"As the mother of a daughter, I am so grateful for Kari Kampakis. Trying to raise kids is like a constantly moving target in today's world and her wisdom and insight helps and encourages me as I find my way in the parenting journey. Liked is a must-read for teenage girls to help them know to find their worth in the things that matter most." - Melanie Shankle, New York Times Bestselling Author of Nobody's Cuter Than You.
"Kari's empathy, wisdom, and compassion are gifts to all women, and I'm grateful that, in Liked, her life-giving, uplifting, and encouraging words continually remind teenage girls (and the rest of us!) of the joys of relational substance in a culture that can tempt us to settle for superficiality. Mamas, if you're looking for a book to read with your teenage daughter(s), this is it!" - Sophie Hudson, author of Giddy Up, Eunice and Home is Where My People Are
"As a mom of four growing daughters I am grateful for the heart, ministry, and words of Kari. In Liked Kari provides girls with a combination of honesty and vulnerability that speaks directly into their realities. This is a resource I will gladly share with my girls as they navigate the twists and turns of life while keeping their focus on God's eternal truth." - Wynter Pitts, author of You're God's Girl: A Devotional for Tweens
"Kari Kampakis has written a must-read book for every young woman who longs to be Liked. She tackles tough questions and real struggles with Biblical truth and priceless wisdom, empowering young women to live free from the pressure to pretend they are someone they aren't because they are already loved just as they are! If you want the young women in your life to see themselves through God's lens of grace, give them this book." - Jeannie Cunnion, author of Parenting the Wholehearted Child
"Liked is an absolute must-read for teenage girls. In a culture where social media saturates our lives, Kari equips girls with truth regarding identity, acceptance, and authentic relationship. The discussion questions with each chapter make Liked the perfect book for a girl's small group." - Allison Hendrix writer/blogger at The House of Hendrix
"As a counselor for girls and their families for over 20 years, I am grateful for any voice that speaks truth into the lives of girls. And I trust Kari Kampakis' voice to help girls do just that: to grow up anchored to the truth of who God is and how he has designed them to be more than just Liked. Thank you, Kari, for directly, graciously, and relevantly voicing the truths that girls today need desperately to hear." - Sissy Goff, M.Ed., LPC-MHSP, Author, Speaker, and Director of Counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, Tennessee
"Liked is a godsend for our youth. Kari Kampakis reminds our youth that the power of social media can and should be used for good, but that true identity is not built online. When we find our approval in God's grace, then (and only then) can we discover our own unique identities." -Catherine Montgomery, Director of Children's Ministry, Christ Episcopal Church, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
From the Back Cover
Listen up, girls, because this is life-defining news: Your worth isn't determined by a cell phone. You don't need "likes" on social media or an army of followers to prove that your life matters.
It's tempting to care about numbers and put faith in what you see, but the truth is, your life is priceless. Your value is off the charts. To believe you're only as good as your best day on Instagram is to sell yourself short.
Your desire for approval and deep connections begins with God. In Liked, Kari Kampakis explains how social media can fit into this picture while guiding you through questions that may stir wildly in your mind and heart, such as:
·Who am I?
·What is my purpose?
·How can I make an eternal difference?
·How can I love myself when I feel unlovable?
The answers you seek most are meant to be found internally. And once you understand the path to real validation, your life will never be the same.