At 35, memories of high school are starting to get a little blurry. But the feelings of insecurity and unworthiness that I felt as I lugged my mammouth backpack down the halls of Highland Park High School, well, they are still crystal clear.
Being a high school girl, and a junior high girl for that matter, is tough. Tough. It was tough 20 years ago when Thursday nights were for gathering around and watching Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica and the gang. And it’s tough today as we all scratch our heads and wonder who are the Kardashians and how might we keep with them. Battling eating disorders, self-loathing, doubt, insecurity and peer pressure in our celebrity-obsessed and screen-addicted culture has got to be tough.
So, how do we equip girls today? What tools can we give them to make them feel loved, understood, and to direct them to the One that strengthens, heals, redeems and restores? And how can help them see that they are perfectly unique?
Perfectly Unique is a candid, easy-to-read guide that uses real-life examples and faith-based instruction to equip Christian girls with the confidence, faith and moxie they’ll need to face their teen and college years.
And Annie Downs is hilarious, approachable, faithful, and passionate about speaking truth to girls today so they know what I’m still trying to figure out at 35….we are loved, we are known, and we are perfectly unique.
For one of you lucky readers, Zondervan has generously shared a copy of Perfectly Unique with me to giveaway.
If you would like to enter to win a copy of Perfectly Unique, just leave a comment below about a time that you remember feeling insecure and unworthy as a teen. I will pick the winner on Friday and notify them via email.