Preparing Your Daughter for Every Woman's Battle: Creative Conversations about Sexual and Emotional Integrity (Paperback)
Where Will Your Daughter Turn for Answers About Sex?
Girls are bombarded with messages about sex-from friends, advertisers, media icons, and more. All of this input-along with the whirlwind of emotions that accompany puberty-can leave them confused, filled with unasked questions about boys, dating, sex, and their own value.
Now is the perfect time for creative conversations about sexuality with your daughter. By introducing key principles and truths during these teachable years, you can lay a foundation that will help her withstand the inevitable pressures young women face. And you'll create a lasting bond, establishing yourself as a trustworthy authority who is willing to help her address the sensitive issues in her life.
Recognizing how awkward it can be to confront the topic of sex, author Shannon Ethridge guides you and your daughter through enjoyable yet memorable discussions about sexuality, purity, and dating-leading to a deeper understanding of and appreciation for God's standards. Preparing Your Daughter for Every Woman's Battle provides creative tools that will give you the confidence to talk openly and honestly with your daughter-and encourage a lifetime of sexual and emotional integrity.
About the Author
Shannon Ethridge is a million-copy best-selling author and a certified life coach. Previously a youth pastor and abstinence educator, Shannon has a master's degree in counseling/human relations from Liberty University. She has spoken to youth, college students, and adults since 1989. The mother of two adult children, Shannon lives in Michigan.
Praise for Preparing Your Daughter for Every Woman’s Battle
“Preparing Your Daughter for Every Woman’s Battle is a book for every mom of a young daughter. If you read this book and integrate it into your relationship with your daughter while she is young, you will lay a firm foundation for the potentially stressful and stormy days of adolescence. Too many moms wait until the storms come to discuss these important matters with their children. If you want your daughter to pursue purity, then don't wait to read this book!”
–Sharon Hersh, author of Mom, Everyone Else Does!
“When has there been a more urgent time for this newest addition to the series? Shannon Ethridge answers the questions anxious mothers are asking, and in a thorough, straight-on way. I wish I’d had this book when my daughter was growing up.”
–Nancy Rue, author of the Lily and the Sophie series
Being in ZOEgirl has taught me to be very careful about the things I endorse or represent, but this book is one that I can stand behind completely. Preparing Your Daughter is the perfect tool for opening up the lines of communication between you and your child on some very tough topics: love, lust, singleness, marriage, and all that's in between. Beyond that it will help your daughter discover first and foremost God’s unconditional love for her as well as increase the likelihood that she will embark on a healthy, whole, and enjoyable journey toward feminine maturity.
--Chrissy Conway of ZOEgirl
Praise for Every Young Woman’s Battle
Right from the start, Ethridge catches readers off guard with her let’s-get-real frankness. But this is a good thing, considering the fact that her book…tackles the nitty-gritty netherworld of teen girls’ sexuality…. In her trademark girl-to-girl tone, she covers fashion, flirting, masturbation, lesbian experimentation, oral sex, boundaries in relationships, guarding your heart, Internet chatrooms, and pursuing a love relationship with God first.
Praise for Every Woman’s Battle
Every Woman’s Battle challenges women to live sexually and emotionally pure lives. Using stories and examples from real-life struggles, best-selling author Shannon Ethridge helps women guard their body, mind, and emotions with Christ as their true source of fulfillment. Wake up to the battle within!
In Every Woman’s Battle, Shannon Ethridge candidly addresses the unique aspects of female sexuality without sounding judgmental or critical…. Most importantly Every Woman’s Battle outlines a plan for victory, based on Scripture and common sense…. Whether you are married or still waiting for your proverbial knight in shining armor, Every Woman’s Battle is a valuable read.
“There is a common, almost Victorian, myth that women don’t really struggle with sexual sin. That myth causes many women to feel a double-shame. The shame of struggling sexually is compounded by the assumption that few, if any, women share the same battle. Shannon Ethridge artfully and boldly unveils the war and offers women a way to enter the battle with courage, hope, and grace. Every Woman’s Battle will help both men and women comprehend the glorious beauty and sensuality of holiness. This is a desperately needed book.”
–Dan B. Allender, Ph.D, president of Mars Hill Graduate School
and author of The Healing Path