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31 Books: Passion and Purity (Book #23)

on October 23, 2014 in 31 Books Every Young Woman Needs with 2 comments by

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passionTitle: Passion and Purity

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Author:

Elizabeth Elliot

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What the book is about:

In her classic book, Elisabeth Elliot candidly shares her love story with Jim Elliot through letters, diary entries, and memories. She is honest about the temptations, difficulties, victories, and sacrifices of two young people whose commitment to Christ took priority over their love for each other. These revealing personal glimpses, combined with relevant biblical teaching, will remind readers that only by putting their human passion and desire through His fire can God purify their love.

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Why I like it:

I know I’ve already told you about Let Me Be A Woman by Elizabeth Elliot, and that is my very favorite of hers. But so often we want dating books for young women, and this still scores as one of the best ones available.

Honestly, being raised in the Kiss Dating Goodbye era (I’m not a fan), it is a turn-off to me that Joshua Harris wrote the foreword of the reprinting. BUT, the content inside is still the same and it is goooooood. There is memoir type writing- the love story that unfolds is so so sweet- sprinkled with nuggets of legit wisdom that is timeless when it comes to relationships with men. If you only picked one “dating advice” book (though that is a TERRIBLE descriptor in this case), this would be the one.

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31 Books: Let Me Be A Woman (book #5)

on October 10, 2014 in 31 Books Every Young Woman Needs with no comments by

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womanTitle: Let Me Be A Woman

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Author:

Elizabeth Elliot

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What the book is about:

“In order to learn what it means to be a woman, we must start with the One who made her.” Working from Scripture, well-known speaker and author Elisabeth Elliot shares her observations and experiences in a number of essays on what it means to be a Christian woman, whether single, married, or widowed.

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Why I like it:

I love Elizabeth Elliot. I could list more of her books (and I probably will). But this one is the one that we all should read. It’s small and has traveled with me from home to home since somewhere around 1999. Full of wisdom and wit and kindness to the reader, this book reads just like a sweet older lady speaking into the formidable seasons of our lives. Love love love it.

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When I talk about dating.

on September 27, 2010 in I heart books. with 12 comments by

A few of you who commented and emailed last week when I wrote about speaking at a college retreat about dating asked to hear what I decided to say.

In fact, some even asked for video footage, to which I immediately thought Nope Nope NOPE… because I talked about some stuff with those girls that isn’t blog friendly. Things that my readers under 17 don’t need to know from me, but stuff that college girls are dealing with, struggling with.

Let me be as blunt as I can be and say that SIN DOESN’T CARE IF YOU ARE A BOY OR A GIRL. So. Some sins that are deemed “guy sins” heap shame on the girls who struggle. And visa-versa.

So we talked about it. But I’m not going to blog specifically about that. But if you’re wondering how honest I got, I GOTZ REAL HONEST.

Ahem.

And now I will blog about the other things we discussed.

I spent a long time not talking about boys. Because if I have learned anything in 30 years of being a single Christian girl, I have learned that the relationship that needs the most focus is your relationship with the Father. No one will love you perfectly, everyone will fail you, but God is so faithful. So we talked about building a life around your dreams and His plans.

I talked about the importance of being healthy- mentally, spiritually, and physically. We discussed how it is not as important to be a certain size or shape, but what matters is that you are caring for the gifts God has given you, and that includes your bod.

And then I told them to trust God.

Then we talked about dudes. Because dudes are awesome and cute.

I shared many of your comments and thoughts, I shared some encouraging and heartbreaking stories from your emails [no names were used, I promise], and I told them to only date boys who share their faith. I told them to say YES when a good guy asks them out [even if they aren’t immediately in love] and I told the boys to get some courage and do some asking out. I told them to be honest and be careful. I talked about mistakes I’ve made and the hard parts of being me. I also told them about friendships with boys and how to handle that particular maze, by way of “I fail at this… like… still.”

And we talked about sex and other things that are not appropriate for the blog. [I mean, the blog is only 4 years old. Earmuffs, blog. Earmuffs.]

Overall, it was a super fun weekend. The students were rad and we played some hilarious games that I won’t soon forget. I loved getting to see my friends David and Jane Scott, the directors of KSU Wesley, and the token single dude James Michael Smith [to balance my token single self].

So all in all, it was a win.

Also, here are some books that I told the girls about. You may not agree with everything in every one of these, but these are some of my favs:

Passion and Purity by Elizabeth Elliot  [The cover is hideous. Don’t judge the book by it.]

Path of Loneliness by Elizabeth Elliot  [You’ll cry. But it’ll feel good.]

Get Married: What Women Can Do to Help It Happen by Candice Watters [Can’t hurt to try. 🙂]

The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie OMartian  [Ain’t nothin’ wrong with praying.]

Anticipatience by Sharon Virkler  [Um. So good. Like, really.]

Revelations of a Single Woman by Connally Gilliam  [My very fav. I want to be friends with her real bad. LOVE LOVE LOVE this book.]

So there’s the recap. Oh, and I got to spend time at Camp Glisson, which is one of my favorite spots in the great state of Georgia. I sat at the waterfall for about 30 minutes and just sat. It was sweet. Many-a-youth-group memory are housed there, so something in me was quite refreshed by the experience.

Thanks again, KSU Wesley! Y’all are awesome.

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