Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl: On Her Journey From Neediness to Freedom (True Woman)
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About Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl.
1. You spot a cute boy (we’ll call him Boy A).
2. You dream about Boy A.
3. You do whatever it takes to make Boy A notice you.
4. Even though Boy A doesn’t pursue you, you hang on to your dream of Boy A until he (a) moves to the North Pole with no access to a cell phone or computer, (b) dies and is buried or cremated, or (c) begins dating another girl.
5. You mend your broken heart by hating Boy A and finding another cute boy (Boy B). You replace Boy A with Boy B and begin all over again . . .
Paula has gone through an entire alphabet—and more—of boys over the years.
As she shares her journal entries and stories—the good, the bad, and the ugly—you’ll be encouraged to trust God with your love life and buckle up for the ride!
Written for teen girls, Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl will help you on your own journey from neediness to freedom.
Part of the True Woman publishing line, whose goal is to encourage women to exude God’s beauty by embracing his design for womanhood
Teenage girls often look to others for security and significance—most often, it's boys. Good-looking boys. That was me at the age of sixteen, and had someone put this book in my hands back then, who knows the heartaches I could've avoided. Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl is a must-read for today's young women!
Joni Eareckson Tada, CEO/Joni and Friends International Disability Center
What a joy it has been to watch Paula on her “journey from neediness to freedom.” The transformation has been nothing short of remarkable. Her reflections on that journey are honest, engaging, refreshing, and insightful. In this book, young women will find Paula to be a relatable, caring, wise friend. She will make you laugh; she will make you cry; she will make you think. And she will point you to the only true Satisfaction for a heart that longs to be chosen and cherished.
Nancy Leigh DeMoss, author; Revive Our Hearts radio host
Here iswarm, wise, and clear headed counsel from someone who has dug past the surface and has identified the root cause of boy-craziness. Paula knows firsthand about the “expulsive power of a new affection.” Take the quiz in the first chapter and see if this book is for you or for someone you know.
With encouraging transparency, deep faith, and wisdom learned in the crucible of pain, Paula Hendricks invites us into her heart. As I read, I saw myself over and over again: as a "boy-crazy girl" and as a woman who has been taught by Christ that He "is in the business of transforming broken girls into beautiful trophies of his grace." Nothing is more soul-satisfying than the realization that surrender of all to him is not a loss at all. If you are a boy-crazy girl (or woman) or if you're a mom or grandmother who knows one, this book is a wonderful resource. I heartily recommend it!
Elyse M. Fitzpatrick, author of Found in Him: The Joy of the Incarnation and Our Union with Christ
About the Author
Paula (Hendricks) Marsteller no longer tries to catch guys' attention by swallowing live goldfish, arm wrestling, and jumping down flights of stairs. Instead, she blogs for teen girls and women by day and journals her adventures by night. Her first book, Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl: On Her Journey from Neediness to Freedom, released September 2013, and she lives with her hubby (yes, hubby!) in Syracuse, New York. She's worked at Revive Our Hearts with Nancy Leigh DeMoss for eleven years (whew!), where she currently serves as Writing and Editorial Manager. Catch more of her writing at PaulaWrites.com.