a Christian. Even so, it's helpful. I was encouraged by it, even though it is geared for someone younger than me. For most girls my age who have dated before or dealt with this longer, this book will be too young.
Mothers, I would encourage you not to be squeamish about the fact that this book is frank. You don't need to have "the talk" with your daughters... you need to have an ongoing discussion. It was very easy for me to make promises when I was 12 and sex sounded gross anyways, but now I need solid, honest advice and accountability. As hard as you try, your girls will be exposed to all of this (by "this" I mean masturbation, oral sex, etc) and they will only respect you for being willing to talk honestly about it. Being scared of sex is NOT a good long-term plan for purity...believe me. Because my sexuality was not integrated into who I was and what I was willing to talk to God and others about, I was very vulnerable.
Jesus is at the center, as He should be. This book is chock full of scripture.
This book is honest, practical, and specific. As someone else mentioned, they did fail to address pornography, though the section on masturbation was helpful for me because I was never sure whether it was a bad idea or not (the church does not talk about these things nearly enough!Read more ›
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I have bought this book about 5 times for the young women in my life. I add my own notes and highlights for them to focus on and not feel judged, but so they can make it their own. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Marie
Excellent read for teens and young ladies in this day and age which promotes promiscuity! !Published 1 month ago by A.Jefferson
Good read. Great to remind teen daughters of the importance of wise decisions regarding sex and the implications.Published 2 months ago by Mojo
While it offers some sound advice, many people are using this series to teach women that it is their fault if a man lusts after them based on things such as clothing, when the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jennifer
In a world that is obsessed with sexuality, this books is a great resource. It is helpful and honest without being too explicit. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I really like how they talk about purity from all the different perspectives, not just the physical aspect. A must read for any young woman!!!!Published 3 months ago by Megan Bell
I went through this book with a group of high school girls, ages 16-17 and we found it a great place to start our discussions but it didn't fully fit in with our group. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sabrina
I was given this book in high school and was severely traumatized thanks to the idiotic things inside of it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jessica Hamner