MELISSA TREVATHAN, M.R.E. first became a youth director at the age of 16. Since that time, she has been a teacher, retreat leader, head of spiritual life at a private school in Nashville, and is now founder and Executive Director of a counseling ministry called Daystar Counseling Ministries that began in 1985. She is the author of four books including The Back Door to Your Teen's Heart, Raising Girls, and Mirrors and Maps (for 11-14 year-old girls) and Growing Up Without Getting Lost (for 15-19 year-old girls). Melissa has spoken to various churches and schools across the country, has taught graduate courses in counseling adolescents and has been a guest on television and radio programs throughout the United States and Canada. She is a regular speaker at Lifeway's You and Your Girl events as well as a popular speaker for parents and kids of all ages. She and her Old English Sheeppuppy, Blueberry, divide their time between Nashville and Kentucky Lake.