Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, WhatsApp, Vine. By the time you read this, there will be even more ways to engage with others on social media. It’s fun to be connected, but it’s also a lot of pressure isn’t it? Social media constantly reminds you what others are doing, how they look, and who they are with. As you check your accounts (all the time!) it can be easy to think you aren’t measuring up to those you are following and to wonder who you really are and if you are measuring up to those around you.
Of course wanting to feel accepted and understood is not new, but the fast–paced world of social media highlights the struggle to find something (anything), that gives a sense of worth and identity. An easy solution to the problem? You can cover it up with risky behavior, keep busy with more and more activities, diet until you drop and then binge, or even try self–harm. But none of those things can make you feel comfortable in your own skin (at least not for long). The real issue of your identity— who you are and who you want to become—can be covered up for only so long.
Kristen Hatton, a trustworthy guide for teens, wants girls to have the deep security, value, worth, love, and acceptance that they long for. But she points them in a different direction than they might expect. Instead of looking within, she helps them to look up—to the one who made them and cares for them through all of the ups and downs of their lives. In this easy–to–read guide, Kristen Hatton takes girls on a step–by–step, hope–filled journey toward understanding who they are, who loves them, and how to live out of that love every day.
Addresses the real issues that teen girls face in a compassionate and caring way.
Offers hope to girls struggling with self–harm, eating issues, and other risky behavior that they are not alone and change is possible.
Gently helps girls understand how the good news that Jesus came to this earth relates to their current struggles.
Written in an easy–to–read style that will reach girls (and their mums!)
Easy–to–use resource for youth pastors, youth group leaders, and college ministries.